Saturday, May 10, 2008

Running Update

Well, I reached a milestone today. I ran 12 miles... the farthest I have ever run! Before I had Carter I had worked my way up to 11 miles and then stopped. So, I was pretty happy today. My half marathon is exactly one week away! I'm pretty excited! I've decided to set a goal time for race day. I went back and forth on this decision, but I've finally decided to bite the bullet and post my goal time. (which means I REALLY have to meet my goal) I want to run faster than 2 hours 15 min. 39 sec. You're probably thinking,"Wow that is a really specific goal!" Well, it just happens to be Chris' best half marathon time! RAhhahahaha (evil laugh)! Yes, I will beat Chris. It's actually a great goal time and very close to my avg. pace. So, check back to see if I can do it!

I was checking out my Garmin Forerunner software and looking at all of my running stats for the past 4 months. It was pretty interesting. When I started running 4 miles during the week (I always run 4 miles a few times during the week and then farther on Saturdays), back in early March, my time was 45:48. Just last week my best time was 39:09! Talk about improvement!

The trail along the river where I run sometimes. I don't think it's quite that green right now.

My cool new hydration pack. After obsessively researching hydration options, I just went out and bought one! It actually seemed like a really great choice (It's an Amphipod in case you runner's out there are wondering) and I like it so far. It's kind of funny because when I get ready to go running, I feel like I spend about 10 min. getting all of my "gear" on!

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Jenny said...

Congrats on the 12 miles! You are my hero.

I propose we make your half marathon a little more exciting. How 'bout I give you $5 for every minute you are faster than Chris's time! That will make it more interesting! And it will give Chris something else to blog about. He's always looking for more topics related to running.

You go!!

Topher said...

Emily, just so you know, your sister Jenny doesn't have $5. Good luck next week. I didn't know it was so soon. Mine's a little under a month away, so if I beat YOUR time, you'll have to register for another one. Congratulations on the 12 miles!

Susan said...

I was thinking about you today while I was running. I only ran a measly 4 miles while you ran way farther. Good Job!

I know you can beat Topher, cause I did. Ha Ha!

Holly said...

Good job Emily!! I can't wait to see the post after the race. I'm so excited for you!

Cindy said...

Way to go Emily. 12 miles is an awesome accomplishment and next week when you finish your 1/2 marathon you'll feel so awesome. You are amazing. I didn't realize your 1/2 marathon was coming up so soon. It seems like you were just posting you ran 5 miles and wanted to do a 1/2 marathon. Good for you. So do you love your garmin forerunner. I have a nike chip for my IPOD but it's hit and miss it's not always accurate, so I have really seriously considering getting a forerunner. Good luck and I'm excited to read your post after the race. Take lots of pictures. It's good to have a goal.