My journey after losing 20kg's ( 44lbs ) to my daily struggles to maintaining my new weight and being newly diagnosed with MS
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I did it....21km's
Today I planned a 20 km run with my neighbor...Road Run
She will be running my first Half Marathon with me...
She is very experienced, has many Half marathons and Marathons under her belt...
she said she would like to support me with my first Half marathon.
Today I kept my eye on my Garmin the whole run...never allowing my pace to fall under 9km per hour ( 5.5 miles ) ~ the first 10.5 km ( 6.5 miles ) is up...a slight incline...so ran between 9/10km per hour.
The down was a little easier and I could run faster. Kept my pace between 10 and 11.5 ~ and in between the faster sections I would drop back to 9.8
At one point my water bottle fell off my belt and I had to stop and pick it up...PAIN..ahhhhhhh stopping is so sore...running there is no pain...When i stopped at the finish of my run which was 21.12km ( 13.12 miles ) I had to walk for a while, my legs were shaky...I suppose its the change from the running to walking that this happens, I'm new at running this distance. So it was a new feeling for me as well. Shorter runs I dont get the shaky legs at the end of a run.
SO today this was my longest run EVER...
I feel I am not ready for the half marathon...
No more long runs till the 4 September
I will be doing shorter runs...and tempo to keep my fitness level up.
I got a message from my son today ~ You are SUPERWOMAN!! I am proud! Well done ma!!!
My hubby said ~ Did my Marty complete her 20km? ~ I sent him my time and distance
He replied ~ What can I say!! I really admire U
My boys in my life...cheering me on!!!
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