Sunday, February 18, 2007

Today, I ran a 10K!!!

I think that's worth repeating.

Today, I ran a 10K!!!

6.25 miles to be exact. That's my longest run to date! Granted, it's on the treadmill (1% incline), but it's still all good. I was experimenting with hydration & refueling for longer runs, so I took walk breaks every 2 miles. My total time is 66:12 (10:34 min/miles), which I think is still pretty good. My legs felt like lead at the end though, so I made sure I stretched real good.

Oh, and I found this really nifty website called Running Ahead. You can log in your running miles and other workouts, then you can link it to your blog (see sidebar). It's all free too. There's a course mapping function on it too, like mapmyrun.com or gmappedometer.com. Another cool feature is you can also track the mileage on your running shoes so you know when to replace them. Cool, huh? I still have to retroactively enter my past workouts so it gives a complete picture.

As for the shoveling, it totally sucked! It looks like we got a foot of icy snow. Took me 3 painful hours of shoveling on Valentine's Day. Yuck! I was so sore! But, I was proud of myself the next day coz I still ran 4 miles. My friend thought I was nuts! I'll take that as a complement, thank you. ;)

That's it! Hope you all had a great weekend! Oh, and Happy President's Day tomorrow!

11 comments:

Janel said...

Hey, Chantal, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so awesome!! Sorry 'bout the snow, that is no good!! :D

Woo hoo Yay you!!!

Pamela said...

Yippeeee~~!! & a BIG WHOOOOO HOOO ! good for you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the run!! I know what you mean about the shoveling. It sucks!

KatieFeldmom said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW
Congratulations!!!!!

Erin said...

WOW! Congrats!! That is so awesome!

Melissa said...

You are doing SO GREAT with the running!! Keep improving, it's inspiring!

doidle said...

You're a badass!! And running after shoveling, too!

Laurie said...

Way to go!!! That's awesome!!! I could never run that far, even if you gave me a whole day to do it!

I hear you on the shoveling - we finally got a break for a while and today it was even warm - my daughter got to go out on the playground at school for the first time since their Christmas break.

Kana said...

Wow..look at you go!! AWESOME!! I will have to check out that new website..it sounds cool. Keep it up..hugs-Dede

Kana said...

Wow..look at you go!! AWESOME!! I will have to check out that new website..it sounds cool. Keep it up..hugs-Dede

Christie said...

WOW, you are one bad mama jama girl. YOU ROCK!!