A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Unexpected (plus Giveaway winner!)

My calendar was finally clear enough on a Tuesday that I was able to get out yesterday and run at lunch. Just me and four guys. That's cool, though. I spent most of the run chatting with our resident triathlete about area duathlons and triathlons. He's trying to convince me to do a triathlon. I say let me do a duathlon first!

Anyway, we were so caught up in chatting that I didn't realize how fast we were going. Turns out we did 3.8 miles at an 8:50 pace! Okay, THAT was unexpected. This was my fourth day of running in a row - something I hardly ever do. I'd run hard on Sunday and relatively long on Monday night. And I was mostly keeping up my end of the conversation so I obviously wasn't sucking wind too badly.

Amazingly, I wasn't exhausted afterward either like I usually am after a lunch run. My leg didn't bother me at all during the run and only had some minimal achy-ness later. And today it feels fine (as long as I wear my running shoes. Dress shoes are still a no-go).

Definitely unexpected. But welcome!

Lunch Time Run South by snmnstrz21 at Garmin Connect - Details

And as for who won the Element Bars Giveaway? The random number generator chose number 9 and commenter number 9 was.....my friend Mitmee! Congrats!

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