>Look What I Can Do!>First 20 mile run!
Seeing all of the accomplishments on the board is so inspiring, and I know to many mine today may not seem like much, but to me it is something I don't think I ever thought I'd be able to do - my first 20 mile run! I'm training to run the Disney World Marathon in January, so right now I'm pretty geeked out that I knocked this 20 miler out. It's especially gratifying because according to the training plan I was given, I was supposed to run a 20 mile run last weekend, however I was unsuccessful and I only did 16. I was extremely disappointed, because the week before my long run had been 18, so I could not believe that I was going backwards. To console myself I kept telling myself that I could have gone ahead and done 20 last weekend if I had really pushed myself, but the fact remains that I didn't - so today feels REALLY good to be able to do something that I had previously not been able to accomplish. I ran the 20 miles in 3:15, and right now I'm floating on cloud 9. Thanks for letting me share!
Wow, 20 miles! Next time you're in your car, pay attention to how far 20 miles...hint -- its a long way. You ran that.
Good stuff, you're laying a great foundation for your marathon in January.
Did an angel whisper in your ear and hold you close and take away your fear...In those long last moments
20 miles is a long way.......
Good job on getting the 20 miler in.
This will probably help you finish the marathon fine. The only issue could be that your long run is about 75 % of your weekly mileage. I never ran a marathon yet, but from all I read so far, the long run is only 1 part of the equation, the total weekly mileage, is far more important for a long, injury free, enjoyable running career.
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I too hope to get to that point one day.
Today i did my first 10 mile run for a couple of years, am training for a half, the full monty is beyond me at the moment.
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