WALKING FOR A CAUSE...AND SOMETIMES JUST BECAUSE

Friday, June 18, 2010

SNOOPY DANCE!

6-18-10

The one thing I've been dreading more than anything was the first ten mile day. In my head, that seemed damn near impossible...think about it, peoples; it wasn't that many years ago I spent the wonderful summer and fall in the wheelchair because my legs hurt too much to walk ten steps much less ten miles.

Yesterday evening, even though I was taking that day as a rest day, I really wanted some frozen yogurt, so I walked there and back. It was just under 3 miles, enough to burn off the calories and where that 3 miles seemed like a freaking huge distance when I first started this, it was more like  a warmup last night.

On the advice from a friend, I carb loaded a little last night (read: it was an excuse to have spaghetti for dinner) and headed out this morning with the goal of 8 miles (since that's what the training schedule called for.)

I stopped for a break at 5 miles, ate a little and sucked down about 30 ounces, then headed out again. At 6.5 I was still feeling pretty good; at 7.5 I was still 1.5 miles from home and not worried about it, and figured if I was going to hit 9, I might as well shoot for 10.

I got through the door with 10.25 miles on the GPS. Total elapsed time with breaks was 4:25, but moving time was 3:16...average moving pace 19:07/mile. That's 3.1 mph, as good as I've ever gotten when going more than 3 miles at a time.

So hell, yeah, it's Snoopy Dance time.

2 comments:

Luvmybrats said...

Good Job girlie! Hopefully my day will be productive as yours. Our training weeks seem to be similar. Tomorrows walk is 7. I'm probably go a little farther to at least get some ice cream. Our town is about 5 miles away, so if I walk there, I'd need to find a ride home
Or make hubs ride the bike and he can go on an ice cream run while I'm recovering on the side of the road

I printed put this really cool training sheer if you want. It's the one they gave us, but with dates and a place to write our progress

Luvmybrats said...

Good Job girlie! Hopefully my day will be productive as yours. Our training weeks seem to be similar. Tomorrows walk is 7. I'm probably go a little farther to at least get some ice cream. Our town is about 5 miles away, so if I walk there, I'd need to find a ride home
Or make hubs ride the bike and he can go on an ice cream run while I'm recovering on the side of the road

I printed put this really cool training sheer if you want. It's the one they gave us, but with dates and a place to write our progress