My Longest Run in a Long Time

So I had a rather successful first date yesterday afternoon.  I was a little bit worried, but it all ended up great.

Said date was with my favourite treadmill at the gym of course–not a guy. lol  If my actual dates ended up as good as my runs tend to, then maybe, perhaps, I wouldn’t be single. lol.

I ran 9 miles, my longest run since January 12 (which was 8 miles)…and prior to that the Disneyland Half Marathon in September 2013.  It felt pretty damn good, considering I haven’t done any proper long runs in months, nor have I been super diligent in my training with all of that junk that happened in the first few months of the year.

My pacing averaged out at 8:30 min/mile.  If I can manage to keep that up for the Fargo Half in a few short weeks, I will be thrilled.  I think if I have a good day, I can make that happen.  And, even if I don’t…oh well.  There are other races where I can train and prove my mettle.

I have two long runs left before Fargo race day–one of them will be during the Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon Relay (so I will have to run an extra 4 miles on top of my actual leg which is about 6.55 miles), which I am running with a friend.  I am looking forward the fun of just running a long run and getting in some miles.

Anyway, enough of my yammering.  Happy Monday ya’ll!

~Princess Lisa





20 thoughts on “My Longest Run in a Long Time

  1. Wow! I would love that to be my pace WITH training, let alone for my first long run in months! To be a 90s cliche, “you go girl!” You are going to rock that relay and you will definitely rock that half! I can’t wait to read all about it! 🙂

    • Aw….I miss the 90s! 🙂

      Thanks for the supportive words. I am really starting to get excited to run without any time pressures at these races. Plus Fargo will be filled with lots of local runners and even a few friends, so there will be lots to see and cheer for. 🙂

      As for the pacing–it was a pleasant surprise. And I know that you can totally make that pacing happen for you with some speed work. Last year I ran Princess in 2:18 with a TON of injuries and sub par training and then ran DDD with times of 50 mins for the 10k and 1:52 for the half. It was hard, but it was also fun! 🙂

      • LOL I think it would take YEARS of speed work for me to get there. But congrats again on your awesomeness! And, for another 90s reference “You can do it!” – but you have to picture Rob Schneider saying it 🙂

      • nah! I sincerely believe you could be running some significantly faster paces in no time. Just a bit of speed work and perhaps a few 5 and 10ks. Those really helped out my speed last summer.

        Omg…”You Can Do It…” it’s almost as good as “makin copies.”

        Seriously miss the 90s. *sniffle* hahah!

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