Saturday, January 16, 2010

Oh How I love a GREAT RUN!

Distance: 7.25 Miles
Time: 1:23:47
Pace: 11:34
Calories Burned: 911

Wow what a great run! These are the days that I love running; I mean I really love it. I was planning on running 5 miles but woke up a decided that I like my 7 mile route better so figured why not. My only concern...the long, long hill and my most hated hill around my house...that is 2 hills. Oh well I will do it and build my hill endurance. It was a great day because it was not raining which is always a treat in Washington in January. I had good energy and felt very good throughout the run. I hit my first very hill and it's a really long one...almost a full mile of incline but I had a couple good songs and I took it slow which made it doable. I hate running on busy roads and all of the ups and downs of the sidewalk so i prefer to run on the road but this street is way to busy to allow that. Then came the hill of death which maybe wouldn't looks as bad if you were just driving it actually looks hard even in the's really steep and is around a corner so you can't see the top which can be good and bad. It's always harder at the end of a run's about a 1/4 mile long. Every time I finish that hill I'm always relieved and feel so GOOD. At least I have a great training ground for a Mercer Island...right!

All in all in was a great morning for myself to think, enjoy the sites, reflect oh and try to find some sanity!

986 - 7.25 = 978.75 miles left to run in 2010


Becca said...

Sounds like a nice run!! Good job!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I need to come run your hills, sounds like some GOOD training..

Hugs! I love seeing all your updates Jilly..

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Did you get the link to the club spreadsheet??

Jill said...

Hey...another Jill here :). Nice job on the hills and the run! Mercer Island sounds like it's going to be sooo pretty.

mizuno wave said...

Sounds you really had a nice fun! Congrats to you! :)

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