Sunday, August 22, 2010

2 Fun, Long RUNS and 3 friends!

About to start our run!
I was so excited that Jamie and I planned a run the morning after I got back into town.  It got my right back into things and I would highly suggest doing that when you get back from a being gone for a while.  Luckily it worked too sleep in a bit and meet at 9am for 9 miles around town.  We had a lot to catch up on and again the miles flew by as we talked about most of it.  Felt good to get it done and be able to enjoy the rest of the day.  Its been so great to do the long runs with Jamie as she is training for her November Marathon.  I figured I would train right along with her while I can.  We will see what I do when she gets into the high teens and 20 milers!  I will go as far as I can, why not.  I had 10 miles planned the following day with my BFF and was hoping I would feel ok to do 2 long runs in a row. 

After our 9 miler!
Woke up the the next morning feeling tired and was curious to see if I could get in a 10 miler.  Luckily we always take it a bit slow, so I knew that would be on my side.  I have mentioned it before, but it's amazing when you go slower how much further you feel like you can go.  I don't tend to go slower by myself so its nice to have someone slower with you for your long runs so they keep you at a slower pace.  The run felt good and I was so excited to get another long run in since I didn't get to run as much as I hoped in Sunriver.  A highlight of the run was running into Amanda!  I saw her after bathroom break at Starbucks in Old Town ans thought it might be her and figured I will yell her name and if it's not, then no big deal...well good thing I did because it was her and Red on their 16 miler.  We ran together for a few minutes before we let them run ahead, but not before snapping a quick picture.  Thank goodness for camera phones!  Bff and I finished our run and felt good to get it done!  Always enjoy our runs together. 

I love, love running into my friend on my runs.  Always a wonderful Surprise!


Ewa said...

You girls really look like you are having fun.
For me, learning to go slow is a very difficult lesson.

abbi said...

Looks like a great time - very cool you had a running run-in!

Johann said...

Back to back long runs are fantastic training. I always include it in my marathon or ultra buildup. Running and friends together…what can be better.

Marlene said...

YAY for friends! Awesome job on the runs!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

SOOO fun!! I need need to get back into the swing of running. Soon I hope. URGH.. Miss ya!

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