Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ready, Set, Run 10 Miles

After posting yesterday so early in the morning it became aware to me that I must not have been awake. I just wrote that I was going for a long run for the first time by myself since July! This is a huge test for me actually. The last time I ran it was 8 miles at about a 8 minute mile pace before the Boilermaker. I wondered if I would be able to sustain that same pace if not faster for a distance of 10 miles! Would i even get to the 10 miles or would i wimp out at 8 like I did last time. So many questions and no answers. My brain just kept mulling and mulling over these points all afternoon!

After work I went to dinner with B-Rabbit and his mom and grandparents. We were sitting waiting for our food when I felt my phone vibrate. I took it out of my purse and I didn't know the number but answered it. That phone call pretty much made my night. I got a full time offer from the company I have wanted to work for for the past few years!! It was incredible!

We celebrated at dinner and I couldn't have asked for a better moment in my life - it was so perfect! We ordered Apple Crisp with ice cream for dessert as a treat! Later that night I ended up watching Made of Honor and Forgetting Sarah Marshall with my roommates then went to bed.

This morning I got up at 7am and headed out for my solo 10 mile run. It was sprinkling but no hard downpours which was nice but it was humid. I was hoping to run it in 8 minute pace or faster. The miles just seemed to fly by and soon I was almost at 5 and I felt great. I met B-Rabbit at mile 7 and he gave me some water. The last 3 miles were a 1.5 mile out and back. At the turnaround I stopped and my hips were hurting. I knew the rest of the run would be all mental. I was ahead of my anticipated finishing time and I wanted to keep that up. I never realized before that I really do use mantras while I run. Every hill I kept saying "Attack this hill". I know its not very original but my mind isn't very creative after 8 miles!! I was surprised with my finishing time but very excited because I knew I had pushed so hard in the run but still felt good. (I totally had a runners high after - I was so hyper!)

10 miles / 1:18:16 / 7:50 pace

It just amazes me how fast these runs go - before I know it I am finished! I was so tired and ended up taking a 2 hour nap which totally helped rejuvenate me. B-Rabbit made me breakfast of french toast and bacon - yum yum! I asked for French Toast when he picked me up from the run because at Mile 6 some restaurant must have been cooking that because it was all I could smell!!

Enjoy the weekend!


N.D. said...

You are super fast! That is about 40 seconds faster than my 10 mile PR. Great job!! And congrats on the offer - what a great night! when will you start?

Frayed Laces said...

Way to rock that run, girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Wow, your running is so impressive. Great job on the run. Congratulations on the job offer! Hope all goes well with this new adventure.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great job!

Aron said...

WOOOO Congrats - that is a SPEEDY run!!!!

congrats on the job too! so exciting :)

Marcy said...

Great job chica! That's supa speedy ;-)

Julianne said...

Holy cow, you are a fast! That would be my time sprinting!! Oh and congrats on landing your dream job. I can't wait to hear all about it!!

The Laminator said...

Congrats on your offer and your awesome weekend run!