Monday, April 7, 2008

The Big Five Oh!

As I mentioned before, I'm in NC hanging out with my dad while my mom is in Washington DC looking at the cherry blossoms with her sister.

I did my first run/walk outside a few days ago. But yesterday was the day I had targeted for my weekly test run, but this time outside. My target mileage was 4.75, but I would have been happy with 4 miles, since it was going to be outside.

So off I went to a park near the house. Ran the first two miles, pretty good. Third mile not too bad and as I was approaching mile 4, I thought I would shoot for 5. Now at 4.1 miles, I thought, maybe not. But another mile would only be another 15 minutes, surely I could do another 15 minutes. So I did!!

I ran 5 miles in 68 minutes, at a 13 1/2 minute mile pace!!!!!!

FIVE MILES!!!!

A new personal best!!! And a big milestone mile I had been looking at for awhile. But I did it!!

FIVE MILES!!!!

And Jeff W from Iowa immediately sent me my Darkwing medal! Thanks Jeff!

11 comments:

MikeF. said...

Just awesome Deb!

Matt said...

Way to Go Deb!!!!

I love Washington. I'm going to be up there this summer hopefully.

Basil said...

That is great news Deb!! I'm hoping to hit that milestone by the end of the month. 5 miles on pace is huge!! Way to go!!

DebWDW said...

It is a big milestone that I've been looking at. I can't believe I made it there! Be sure and post when you get there -- you'll be so excited!

Rae! said...

Congrats!!
I just it didn't save my comment. I am super proud of you.

cullec said...
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cullec said...

Simply awesome! Let's toast a six/seven miler pretty soon ;-)

DisHippy said...

Good going Deb.

I also wanted to tell you that I found all of the BGM you were looking for. We will have to figure out a way to get it to you since most of the tracks are a bit long. Let me know. Later.

Rae! said...

Hey Deb, I can't find any link to track the runner's, but I can text you with my time when we are done.

bigbrian-nc said...

Congratulations Deb way to go

sambycat said...

i bow at your feet!