I completed 10 miles today! That's a BIG, BIG milestone for me!
When I started training back in January, running that first one mile was hard, and getting to three was a big accomplishment. And this summer, making it to FIVE miles was huge for me.
After that, I just kept adding .25 to my run each week -- staying out there another three or four minutes didn't seem unmanageable.
Last week I made it to 9 miles, and it was a really good run. This week, I knew I wanted to get to 10, no matter how long it took or how tired I was!
This week I didn't fuel up quite enough, and I got out a little later than normal, so after 6 miles, I did a lot of walking and running and walking. But I kept at it -- no quitting -- I had to finish 10.
On the last mile, I kept saying to myself that mile 13 was going to feel like this!! HARD!!
Anyway, I'm glad I got to the big number. I think I'll stay at 10 for a little while, until I get used to how to pace myself after mile 6 -- what combo of walking and running will work best for me.
(Now I'm off to Sears to get a replacement tire for the flat one I had yesterday.)