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My miles are increasing. 11 Miles today.

September 21st, 2008

Welp, I got up at 6:45 and ran my 11 miler. Thankfully, the weather was nice (not too hot or sticky). My hip was giving me a little bit of trouble around mile 8 or so. Hills do that to me.

It was a joy to see the sun come up though. A big tangerine ball rising in a sky of lavender. Just breathtaking. I ran most of my 11 miles at a slower pace than normal. As my iPod said that I was at a slower pace, I started to get down towards the end of my run. Then, I thought: Fat Jogger“Shan, how many people would think you are crazy to run 11 miles at one time? Would most folks even want to do that? How many people CAN run 11 miles at one time?” Hmmm…I guess I am crazy for doing it, but I enjoy it. I enjoy being in my own little world when running. Just zoning out and thinking or listening to my iPod Nano. That is my zen moment. My Shan time.

So, I got in all but one 3 miler this week. It was a crazy week so I guess that wasn’t so bad. I got in 24 miles. Next week is a 26 mile week. Actually, the program has this next Sunday only at an 8 miler. That is the smallest amount from here on out for Sunday runs. The Sunday after that is a 13 miler. Holy Cow!! What an increase in miles!!! Here is my training schedule if you are interested. It is the Hal Higdon Intermediate II plan. Tomorrow starts Week 3.

I think I can. I think I can…..

4 Responses to “My miles are increasing. 11 Miles today.”

  1. jjabl Says:

    You go, girl!! More power to you! 11 miles is awesome. I trained once long ago for a marathon. I got up to 12 miles one time. It was a loooong run and one of my last. I hurt myself shortly after and did not go back. You have been hurt and you came back! You are doing great! What an inspiration you are! Keep those feet moving – and yes, don’t eat a big meal before hand.

  2. Jen Pontoriero Says:

    Hi! I just tripped across your site tonight looking for other homeschool mom’s with run marathons or love fitness. I love my local homeschooling Mom’s, they like the healthy/organic lifestyle, like I do, however I just love/need running for my psychological outlet. Keep up the good work. I am doing the Indianapolis Marathon on Oct. 18. Do you know of any groups for homeschooling mom’s who do marathons or other fitness related races? It would be great to stay connected.

    Jen
    Woodridge, IL

  3. Shan Says:

    Heya Jen! Nice to have something in common with you 😀
    I wish I did know of a group of homeschooling moms that also marathon. At this point, I don’t. However, if you do find one, PLEASE let me know. Running is therapeutic for me too 😀

    Run Strong and keep up the great work. Best of luck on 10/18!
    Shan

  4. Cynthia Says:

    LOL!! Love the graphic!

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