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An Unexpected PDR

by Meghann on October 5, 2008

I started my run this morning planning on going 8 miles. I went to Wekiva Trail, which is one of my favorites because the trail is marked with mile markers to let you know how far you’ve gone. When I reach mile marker 4 , my planned original turning point, I felt good and figured I could get another half a mile and turn around at 4.5. When I reached 4.5 I knew I was so close to mile marker 5 and if I hit that and turned around I would have gone 10 miles. I knew there was no way I could come so close to 10 miles and not go for it so I easily pushed through to mile marker 5 and finally turned around.

It wasn’t til I actually turned around and started heading back that it hit me I was only halfway and still had 5 more miles to go to get back to the trail head. This is when I started doubting my decision to go so far. But I pushed through it and just kept reminding myself how great it would be to set a new PDR. The rest of the run was a piece of cake, I approached it slowly and finished at a very comfortable pace.

I now can’t believe I just ran 10 miles! I have now entered the magical world of double digits! Woo hoo!!!! I feel great. I still find it amazing how fast my body recovers. I was breathing normally before I even got into my car. Now  I feel so relaxed and at piece. I love that accomplished feeling after a great run.

Stats:

Distance: 10 Miles (NEW PDR!)

Time: 1 hr 54 mins 13 secs

Before my run I had a mini Pecan Pie Larabar and right after my race I had a mini Cashew Cookie Larabar waiting for me in the car.

When I made it back home I was of course starving and really wanting eggs. Unfortunately I am completed out of eggs, but I did have some leftover Butternut Squash Strata. This was the perfect solution to my dilemma.

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On the side I had a fruit salad made up of a small plum and a handful of grapes.

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Another great post run meal.

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There is a picnic in the future for me today, so I probably won’t be able to post again until tonight. Have a great Sunday everyone!

1 VeggieGirl October 5, 2008 at 11:28 am

AMAAAAZING new PDR, Meghann!!! Congratulations!!! πŸ™‚

Nice choice for breakfast – yum!!

Have fun on your picnic!!

2 Erin October 5, 2008 at 11:49 am

CONGRATS! That is a seriously long run. You’re awesome!

3 chandra October 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm

GREAT WORK GIRL!! Doesn’t it feel SO great to accomlish that mileage?!

I did a 10 miler today as well and I too was craving eggs afterwards!! Too funny. πŸ™‚ Have a great rest of your day!!

4 wholefoodswholeme October 5, 2008 at 12:20 pm

my jaw kind of dropped when i read how much you ran!! i can’t imagine myself ever running for that long and that speed. i’m really full of awe here! amazing!

5 Megan October 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Great job on the run!

Yummy breakfast!

6 jenngirl October 5, 2008 at 4:09 pm

Wow, congratulations on that double digit run, AWESOME!! And I love how it was sandwiched in between some delicious mini Larabars-always a good call πŸ™‚

Have fun at your picnic!!

7 Christie October 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Great job on 10 miles.. how exciting and way to pushyourself… I feel great every week when I get mylong run in now!

8 Biz October 5, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Wow! Great job! You should be so proud of yourself!

9 Allison October 5, 2008 at 8:34 pm

That is awesome Meghann! GREAT JOB! Breaking into double digits is a HUGE thing, and two do it in under 2 hours is equally amazing!!! πŸ™‚

10 Hangry Pants October 5, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Woo Hoo!

11 Melissa S. October 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm

what a great run!!!! and i bet it was nice on a trail…was it a dirt trail or a paved one?

and your bfast looks great too!

12 Jordan October 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

i need to make that strata. it looks reallllly good.

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