Sunday, October 14, 2007

True and Self-Evident

Phase II - Regressive Count - Week Seven
10/08/07 - 10/14/07
Week Total: 23.1

The long run this week was a 15-miler. Shorter and 1 min/mile faster than last week. The difference with last week was that I did only about 3 walk breaks this time when last week I did it every 5 minutes.

With any long distance I run, I feel "destroyed". It doesn't matter if they are 13, 15, or 18 miles. But I see that I persevere and I do what I have to do. I found the comments received last week to be true and self-evident:

1) We just get out there and finish - Jeff

We are under 1% of the country that can do that - Lora

We get extra mental toughness that we will somehow carry on to some other aspect of our lives and makes us a better person - Shirley

Thank y'all.


Susan said...

I applaud you!

Amanda said...

So true, one step at a time and sometimes they are easy steps, sometimes they are hard. Congrats!

TriTurtL said...

Even though I'm idiot girl on my blog sometimes, some of the comments people have left for me have uplifted me SO much. Hooray for blogland. Congrats on the long runs! They are hard, but each one is a milestone!

JeffM said...

A minute a mile increase is huge. The training is working!

Stephen Mercer said...

I ran the Ottawa marathon in May ... you will be awesome, you are learning to pace yourself and building confidence with every run you do. Remember, it's one mile at a time ... and smile! Take it all in, this is something that 99% of people do not even consider!

It's not about the time, it's about the journey along the way.

ShirleyPerly said...

Keep hanging in there, Lizzie!

One blogger I know refers to training as "making deposits in the Bank of Me." You're investing in yourself and your future. On race day, you'll reap the rewards!

Kevin said...

You are doing GREAT Lizzie! Now to go check to see how things are going on the other side of the planet!

Anonymous said...

Lizzie, I am so proud of you!
Good role model for all of us.