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Rubin's Run 10k- Tenafly NJ

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Member Since:

Mar 30, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Marathons: Pre-Marine Corp Training Marathon, Marine Corp (5:24), DC Inagural (5:02), Pittsburgh.

National Half Marathon (end of March 2007) 2:18:01 (10:21)

St Pats.Shamrock 8k (Mar. 18, 2007) 45:47 (9:13)

Jingle Bell 10K 2006 60:43 (9:47)

Run for Victory 5k (2001) 27.52.1

Short-Term Running Goals:

In the next 6 months I would like to feel fitter, look fitter, run faster, and not feel like an elephant plodding along. I would like to improve my 5K times, and run a marathon in October. Goal for the marathon is 4:30. Not sure if this is possible....

Long-Term Running Goals:

Let's just get through the summer, then we can talk about long term running goals!


Trying to get in shape through running. Not sure I enjoy it -- I feel it too much, I am too loud running.. it is not graceful. Not pretty. I have had some euphoric moments running, like when listening to Bon Jovi (I know...I know) or Tina Turner (you're simply the best!!) but these moments are not that often. I love how I feel after accomplishing a run.

I love the treadmill.... Love my ipod... blink 182 (are you feelin' this..) and a whole mish mash of other tunes that get me moving. I want to be better, faster, more graceful... and more accountable- therefore I am here.



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Race: Rubin's Run 10k- Tenafly NJ (6.2 Miles) 01:01:00
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This was the 10k I was trying to do well in....  Well, I had a bit of a problem at the start line- an overly happy first time 10k that thought that I could pace her....   I did not agree to this, in fact, I told her I was planning to run this very slowly....becuase I did not know what kind of shape I was in.....   She wanted to hang with me.... and I could NOT get rid of her! 

She told me that she runs 8 miute miles and runs 5ks all the time but never had done a 10 k before.   Ok, so bell rang, off we went... I was right at the front.... we get to the first mile marker, I look up and see the time clock:  7:49 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (this color should be red, not pink- red as in the color of my face when I saw this incredible and way-too-fast -for- me time.)

Anyway, I slowed way down....mentally I was thinking  that if i kept up taht pace, I might be dead in another 3 steps.  

So, I finally finished 10 minute miles....  could have done much better if I would have just not given everything in the first mile.   Next time!   I am still happy that I got to enjoy a beautiful day running outside!      

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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