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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Half Marathon #1 of 2011 - COMPLETE!!

As I mentioned, I could not race the Icebreaker Half Marathon yesterday, due to attending a funeral. I still wanted to complete a half marathon this month, in my quest to meet my goal of running at least one half marathon every month this year.

Driving home from spectating the full marathon this afternoon, I decided that I wasn't going to put off that 13.1 mile run, and just do it. I didn't want it hanging over myhead for the next eight days. As soon as we got home, I hopped on the treadmill and cranked it up to a steady 7.0 MPH. I felt awesome the entire time and only had to stop the treadmill a few times for things for the kids and for the ten mile break, before the machine shuts itself off. I felt strong, fueled and pumped. I didn't need any gu or any fuel during my run and chugged three bottles of ice water. That's it. I was feeling awesome. The tv was on but I never watched it really. Little Diva and I listened to itunes and sang along.


Half Marathon #1 of 2011 - COMPLETE!
1:51:02

Ended my run with my favorite post-run refreshment.
Chugged me some Diet Mountain Dew.

I have had some interest from many of you, wanting to joing me for my half marathon in February. Some of you want to join for all thirteen point one miles and some for part of it. I'm not sure if this will be happening in Madison or Milwaukee. I need some feedback.

Mark your calendars
for the next half marathon ....
Sunday, February 13
If you are interested in running with me, please email me at
running diva mom at charter dot net

21 comments:

  1. You are amazing! 7.0 is what I set my treadmill on for 800 repeats. Great job!

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  2. Congrats Jamie! And I love that you ended with a Diet Mt. Dew! My kinda gal!

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  3. Awesome job. Glad you didn't put it off and just got it done.

    I did a half marathon on the treadmill yesterday too - I did the NYC Marathon course. Like you I only needed water and no other fuel and it felt good to get the miles in.

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  4. love a good sweat!! way to go...speedy!!

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  5. Awesome job! You are super fast!! :0)

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  6. OOOO! Half mary on a treadmill! Right ON!

    And, that's so funny you like Diet Mountain Dew after a run...I love me some Sprite Zero or Fresca! I thought I was the only one that liked fizzy pop after running...glad I'm not!

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  7. Great Job i knew you would do it. Congrats.

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  8. Way to go!! Congratulations on a great run and a super great time. Did a 25k yesterday and will be doing a half in Feb but it won't be till the 20th. I'm going to join you on the as least a half each month. Great idea. If I am not entered in a race, I'll do them the same day as you. Can't wait.

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  9. Woo-hoo!! Sweaty with a huge smile...love it!! :)

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  10. Awesome job -- I knew you'd do it! :)

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  11. Ok wow! Kudos to you for running a half on the treadmill! I knew you would get it in!!!

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  12. Excellent job! You rocked it.

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  13. On a treadmill? Wow! Nice job!!!

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  14. awesome job jamie! u did great. dont know how....but u did amazing! yay jamie!

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  15. Great job on squeezing this one in despite your other detour. :)

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  16. Great job running on that treadmill! The treadmill and I aren't friends. I don't think I could run 13+ miles! Awesome! :)

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  17. What a great time! Congrats to you!

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  18. Love that you did it anyway! Good stuff!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  19. wow! I can't believe you did that on a treadmill. GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!

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