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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Double Dipping Wednesday

No,

I am not talking about ice cream! lol. I essentially did two runs today. Work was very busy so I was unable to do any exercise during lunch. When I got home, I thought it would be a good evening for Paige to run so I asked her and she wanted to. For those that don't know, Paige is my 5 year old step daughter. We planned to do 3.1 miles as a run/walk with 1 1/2 min intervals. Shortly before an intersection, I asked if she still wanted to do 3 miles and she said yes, but once we got to it, I asked if she wanted to turn back or keep doing the 3 miles and she decided to turn back. It was a good run for her, a nice warm up for me (1.43 miles in 26:23)When we got back I decided to head out again and at least make it a total of 3 miles.

Once I was back out there, and not going a 5 year-old's pace, I kicked it up and decided to do my 3.1 mile route that I've been doing lately. If you recall from Sunday, I ran it better than the previous week. Well let me tell you, I ran it about 45 seconds faster tonight than I did on Sunday (31:52). No stopping for water/GU gel though. A full 3.1 without walking.

There it is folks! a double run day, with a significant improvement on my time, and probably the farthest I've run in a day in at least 5 years to boot!

Go me! ..... and Paige!

6 comments:

Jen said...

Whoo Hoo! Go you....and Paige!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the run!

Jess said...

Nice job for both you and Paige!

Mom said...

Go Paige, go! You're doing great, both of you!

Annie said...

Sweet distance and timing!

blissfulrunner said...

Nice! I've yet to find the motivation for two workouts in one day! :)