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Broad Street Bandits

So I’ve been convinced to do the Broad Street Run. 10 mile race, Ten THOUSAND people. The registration opened and filled before I even knew it was open, but my friend Bill says it’s easy to sneak in. We’ll see….

More importantly it’s TEN miles. I’ve never run that far in my life. I’m afraid I’m going to be bored to death! And I lost my phone this morning, so there goes my MP3 capability. Unless it miraculously turns up somewhere. I’ve learned that music is a really important thing in terms of the pace and timing of my running. If Pandora is in a “slow songs” rut, then it takes me a little longer than if they’re playing Fatboy Slim or Daft Punk. I started my workout mix with Beyonce and Fatboy Slim, and now it’s all kinds of weird stuff, like Do-Wop and Stevie Wonder. I think I just need to delete the channel & start over. Its too difficult

I’d been having trouble with getting over 2.5 miles after running for about a month. I couldn’t figure it out, since I left off with five miles in the end of November, and had no trouble getting back to 1.5 once I started up again in February. But for some reason, I had a kind of block. Was too tired, or sore hip, etc. so I’d just stop when I got to the 2 mile mark. Then I remembered that the way I got into longer distances at first was by adding one minute every time. So now I’m adding two minutes, and now I’m over 3 miles so I’ll be adding 5 minutes to my last time every time I get out.

I’m trying to work on a workout schedule so I’ll be paced by the time I get to Broad Street, but that’s a lot of math! So I’ll just work on adding 5 minutes every time. Looks like it will take about 13 distance runs to get to 100 minutes. Which is a heck of a lot of running! And still probably not quite 10 miles. Going to take more than a few weekends, I think…. But bring it on Bill, bring it on….

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