Sunday, July 15, 2012

14 Miles

This morning Mike and I ran 14 miles.

 #PROOF

Fourteen-freaking-miles!  For some of you this is nothing, for some of you you aren't there yet, but for me it means everything!

A year and three months ago we were sitting on the couch, doing nothing (well maybe not nothing but we weren't running!)  Fast forward to today and we ran 14 miles, without stopping or walking!  I still can't get over it.

It wasn't easy, but it wasn't unbearable either.  It was a new PDR (personal distance record) for us since the furthest we had run up until today was the half marathon distance.  Now we have surpassed that and we are well on our way to 26.2 (and 140.6). 

All of your encouragement means the world to me, but the one person I know that I can count on to get me through anything is Mike.  He truly is my partnerunner (I saw this somewhere and I loved it!)

And as he said today on our run as we were approaching 13 miles, we are rock stars!



Have you set a new PDR recently?

33 comments:

  1. Woo-hoo! Congrats to you two! Isn't it amazing what our bodies can do with training? Enjoy the refueling and resting this afternoon. :)

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    1. Thanks Laura!! We actually felt pretty good the rest of the day, surprisingly!

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  2. Eek, so so proud of you guys! I remember when I surpassed the 10-mile mark in my half and knew that I was headed for a new distance PR. It was so cool to know that each step was one farther than I'd ever run before!!

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    1. Thanks Leah! I did the same thing during our half marathon, every step past 10 miles was a new PR.

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  3. Nice job to the both of you!!! Wish I could say we didn't walk on our run today but we did. We had a couple or horrid hills and it was hard to even walk them!

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    1. Nothing wrong with walking, I even told Mike in the car that if we had walked it still would have been a PDR and that I would have been proud of us!

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  4. Wow! Congratulations! I've never run more than a half marathon, but I'm considering training for a full marathon next year. The thought of running more than 13.1 miles is totally daunting... and inspiring!

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    1. You can definitely do it! At least 14 miles is only .9 miles more to go :)

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  5. You ARE rock stars!! <3 I am so glad we 'met' and I cannot wait until we actually meet. You are such an inspiration and motivation to me. I don't know what I'd do without your encouragement. You make me feel like a rock star too!

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    1. Thank you Crystal! You definitely are a rock star!

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  6. Good job!! That's the only bummer about training for subsequent marathons after your first--you don't hit PDRs any more. (I'm training for my third.)

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    1. Yea that will be sad, but there are always ultras :)

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  7. Wow! Awesome job both of you:) That is a great accomplishment no matter how much someone runs. 14 is a long run! Way to go:)

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    1. I agree it is a great accomplishment!!

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  8. Just come across your blog. Great read and CONGRATS on the PDR!!! No recent ones for me but I hear you on the partnerunner. Thanks to hubby I just got a new 10k PB, although only in training! Need to convince him to race with me and I'll smash all my PBs. You're very lucky to race together! :)

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    1. That's great! My husband and I do run in the same races but we don't run together during them, just during training runs. Maybe if I really wanted to PR he would run with me though!

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  9. YAY!! That is awesome. I ran the farthest I have ever run during marathon training and it was so much fun to push to new distances. Personally I love 14 milers. They are long but not too long!

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    1. Thank you!! I agree 14 miles isn't that much of a stretch past the half marathon distance so it feels completely doable.

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  10. Woohoo!!! Congratulations on 14 miles!!!

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  11. Woot! It's always fun to go a new distance :)

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    1. I agree, the entire time past 13.2 (since I know we've never gone that far according to our watches) I kept thinking how I was running further than I ever had before.

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  12. Yay! Nice job! My longest run ever was 14.5 and the last two miles wanted me to cry by the side of the road. It sounds like you guys had a strong run though! Super exciting! I can't wait to hear about your longer distances like 16, 18 and 20!

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    1. Thanks Rena!! Interestingly, our training plan doesn't call for 16. It skips that for some reason but we will have 17, 18, and 20.

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  13. WOOHOO! Girl, you are set for next weekend!

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  14. SO very impressive, Jamie! You guys are rockin' it!

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    1. Thanks Jenny, I was really proud of us!

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  15. It's a HUGE accomplishment! I'm training for my first half (Rock n' Roll - San Jose!) and eagerly anticipating hitting double digits.

    Very inspiring post!

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