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2212 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2008 4:02 PM by mactaylor
Marie28 Rookie 8 posts since
Nov 7, 2008
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Nov 12, 2008 8:02 PM

I ran my first mile!!


Hello everybody!



I ran my first mile today! I on week 2 of the C25K. I should have been running 90 seconds and walking 90 today but, when it gets too easy, I often run just a little more just to see how it feels. Well today I could hold back, my pace was pretty slow (it took me 15 minutes) and I don't know why, but I just kept going and going...



At about 0.8 mile my mind was telling me to stop but my body didn't feel much different than when I run 3 minutes so I pushed a little more. When I got to the one mile, I walked for 60 seconds (as I cried....I was sooooo happy) Then I ran an other 0.8 miles and walked 5 minutes than stoped. I feel good, body and mind!



Very very very happy!



  • spicegeek Community Moderator 2,563 posts since
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    1. Nov 12, 2008 8:38 PM (in response to Marie28)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!

    Congratulations !!! pat yourself on the back -

    NYC Marathon          Nov 1 2009     -   4:03:13 ( 9:17 mm )

    NYC Half Marathon   Aug 16 2009   -   1:55:38 ( 8:49 mm )

    1 mile -  7:07                             10K     - 52:58 ( 8:32 mm)

    4 mile - 31:35 ( 7:53 mm)          8K      - 42:28 ( 8:32 mm)

    15K -     1:22:02 ( 8:49 mm)

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  • dwm082 Community Moderator 1,063 posts since
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    2. Nov 13, 2008 3:27 AM (in response to spicegeek)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!


    Congrats, Marie! 



    Now that you've done that first mile, you know you can run as many as you want after that. You've discovered the key -- slow down enough and you can run pretty near forever!



    Good luck as you complete c25k -- you rock!






    2012 Race Schedule

    Providence Marathon (4:48:55)

    Buffalo Half-Marathon (2:03:16)

    Chicago Marathon (October 7)

  • SarahD23 Rookie 5 posts since
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    3. Nov 13, 2008 6:47 AM (in response to Marie28)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I just got a little teary eyed for you. I just started running in March and it is SO exciting to reach a goal like that! Keep up the good work!!!

  • nhmommy Rookie 190 posts since
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    4. Nov 13, 2008 9:37 AM (in response to SarahD23)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!

    Yeah for you!!!  What a wonderful accomplishment.  I am so proud!  Keep up the good work. 

  • Clydesdale Runner Amateur 25 posts since
    Nov 11, 2008
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    5. Nov 13, 2008 12:17 PM (in response to Marie28)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!

    Way to go!!  I too have just started and last week was my first like 20 years!!  Congrats and keep it up!

  • silvereagle Legend 1,159 posts since
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    6. Nov 13, 2008 12:28 PM (in response to Clydesdale Runner)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!


    Congrats!!!!!!!! to you and everyone else just starting,



    You should be very proud of yourself we are all pulling for you......






    Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!



    It's not only about finishing, its about finishing healthy!

  • mass girl Legend 357 posts since
    Oct 20, 2008
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    7. Nov 14, 2008 5:29 PM (in response to Marie28)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!

    GREAT JOB ON RUNNING 1 MILE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lorie

    First hm- 2/14/09 2:05:20       10k-4/5/09  56:58     NJ half marathon  5/03/09  2:02:50    Run to remember hm 5/24/09 2:05:57

    Hartford Conn marathon  10/10/09  4:55:06    1 st Run 10k Lowell 1/1/10 55:23   Hyannis half 2/28/10 2:01:58

  • Eliana2008 Rookie 3 posts since
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    8. Nov 16, 2008 5:49 AM (in response to Marie28)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!

    Hurray! Yay for you!  I remember that milestone in my running career; I hope that it's the first of many for you!



    Be well...

  • LMB22 Rookie 20 posts since
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    9. Nov 16, 2008 7:01 AM (in response to Eliana2008)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!


    That is such an awesome accomplishment - isn't it!!!!!!! 



    It can be overwhelming & that's exactly why you'll cry with tears of joy!  But you will continue on - setting goals and achieving them is what it's all about - perseverance - persistence - and the joy you feel is the reward!



    GOOD FOR YOU!  You are on your way!!!!!!!






  • mactaylor Rookie 2 posts since
    Nov 17, 2008
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    11. Nov 17, 2008 4:02 PM (in response to Marie28)
    Re: I ran my first mile!!


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