You've come a long way baby...

May 19, 2012

Have you ever done something for a long time and not feel like there has been much improvement? Recently that's how I've been feeling with my running.  I've been trying to increase my speed, which I realize now has improved dramatically, but sometimes looking back at where we were makes things a whole lot clearer.

This weekend I'm running the Rite Aid Cleveland half marathon. Number 5 in my 12 in 2012, and my friend Kathy is also running with me.  She and I ran the Portage Lake half together, and she now has the race bug...

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after Run to beach half

Since Kathy is running the half, she asked what my previous times were. While looking back in my running logs I couldn't find my times. Luckily you can find them on the site and this weekend after the race I will update all 3 years which I have ran this race.  But for the last two, and my point... My time was only minutes apart from one year to the next, and I thought I haven't improved at all!

But what did catch my eye and showed my improvement was my tracking my speed, and I found this entry

  • June 04, 2010 ran 3 miles (interval run at 5.3 and 6.0, felt good!)

It made me realize how far I have come since today my interval training is at 6.5 and 8.0 and increasing...

So I will keep logging those miles and times and slowly watch my progression over time and no matter what time I complete a race in, I will be proud of each achievement!

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 packet pick up for this years race!

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