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Mar 12, 2011

Great long run today and blogger meet!

Hi guys - I had a great run today at Stoney Creek Park - 14 miles with my running buddy.  I actually felt really good up to about 13 miles.  The last mile was a little rough but I can see the benefit of slight increases in long runs each week.  Here are my splits for the day:


Overall I'm very pleased with how my run went today - negative split is nice.  I hope that it will go that well for next weekend's half marathon as well.  My half marathon split today was around 1:57.  I'd be happy with that for the actual half next weekend as well.

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After our run, I saw Ken from Eastside Stoney Creek TNT Runner blog.  My running buddy had his camera so we got shot together.


As you can see, Ken's REALLY tall!!!  Actually I'm REALLY short!!!  Hahaha!

I have to give Ken a lot of credit.  It's so much work to be out there every single weekend motivating people to train for their races(especially in the winter) but it's such a great cause as well.  There was quite a few runners out there today he is helping train.  For those of you that don't know TNT is Team in Training - a great organization to help raise money for charity and also motivate runners.  If you have any interest in doing a sport for charity, check out their webpage at www.teamintraining.org  Perhaps if I take on another marathon in the future, I'll go through team in training.  It would be nice to have the support of all the runners out there.

Ken was also kind enough to offer some bagels to us as well after our run.  I had a chocolate chip bagel - Yum!!!  Thanks Ken - you are a real inspiration for everyone!!!

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Tomorrow - Corktown 5k - expected attendance 7,000 people!!! - legs are feeling much better than I thought they would feel so maybe I can even race this tomorrow.  I mean, that is the point, isn't it?

Have a great day and.......Keep Running!!!!

21 comments:

  1. Jeff, I'm normal height! HA, it was good seeing you out there today.

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  2. Good Luck tomorrow!! and my 5k report is up :) I'm going to link it as my IJFLR race in my next post.

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  4. Good luck tomorrow, run a fast 5k!
    A very good workout, congrats.

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  5. 7,000 people?! for the race or the parade!?

    holy moly! excited to kick-off the racing season in Detroit!

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  6. Have fun tomorrow. Great results today. Glad you finally got to meet up with Ken.

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  7. Good luck tomorrow! Enjoy it!! Great job on your run!

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  8. Great run! And thanks for being a TEAM supporter!

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  9. So fun to meet new people! Ken looks like a really nice guy... so do you :) Nice smiles the two of you have. I did my first marathon TNT-style :)

    Great job on your 14! Wishing you an awesome Corktown 5K!

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  10. Good luck at your half! Those good long runs are really confidence builders! You'll be great tomorrow!

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  11. Ken - I guess I'm short then! Haha!

    Katie - thanks. I will review your post!!!

    Rebecca - that's for the runners; not the parade. Crazy huh?

    Jim - Thanks. Yes, having a good run longer than an upcoming race really helps.

    Thanks everyone. You know I will post a blog about tomorrow's race.

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  12. good luck! and awesome job on the run. negative spliting is the best. way to push through that last mile. i think getting through a really tough last mile is a sign of good things, you'll mentally be prepared to rock races now

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  13. Awesome negative splits! Have a great time tomorrow!

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  14. Great job today!! Can't wait to hear how tomorrow goes!

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  15. Ken's a frigging giant! When I met him I felt like a midget! LOL!

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  16. Running 14 miles the day before a 5k race? I'll have to check back and see how that goes for ya, good luck!

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  17. 2 slow - Yes, I know, crazy huh? The problem is the 14 miles is an important part of my marathon training(long run). Personally, I don't care what my time is for the 5k. It was the first race I ever ran and why I'm doing it again this year regardless of time.

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  18. That chocolate chip bagel sounds amazing! (I skipped breakfast this morning, can you tell?) :-)

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