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Apr 3, 2011

Confidence is the name of the game!

Yowza!  18 miles for my long run today.  The great thing about this is that when I finished, I didn't feel too bad.  Yes, my legs are a little sore but, hey, I just ran 18 miles so they should be sore.  This is the longest I have ever run.  I did have a little issue at mile 2 when my foot started having some pain and I had to stop and massage it and loosen my shoe but other than that, it went really well.  Here are my splits:


Fairly consistent.  The one thing that this run has given me --- Confidence.  As all of you know, this is really what we all need because it's all a mind game out there when running.  Overall, I was really happy with the pace as well.  It gives me confidence that I can finish the marathon under 4 hours - just under!  I know that last 8 are going to be killer but I want not even pushing too hard today.  My thought is to not stop running because I'm not sure I'd be able to start again once I stop.  Haha!!


Question of the day?  Who loves Costco?  I love that store but you just can't leave without buying anything!



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

15 comments:

  1. Amazing Job Jeff!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!

    We don't have Costco around here...but I wish we did!

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  2. Costco is essential!

    Nice pacing - 18 miles is quite impressive. I hope the weather was decent?

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  3. Sweet! That is quite consistent! Keep it up:)

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  4. Great job...most I have done is 15.....stoke that ego..it will take you far!!!!!!!

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  5. Nicely done, Jeff. I always find the 16 and 18 milers tougher than the 20's. You are well on your way.

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  6. great job with that pacing! confidence boosting runs are the best. and that's my philosophy with long runs: don't stop because you won't start back up! it's worked so far for me

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  7. way to go!! 18 miles is totally there. You're ready for your marathon!

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  8. WOW!!! Look at you go!!! Consistent is right - you rocked that 18 miles from start to finish. You must feel awesome right now. I had a really awesome 13.1mile confidence booster myself this morning.

    As for Costco? I can't leave that store without spending at least $100.

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  9. Great job on 18! You are going to kill this marathon.

    Love Costco.

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  10. Great 18 miles. You are going to do good at the marathon.

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  11. I have pace envy - look at you! Fast AND consistent! We don't have Costco here, but we do have Sam's - equally dangerous!

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  12. Amazing Jeff! If you can do 18 miles at a 8:43 pace, you DEFINITELY have a sub 4 hour marathon in you... the last 8 miles are all heart and you have a lot of that!

    Costco is amazing... and I'm with you... never leave with just one thing!

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  13. Awesome run!

    I go to BJs instead of costco because it's a little closer, but I LOVE buying things in bulk :)

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  14. Great run!!! And great job keeping your splits fairly even! Very impressive!!

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  15. Thanks everyone! Can't wait until the time is here! I appreciate everyone's support!

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