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Run for the Kids - 15.2km Fun Run

Postby milkyway » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:42 pm

I feel fantastic! I did the Run for the Kids this morning and much to my utter amazement and disbelief, I ran the entire 15.2km :shock: I was only intending to run to the first drink station at the 3km mark but felt so good I decided to push on. When I hit the 10km mark, I thought, I've come this far, I've got to go the whole distance, and I made it. I think my time was around 1:45 or 1:40 -- I'll find out tomorrow when the results are posted tomorrow, I think. But who cares!!! I just ran 15.2km!!! :P

The furthest I've ever run in my life was about 8km during cross country runs at high school (about 17 years and 20 kilos ago). The furthest I've run in the past few months is 5km (on a treadmill) and I occasionally do a 4km circuit. So as you can probably gather, I am positively thrilled. :D :D :D

If I can do that with very little preparation, I see no reason why I can't do a half marathon by the end of the year. Whoo hoo!!! :mrgreen:
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Postby *KaTe* » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:50 pm

:D Wow thats awesome, congrats! You must be so happy with that, great work!!! :D
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Postby Dee » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:51 pm

YOU ROCK!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:52 pm

Image sandra

you have accomplished such a great thing. well done :)
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Postby Mandie » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:18 pm

that's amazing!!! WELL DONE!!!

We're all heaps proud of you :D
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Postby slimmindown » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:38 pm

That is absolutely fantastic, well done.


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:40 pm

Woo Hoo that IS AMAZING especially with such little training.

How did you find your breathing, was it a bother at all?
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Postby milkyway » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:47 pm

Thanks for all the cheers everyone :)

A_Corner_Of_The_Earth wrote:Woo Hoo that IS AMAZING especially with such little training.

How did you find your breathing, was it a bother at all?


No, my breathing was fine... except when I came across Team Bailie -- a lot of people had t-shirts with a big photo of a beautiful little girl Bailie with a huge grin and a little oxygen tube in her nose - she was only 13 months old when she died in January of this year :( and I got a bit choked up seeing that (afterall, that's what the Run for the Kids is all about) and that upset my breathing for about five minutes! Then I was puffed out at the end cos I sprinted the last 400m. But otherwise OK. My legs were pretty sore, though. I always knew my legs would give out before my lungs did.
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Postby Chelle » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:19 pm

Well done, that is awsome
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Postby bluebox451 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:27 pm

Good on ya!! Yeh, I cant wait till the results are posted, they should put them up on the website straight after, not make us wait two days!! I think I probably finished about the same time as you - can you believe some people did it in under an hour???!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: My only complaint was not enough drink stations, took too long to start running coz of so many people and people walking linked arm to arm 5 or 6 across so you had to run ALL the way around them!! Ok, so that's three complaints but hey, it was for a good cause! I'll post my results on my blog tomorrow http://liz-d.blogspot.com/
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Postby KimE » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:08 pm

Well done that is a fantastic achievement! I bet you are thrilled, I sure would be. :D
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Postby milkyway » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:35 pm

OMG - I am SOOO sore today! Once I get moving I'm sort of OK, but getting up and walking down stairs is a killer. I'll probably be worse tomorrow. That'll teach me for being so poorly prepared :P
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:01 pm

i hear a radox bath calling you sandra!
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Postby Mandie » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:08 pm

And some better preparation/warming up/cooling down/stretches/getting someone to give you a massage next time!!

Sometimes though, I like the pain you get after a particularly hard workout.. I feel like I've really achieved something, you know?
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Postby milkyway » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:47 pm

Mandie wrote:And some better preparation/warming up/cooling down/stretches/getting someone to give you a massage next time!!

Sometimes though, I like the pain you get after a particularly hard workout.. I feel like I've really achieved something, you know?


But I did stretch for about 30 minutes afterwards! :(

I like the soreness that comes with a good workout, but this is a bit extreme. It's like knives stabbing my thighs every time I move them and I can't even laugh because even my stomach muscles are killing me :lol: It's OK even though I look ridiculous, I know I'll be right soon. I felt this sore last year after an 88km hike... and that took about a week to recover properly from, but I reckon I'll be right by Wednesday.

Radox bath sounds fab, Kate, but I have run out :( But I have bubbles which is better than nothing and hubby will take great delight in massaging some dencorub in afterwards :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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