11 Mile Treadmill Run

Today’s Workout – Easy Run 

Total Mileage: 11.05 miles

Total Time: 1:46:59

Average Pace: 9:40 min/pace

I had an interview this morning and decided to opt out of getting up super early to run and wait until it was over.

I wish I had more positive news to report with the interview, but even though the job is good it is just not enough money to pay the bills.  I was a little bit disappointed but it has only been about a week and a half since I lost my job so I am trying to stay positive.

I came home afterwards and decided to torture myself a little bit and run on our treadmill at home.

I wanted to test my mental toughness out a bit and I also I wasn’t sure how my hip would do so I wanted to give myself the option to stop at any point if I needed to.

I am also canceling my gym membership at the end of the month, so I want to slowly start teaching myself to run on the treadmill at home.  This isn’t a forever thing, just until we figure out our budget and get some better income coming in.

I ended up going a total of 11.05 miles. I considered stopping at mile 3, 6, and 8 but I kept going and finished it out.

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I didn’t run for just 6 minutes, my treadmill just resets itself after 99 minutes. I swear the first hour of a long treadmill run is the worst, after that it seems to go so much quicker.

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A nice blurry picture of me stretching post run.  I looked up some great new IT band stretches on Youtube last night and have done them several times today.

My hip is still hurting but I am just keeping at it with stretching and trying to get it loosened up. I THINK I have narrowed it down to my IT band but I am not 100% positive.

On more positive news, I am OFFICIALLY registered for a local 10k this Sunday!

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I haven’t raced since my last marathon, and even though this is shorter I find that sometimes 5k and 10k distances are often harder because of how hard I push myself.

I have a goal in mind, but I don’t think I am ready to put it up on the blog.  I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself ahead of time, but don’t worry I will let you in on it soon enough :)

What is your next race? Do you set time goals for yourself during races?

TODAY is the LAST DAY to enter my PRO Compression Giveaway!! I will be selecting a winner tomorrow afternoon!

About Sara

Welcome to my blog! My name is Sara and this blog documents my journey as a wife and a runner. I train hard and put my heart and soul into my running. My life is a crazy journey full of ups and downs, and I am here to share it all with you!

8 comments

  1. Good job on the interview. Think of it as a practice run for when you get your dream interview/job. :-)

  2. Sorry the job didn’t pan out as you thought it would- consider it more interview experience!

  3. 17 bucks for a 10k? I like that!!!

  4. Sorry about the job – something better will turn up for sure!! :) My next race is a marathon at the end of September (hopefully!) After than I want to do some shorter races including a half in October if I’m feeling up to it. For the marathon, I just want to run the whole thing and finish. I have a goal of getting my 5K time down to 7 minute miles – need some work there!

    • Good luck in your marathon!! You will do great! Shorter races are so much different, but they are fun as well! I like to do a little bit of everything but I am training for the marathon. I used the shorter races as a “speed workout” and help me get ready! 7 minute miles!?! Go GIRL!!! I’d love to be that fast too but I have some work to do!

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