Saturday, March 8, 2008

How FAR will you GO?

The Sioux game last night was pretty fun despite the fact that the game ended in a 1-1 tie in over time. I woke this morning with a sore throat that killed with each cough. But, I sucked it up and headed to the gym this afternoon for my 8 miler. Uf-dah.

There's not much to post about the 8-miler. I had to do it on the thrillmill because, yes, once again, it is snowing here in North Dakota and it was only 18 degress outside. I took it slow, running 3 minutes/walking 1 minute ... for a very long time. My legs became a little tired around the 6 mile marker, but I finished...

And, now? I have officially signed up for the Fargo Half Marathon! I told myself that the 8-miler would be the deciding factor as to whether or not I felt or thought I would be able to do the half. So, it's official!
ORN: 8 miles
1:38:17
12:17 min/mile
Avg HR: 164
Max HR: 177

Peace, y'all!

24 comments:

Neese said...

great job getting the 8 miles done and congrats on the half decision you'll be glad you did it! :)

Anne said...

I once sat next to two runners who raved about the Fargo marathon. Can't recall just what made them big fans, but I hope it is incorporated into the half.

Badgergirl said...

Congrats on finishing the 8-miler! And on taking the plunge and officially signing up for the Fargo half marathon. You'll do great on race day.

IronGambit said...

cool right?!

akshaye said...

Congrats on signing up! 8 miler with a cough.. thats tough. Good work getting it done.

jkrunning said...

Great job. Another awesome race to look forward to!

L*I*S*A said...

Oh yes, it's on!! You'll do a great job!

Blaine and Steph said...

Awesome job! Thats exciting - you're officially signed up for your fist halfsy!! NICE!

Lily on the Road said...

good for you!

glad you got to the gym, we are snowed in!

Jess said...

I once considered the Fargo run. You'll have to let us know how you like it.

Wes said...

Atta, girl! you did it, and you ROCK :-)

Marcy said...

WHOOO HOOO!!!! Good for you! ;D

scott keeps running said...

i just rented "fargo" last night. weird.

Sherry said...

Way to go on the 8-miler and congrats on signing up for the 13.1! Good for you!!! Keep it up!!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Good job on the 8. I could NEVER do that on a treadmill. NEVER EVER EVER. I'm impressed.

You'll love the half. Have a blast with it!!!

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Makita said...

YEAH! Congrats on the 8 miler and the subsequent registration for a half!

jahowie said...

Nice job getting in the 8 miles. I had to do mine on the treadmill too. Sucked!! :-)

Congrats on signing up for the HM. I know you can do it.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Good going!! I just signed up for out fancy schmancy 20k. It's my first time doing it. I should probably go run 7 too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nicole said...

nice job on the 8 miler. And, congrats on signing up for the half.

Mendy said...

That's a lot to be proud of. 8 miles on the treadmill. I can't go past 5 on that thing. Way to mentally be able to do that... and congrats on signing up! I was the same way - wanted to get to 8 miles and then think I'd be ready to sign up and keep adding mileage.

Jess said...

Whoooop! Yay for registering! You will totally rock it!

J~Mom said...

You are going to totally rock it!!

Danielle said...

Congrats on signing up. I kept saying I was going to do the Fargo full one of these days...but not this year. Good job on the 8.