The dreaded 10 mile run. | brewedtogether.com
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So here’s the update on this past weekend. As you all know I attempted to run 10 miles this weekend with the Landrunners. We ran a very ‘hilly’ course out at Mitch Park. Each lap around the park was 5 miles through winding paths, trees and steep hills. The weather was a little warmer this week, but still in the 30 degree range when we began at 7am.

Unfortunately my upper right thigh has been bothering me the last few weeks, but usually not until I arrive at mile 6 or so. This week it began to hurt around mile 3 and continued to get worse. Around mile 8, I decided to walk the rest of the way in order to avoid further damage to my legs. It was kind of awful because my body wanted to keep going, but my leg was telling me ‘no.’ I’m feeling much better today, but decided that I will be doing some strengthening and stretching exercises this week to prepare me for next weekends run.

This weeks exercises include cycling, elliptical, and some quadricep stretches.

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12 Comments on The Dreaded 10 miler: Not Giving Up Yet

  1. Katie
    January 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm (7 years ago)

    I’ve been trying to get a bit more toned this January, and I really have. I still have a bit of a way to go before I am able to run for 10 miles without collapsing though…
    Followed, would you mind checking out my blog too?
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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    • Brewed Together
      January 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm (7 years ago)

      Haha, well I didn’t just start off running 10 miles. I had to work my way up to it. Good luck with the toning. You can do it! Let us know how it goes for you!

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  2. thingstoholdandstir
    January 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm (7 years ago)

    I was training for my first triathlon (speed in Feb, Olympic in September) and I was injured snowboarding in mid-December! So annoying, but I will definitely keep an eye on your posts for any good training/running tips. I was working my way up to, hadn’t hit 10 yet (around 7-9). I commend you, its so so tough.

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/
    check us out…

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    • Brewed Together
      January 23, 2013 at 1:11 am (7 years ago)

      You were training for the Olympic Triathlon? That’s crazy and awesome! Yeah injuries are not fun, but i’m pretty determined to overcome this minor one. Let us know if you start back up again. We’d love to hear from you!

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  3. Leah Clark
    January 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I ran cross country in high school and I have been trying to keep up with running. I average about three miles a day these days which I feel pretty good about! Good for you for attempting 10! I think it is the thought that counts. You have to listen to your body.
    Leah
    http://www.e-plus-l.blogspot.com

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    • Brewed Together
      January 23, 2013 at 1:12 am (7 years ago)

      3 miles a day is awesome! I usually just run a few miles a few times during the week and then save my long runs for the weekend. Yes, maybe next week I will be able to run without stopping. 🙂 Marilyn

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  4. DancingMooney ♥
    January 22, 2013 at 9:25 pm (7 years ago)

    You are amazing to be able to run 10 miles… and it sounds like a beautiful run too. Take a hot bath each day, and soak with Epsom salts… They can help sooth sore muscles and relax the body in a way a regular hot tub of water can’t do on it’s own. hope that helps. 😉

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    • Brewed Together
      January 23, 2013 at 1:13 am (7 years ago)

      Well thank you! You are so kind. Thanks for the tip on the bath salts. We are not as informed on those sort of things so any advice is very much welcomed. I might have to try those Epsom salts next week. – Marilyn

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  5. ale norris
    January 23, 2013 at 1:30 am (7 years ago)

    i just ran my first ever half marathon a little over a month ago, so i can sympathize! great job – 10 miles is huge.
    -ale

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    • Brewed Together
      January 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm (7 years ago)

      Congrats on running a half! That is so exciting. And yes, 10 miles is exhausting, we’ll see if I can keep up with this every week.

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  6. Margeaux Knight
    January 23, 2013 at 3:21 am (7 years ago)

    I wish I had the motivation to run, but I just don’t! I am so impressed by people who can stick to it and truth be told, I’m a little jealous. :)Keep it up!

    Margeaux
    margeauxknight.blogspot.com

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    • Brewed Together
      January 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Margeaux. Too bad you don’t live closer or you could join me and we could just do casual runs! 🙂

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