Ok… now I’m a runner

Distance: 26.2 mi

Time: 4:48:50

I was supposed to run 24 today but the day was so perfect and I felt so good I decided to just finish off the distance and be done with it. So it’s official.  I just ran 26 miles totally unsupported without having a coronary or getting hit by a bus.  I think now I can call myself a runner.

Not a very fast one… but still.



Honestly though, I have had much shorter runs where I felt worse than this afterwards.  The only problem I have now is that I just screwed up my own schedule… so now what?  A six week taper?

I’ll write more after I wash the stink off and recover a bit.



6 Responses to Ok… now I’m a runner

  1. Amy says:

    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! What an accomplishment – both the 26 miles and you finally saying the magic words! You ARE a runner! And my hero – 26 miles – and no Tshirt or medal as motivation! Have a great weekend – hope you enjoyed a great treat!

  2. Diana says:

    Congrats!!! I guess when you hit 24, what is 2 more miles. Great job!

  3. tom says:

    I’ll be danged if you aren’t the most bonafide, full-fledged, 100%, RUNNER!!!

    Congratulations on an amazing training accomplishment! You have all sorts of options for your remaining schedule! So many of the rest of us are envious of your training situation.

    We”l look forward to your summary.

    Way to go!

  4. Wow…congrats on running a 26. So envious because I always run shorter never longer than expected. Good luck on the rest of your training.

  5. Bob says:

    Way to go!!
    I am sure you know this, but running 26.2 miles wothout support is a superhuman feat!!!
    Congrats Mr. Runner!

  6. Lisa says:

    You rock. Period. Way to go…yes, you ARE a runner, but I have a feeling you were before you accomplished this feat. 🙂


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