Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Family That Runs Together

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So, last night Jeremy came in from his 7 mile run, tired yet bragging.

"Yeah, I ran that one a little faster than I wanted, which was stupid. I should have let my legs rest for our 20 miler this weekend. I ran it in 1:01."

Blah, blah, blah...

To which my half-joking, attempt-at-being-competitive response was,

"Well, if that's what you ran it then that's what I'll run it in tomorrow!"

We both laughed knowing that that wasn't going to happen. I just ran a new PR on that route last week which was 1:03:02 and I had no intention of pushing it any further.

So today I headed out on our normal 7 mile route. I decided I would try to push it a little harder at the start and see how I felt in the end. If I needed to slow down, it wasn't a big deal.

But to my surprise, I kept it up the whole time. Normally I start out slow and speed it up the last couple of miles, but this time I ran a steady, faster pace the entire 7 miles. While I felt a little uncomfortable the whole time, my legs felt great and I felt like I could have kept going. And my finish time was...wait for it...

7 miles - 1:00:15!! (8:36 pace)

BOO-YAAA! Suck it hubby!!!

While I totally understand this is not lightning speed, it is definitely the farthest I have ever been able to keep up that pace.

Of course when I told J about my new (faster-than-his) time, he explained to me that he actually had run to the second pillar past the bench that we usually run to. You know, the bench we have run to every time we have run this route?

Um..yeah... Nice excuse. What is this, the Presidential Debate?

Whatever, I win! Who's the maverick now?

17 comments:

SuperDave said...

Good for you!
How cool to have a hubster as a runner. I think it is great that you both run approx the same pace. You have a built in pacer(or in this case, live-in.) haha
7 miles in an hour(zoom-zoom)
Suck it baby! ROFL!!!!!

joyRuN said...

That's right, girl! Show him who's boss ;)

Congrats on a great run & course PR!

Girl on Top said...

I love the competitive fire! Great job for beating him :)

8:36 is really good. I have yet to run that for 7 miles. 3.1, but not 7 miles. Inspiring!

Vickie said...

Wow, that's a fantastic time! You will probably find that if you run that kind of pace at least once a week, that you will continue to improve steadily faster for a while at least.

Jennifer Burgett said...

Great job!!!! And I think that is very fast!

Jess said...

Holy crap! That's a fast 7 miler! Nice job.

BeachRunner said...

Way to go. You rock. Actually you both rock. Way to share your love of running and keep each other motivated and inspired.

Sonia said...

WOOHOOO! Take that Jeremy!! ;-P Hope you called him at work to brag a little LOL

NOT LIGHTING SPEED?! Seriously??? 8:36 min/mile for 7 mileS IS LIGHTNING SPEED!!!!!!! You are so darn fast Chicka!!

Sonia said...

BTW I think you're due to race a 10K race and smash your old PB!

*aron* said...

WOOOO so awesome!

i love this post :) chris and i get all competitive too... makes it fun!

Marcy said...

OMGosh!! Dang girl you're getting speedier and speedier!! Killer job ;D ;D ;D

Ted said...

Holy cow... WTG !!! You have been a speedster lately. You rock... nice way to beat your hubby. That what makes it all the fun.

N.D. said...

First I want the cake in the picture. Second, that's so funny you guys are competitive. And third - you're supergirl!! Way to go speedy!!

P.O.M. said...

Oh my gosh - you're hilarious and that is SUPA-Fast. I guess you also have a strange satisfaction in beating men. ha ha.

Other news.... The cap and I seem to be reunited and it feels so good.

Last... it was POOP. I can't blog about it cuz I feel so bad for her, but it was POOP. arghhhhhhhhhhhh so gross. I had to speed past her cuz I could deal with being in her wake.

Dori said...

Pretty speedy! Good work.

I laughed at the comment in your previous post, the one from the tourist office! And I can relate about the haircut--I haven't been able to bring myself to see a new hairdresser yet. I tell myself I'm growing my bangs out.

Frayed Laces said...

hehe love the competitiveness!

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