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 Post subject: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:51 am 
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I know this might not be that impressive to all the athletes here, but I was pretty stoked this morning to complete my first 8 minute mile!
I've gotten so frustrated exercising and eating like a mouse every day for the last year, I wasn't looking at my other progress. I was totally stoked about this, since 2 years ago I couldn't even finish a 16 minute mile without feeling like I would die!
Gotta love the little victories...


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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:53 am 
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Congrats!

I'm still running 10 minute miles so 8 minutes sounds great to me - be proud! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:45 am 
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Well done :) Keep up the good work!

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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:04 pm 
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Congrats! I know what it feels like. Keep at it, though. I was able to run at an 8 minute pace for about 3 miles at one point, but I slacked off and now it's torture trying to get back there. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:44 pm 
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That is awesome, way to go! Don't minimize your accomplishments - this isn't a "little victory", it's a big one! You're twice as fast as you were 2 years ago...that's a big deal! You put in the work to get it done, so enjoy it!


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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:13 pm 
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still at a 10 minute mile too. I SUCK at running. Congrats girl!

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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:36 pm 
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great job! dont worry about what other people are doing, just know you did your best. everyone has different situations, but im sure every runner looks back and remembers the little victories that take place when you notice that improvement

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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:41 am 
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I think an 8 minute mile sounds great! Nice work cutting your time in half!


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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:03 pm 
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congrats! it is a very big deal! are you gonna try to get even faster now or work on endurance, or both?

i hope i can do it again soon.

dani, chris, what do you say?

let's set a date to make it happen by and hit our 8 minute marks too...

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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:16 am 
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Since I've been focusing most of my efforts on building muscle, I've been keeping my cardio sessions really short and intense, so probably won't focus much on endurance in the near future. I'd love to get even faster, but I have pretty short legs so I don't know how much faster I can get. It'd be pretty cool to sustain that for 30 minutes, though! A girl can dream...


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 Post subject: Re: 8 minute mile, woot woot!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:02 pm 
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Way to go! I'm only a couple months into my running program and I'm shooting for doing a 5K at a pace of about an 8 minute mile. I know I can do it!


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