I never thought I would be able to get past the 5k mark.  But I did.  I’m up to 7.5 mile!  I did it in roughly  1 hour and 40 minutes.  So that’s a 13:30 a mile.  I’d like to get that down to an 11 or 10 minute mile once I get into the groove.  But for now, I’m thrilled with that time. Here’s a link to the map and elevation of our run.

And I also found out that Barefoot Ted, who was featured in Born to Run, is local and gives instruction for barefoot running!  I may have to take his intro course at some point.  Perhaps at the beginning of November.  After the 5 mile I could feel my knees start to ache.  I feel like it was because I had been doing 2 miles of a downhill run.  So I’m hoping he has some ideas on how to help that.

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