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FASTEST mile--new record!!

Oh my gosh, I know it might not sound like much to most of you, BUT...I ran my fastest mile EVER yesterday!!!!! I was so excited. My sophomore year of Highschool I did the mile in 20 minuets! I know how horrible that is---I can WALK faster than that now...but I have overcome a lot of health problems- I was not able to run (at all) before that.. By my senior year I got it down to 14 mins...

So, ever since then i have been trying to get my miler under 12 mins...for the past few months I have been getting so close...like a 12.30 and such...but never quite there...(note I d not run everyday because of medical stuffs...)

YESTERDAY I DID MY MILE IN 11:29

It felt so good!  was so happy I wanted to jump and shout and run around the gym... :D But I controlled myself.  ;)

Now I want o knock another min off! Maybe by new years? Speaking of new years...That was my new years resolution i think...whooo-hoo. I did it i did it i did it..

Don't listen to doctors who tell you that you will never be able to do something! I can RUN  :D

So, how fast can the average 21year old woman run?

How fast can you guys run?

Awesome news, VHZ! 

In high school we ran the mile on Mondays.  I think it took me 8 minutes.  I'm short, so I imagine my legs looked like blurs to get me around the track every two minutes.  Now it'd take me a LOT more.  Well, I can't run again, yet.  I detached tendons in my feet by running and I can't do things that involve heavy impact on my feet, so I'm relegated to hiking.

You just didn't beat 12 minutes, you blew it out of the water! (I no idea where that expression comes from.)

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WHOOO HOOO !!! way to go Zealia!!!  ;D ;D ;D

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hey! congrats! you'll get faster and the run will get easier.

i remember the first time i did a mile jogging nonstop. i did a three mile chunk once and it was great. haven't been able to repeat that.

i usually run at a 10 minute mile when i'm on the treadmile. when i was in shape and doing sports all the time i was like7-8 minute mile (just the mile though, i was not a distancer at all!)

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oh wow, that's excellent!  Congratulations Zealia!

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congratulations!  ;D

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Congratulations!!!

I remember when I first started exercising in college, I was SO out of shape.  I called my mom and said something like "I ran for 10 seconds!!" and that was a HUGE deal for me!

Yesterday I ran a mile and it was no big deal.  ;)  So I know how good that feels!  Congratulations again!

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Congrats, VHZ!!

I've never run an entire mile.  :-\

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Way to go Zelia!  (That is such a pretty name btw)  Keep up the good work, one of the many awesome things about running is that the more you do it, the easier it gets!  If you need a virtual running buddy, I'd be up for that!  :)

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Congratulations Zealia!  I'm new at running, so you're giving me hope!

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yay for running!

i am just now trying to get back into shape due to my hiatus (because of my broken toe :().
i used to run really fast, like 7 min. now (also 21yo)... more like 8-8.5? i dunno, i should time myself, you've inspired me.

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I'm not sure how fast I run... we did "miles" in middle school, and my time got progressively worse as I got older! I didn't expect that, especially since when I started I was a pretty fat kid! I still remember my first mile was 10:18, and by the time I left the 8th grade it was nearly 13 minutes (and they made us do it over the next day if it's over 13! very motivating).

When I entered my sophomore year in college, I resolved to get in shape and get rid of the idea that I "can't" run (I was still in the mode of thinking that hey, i'm the fat kid, of course i can't do it). I run for a set amount of time instead of a set distance... I started at 4.3mph for 10 minutes and currently I'm at 4.8 for 30. I get in almost 3 miles, but I dunno how fast... I just know when it gets to 5mph, it'll be a 12-minute mile... I'm still aiming at beating my sixth-grade self.  ;D It'll be a while until I get there... but hey, I've got almost 2 years of school left, right?

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Congrats Zealia!!! That is awesome!!!  :D

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Hey Zealia, good for you! Running is a great way to relieve stress and anger for me, I hope it is a hobby you pick up. I don't really know what a good time for a 21 year old is, but as long as you pushed yourself that is what matters.

It kind of sounds like you got a "runner's high" after your workout, those endorphins are great, huh?

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That's super!

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Coolness Zealia! I can't run, or affraid to. I have athsma, and I feel like I would drop dead of an athsma attack after the first minute (I have to be careful training in martial arts as well). But my DH just took the physical part of his 2nd degree black belt test and he ran a mile and a half in 11 something. And he is 53! So there is hope that your mile run will be even faster ;)

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Congrats!  Setting a personal best is always a great feeling. :) :)

I haven't run in a couple years... I destroyed my left knee from running (chondromalacia).  Hmmm... I'd rather not think about the past... :)

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thanks guys for all your congratulatory proclamations! I knew I could count on all of you not to be like : "So?  ???"

Some of you can run REALLY fast! Thats awesome. I don't know if I'd ever be able to get down to an 8 min mile...I think after I get down to 10 mins I'm going to focus more on endurance than speed...I have no idea what I'm doing really and it kinda gets scary! Id hate to blow my knee out and not be able to run anymore! :(

I don't think I wear appropriate shoes either...I wonder if thats a bad thing ::) My goal is to be able to run in  a half marathon. There was this 14 year old girl who died of the same disorder I have and her family organized a race in her honor (she loved to run) and they used the proceeds to help pay for somebodies treatment. I was blessed to be the one to receive that gift. Know whats odd? I started running one night to catch the bus and suddenly  "discovered" that I could run...Id never been able to coordinate my body before. It was one of the most liberating experiences of my life and I couldn't help but feel like it was somehow part of Tara's spirit in me now.... Okay, doe that sound totally out there an weird?

Well, whatever the  reason...I DO love running now.  :D

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I think that's fantastic Zealia!  What a great way to show your appreciation to her family.

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thanks guys for all your congratulatory proclamations! I knew I could count on all of you not to be like : "So?  ???"

Some of you can run REALLY fast! Thats awesome. I don't know if I'd ever be able to get down to an 8 min mile...I think after I get down to 10 mins I'm going to focus more on endurance than speed...I have no idea what I'm doing really and it kinda gets scary! Id hate to blow my knee out and not be able to run anymore! :(

I don't think I wear appropriate shoes either...I wonder if thats a bad thing ::) My goal is to be able to run in  a half marathon. There was this 14 year old girl who died of the same disorder I have and her family organized a race in her honor (she loved to run) and they used the proceeds to help pay for somebodies treatment. I was blessed to be the one to receive that gift. Know whats odd? I started running one night to catch the bus and suddenly  "discovered" that I could run...Id never been able to coordinate my body before. It was one of the most liberating experiences of my life and I couldn't help but feel like it was somehow part of Tara's spirit in me now.... Okay, doe that sound totally out there an weird?

Well, whatever the  reason...I DO love running now.  :D

your shoes do matter (i'm told). runners are also supposed to replace their running shoes every so many miles (i can't remember the number! it's probably the end for my sneakers anyway.) I was running on old running shoes when I started and I got tendonitis that lasted forrreeeeever in my big toe =( I almost thought it was a hairline fracture!

If you run often enough, the shoes are worth the investment... I manage to get them on sales usually (40-50), but my last pair was at an outlet for 15! Saucony makes lots of "synthetic" shoes.

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Kudos!!!!

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