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Monday, August 18, 2003

I Ran 8 Miles!

For my running workouts, I usually run 6 miles from Pacbell Park to the aquarium (at Fisherman's Wharf) and back. Since I've signed up for a 7 mile trail run this Saturday, I thought I'd step it up and try running 8 miles as practice. I've aspired to do that for a while now, but have not been motivated enough to do so... until tonight!

I started off at a relaxing pace and stayed at that intensity all the way to Pier 39. I was feeling exceptionally energetic so I continued all the way to the end of the aquatic park pier. On my way back, I saw another petite Asian woman running beside me and then ahead of me. I tried to keep up with her and did so for most of the way back. Part of the reason was because she was going faster than me and I wanted to do a negative split. The other reason is because it was pretty dark and I thought it would be safer to look as though I was running with somebody. There's nothing like good ol' fear to push yourself to operate at a higher level.

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