Get Ready to Run 10!

The Newburyport Yankee Homecoming 10 Miler is coming up at the end of July.  Since it’s 2 1/2 weeks out, and I’ve already gotten my running up to 6 miles, I thought I’d give it a try.  I contacted my running partner and she said, yeah sure!  We figured we’d run a 7 mile training run this week, 8-9 next and then run the 10 miler as a “run” not a “race” .  Probably not the best way to train for 10 miles, but we’ll give it a try

So yesterday we ran 7 — It was HOT.  We went out at 8am and it was already into the 80s and humid.  We ran a nice route all around Newcastle, along the river, passed the Coast Guard Station, past the Wentworth Hotel and Marina and back into Portsmouth.  A beautiful route!


  1. Ah–you can do it! Even if in the end you walk the end, you will still be excited you did it and then you will be ready to train properly for your next one. Have you done any other runs like this?

    • Actually I’ve run this race in the past. Of course that was 10-12 years ago!! I did train for and run a half marathon in November. Unfortunately I then took the winter off, so I’m starting all over with building my miles. But I can do it, and I will get a jump on my half marathon training!

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