It was THAT run

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Feeling great Saturday night after my 16.5

I told you last week that I had some anxiety about Saturday’s planned 16-miler. Turns out that anxiety was completely unfounded, because Saturday’s run was:

  • The one where the miles just flew by
  • The one where you feel efficient
  • The one where that hill you hate wasn’t such a big deal
  • The one where you laugh with friends for more than two hours
  • The one where you have an extra gear in the last mile
  • The one where you feel invincible
  • The one where you know–you are back!

How was your weekend long run?

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  1. It’s good to know you are back. I am not sure where you were hiding…
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  2. I love the smile!

    Sounds like it was one of those runs that make us feel great and is one of the reasons we run. Congrats on tackling those 16 miles.
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  3. That sounds fantastic, congrats, and you certainly deserve it.
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  4. ahhh those are the best! when everything comes together. I’m glad had a breakthrough you 16 miler, I’m sure that will ease the anxiety about the number going forward!
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  5. Yay! I’m glad you had such an awesome run! Those are truly THE BEST ones to have!

    “The one where you know–you are back!” <—– That's the run I'm waiting for, but I'm sure it's a few weeks off.
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  6. Nice to hear you know you are back as well after that run!
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  7. Yay!!! SO great to hear that, Amanda!! Glad that you ARE BACK =) Hope you had a great rest of the weekend!!!
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  8. makes my heart happy to know you are doing so well!

  9. Fantastic! Runs like those are like icing on the cake! So happy for you!
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  10. I love when you have THAT run… it is what makes you keep coming back for more! Great job!
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  11. So, so, good! Strong and joyous is what I see – inspiring!
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  12. YAY!!!!! I knew you would rock it. You are TOTALLY back!! :) Hugs!
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  13. Back like you forgot something…but you didn’t! Nice work!

  14. That’s awesome!
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  15. Congrats. That’s a great feeling. Cheers!
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  16. Boy, how I love THOSE runs! :) Congrats on a kick ass run! :)
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  17. Sounds wonderful! I know there are more such runs in your future!
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  18. A to the Awesomeness! Glad you had a very good run from the sounds of it.
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  19. Welcome back! I love these runs – sometimes the ones you are dreading turn out to be the best ones ever.
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  20. Hell yeah! I’m so glad you had a great long run!
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  21. I ran 9 yesterday. Oh it was good! Good weather, good book. Legs were strong. The hill was still a hill and an awful one, but I just took it slower. I only stopped twice – once at home to go #2 LOL and once at a train because I had no other choice. :) I’m proud of that run because when I’ve been on the treadmill it’s been SO hard to go more than one mile without walking. :S The last 2 treadmill runs I’ve forced myself to not walk…it plays such a mental game on me.
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  22. Congrats on the good run and welcome back (-:
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  23. Those runs are the BEST! Glad to hear it went so well for you :)
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  24. Awesome awesome awesome.
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  25. I to had an amazing run. After 4 mile into it my legs just kick in to a great rhythm and it seemed so effortless. I wish all my runs could feel like that. One of my best runs. The weather here this year has been amazing to. I wish we had weather like this all year round. I am loving not having to get on the treadmill much this winter. Thanks also for a great running partner. So happy you are back to doing what you love girl.

  26. Awesome to hear about your solid run! Since I’ve never been “there”, I will try to look forward to it.
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  27. Yay! So happy to read this. I bet that did feel awesome.
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  28. those are the BEST runs!! I ran 13 on Sunday and felt kind of the same way – long miles, and running solo. Turns out it was a GREAT run, too!!!
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  29. Yay!! Those are the greatest runs ever! I’m so happy for you! :)
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  30. YAY!!! So excited for you!
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  31. Just look at that smile!!! All you needed to do was to post that picture, no words needed.
    Happy, happy for you.
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  32. She’s Back baby, She’s back!!!!
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  33. Ahhh, I’m so happy for you!! You deserve this!! Those kinds of runs are great and so appreciated when the do come along!

  34. Awesome! You’ve got it from here on out!
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  35. Yay! Congrats on a great run!
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  36. Congrats! Good to hear you had such a wonderful run.
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  37. Elizabeth says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  38. That’s awesome your LR went so great! I don’t think I’ve ever had a LR feel that way yet. But I have had some shorter ones that were just perfect :)

  39. ahhhhhh, I love runs like that! very happy for you that it went so well!
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  40. So glad the run went well – wish my 12 miler has been like that! WE got pounded with snow Friday morning and the roads were still not totally clear but Saturday morning so it was a bit slushy, but we made it.
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  41. So happy for you!!
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  42. Awesome job! Those confidence boosters are so crucial in training. Your training cycle is well under way!
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  43. Glad to hear it went great for you!
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  44. thats awesome, way to go!
    I am coming back from a stress fracture and I am hoping “that run” happens soon for me!
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  45. Yay!! So glad you had a great one! Very happy for you :)
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  46. So glad to hear your 16-miler was great!
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  47. awesome
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  48. so, so happy for you!!! You deserve it!!! Waiting for mine…I know it’s around the corner. Must keep pressing on.
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  49. So glad your 16 miles turned out to be cake.
    My long run wasn’t so fun. The weather turned nasty and the challenge of running in the slushy, uneven snow, with wind to boot forced me home after 9 miles to finish on the treadmill. Oh well – there’s always next week. :)
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  50. Heck yeah!
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  51. Awesome! Glad you had a great run! My 15 miler was the opposite of that but it is done and I’m sure this weeks 16 will be amazing. :-)
    Great Job!
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  52. Woohoo! You’re back, baby! :)
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  53. Congrats on getting it done…and with such success! I’m so jealous, those are the best kinds of runs that you just described :)
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  54. Awesome!!! So glad it went well.
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  55. Hurray! :) Very happy for you.

    I had no run this weekend, which is great training for the 50K in April. Sigh. But what I did have was a FANTASTIC group mountain bike ride/BBQ. Well worth skipping Saturday’s run, even if it had me worn out all day Sunday, too. I did manage to squeeze in 5 miles today, and training officially starts next Monday, so then I”m going to have to lose the excuses and RUN.
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  56. Those are all such wonderful things! Yeah for a great run!

  57. yayyayay! awesome! :)
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  58. Yeah you!!!!
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  59. That’s just awesome. The best news!!

  60. So so so wonderful Amanda!!

  61. Yeah!!! So happy for you! Nothing better than a successful long run :)
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  62. That’s my favorite kind of long runs!
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  64. It’s the most wonderful feeling when ‘all things work together for good’ and you feel you’re floating on air. So glad YOU’RE BACK!!!
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  65. Yay! Congrats on an awesome run! I love when something that initially seems really daunting turns out to be no big deal, or better, is completely enjoyable.

  66. WHOOPPPP! love hearing this, welcome BACK!
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  67. Those are the best runs! So glad you are *there* again!!!
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  68. Great to hear your run went so well. Mine was a short 5 miler and my legs felt like lead. It was a grin-and-try-to-bear-it kind of run.

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