A Friendly 14

Today Lauren and I headed out for a 14 mile marathon training run. We started our run a little later in the morning so we decided to head out to Forbidden Drive for some shade.

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Lauren told me she was thinking it of more as the two of us hanging out for a few hours than actually running 14 miles for 2+ hours.

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I very much enjoy that way of thinking. I believe it really helped our running vibe!

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Lauren and I went over the river and (literally) threw the woods on this run.

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It was fabulous to run on the trail – much easier on the shins for me!

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It was so much fun to catch up with Lauren – we chatted for miles and miles and took a few breaks for some photo ops!

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Running with my blogger buddy is SO much more fun than running alone!

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It was a gorgeous day in Wissahickon – not too hot with a little breeze. Perfect summer running weather!

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Obviously, Lauren and I had our sights set on some jumping shots on this run. It’s sort of something we always have to do whenever we are together.

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Jumping shots rule!

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I’m pretty pumped we got such sweet air in this shot as it was 11 miles into the training run and my legs were getting sore!

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After 14 miles, Lauren and I felt like this – but it was so much more fun to run with a friend!

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Since Lauren and I are both running Marine Corps and Philly Marathons, we pretty much have the same long run training plans in our future – and we worked it out today so that we are planning on doing the majority of our long runs together! I’m so excited because let’s be honest – Running with a buddy is ALWAYS way better!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Michelle @ Crazy*Running*Legs August 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Running with a friend is ALWAYS better!!! I really look forward to long runs because I get to run with my group.

    I’m always so impressed with how high you can get in your jump shots. I’m pretty sure if I did that I’d be *maybe* a half an inch off of the ground 🙂

  • Reply Allison August 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Your route looks beautiful! It reminds me of the C&O Canal path throughout DC/ MD/ VA!

  • Reply Patty O August 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Kudos to you and Lauren for making the training chore so much fun! Love the jumping shots and take care of yourselves!

  • Reply Lauren August 15, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Yay for making marathon training fun!

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