Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Here I go again...

Third time's the charm right?  I think, wait I know that it is going to be!  This running school is off to a MUCH better start than before.  I did my assessment run on a Thursday evening which was the hottest day of the summer so far!  Since it was so hot, we only had to run 1/2 mile.  I knew I could run 1/2 mile and it was so hot, I just wanted to get it over with as fast as I could.  So I ran the 1/2 mile in exactly 5 minutes! WHAT?!?  For me, that was a huge improvement!  I was proud that I had improved but also nervous.  I don't run a 10 minute mile.  I was worried that I had ran too fast and I would be placed in a group that ran a much faster pace. 

We met a week later for our first group run and I was still nervous.  But while talking to some of the women in my group, some of them felt the same way.  We set out to run on the same Country Park trail that I had tried to run 2 years ago with GRC.  Our training plan was to run 7 minutes and walk 3 minutes - 3 times.  We finished one loop around Country Park which is about 1.5 miles and still had a couple of minutes to spare.  Again, this time went MUCH better!  I was able to run/walk and stay on pace with my group.  I stayed some where in the middle which was fine with me.

I'm excited this running school is off to a good start and looking forward to running with my group!  Oh yeah, I am officially on the black visor team, woo hoo!!

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