Saturday, June 28, 2008

Running Group

My first run with my running group. We are split into 4 groups, the 4:45 and slower marathoners, the 4:00 - 4:45, the 3:20 - 4:00, then the sub 3:20 group. My group is called the Kenyans...I always wanted to be a Kenyan!! What a good day for a run too. I actually was able to be up and moving for the 7 am start time without even wanting to lay around much more. Made it to my running store, then off for a nice little loop around the lakes. I even wore my I love the lakes running shirt. My group, at least this week, consisted of men. Yep, me and about 6 other boys...some cut the run short, 7.5-10.5 were the options. I did the full 10.5 and we averaged an 8:49 pace, which is right about where I want to be anyway. I had 19 miles on my original schedule for this week, but opted to just run with the group and finish with them. I met probably 10 people that I talked quite a bit with and I know I'll get to know more as training goes on. Maybe I'll make more of the morning runs than I thought. Anyway, after, we had shopping day. 30% off everything at the running store, for the most part. Yay!! I got my marathon shoes (well, I might use the ones I've had a little longer but only wore a couple of times because I like the color better but we'll see), some electrolyte caplets because I don't know if I even know where mine are right now and they do work (at least I believe they do) a new pair of socks that I like but don't like spending full price of $9 for and some body glide cause you can never have too much of that.

I think I've recovered from my illness yesterday, so hopefully am at it for tonight as it's a friends birthday and we are celebrating out watching live music with the girls. It should be fun. Not sure I'll drink, but might force myself since I don't want the birthday girl to have to drink alone...we'll see what happens though. As of right now I don't even feel like it.

11 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the run! You are sure speedy!....Kenyan.

Molly said...

Hope you had fun last night!
I am really scared of running with a group...I know it would push me but I hate to think that I would hold anyone up! Sounds like you had a blast...and 6 boys...will there be notations of a running group hottie soon?
Thanks for your nice comment! This is something that I really need to do for myself...I think my running will get better too!
Take

Jean said...

The Kenyans...I love it!

Keep up the good running. Sounds like you are definitely making the most of the summer weather! :)

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Your running group was all men?!  You'd never see that in Chicago, where most of the runners are women.

Firefly's Running said...

SWEEEET! It's so nice to run with the Kenyans (and men too!)

JustRun said...

Fun!
I need a running group!

Amanda said...

Very interested to see how you do with a running group since you've been pretty much running on your own like I have.

I had problems with everyone taking so many breaks..so now I'm trying to find a new group for once I can run again.

Nat said...

Great job on the run. Did you join TNT?

twenty something? said...

I've been running with a group too. It is really helpful for an amateur like me. I can't imagine running with all the shirtless fellas though.

Annette said...

In the speedy group, huh? Nice! And running with the boys. . . . sounds promising! ;)

Runner Leana said...

A shopping spree after a run...sounds like my kind of event! Good job on being part of the speedy group with all men! That might help to keep me motivated to run faster...