|first sunrise I’ve seen since my wedding lol|
I will admit I was a bit nervous b/c I was doing this through The Running Room so a lot of the people seemed kinda snobby /w all their gear and such. Some others spoke to me while we were waiting for our pace group leaders and actually when this one lady ask me how fast I was and I said my average pace is about 9mins and everyone’s face froze THAT’s when I realized I’m Canadian and thus, I should really work on knowing what the km pace equivalents are. lol! That would’ve meant it I was running almost 11min kilometeres!!! where I’m actually running 5-6min !
So from now on I’ll be posting my distances and paces in both miles(my preference) and kilometers(canada’s standard). I think I just prefer miles b/c all the training plans I started and books I read when I got into running were all American. I like running miles! lol
|from the post “Ready, Set…“|
Anyway back to my group run….
I couldn’t have asked for a better day, or better people. I chose to run /w the 10k group b/c the people training for the half where basically running a whole half marathon! lol I didn’t want to up my millage too much. The 10k’s were doing an 8k(5mile) run. Perfect!
The weather was beautiful – nice and sunny, cool but not cold outside and the scenery was more than I could ask for. I really enjoyed it.
|kinda fuzzy but I was running after all|
|I was in love /w this run 😀 melted my heart a bit.|
As most of you know I don’t run in the morning but I actually really enjoyed getting up and watching the sunrise. The only issue is that Colin is GONE from work at 5:30am, which means I’d have to get up at 4am to get a run in….seems kinda early for me. What do you think??
I wore my relaxreflect running shrug and found it to be a PERFECT choice for the weather conditions. People in full jackets ended up taking them off as the sun rose and heated things up but I felt great the entire run. I’ll be doing a review for it in the near future.
The pacer for our run was this 64 year old lady and all I can say is I hope I’m as cool, as athletic and as awesome as her when I’m 64! she has run 3 marathons and will run another in a few weeks trying to qualify for Boston! She was spunky, fast and very informative. I didn’t get a pic but she even took me and this other new guy to this MASSIVE hill b/c I told her I didn’t know if I was tackling them properly. She helped me /w my uphill running form and it proved very effective! I am pleased.
We finished the 8k (5miles) in just under and hour @ an 11:26 pace (miles) or 7:15 pace (km) I thought it was awesome. The other new guy and I led the group for the entire run. Most of the group did 10×1’s so the odd time I took a short walk break (which I NEVER do) so it was weird for me to not be trying to beat the clock. It was a slow, easy longer run and I am SO happy I got to share it /w other people.
The Sunday runs are free at the running room so I’m definitely going to make this a habit!
1. do you run /w a group? if so, where did you find them? (organization, networking at races, blogging, community)
2. how was your Sunday?
– mine was awesome, began /w a run, then halloween shopping then to our friends house for kid hangouts and dinner (more posts to follow)