Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday & Thursday

I ran about 5.5 miles Monday, I don't know my speed.

Today I got up insanely early (I'm sure I'll pay for it later); 3:39 am to be precise. I was planning to run with the group, and since I'd have had to get up at 4:00 to feed the baby, I decided just to go ahead and get up. So, I got up, started some home made bread, did a load of laundry, fed the baby, got myself ready, and met the running group at 5:00. I had been trying to decide whether to try to run with the fast group, or to meet the medium group, like I've been doing. Well, I went to the medium groups parking lot, and there was no one there. So, I went to Nautilus (where everyone else meets) and took off with everybody. There were only two fast people there today (both of them men), but I kept up with them. Well, I'm sure I slowed them down at least for the second half. When we were about 1.5 miles out, Greg looked at his Garmen and said that we were averaging 8.15 minute miles (7.36 mph). By the time we finished the six miles, we had averaged 9 minute miles (6.67 mph). I offered to fall back and run with the slower group twice, but Greg and Dan both said they were fine with my pace. Greg had hurt his foot last night, so he wasn't up for running his usual pace anyway. Now, I just need to decide if I should continue to try to run with them. I think as long as they don't mind, I will. It's much more of a motivation to go and run when it's a challenge.


timpani76 said...

Why does everyone run 6 miles? Is that the same as 10K? Keep running with the fast group! Good job ;)

lizS said...

yay for running with the fast people!! that's gotta feel pretty good. you go renae!