Marathon training: 14 miles (10:55 pace, includes lots of walking breaks)
This morning I ran with yet another running group. I feel like the running group floozy. Everyone is getting some of this!
Victoria over at the Running Peanut found my blog and asked if I wanted to try out her pace group. I’m glad I did! I really liked everyone. The group has about 15 people, everyone was super friendly, and most importantly kept a good pace. One of the girls even brought multi-colored blinky rings for everyone so cars would see us in the dark and know that we were pimpy.
After about 9 miles, my stomach wasn’t feeling so good. Turns out a few of the other girls have the same GI problems, so we slowed a bit and took a few more walking breaks than the rest of the group. I didn’t eat anything during this run which sapped my energy, but it was either that or take a dump in someone’s yard.
I think I’ll run with this group again. I really liked the Sunday group last week, but running Saturday morning allows me to spend more weekend time with the hubs. And by “hubs,” I mean beer. And by “spend time with,” I mean drink.
Oh yes you will.
By the way, runs between 12 – 14 miles are considered short runs in all the running groups. I disagree with this. And I have proof.
No one looks that haggard after a “short” run.
Another reason I know that 12 – 14 miles are really long runs is because I still look cute after short runs. This picture was taken of me shortly after one of my real short runs:
The ice cools me down.
Now, head on over to Andrea’s blog Run, Eat, Date, Sleep and check out my VERY FIRST guest post! You can hear all about one of my bad dates when I was a single lady. 🙂 I’ll be reading the comments over at Andrea’s blog, so leave a comment and let me know about one of your bad dates.