This morning we were back to our 7am start, but that seemed to come even earlier to my body than last weeks 6:30am start. I heard the alarm, but I pretended I didn't for way too long. I had a headache and sleep was just a better option. As a result, yep you guessed it, I was late!
Now since we gather, chat, and then run, I figured I would get there right as they were making their way to the path to start running/walking, but sadly, I was later than that. I could see them in the distance at the start point, but they started the run before I caught up. So I decided to start my timer and catch up.
Our group is a mixed group of running and walking levels, so I had hope that I would at least catch up to the walkers (I could never catch up to the runners, even when we start together). But I didn't want to burn out in the 1st half of the run because I was determined to do better time in the 2nd half of the run (negative split is still the goal); but remember I am a slow runner so it was an effort to catch up to the walkers. I finally did it, I caught up, at about 10 minutes into my slog...
|...even with stopping and snapping this awesome sunrise!|
So now I was with the group, and just had to at least keep pace with the walkers. The rest of the run went well. I did notice a few new faces on the path wearing TNT training shirts, turned out the 1/2 marathon team was doing their training run this morning as well.
Hmmm, may just have to think about that as my next goal.