Back to Training

25 Oct

Time this AM as I was heading out the door

To say that I didn’t enjoy getting to sleep in while I was letting my tendonitis do some healing would be a lie. I LOVED it. But I did miss running with my group. I missed the quiet time in the mornings. And I missed beating the world to getting up and at ’em.

Rather than jumping right back into track workouts, tempo intervals, and hill combos, I’ve decided to join my group’s lovely morning runs through downtown Winter Park for the next couple of weeks. This morning we met bright and early for a 4.35 mile run. Most of my group is tapering for this weekend’s Marine Corps Marathon and next weekend’s New York City Marathon, and since I’m coming back from some time off I welcomed our leisurely pace. My foot didn’t hurt and I felt great. Plus, we ran by a cemetery which I felt was very appropriate with Halloween just around the corner.

Afterwards we had some coffee and laughs before heading off to start our days. As one of the ladies was swearing off swearing and the rest of us were begging her to reconsider this foolish move, I couldn’t help but think how much I enjoy the ladies I run with. They really make training for a marathon a fun experience.

Do you run alone, with a partner or in a group? Why?

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2 Responses to “Back to Training”

  1. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog October 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I run alone most of the time though sometimes run w/ friends if they have a similar pace. Sounds like your running group is fun, maybe after the marathon I’ll try to find one too.

    • Hemarie October 26, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      I trained for my last half by myself and it really takes an extra discipline to get yourself out there running. I’m so proud of you… you just trained for the New York Marathon on your own. If we were girl scouts that would earn you the badass patch.

      When you get back, you’re more than welcome to test running with our group. We are a 5:00 pace group and the laughter is usually plentiful.

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