Today’s Workout: A.M.- 6 miles @ 7:15 pace P.M.- 5 miles @ 7:45
Did everyone have an awesome weekend? I was able to spend half the weekend at the beach and half with my amazing sister in D.C. Two friends of ours offered to take us out on their boat and now I’m having boat dreams. Not logical, practical, smartical for us at all……but fun!!
That same evening my favorite running store Running Etc. held a meet and greet for their new Ambassador Team. I LOVED meeting new faces and hearing about all the goals, ideas, etc. the team has for the next year. Any chance I get to talk about running to new friends is a plus for me. Here is a pic of the new group. I am third from the right.
Major track fail last night. I am not talking about blowing intervals I’m talking about I showed up to an EMPTY track. My training group showed up at the correct time…..an hour after me. Doh!! There are three running groups in the area (probably more that I am not aware of) and I try to run with all of them on occasion. One group meets at 5:30 another 6:30. Obvs I was mixed up.
On the plus side I ended up making conversation with a 59 year old man who is attempting to break the American record for the 800 meters (in his age group). He has to run a 2:08 next year. He has run over 30 marathons and STILL has 800 speed. I was thrilled to hear that. I blame my lack of speed on marathon training and while their is some truth to that maybe there is also some truth to that being a cop out. I’ll be keeping tabs on my new friend and hoping he can give that 800 meter record a go.
I ended up running 5 lonely miles until everyone else showed then completed 3 miles worth of track work with them, 6- 400′s and 4- 200′s totaling 13 for the day. The group did more track work than I did but I ran out of time.
Happy Training Everyone!!
Any major fails lately?
Does the “Do Not Talk To Strangers!” rule fly out the window at the track for you too?