All in…

Lots of running updates!   I was chugging along and then had a routine doctor appointment with a new PCP.   We were chatting and turns out she’s a runner and recommended her running group.  I’ve never joined a running group, but she planted a seed.   I’ve pretty much lost most my running buddies to moves or they no longer do marathons.   I decided to at least look into it and contacted the coach.   And just for good measure, I contacted another very popular group in town.  The popular group never responded to me.  The coach of Team Aussie ( the group I’d heard about), responded right away and was very inviting, plus I liked the fact it was smaller and more personable.   So I did it.  I paid the monthly dues (which were  very reasonable) and met them today for the first run of fall marathon training.  I also decided if I’m going to do this, I need to go all in, and follow their plan and not do my own thing on the side.  So I dropped my miles to match theirs and did a 9 mile hilly run today, instead of 15 flat miles I’d do on my own.  I was pushed and ran much faster than I would have on my own and really liked the vibe of the group.  Afterwards there were smoothies.  So I am in!   I’m really excited and think this will be good for me.  Plus it’s very close to my house and it’s a full week of workouts.  I cannot make the weekday times ( stupid downtown job!), so I’ll have to do that part on my own,  but as the marathon runs ramp up I will have a group to run with!

Which brings me to a fall marathon.  Since this is an experiment and I want to follow the group and it was too late to register for Chicago which a couple of them are doing….I registered for the Frankenthon (very small local race) again.  It’s low cost, guilt free, and hopefully gives me a good shot at a Boston qualifier.  

So I’m pretty psyched.  This is a whole new way of running for me and the first time I have ever trained for a marathon and not written my own plan.  

That’s the  biggest news in my running world.   My only exciting picture this week is a homemade lasagna I made.  Even the sauce is from scratch and there’s a ricotta filling with two cups of basil leaves blended into in there.  Gotta love runner food…


One Reply to “All in…”

  1. Your new running group sounds awesome. Great idea to join.
    I can almost smell the lasagna, looks delicious!

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