Without realizing it, I decided to run The Women’s Half, The Middle Half, and Ragnar with only a week between each race…what can I say, I am an overachiever!
I have run 14 half marathons and 2 full marathons so far and did all of the training on my own (not something I recommend) but since I have such an ambitious race calendar coming up I decided to do coached training this time around. Hopefully it will (1) help me become a stronger finisher and (2) allow me to meet people who run close to my pace since everyone I know runs much faster than me.
Today was our first day of training and our first group long run. The plan was 5 miles and we all started as a group but soon we all split up. I ended up running the last 3 miles by myself – without music (something else I am working on). It was hot but I felt pretty strong throughout the entire thing.
Like the speed work, I think the group training is going to be good for me. Had I been by myself I probably would have taken extra walk breaks but I stuck to a 2:1 interval and still finished strong. What can I say? I guess I need accountability.