the weather could not have been better for the 1st night out, sunny and 10 degrees celsius and boy did we ever have a great turn out. I would estimate 70 people of all levels of running. I started out in group two, 2nd to slowest pace, with 12 other runners and managed 2.5K then realized that I was tiring too quickly. lucky for me group 1 was right behind us and I let the leader know I was dropping back<–extremely important that they know you’re dropping out as they do a head count at least once during the run and do not want to be worried/looking for you!!!
group one was a group of 3 men and at first I was a bit intimidated/shy…that quickly went away as these fellas were very nice! we spent a lot of time recapping our various runs/races and memories of those. two of the guys had done half’s and the other just started running this past January. I must say I really enjoyed the run and the pace was perfect for me. we talked injuries<–all runners do that right? and ego’s and how that quickly gets thrown out as you realize your limitations!!
i am very pleased with my time and comfort level. I had a great social after a trying day and released all the stress that was making my body feel like it was seizing up. a run, or any workout for that matter is a remarkable stress reliever!!!
i so look forward to next Thursday’s run and if you’re local? well, get your runners on and meet us at Nymph Falls no later than 5:45!
do you trail run too?