Several of my "readers" hah that is weird. V. cool that there are so many of us out there who get geeked about reading about others workouts. pretty cool. Anyways back to the point. Some of my readers have made comments about my posse :) that I seem to take everywhere I go.
Honestly all of the credit for this has to go to Team in Training. If you are looking for a way to add some additional meaning to your next marathon, triathlon, or century ride you should seriously consider doing an event with TNT. I have made some of the best friends ever through this group. And guess what? They aren't slow! And they aren't back of the packers which is what a lot of people believe to be true of TNT. Quite the contrary some of my fastest friends are active participants with TNT. People that join this group are WONDERFUL people. I don't think I have met a bad seed yet, although some could argue that I am rather strange...but what do they know ;)
Anyways my point being I didn't just get this crew of friends by sitting on my duff :) My other group of friends that I train and race with are from my local running club. They are amazing! I also would not have connected with them though if my TNT coach hadn't been a member.
So if you are like me and you like training with a group I highly recommend TNT or go to the next group workout of your local club. What could it hurt right?
Last night we had a few newbies at the group run so I got to take it easy. Plus the trail wasn't exactly "clean" of snow. We did 3 loops with a few out and back to bathrooms, parking lot for camera etc. So I figure around 6.25 miles. The second loop we did an Indian run. It was really quite fun and made the loop go by much faster. For those unfamiliar with the concept we ran in a line and the person in the back has to speed to the front. The line runs at the same pace while the person in the back runs fast to get to the front. So a good "fartlek" workout if you have a group.
I got to run the last lap with my mentee SS. He did a great job. I can't wait to see him and BB cross the finish line in Cleveland in May!!!