Marathon Man - It's official, I'm a runner.
The week started with a 5K run in Granite Bay. I finished and I didn't come in last! My goal for the run was to see how it all worked. As I've mentioned before, it's easy for me to lose my pace when I'm running with other people. I thought this would be a good test of that process. Also, I wanted to get a sense of the overhead of a group run. Checkin, etc. It was all easy. I started towards the back of the pack (and stayed there. :-) )
I ran a 5K, rather than a 10K because it fit my training schedule for that day. I'm glad I did it and I'll get some other organized runs in between now and October. By then it'll be second nature.
This was supposed to be a light week, but I just finished my longest run so far - 80 minutes or about 5 miles as the crow walks - this morning. It went well. I do fine as long as I keep to my snail's pace.
On Wednesday I had my first 'couldn't do it.' I was supposed to be out an hour, but only made 45 minutes. Not sure why. I'm happy to let it go and see if it becomes a pattern before I worry about.
As always, thanks for your support. On the fund raising side of things (this is, after all, a fund raiser) I'm doing ok. Only a couple of hundred dollars to go.
If you're just joining us, this is all about me running the CowTown Marathon this October as a fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Details can be found here. You can make donations here.