Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday catch-up

After Tuesday's intervals, I headed to rub run club on Wednesday for an 11K run with the group, and added on a few extra before for a total of 14K (~8.5mi). This summer I'm hoping to incorporate medium-long runs of 10-11 miles on Wednesdays, so I will be slowly building up - after Seattle, of course!

Yesterday was our first night the the summer session marathon clinic. We have a nice big group of 40+ with many returning members and some new ones. We did the introductions and have quite a group with several having run 15+ marathons, a handful of sub-3:30 marathoners and even a few ultra-runners (our co-instructor is training for a 100-miler this year!). Hopefully the newbies don't feel intimidated - it's a blessing to be surrounded by such talented and experienced runners. It's going to be a great summer.

We headed out for an 8K (5mi) steady run and the group quickly dispersed as we settled into our own comfortable paces. There will definitely be 3-4 pace groups again this season and I'm personally looking forward to 'graduating' officially to a faster group.

This morning I managed to wake up with the sun and headed out for a quick (progressive) 5K before work. It's so peaceful out at that hour and it was the perfect way to start my day. I arrived to a very hectic office, but somehow everything is easier to deal with after a run.

Tonight is girls' night/slumber party with 4 friends (including my 3 cheetah-cheerleaders) and tomorrow we take on the Toronto City Chase!

Have a great weekend!

28 comments:

misszippy said...

Sounds like a great group. It's so nice when you have lots of people to share the workouts with. And the medium run distance sounds like a smart move. Have a great weekend.

ShutUpandRun said...

The club sounds great - nice that you have this. Also, have fun with the ladies tonight. I love a girls' slumber party. You should pierce each other's ears like in Grease.

Lily on the Road said...

That is a huge group!! I'm sure the newbies won't be intimidated, you are all so welcoming!!!

Have fun with your sleep over, no giggling and you have to turn the lights off at 11pm....YA RIGHT.....

Meg said...

Have fun tonight, that sounds like it's going to be WILD..tee hee. I think it's cool that you're thinking about the newbies in your group!

Emz said...

AGAIN, so jealous of your run club. :) So fun!

Happy Friday!

Kim said...

Can I just say, "This morning I managed to wake up with the sun and headed out for a quick (progressive) 5K before work." Ohhhhhh that line made me so jealous!! Why can't I do that????

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

have fun at the slumber party. now is this for you or your lil' ones??;-)

Jill said...

I wish I had a running group. How fun. Can't wait until Seattle. Going to be great!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Oooooh! Enjoy the City Chase, wonder what kind of crazy things you'll have to do this time! Sounds like it'll be another strong summer of training! Awesome!

Jamie said...

Sounds like a good group of runners. Have fun this weekend!

Denise said...

it was so beautiful and peaceful out there this morning. and i agree, it's easier to deal with work (and life) after a nice run.

MCM Mama said...

What an awesome group! You get to have so much fun training!

Amy said...

Oh, have fun at the City Chase! I've heard from friends who have done it that it is a great event! We have a small town version here, but it's during my vacation this year :(

Laura said...

Woop woop for new clinics! Have a great time at the City chase...hope it doesn't rain too much on you guys.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Wow I LOVE LOVE that you have instructors with experience and others in the group as well. That was my BEEF with my training group was the lack of knowledge...oh well.

Good luck this weekend sounds fun!

Mark said...

Sounds like a great group! Graduating must be encouaging!!

runnernic.com said...

Yay running group!!! So exciting to be with others while you run!!!

destination262 said...

Good for you on your morning run! I always think the day goes smoother when I have gotten some cardio in before work. And yay for your new running group!

Tricia said...

sounds like a great group

hope you have a wonderful weekend!

joyRuN said...

Have I mentioned how much I ENVY your running group? What awesome support!

Char said...

Running in the morning is the best way to start the day isn't it?! It puts everything in perspective and makes you feel so good about yourself.

ajh said...

Have fun with Girls Night and good luck in the race!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

I just found your blog....we aren't too far away from each other. Have fun tonighta nd good luck on the Toronto Chase....I have heard its alot of fun!

Boris Terzic said...

The run club sounds like a great group!

俊偉 said...

Keep in contact. Good Luck..................................................

kanishk said...

What awesome support!
Adsense Alternative

J said...

Hope the Toronto City Chase was fun!! Seems like it was a nice day (at least here). Your running group sounds so fun!

Anne said...

Sounds like a great group! Starting your day with a run...perfect :) Hope you had a fun girls' night out.