|The host of the running group|
Anyway, after chatting for a while the group left for a 3.5 mile run down Ridge Road. Most of the group was planning to run at around a 9 minute mile pace with some people doing intervals. I joined the group that was not. The pace was slower than what I have been running of late, but was exactly what I needed because I have a bad habit of getting amped up at the start of races and running too fast, which would be a bad idea this weekend at my first 10k. So, I enjoyed the slower pace chatting with the other runners in the group and enjoying the run. However, my legs felt too good and really want to open things up some, so at the turn I followed suite when one of the other runners pulled away and I opened it up also. My legs felt great and the night air was nice and cool. I ran really strong on my way back the the store. When I returned to Fleet Feet we all got back together and chatted about: running shoes, places to run, Garmins, Races, Running gear, etc. Basicly all the stuff that Hiro and other friends humor me about when I try to talk about with them.
I know that both Jeri and Irene have made comments that they should look for running groups in their areas, and I can't recommend it strongly enough! It is just so nice to be around people who get it and are just as geeked out on running as you.