Today was the first run for Felice's new runners running group. Since I love running so much I offered to help if she needed it. Low and behold, Amanda also had the same idea. The pink ladies from the marathon relay were back together!
I showed up early and ran two miles before meeting up with the others. Once everyone arrived, we did introductions, answered some questions and split into two groups. Felice decided to split us into a run-run group and a run-walk group. Felice went with the run-walk group. Amanda and I went with Melissa (who practically has a newborn and is getting back to running) and Darlene for the run-run group. It was lots of fun to run with Melissa, Darlene and Amanda! I need to remember to run with people a lot more often because time flies by.
Here are the splits:
Miles 1 & 2 by myself: 9:16 & 9:01
Miles 3, 4, 4.5 with others, aiming for ~10 min mile: 10:13, 10:24, 5:24 (=10:26)
The run-run group finished just a few minutes before the run-walk group. We did a little informal stretching and asked a random person to take our picture.
When we finished some of the group went to Starbucks! It was fun to get to know the new runners a little more. I was reminded once again that it is a small world because there is a chance I may see four of them this week at the kids consignment sale I'm participating in.
Today's run brings my March mileage to 53.7 miles! I'm on my way to another 100 mile month.