Run More Awesome / Training

#26: In a country where only men are encouraged, one must be one's own inspiration.

Today was awesome. Let me preface…

Linden and I generally run between 11:30 and 12:00 3-milers, and we’ve been doing some tempo runs about once a week (heck, we even cranked out an 8:59 one-miler a few weeks ago).

We issued a running challenge to our friends and family this September, and the response has been surprising. We were simply hoping a handful of peeps would join us for a 5K; not only have several committed to the 5K, but two have also committed to running the half marathon with us in November.

And now we have a running group, not just a pair, but a group. We’re running together three days a week plus we have a long run on the weekends with a big training group for the half marathon.

So, today, it was just me and Allison, who is a tad bit faster than me (this is an adjustment because when Linden and I run, I’m a bit faster). We did our easy three miles, talking as we went, and low and behold, we were booking it! We finished in 34:01…a record ‘easy’ 3-miler for me. Woot!

P.S. Thanks, Allison!

“In a country where only men are encouraged, one must be one’s own inspiration.” — Tegla Loroupe

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