Saturday, January 24, 2009

2009 Season Running Group Kick-off

Today was the first group run of the new year for our running group. I think eight of us showed up. The options were 30mins, 40mins, or 50mins easy. I opted for 40mins easy.

I started off with some others, but fell back after about half a mile because they were going too fast for my easy pace. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to show up to run with a group since most of the time I end up running by myself, but it definately helps to get me out the door and I enjoy chit-chatting before and after running so it's all good.

My stats for today:
* distance: 3.68miles
* avg pace: 11:19min/mi
* elevation change: +280/-275 ft

Knee is still doing well. That's good news. I'm also feeling some pain relief in my low back/right hip that I attribute to the chrioprator. Good stuff.

All in all, a successful run in my book.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

21 comments:

  1. Nice job on the run, but too bad no one else in the group has a similar pace as you.

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  2. Solo group runs are a bit of a downer - but yay you for getting out there. Nice numbers!

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  3. Good for you for getting up and out! If 11 minute paces are slow, well I must be standing still!! :)

    Good job :)

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  4. great job getting out there... too bad you were on your own for most of it, but you're awesome... keep it up! :)

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  5. you are getting out there...the knee is doing good...things are looking up

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  6. great job on the run! the hardest part can be getting out there, which is why I love group running.

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  7. Good job getting out there. Glad to hear the knee is holding up!

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  8. Good news about the knee. I went to 1 group run back when I lived in Windsor... lost sight of the people after 2 mins... never went bcak LOL I find it more depressing than motivating for me.

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  9. I am trying to figure out if I could function on a group run. I've never done it before and am afraid that they'd all be "runners" and I'd be the lone "jogger."

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  10. Simply fabulous girlie!!! Your doing great job out there!!!

    I am predicting i will be back running in 1 month!!!

    YEP!!!

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  11. That's a great run. Kudos to you for sticking to your pace and still enjoying the group aspect. So glad to hear you are feeling better in the back/hip too.

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  12. Well done for sticking to your slow pace plan and not be tempted into working harder than what you were meant to.

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  13. hey, whatever gets you out there! maybe someone will join that's your pace??

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  14. I love group running too. It's definitely a good motivator. Although, there is something nice about solo runs. You are getting the best of both worlds :)

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  15. Sounds like your running is coming along again nicely. I always say that about meeting with a group and then bringing up the rear too, but it sounds like you have a good attitude about it.

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  16. Indeed, I think the best part of running with a group is simply the motivation to get out there and do it. I rarely end up running with people the whole way too. Good job!

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  17. Nice job!! Good luck with that knee!! (I'm always watching mine too.... stupid injuries...)

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  18. Good for you, sticking with the group! ;D ;D You watch, I bet you'll be kicking their butts before too long ;-)

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  19. Nice run and I'm glad knee is doing well! I actually enjoy running with but not really WITH people like that-- it's usually what ends up happening when I run with my husband or mom. The companionship is still there!

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