Only three running classes left? This is very sad news. Each week is better than the last.
The workout was simple: 5 miles at a moderately brisk pace (between a 9:15 and 9:30 mile), probably something around marathon race pace for most of the group.
The cool part? Since this week marks 18 weeks from the NYC marathon, we ran the finish. The park was incredibly crowded and a ton of weaving was involved, but we ran the finish.
For those just beginning their training, this workout was probably exactly what they needed. Motivating, excitement-building, and (most importantly) memory-making. Come November, when they’re just a few miles from the finish line, they’ll think back to the summer, and over the months that have passed, and they’ll be amazed at how far they’ve come.
Memory-making runs are sometimes the most important ones in your training. When you get to that hill, you’ll know you can do it because you’ve done it before. It’s all mental.
I’m excited to see what Coach has in store for us next week. Until then, I’m planning some social cross training in the form of a bike ride with Steff, followed by an early morning run on Friday with the lady runners in my building. Til then!