Okay, I have been negligent about writing my daily RunLog posts for the past couple of days, while I focused on putting my spring marathon training plan together and reflecting on the reasons I needed to make some very drastic changes to how I train.
Putting those thoughts into something that made sense (at least a little) took more time than I thought it would.
The other part is that my marathon mileage base building started last Monday, but I will get into all this stuff in my weekly round-up, which I will go over a LOT of changes, including when I will be doing my weekly wrap-ups.
I am very excited by all the changes and believe that they will get me to the marathon finish line this spring with a BQ time for me!!!
So what have I been doing, running-wise?
On Wednesday, I met Patrick and TJay over at the Alfond Youth Center for our first Central Maine Striders Weekly Wednesday Noon-Time Group run.
Yes we are doing weekly Wednesday group runs outside during the winter in Maine!!! It should be a hoot and motivation to get my ass outside every Wednesday.
We gabbed and ran and ran and gabbed. This something I very seldom get to do. Typically I run 95%f my runs alone and I jumped at the chance to be able to run with someone else. The best thing was that we just ran easy and enjoyed one another’s company.
At the end of the run, I wanted to go a little longer (notice not faster) to meet my training plan for the day, so I kept going, after Patrick and TJay turned back into AYC. I missed the after run banter that typically goes on and I will stop with everyone else and then after yakking for a few minutes, go ahead and finish out my run.
Even though it was cold and windy, I definitely over-dressed. This is something that I will be working on over the course of the next few weeks – dialing in how I dress during my cold-weather runs.
Why don’t you join us for the next Wednesday Noon-time run at the Alfond Youth Center. It is good company, various paces and if it grows to more than 2-3 people a good chance to socialize with other runners and do some training outside in the crazy Maine weather.