Sunday, January 24, 2010
Two realizations today. Runners are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, and I run super slow. This morning I met with some of the members of the Chicago Running Meetup Group to run along the lakefront. The group leader set the distance and pace, which everyone agreed would be 5 miles at 10:00. I knew I could do 5 miles, but not at 10:00. My best pace is about 11:30, but I tried to hang in as long as possible. After about half a mile I fell behind the group! Thankfully, one of the other runners stayed back with me. I felt bad slowing him down, but he said he had a sore knee and wanted to take it easy anyway. I hope he wasn't just saying that to make me feel better! We ended up doing about 4.5 miles in all. After we met the group on their loop back, another runner stayed back and finished with us. Very nice group of people, everyone's skill level is definitely more advanced than mine, but I will definitely run with the group again as a way to push my self.