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First Official Galloway Group Run

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I was in plenty of time, before 6am. The pacegroup leaders were having a meeting when I arrived, so I got in a little walking warm up. My pace group co-leader, Mary, came to meet me 10 minutes later and to introduce me to Patty. Mary explained that she was running a 5K race today and so were several others in our group, so I was to run with Patty. Patty's group is training for a full marathon, but today they were to run-walk-run 3.6 miles with walk 1 minute, run 1 minute, which is pace I was scheduled to train today for 3.1 mile. I certainly don't mind the extra half mile.

Patty said that my group (Mary and Aster's) will often run together except on the weeks they have longer runs. I mostly ran with Jill, Jennifer, Patty, and Brendan, four very nice people. We sipped coffee under umbrellas outside Starbucks for almost an hour afterward even though it was trying to drizzle. I enjoyed the conversation, much of which was about running and fitness. Although I definitely have the cardio to run faster and farther, my hamstrings are tight and I think this approach of building up slower will benefit me in the long run.
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  • MONTY68
    Hi Marsha
    Sounds like you got in a great group. I know that you will be committed to the training and will be successful

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    1552 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    Now that's my type of morning! Sounds like you had a blast. I hope you continue to enjoy your training and making new friends.
    1553 days ago
  • TRILLIUM22
    Group runs sound like such fun. Wish there was a Galloway group near me.
    1553 days ago
  • SEABREEZE65
    How fun! Being active is the key - rather it is as fast as you can run - or an easier run!
    1553 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Good for you taking it slowly -cardio fitness occurs far more rapidly then muscular fitness unfortunately -its good to listen to your body! Its absolutley WONDERFUL that you have the opportunity to shmooze and learn from like minded people! Enjoy your fellow runners and this group!
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    1554 days ago
  • MEXGAL1
    Great job....woo hoo!
    1554 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    slow and steady does it Marsha, good game plan.
    Hope you have many hours of enjoyment with the group.
    I know you'll do well! emoticon emoticon
    1554 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    slow and steady does it Marsha, good game plan.
    Hope you have many hours of enjoyment with the group.
    I know you'll do well! emoticon emoticon
    1554 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I really wish I could try that type of group run. I know I can't do it with my church group. I can do it alone but I think I would really get some good feedback from a group with the same mind set! I think it's wonderful that you have the opportunity to do this. I know you will do well!
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    1554 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Sounds like a solid program. You are going to be so ready! emoticon
    1554 days ago
  • JOYINKY
    Sounds like a wonderful morning. I think it wise to build up slowly too. Be well.
    1554 days ago
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