Last night was the first night with the new running group out in my area. I was nervous as always, but not as bad as I've been in the past. I'm getting more use to going and meeting new people and new experiences. This one I did all by myself.
I timed the drive to the track. Seriously 5 min was all it took! LOVE that. Compared to the hour drive to the other track work out place. And there is plenty of parking.
As this is a new club that is just starting up I wasn't sure how many people would be there. You know it has to be just enough. I don't want to be the only one there. Also what kind of people will be showing up? Will I be the only slow one out there? Are they all going to be the supper elite group and skinny non breasted running women? (yes I wonder about all this stuff).
The size up. I think there was about 12 of us there. I say that was a nice small number but not 'too small' of a group. Small enough that you can get to know people and big enough that you can find some one to run your speed with you, you hope. I say it was about half and half, women and men. And the majority were in the 'over weight bmi' category. Myself included. (Not that they are fat, or out of shape but skinny been polls they are not!)
And yes some of the women where well endowed also. (this is important as at the last place I was the only one with them, and no one could understand my pain)
So they have two work out options. One is a speed work out. You run around the track for a mile as fast as you can, and then do some cross training stuff, like lunges, squats, stairs ect. Then you run another mile and repeat. For a total of 3 miles at the end of the work out. The other group was working on 1/2 Marathon build up. I wasn't sure what they where doing but I joined them. There was only 4 of us doing that. So we took off running. I kept up pretty good. I'd get tired at a point but then I'd pick it back up again. At one point the leader and his friend kind of took off. (this was OK with me and the other girl). She and I ran together for the next lap and a half. We ran at about the same pace. I think I was a bit faster than her and pushed her a bit. Then we walked out two laps. (as per the training). I definitely walk faster than she does. Are you surprised with that? Then I made a comment that I had done a 2.5 mile hike up to the top of MF that morning. That did impress a them much.
(Side not about the hike.) BEST TIME EVER! To the top and back in 45 and that was going a little further at the top also. And I didn't get over winded, actually could of 'pushed' myself harder and faster but didn't.
Back to track...
After that I guess we were done. Go figure. I was still wanting more of a work out. Not really knowing how far or how short of a run around we were going to do I could of pushed harder also. Those doing the speed work out did it for a longer time. I'm thinking next week I'm going to try the speed work out drills.
I am very happy with the work out group the people are very nice, and the leaders are good at making sure that they are running with you. At least on your first day.
There is a group run on Thursday night that I'm thinking about going to go to. It's about a 3-4 mile run. It's on a flat path. Oh a novelty for me.
Weight loss wise I'm stuck. I'm at a plato or something. I loose about 5# then I gain it back. UGH! Oh well I'm getting in shape and I'm having fun. I know the one thing I need to do is weight work out more. I am still working on adjusting my nutrition. I'm not upset but some what frustrated by this. Yet I'm not beating myself up by it.
Now I must go spin.