Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Thought I'd register for a Women's Only running course with a running store. I wanted to learn how to better my running by starting at the beginning, learning pacing, techniques and run with a group, hence also finding running partners.
Showed up for my class last night and it turns out I was the only registrant. They asked me if I would mind moving to the Learn to Run class on Wednesdays instead. The instructor thought that since I was already running 5k races, that I was too advanced for the course I had registered for. After my flub back in March at starting too much distance with too much speed and injuring myself, I said I wanted to start over.
The goal race for the Women's Only & Learn to Run courses is the same race on Dec. 31. I already registered for that race. Like I said I want to better prepare myself this time. It will also help me as I registered for a race with my run club for January 2014.
The instructor for the course went out for a run with me anyway. She was right. I was more advanced (I never thought I would be thought of as advanced!), I didn't need to walk 1 min, run 1 min. I can do more. She thought that I may end up leading a faster pace group on Wednesday nights.
WHAT? ME? LEADING A RUNNING PRACTICE GROUP???? The instructor even threw out the idea that there's the possibility of being a guest speaker or even leading a course some day.
WHAT? ME?? LEAD A RUNNING COURSE??? Holy molely!
Cue panic attack!
The instructor said she'd only started doing walking last year and had even completed a couple of walking half-marathons before starting to run. It's not impossible she said.