Today is the official start of my Shamrock marathon training. Technically, training started on Saturday. We all gathered for an info session and “fun run.” And, what’s so great is that it was actually REALLY fun! For two miles, Mar and I ran together and caught up. It was so fun chatting about blogging, our lives, etc. I loved it! Which was kinda surprising to me because I ALWAYS run with headphones. Even if I’m running with others, I’ll run with one earbud in, one out. However, we’re not allowed to use headhpones while training with PR Running (which I totally get) and I have to say, it wasn’t that bad. Mostly because of the fun conversation. At mile two Mar, headed back in and I went on to make it an even five miles. A few minutes after I said bye to Mar, I caught up with a gentleman named Michael. Michael and I turned about to be pretty evenly paced and ran the rest of the run together. Michael and I chatted about running, our backgrounds and what we did for a living. The miles literally flew by and I was so pleased that running five miles felt so FUN and easy! I think I will like chatting with others while running 🙂
The plan has me running anywhere from 4-5 days a week, including a track workout (which I won’t be able to make every week, but will strive to make a couple times a month), a long and easy run, and two other runs. It is totally doable and I’m so stinking excited about this! I’m going to try and run Tuesdays, Thursdays (possible 2 a days with an easy run AM and a track workout PM) Saturdays and maybe Mondays (depending on if I’ve run 2x on the preceding Thursday). I will share what I do here on the blog but probably won’t do a marathon training recap every week because that might get boring. But I will share the ups and the downs. Here we go, folks!
Have you ever trained with a group before? How’d it go?