Sunday, August 21, 2011

I could get used to this.

Yesterday I met up with a bunch of friends for an 11 mile run and it was one of those runs that made me wonder why I haven't always been spending my Saturday mornings running with friends. I just love it.

Now, I've always been a solo runner and I enjoy running alone very much. But these long runs that I've been doing with friends have been something else altogether. Something great.

I ran the first 4 miles with Karyn and we chatted away about all sorts of things. We ran those in just under 36 minutes but it felt like 6; the time passed so quickly. At 4 miles, we reached Karyn's car and she headed home. I looped back to meet up with Janis, Bridget, Amanda and Tami. I fell in with the group and we started chatting and soon enough Amanda and I were running along together, talking and talking. At the turn-around point Amanda and I fell in with Tami and Janis and then we picked up Bridget who turned around a little bit before we did. She was having a tough time and Amanda ended up running the rest of the way with her, which was nice.

I ran the last 4 or so miles with Tami. She and I went to the same high school (she's a few years younger than I am) but we're just getting to know each other now, through our running. Needless to say, those last 4 miles sped by -- just like the rest of the run did!

All told, 11.72 miles in 1:50:49 -- 9:25 pace.

The pace of the run is inconsequential. What mattered was the company and the company rocked. I could get used to this! I love these long runs with friends. Love them.

Now all we need is to find a route with a little less traffic. Too many trucks out there yesterday. Yikes!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone!

~ Felice

8 comments:

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

NOthing better than logging a long run with company!!! LOVE IT!

Suzy said...

It sounds like a great time! I wish I was on the same training cycle as you gals so I could join up with you sometime.

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Agreed, I LOVE doing long runs with people. Makes the miles FLY by!

Molly said...

I'm missing my friends who I trained with last summer, I'm the only one training for a marathon this summer, so I've been lonely.

Marlene said...

I thrive on having company for my long runs!

Janine said...

I can totally relate to being a solo runner. I am still trying to find a group to run with in my area.....although....this makes me want to move! :)

The Happy Runner said...

You should move by US!!!!!

Manderz said...

Good times! I look forward to my saturday morning runs. Knowing someone is waiting for me gets me out of bed. I'm on a quest to find another route!

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