We were going about 8:30 pace and my legs felt AMAZING. Paul, owner of Fleet Feet, was leading and would take us off the trail and to a training hill. I was supposed to run 10 miles, but 11 would put me at an even 30 for the week. Just past the Buffalo and Osprey field and headed to the first water stop I heard what I thought was Sam the Bald Eagle. Looked back to find my sweet little Zoe trying to catch my Amazon strides. I slowed and Matt took off with BQ Tammy.
Zoe had made the first 3ish miles at RACE PACE, I was SUPER stoked that she caught up. We turned off the path toward the big hill. Repeat after me "Hill training is good!" Zoe was recovering from SPRINTING to catch me, so I went on ahead then stopped at the top. She had linked up with Janna, a Fleet Feet training runner who did a 10K test last week to prove her speed. We ran together the rest of the run. Conversation flowed and our pace was strong. The WEIRDEST thing I saw was someone water skiing on a small pond in their back yard. What the what? Only in Orting!!
We kept hitting elbows, it is tough to run 3 across. We caught up to Kerrie who ran ahead and snapped a picture. Thanks Kerrie! My legs do not look like they are moving, LOL! I have been doing all of my Long runs with my Golite handheld and I know it is going to be my savior come race day.
I cannot believe how easily 11 miles passed, I am LOVING my long runs with buddies. Speaking of buddies..
This is Jessica my friend from high school, roommate in college and all around cool gal. She is training for her first Half and is doing GREAT!
And Speaking of GREAT, Zoe the great rocked out this run. I have no idea how she caught up, seriously Mighty Mouse speed.
Our new buddy Janna was nice enough to snap a photo, rare for Bloggers to have a REAL picture taken.
We all exchanged little gifts green sports bra, purse hangers, etc. I talked WAY longer than I should have because we had a family trip (Sorry Muscle Man)... But is was a GREAT Saturday.
- HAPPY MONDAY!
- How was your weekend?
*Monthly recap and Test Lab Tuesday tomorrow! And stay tuned for a Giveaway this week!!