I do love my club runs, and running group 0 is an absolute pleasure! Watching people just push themselves, seeing them realise that they are achieving their goals! And today was a particularly great moment.
In group 0 today there was only Jenny, so I decided to do the route I had planned last week. It's a nice flatish route and a great route for just practising your speed on. We haven't done that yet with the latest members of group 0, so it's a nice change. It's always good to 'mix things up' a bit.
So after a warm up couple of skips and karaokas and jogging along the path, we went out. Just nice and easy at first and build the speed up slow and steady. Now Jenny has these long legs! Mine are a lot shorter. Even walking I am doing ten to the dozen trying to keep up with her! But we kept it going!
There was no stopping on this run, no slowing down, if we not running then we were power walking! You can imagine what I looked like trying to keep up walking with those long strides Jenny was doing! I was pleased that I picked a nice flat route!
I think Jenny was really working hard, she had a determined look on her face all the way round. Even when we were power walking it was with steely determination, arms swinging! God help anyway in her way!
The last stretch of the road she really went for it, as soon as we came under the bridge on Tudor way we flew up the road. I was running along beside her encouraging her all the way, her long stride seemed to eat up the pavement. I heard her let out a little groan, "Come on, just to the end of this pavement, just where that car is coming out" And she pushed herself just a little bit more to get to the road.
With just a little further to go, we took it nice and steady, slow the heartbeat down slowly! We got to the gate and went in. We walked a little bit and then did our stretches! A fabulous run, and what was even better was that Jenny was still smiling!
Here's the geeky stats.