I had an 8k “tempo” run on my schedule, so my coach suggested I join her Thursday night run club at lululemon. Run there, run with them run home = about 8k.
You know what happens when you run with other people?
You run really fast.
This was by far my fastest, most aggressive run I’ve done this cycle. But, unlike the speedwork I did the day before, it felt good.
The group was small — four of us, including me and my coach — which I was told was fairly normal for the winter. In the summer they can get up to 15.
It felt good to challenge myself. I didn’t talk too much, but being aware of others makes your runs a lot different.
I need to do this again. It’ll make me a better runner a lot quicker.
The run: 7.8k in 43:57