Last night I was able to meet up with some friends at my gym’s run club. Back in the summer, this was a weekly occurrence - however as Goofy training picked up, I had to move to running solo to keep up with my training schedule.
It was a bit snowy, so we held run club on a few rows of treadmills. My gym sets up run club in 3 groups: a 2 mile run/walk group, a 3 mile running group, and a 6 mile running group. Last night we did something similar, except it was more speed oriented: you picked your distance out of the 3, then you were to run hard/sprint 1 minute, then jog/walk 2 minutes.
I wish I had know about the speed workout, as I wouldn’t have scarfed down a bag of Pirate’s Booty right before run club (in my defense, I was pretty hungry..and pirate’s booty is delicious).
My stomach was full of pirate’s booty regret by mile 2, so I dropped down from the 6 mile group to the 3 mile.
It’ll be nice when it starts warming up (and its light out) to return to the streets with them on Tuesdays. I’m just not sure how I’ll be able to blend my training plan and run with my group. My training plan calls for a variety of runs on Tuesdays – ranging from slow runs to speed workouts of various distances. With run club, we always keep to those 3 group at a casual speed.
QOTD: How do you continue to run with friends and train for your races?