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I'm sad to report that Tricia decided to step down as co-host. We have hosted this linkup together for two and a half years. I truly appreciate her friendship and assistance. Please join me in wishing Tricia well. Of course, we should all stay in touch too. We'll want to keep tabs on those fun adventures she is always heading off to in her RV.
Wendy of Taking the Long Way Home has graciously agreed to co-host the linkup with me.
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Well, the first week of 2018 brought changes for this stuck-in-her-ways older runner. A running acquaintance moved into my neighborhood last year and we'd been talking a while about running together. We finally made that happen on New Year's Day. Monday's 10 miler was the coldest run I've done in a long, long time. The wind was a huge factor. But running with someone definitely help supply the motivation I needed to get out of bed and into the frigid weather.
|Say hello to Kaye|
I didn't run again until Thursday when I completed a 4 mile progression run before work (10:04, 9:53, 9:39, 9:20). My phone died, as it often does in really cold weather, so I took a picture of my watch when I got home. Since Alabama won their New Year's Day playoff game, I decided to run in my lucky hat until the National Championship Game coming up on Monday. I just can't jinx them now. [Roll Tide]
Kaye graciously invited me to run with her normal group of ladies on Saturday. We slept in and didn't begin until 9:00. Thankfully, it had warmed to 32 degrees and there was less wind. I was a little worried about keeping pace as I knew this was a speedier group. I decided to challenge myself and it turned out to be a great 9 mile run. Getting to know these girls and listening to the chatter as everyone was catching up from the holidays definitely took my mind off the miles...and the pace.
|Me, Lee, Kaye, Laurie and Marla|
I rounded out the week Sunday by cycling 45 minutes (15.5 miles) on my mag trainer for crossing training. I also did my typical strengthening exercises twice this week. Nothing fancy. I'm just getting the job done. I may run a half marathon next weekend, but as this goes live -- I haven't decided. I know....that's nothing new, right?
Wow! Two runs with other humans this week!
Running = 3 @ 23.2 miles
Cycling = 1 @ 15.5 miles
And that's a wrap!
Do you regularly run (or cycle or workout) with others?
Are you training for anything specific?