Today was a lesson in humility. Every time I attend a Strider's 6 a.m running session, I am reminded how it feels to be at the back of the pack. The Sunrise Striders meet at 6 a.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays which conflicts with my school-year work schedule. I try to get to some (I think I have gone to two??) workouts in the summer since I don't have to be at work at 7:15 a.m. Perhaps I would be faster if I got my butt out of bed early enough to train with them more consistently? I wish I could say the title of my blog is accurate, however, I was pushing it-not sandbagging. I just wanted everyone to think I was just taking it easy since I was lagging so far behind. This is a STRONG group of runners.
Today's workout included 5x5 minute intervals up Rampart Range Road. I did some extra as penance for being so slow and coming in DFL (it's not a race, I know). I stretched the run out to be a little longer and ran back on some of the tougher sections of the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run. My goal is to get up early enough to run with the Striders on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the rest of the summer so I can be as fast as Alan. See you all at the Garden!