I realized I missed my post last week so I decided instead of waiting for Sunday to come around. I thought I would share my experience last week.
I have been running with a new run group recently and they have been an amazing group of people to run with as I see what very strong runners look like and how they have built their foundation. It is definitely humbling to be apart of such an amazing group. In case you would like to follow them on instagram their handle is “werunnorthyork”.
Running with these guys really made me want to push myself. So I tried to bump up the weekly mileage and finished it off with 57.4km. I clocked in 2 longer runs back to back completing a 17km run at a 5.35min/km on Saturday and a 15km at a 6.13min/km pace on Sunday. Something that I also became reminded of on Sunday was although running is a solo sport, we do not need to treat it like one. Especially because most runners I know run solo but also in groups. During the group sessions we are making sure we are aware of how our fellow runners are feeling. On Sunday a friend I was running with was not feeling great so I decided I would drop my pace and help pace/draft my friend during the second half while trying to make sure he stayed hydrated.
Its good to have these moments because we all have those days where we are not feeling it but we push through and get the work done but it makes it better if we have someone there to help us out during it. Even during my workout with the new run group I tend to be trailing behind and they did the exact same thing for me so its always good to feel supported even if it is considered to be a solo sport.
Anyways that is my bit for this week. I really hope everyone is killing their runs and I definitely recommend joining a run group for some additional inspiration and support.
Stay happy, Stay healthy, Keep breathing