Jeff’s Post – Thanksgiving Double!
Today I started what I hope will be a new Thanksgiving tradition. I started the morning meeting up with a group from our local running club for a “10 before Turkey” run. This run has been going on for a few years but this was my first year participating. You basically show up and run what your want – my goal today was 10 miles. It was a beautiful morning and I ending up pairing up in a group of three. It was a fun run at a nice relaxing pace and I really enjoyed the company in the group. It turns out the guy I was running with has run many ultramarathons and over 200 marathons. It was great to run with him – I felt like I was with running royalty!
I felt really good after the run and couldn’t wait to stop by Starbucks for a coffee and then head back to Tamara’s house. Tamara wasn’t able to join me on the morning run and I was really hoping that she would be able to run when I got back because I wanted to run with her. As soon as I got back I asked her if she wanted to run – she said yes and I told her I wanted to go again. She seemed a little surprised since I had just run 10 miles but I felt so good and it was such a beautiful day I was ready to go again.
Tamara and I run so well together. We normally don’t discuss pace, we just run. We were pressed for time and she said she only had time to run 6 miles. I knew from the second we left her house that she meant business on this run. I just love that and I love how we push each other’s pace. We ran a pretty fast 6 miles (8:00 pace). More impressive was that every mile was a negative split. We rocked our Thanksgiving Run and I was thrilled with my double run today – 16 miles!
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