Last night we kicked off the summer session of our marathon clinic. Same instructor, same pace group leaders (I’ll be sticking with the 4:00 group again, although I don’t anticipate a 4:00 marathon), many of the same members and new faces too – it’s going to be awesome.
Our official goal race is the Toronto Waterfront Marathon (where I will seek redemption) but some people will be training towards other fall marathons. I love the variety of our experiences and goals and I know it’s going to be a fun summer. I just have to make sure I’m not sidelined by another freak accident.
The group meets Thursdays for our weekly chat/guest speaker(s) and speed work and on Sundays for long runs. Many people also get together on Wednesdays for a 10K run so I’ll try to get in on that action whenever I can.
I don’t have a copy of the complete program yet, but I’ll post more details once I do.
Our coach was kind enough to bring in a CD for everyone with photos taken throughout last session. Here’s a sampling.
That’s me introducing myself on our first night way back in January:
The 4:00 pace group before our first Sunday run (far right):
Some of our group before the Mississauga Marathon:
And a couple more from Ottawa:
I’m heading out for 16K after work since MudRun will be taking the place of my long run on Sunday. I expect tired legs this evening because (a) it’ll be my 4th day in a row running and (b) I don’t think I have ever run >13K after work, but I’ll get through it!