I joined a local running club! And even though late afternoon running has never been my thing (exhaustion, heat and hunger, anyone?), J Bear and I lined up for our very first club time trial on Tuesday.
|Strolling to the starting line.|
Now I'm not the world's most outgoing person, so I always find it hard to casually stroll up to a group of strangers and introduce myself, but I must say that everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The Bear and I genuinely had a great time!
My new club hosts weekly time trials on Tuesday afternoons, with 4 and 8 km options each week. And since I know very well that the tempo run is my Achilles heel, and, ironically, will most likely be what gets me to a sub-50 min 10 km, J and I decided to tackle the 4 km.
|Quick briefing before we set off.|
It was hot. And believe me when I say that that stroller is getting heavier by the day, ha! (J now almost weighs just as much as his big sister...) Fortunately a large portion of the 4 km time trial route, which winds through a nearby neighbourhood, allows for us to run on the sidewalk, which is fantastic safety-wise. Workout-wise, on the other hand, ploughing through the dust and gravel is quite a task - ouch!
We finished in 22:47, which I'm pretty happy with for now. I guess the real challenge will come when we try to beat this time next week...?
Happy to be a Harrier!