Monday, January 26, 2009

Last Mid-Winter Group Run

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday's group run over the Mid-Winter Classic 10-Miler course was such a breeze compared with last Sunday's snow storm challenge! Thirteen of us, plus David who started late, covered the course in good time despite the cold temps and westerly wind. It really wasn't too bad; the streets were clear with the exception of an icy patch across the marsh and a tough shoulder along Route 77; the sun was shining brightly and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. I know at least one group member, Janet, opted to run the course on Saturday in much warmer temps, and I bet a few chose to do that. Nevertheless, we got 'er done.

This marked the end of an eight-week training group sponsored by Peak Performance Multisport, in preparation for the Mid-Winter Classic. Race day is next Sunday, February 1st. Get this: seventy people registered for this Sunday group run! I think that's awesome. All did not turn out at one time, of course, but each week saw a new face or two and individuals had the benefit of running with others. Some folks made significant progress running ten miles for the first time, and/or running this challenging course for the first time. Others kept their base strong. Kudos to all who came out (or ran indoors) and met the myriad challenges of winter running in Maine.

There is interest in keeping the Sunday group runs going. Yeah baby! Check out Nor'Easter Run for future events.


paul2e said...

Thanks for the mojo on these past Sundays. I, for one, am looking forward to continuing these runs as they are such an important component to my training.
Hope your race goes well!

Jeanne said...

Thanks, yours too, PT.
Frankly, I'm more focused on the 20-miler on February 14th...