Track Shack's MarathonFest training group for the first long run of the fall/winter training session. I have never run with a group before and since I'm actually going to run a full marathon (again), I thought the group would be great on long runs. I'm also hoping to maybe get a little faster and push myself harder.
|So early. So blurry. Why am I holding FRS?|
There were over 100 runners on hand for the first weekend run and the paces varied from those shooting for a sub 2:50 marathon to a 12-13 minute per mile training pace and race walkers.
|Coach Krystal checking everyone in.|
Our group started off around a 9:00-9:10 pace. My first thought was, "Whoa this is fast", but Victoria explained to me that the 9-945 pace includes walk breaks. Today we ran 10 minutes and walked one. I was told that once we start longer runs we will cut the walk breaks on any run under 10 miles.
At mile 2 we had our first water break and something very tragic happened. Brace yourselves. This requires all caps. MY GARMIN FORERUNNER 305 DIED. It froze on the "loading satellites" screen and no hard reset or battery draining trickery has helped. I will be heading to Track Shack Monday to sadly buy a new one. RIP Garmin. You will be missed. (they no longer make the 305 hence my despair)
8 miles - 1:14:44 - 9:16 average pace
|With Victoria and Kristi post run.|
What running GPS do you use? Suggestions?
Are you loud in the morning?
Love and electronics,
Carissa & Kyle
Races I'm training for:
Southernmost Key West Half Marathon (use code F2F10 for $10 off)
Space Coast Marathon