Yesterday was my third run with the Swifts, and I was actually starting to feel part of the team. I was in the back AGAIN, but I don’t expect my pace to magically improve just by being exposed to PRO triathletes on the team 3 times. haha. I wish!
Bye, fast ones!
The group split up into 3 separate groups: FAST, medium, and “slow.” I was in the “slow” group in the back. haha. We just watched helplessly as groups in front of us got further and further away.
We could have tried to keep up with them, but then we would have burned out later. I needed all my energy, thank you, to get me through my measly 7 miles…
I’m trying to build up my mileage slowly especially since my knee has been bothering me a little bit. Foam rolling is helping though. Since my longest run from October to January 1st was 45 minutes, I’m not pushing it. I’ve got plenty of time to tack on more miles for the season.
Us three here, got done with our run and by the time we were done stretching, the fast group came back after running over 12 miles. HA!
I didn’t want to take anymore pics with everyone there b/c I didn’t want them to know I was a picture-taking freak yet. Plus, some people are weird about getting their picture taken, and the girls still don’t know me very well.
There were a few new girls the first Saturday that I showed up, but I have noticed that I have been the only one to show up since then. I have to admit, it was super intimidating the first time that I went, but I’ve gotten confident in my abilities. I may not be as fast as the other girls, but I think as long as they see me try hard, there is a mutual respect there. No one is judging me for being in the “slow” group. I love it.
I’m so excited to learn from and train with these fast women. It is going to be a really exciting year!
Oh, and thank you all for such nice comments from my post the other day. It really made me feel supported by the blogging community. I guess a lot of you were having the same problems. I don’t feel so alone anymore! 😉 I will keep you updated on the matter!
Now, I’m off to the gym for some time on the bike and in the pool. Then, it is Superbowl time!!
Did you do anything fun this weekend?