Today the plan was to meet my potential new “running buddy” at The Lagoon to go for a run.
Her average time is around 9:30-10 min/mile
My average time is 10-11 min/mile.
Close enough time to enjoy a run together. We also have a similar schedule and live about 15 minutes away from each other. Perfect combo for a running buddy. Jessica works as a rep in my husband’s store. Basically hubs “hooked” us up.
The great thing about running with a “buddy” is that it makes the time pass so much faster. Originally we wanted to hit around 3-4 miles. However around 2 miles Jessica said she was feeling great, so in the end we finished 5 pretty solid miles. And I found a new screen on “mapmyrun” to show elevation.
The hills were not fun, but totally worth it in my book. I like to tackle harder work outs with a buddy any day of the week.
Here’s our time, I forgot to turn off the running app after 5 miles. So the extra mile is not accurate.
I just wish the app broke down mile by mile. It probably does, but I’m inpatient and get annoyed easily by anything “tech” related.
At one point Jessica told me that we were running a sub 10. I was pretty excited about that. She has way more experience when it comes to training. My training up until now has not really focused on speed or trying to go faster. I think having someone who can pace faster will push me in a faster direction. She has done several marathons and halfsies, I believe she did at least one Mary with Team In Training She had a lot of advice that I was totally soaking in.
At the end of our run we planned to do another run on Wednesday.
We had no coffee in the house, so I stopped and picked up some of my new favorite obsession…
Iced coffee is a perfect post run beverage.
I also grabbed one of these
Now time to relax and watch some of this
Before I have to head to work.
Do you have a “running buddy”? Or do you prefer to run alone?