Remember weeks ago when I revealed that I’m a big wimp and too scared to show up to an established running group, for fear of who knows what?
Well, I finally sucked it up and went. And guess what? It wasn’t scary at all. We set out, ran 4 miles, and the guys I was running with tried to drop me in the last half mile. (I’m pleased to report that they did not succeed.) I thoroughly enjoyed it.
They even invited me to run long with them on Saturday. Mission accomplished!
I have no idea what kind of paces this group will do for a long run, but for this mid-week jaunt I was well-suited to run with them. I’m optimistic.
However, while it will easily beat running solo loops in the country, and will be better to mentally tackle than running twice as far as the current Team in Training schedule calls for, I’m forseeing a hydration challenge. Without a four-mile loop or strategically stationed coolers, I may have to carry my own water for the first time EVER.
I have two days to determine my hydration plan and put it into action. So what’s the best way to do it? A belt? Water bottle with hand strap? Camelbak? Help!