Today we had our first session of the Spring marathon training clinic. Just a little 8K run, but we had several new runners out:
Laura ran Boston in 2008 and is going to be training with a friend who would also like to run it.
Tammy is training for a Half. (She runs with music, so I wasn't able to carry on a conversation)
Holly is at Western working on her degree in speech pathology. She is from Winnipeg and would like to run the London Half. She was a real trooper and ran the full 8K route with us, despite not having done a lot of running recently.
Summer is Richard's niece who came out to one of the speed work sessions and who has stepped up to do the clinic this Spring now.
Catherine was in the learn-to-run group in 2014. She does Sprint Triathlons and wants to do better in the running portion. Currently around a 7 minute per kilometre pace.
Allison is doing her second Pelee Island Half in May and wants to better her time from the first one.
It was great to see some new faces, and great to get together with the amazing group of people who make up the running group.
I've been working up my miles after a short break in November. I'm now up to 16 miles on my long run, and I try to get at least 20 minutes of running per day, or play hockey.