Huh?? What does that mean, you ask?
Well, in the last two miles of the run today I came up behind Craig from Gazelles and all he said was, "Oh No...Not You."
Well, I was used to hearing that from the boys in my single days. Back then, it wasn't fun to hear. Believe me.
Today, I just giggled because it meant that I had caught him in a run and he wasn't thrilled about it ;-)
As I was finishing my last quarter mile, I heard some footsteps behind me and just assumed it was Craig catching up. The voices from behind said, "You're not going to let us pass you." It was Paul Pugh and Steve Fletcher from Gazelles. Actually, Paul and Fletcher ARE gazelles. They are stupidly fast runners. It was very flattering when Paul actually said, "We've been chasing you for the last 2 miles." Well damn...I couldn't let them beat me at the end so the three of us picked up the pace to about a 6:15 for the last 1/4 mile and finished together! I soooo wish I had a picture of me hitting the end of a run with those two guys. By virtue of association, I would be qualified to exist in the bad-ass category.
For now, though, I'm happy to be in the "Oh No, Not You" category.
Splits from the Run Today:
Mile 1: 9:30
Mile 2: 8:54
Mile 3: 8:37
Mile 4: 8:30
Mile 5: 8:13
Mile 6: 8:13
Mile 7: 8:05
Mile 8: 8:25
Mile 9: 8:14
Mile 10: 7:41
Mile 11: 7:28
Mile 12: 7:29
Mile 13: 7:08
Last part (running with the speedy boys): .36 mile at 6:18 average
Overall average: 8:08 per mile
We also did some 800s this week on the track and I held my own amongst the fast dudes:
One month to the Marine Corps Marathon!! I am psyched and ready to go!