"If you can't stay patient and hold your body back, you are going to get in trouble and suffer later. It's also hard because you know you're at the beginning of a long journey." Ryan Hall, 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathoner
Wasn't planning on running this morning due to the fact that I have been running so much everywhere, so was going to take a break....
Then I check my text message at 8am. ST had decided to text me asking if I was to run. Hmm...on the fences I think I had written to her. I couldn't make up my mind. Maybe what I told JT was true! Maybe really I am addicted to running and I couldn't say no to people.
Anyways, I was late if I was to meet up with the Saturday group. I made it about 8 minutes late and started to chase. Ok, I was at an ok speed, but still I would have seen them at this point. I still try to chase the group as I was trying to see where they were...
No prevail...ok, I definitely would have got them....was there a run today? I see JH early on, which meant that ST was somewhere in the park...
Ok, ST would not stand me up! Or would she?
I decided to do the run for the Marathon Training Program as a pre-trial, where I can get a jist of what is involved and if the mileage was correct.
It was a good thing I did, as I went down to 59th street, down towards 1st ave towards 34th street and turned outward toward the eastside river park. I had some complications when I reached the Staten Island Ferry, but made my way around the tourist and headed back up towards the West Side Highway...it was long and grueling and I was exhaused afterwards as I ended up at the transition zone for the NYC Tri tomorrow.
Just seeing the area was amazing and well the bike racks were all empty.
I walked/ran back towards the park and finished up towards home.