Had a lot of folks at our group run today, 17 in all. I won't even attempt to name them all, but Ian, Emma, Stephen, Mindy, Neighbor Kate, Chuck, Katie and the infamous Raw Food Frank were among the bloggers in attendance. It was great that Frank was up from Connecticut to join us, since he was in town for a wedding. We ran with him for a long stretch at the Vermont 100, and he really clicked with our entourage (that's not hard to do, you just have to like to run, have fun, and at least tolerate fart jokes) . Stephen and I lobbied hard to get him to move up here.
The pack inevitably broke up into small groups that had different distance goals in mind. My goal was at least 20 miles, longer if it felt right. Nope on going longer. I just stuck with the bare minimum and got in 20, which is fine. I almost called it a day at mile 12, but pressed on. Just wasn't really feeling it, more of a hunch my body was telling me to call it a day but there was nothing specific to it. My energy did pick up a little and I decided I was playing mind games with myself, so I trudged on. Was glad I did so.
Worth noting I forgot to restart the Garmin after a break, but I estimated I lost a minimum of .7 miles.
Had fun hanging out in the parking lot for a little over an hour afterwards, just shooting the breeze as we all sat on the pavement and had a nice little pow wow going. Great run, great time.
Ran 20.0 miles @ 9:30/mile pace.
Upper 60s to upper 70s, partly sunny.
Shorts, sleeveless shirt (for first half).