In last Sunday’s Scaredy Cat Challenge post, I told you that I’m currently trying to crank up my weekly running distance. Last year I ran two 5k races. This year I’m
attempting going to run 10k. “10 in 2010”. Sounds catchy, doesn’t it? As regulars will already know, I run two to three times a week with my sweetie friends, H and V.
This past week V and I have been running with a new ‘chick’ called C. C is a friend of V and has done a spot of running before. More than a spot. A lot. She’s run 5k and 10k races. But she’s been out of action for a while due to a calf injury. She asked if she could join us and we’re delighted to have another member of our merry band of ‘running Mums’! 😉
So we ran together for the first time on Monday. And V and I got our butts seriously kicked! 😉 Five minutes into our run and we come to a small hill that leads up to the castle…
Now usually V and I slow down to a walking pace at this point. So we can chat properly 🙂 But C increases her pace and bounds up the hill:
“Hey, what the dickens?! [I shout, in Danish. Or at least try to shout, because I’m already panting] “Are you completely mad?”
“If you run up the hills, you can have a breather when you get to the top!”, replies C [in Danish]. And disappears into the distance.
We managed to keep up with her for most of the rest of the run (she only had to stop a couple of times for us to catch up). And we were done and dusted with our usual route in 20 minutes – three minutes were shaved off our normal time. So you can see what we’re dealing with here… A serious runner who is going to whip us ‘fun runners’ well and truly into shape. Fantastic! 🙂
So let’s see what the next week will bring. More speed AND longer distance? I’m already shaking in my running shoes! 😉
Have you been wanting to try something new but fear is holding you back? Then join in my Scaredy Cat Challenge! Leave me a comment or, if you have your own blog, sign up below. We will all hold hands and be scared together!
Have a spiffy Sunday! 🙂