What a great morning it was for a run today. After all the excitement of the past two weekends — my own half marathon race two weeks ago, and then my sojourn to Philly last week to coach our Team in Training half marathoners — it was nice to get back to the basics today and put some simple easy miles down.
The cooler temperatures seemed to do us all well. Today’s pace (8:24) was more like the “easy pace” that I do on my own easy runs; normally when running with with TNT I dial it back to around 9 minute mile pace.
Admittedly, “easy” for me was probably closer to tempo for some of the runners. But they really nailed it and as a result, I am genuinely excited about what they can do next month at Marine Corps. I’m not sure they even realize how well it’s coming together for them. They may not know it yet, but I know it — they got this!
Next week we go 20.