Great job last week – each and every one of you did really well! Please keep up the good work – and don’t worry where you are in the group – everybody has a different natural running pace and it doesn’t matter whether you are at the front of the pack or in the back, as long as you keep running when you are supposed to.
This week we will take a short trip onto the canal and then turn back and head towards Bonnie’s house at 97 Hamilton Terrace. Just a few words of caution – you will find that you can only run two abreast on the narrow canal path, and it would actually be better if you kept to single file – there are a lot of bikers on the canal, and not all of them have bells to warn you they are coming. Keep your eyes open – I will yell out when a bike is coming along, and you will need to get into single file on the side farthest away from the water – as we head out, this will be on the left, and when we turn around to come back, it will be on the right. That way the bikes can stay closer to the water. We have had a runner or two fall into the canal, so we do try to keep as far away from the water as possible! There will be some street running too, so please be careful at the crossings, and don’t just blindly follow the person in front of you without checking for cars.
Coffee at Bonnie’s will give us a chance to get to know each other a little more – I always say the best part of running is the socialising over coffee after! Chris Roberts will be coming along to talk to us about the half marathon – she has worked hard to find a race that works with the school calendar, and that is a good course for you all to run (read that as not a hilly course!). Honestly, everyone is excited that we have such an enthusiastic group of beginners!
One last thing – Kelly Montanaro will be at Starbucks at 8:15 to take orders and collect money for the T-shirts, so if you want one, please bring your money with you.
See you all on Thursday,
Beginner Note 30 September 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013