2017-18 Beginners Week 15

Well, this is it – the week of the Lights run AND your last week of running with a walk break!!  Can you believe it?  We are so proud of all of you and we are excited to run the shopping district with you when we are the only ones on the street.
I know a few of you can’t make it early on Thursday – hopefully you can get together and run.  We will miss you!
A quick note about pacing – we tried out breaking up the group this past week.  You may have noticed that the groups weren’t much different in pace, just a little.  We will probably keep doing this (although we won’t break it up this week because we will want to stay together for group photos with the lights) and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to try out various paces to see what is most comfortable for you.  In addition, there will be some weeks when you’re feeling great and ready to roll and others when you’re not feeling it – it is completely normal to switch around.  You are the only one who knows what is right for you.
Holiday Lights at 6 am
This week we will be running two 30 minute segments but there will be many extra stops as we take in the holiday decorations.  It will be important not to start out too fast as the first half of the run will have few stops.
We will meet at 6 am and plan to start out ASAP so please be on time.  In order to make sure we are back to get the kids off to school, we will just have our warm up walk be to Charlbert and then we will start running. When we’re waiting at Barclays and when we walk or run by the houses in town, be VERY QUIET. No talking or only whispers. Our group is very loud and we don’t want to wake up the entire neighbourhood at that early hour!
Since it will be so dark, please wear bright or reflective clothing and maybe even carry a bike light or head lamp if you have one. And be extra careful of the cars!
The map below is the one used by the MWF group and it has it going to Baker Street.  We will be stopping at Bond Street to take the tube home so please remember your Oyster card!
Starbucks donation
There is still time to give a donation for Starbucks staff if you are so inclined.  Jane will give the gift to them next Wednesday.
See you all on Thursday!