2020-21 Beginners Week 8

Hi everyone,
It sounds like you all had a great run on Thursday!  I was sorry to miss it but I had nice time away in Dorset doing some country walks with a few friends, getting home just in time for the latest restrictions…

Speaking of restrictions, it is our plan to still do the Big Ben run this week.  It will mean a decision on your part about how you feel the most comfortable getting home.  You can take the tube from Westminster (and since it will be after rush hour it shouldn’t be too crowded), rent a Santander cycle, take a taxi or Uber, or just have a nice stroll back home.  So just keep your options in mind so you have a plan for yourself.  If you are not feeling comfortable about doing a destination run, we completely understand and hope that you can do the intervals on your own or with any others who feel similarly.

And so… this is the week we’ve all been waiting for!  Believe it or not, you are all ready to run to Big Ben, our first destination run. Don’t be intimidated – it is really not much farther than you have already been running. In addition, there are a lot of traffic lights along the way that will give us some extra breaks.  We are so excited to do this run with you!We will take a photo in front of Big Ben (well, what you can see of it given the scaffolding…) and probably the river and maybe grab a coffee at the Nero across the street.

Sue Wheeler will be joining us again as a guest coach for Renata.  Thank you, Sue!

We at WRW have started using an app called RunGo for some of our routes.  The great thing with this app is that it will give you turn-by-turn directions verbally so you don’t have to stop and check the map if you’re not sure of the route.  I have created a WRW London Beginners group that will have our routes in it starting with Week 5 (before that we were just running around Regent’s with no particular route).  There is also a regular WRW London group as well as a Hustlers group (for the ramp up group that is kind of between regular and beginners) that you are welcome to follow if you’re looking for route ideas, especially starting late November when the Tuesday run changes.  The link to the beginner group is here:  https://routes.rungoapp.com/group/wrw-london-beginners
I have put last week’s route, if you’re interested, in RunGo:  https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/dLa3pk6HBB

Finally, here’s a fun pic of you all from last week.
Can’t wait to see you all on Thursday!