OK, it looks like somehow I’ve retained my job. Becky Lindon, who must be the smartest of all of us, tried to get a little momentum behind getting me fired, but I managed to squelch that movement. She and Jean Hughes have even more reason to fire me, but I don’t think I will share that tidbit of info – too embarrassing for me.
Monday – We’ll be doing the 10 mile run to Battersea Park from Starbucks at 8:15 (despite it being a holiday). For those of you who haven’t done it, it’s a loop down through Hyde Park then down Sloane St, through Sloane Square, over the river, along the park, then back to Starbucks in SJW. Tracey, Kathy and myself are doing a “dress rehearsal” running with fully loaded packs at a specific HR/pace. So for all of our fast girls, please run ahead – we’ll see you at Starbucks at the finish. For anyone running a slower pace, we cannot slow down or wait for anyone so please have a look at a map or run beside someone who knows the way. Thanks a million – starting next week this will all be more friendly again!
Wednesday – The regular 6-7 mile run without speed work this week. Probably Notting Hill or the Wall.
Thursday – The Ease Back into Running group will be doing 6.5 miles hopefully seeing some of the highlights from the wedding run Kathy led us on this past Friday. We’ll be doing our regular (approx. 12min/mile) pace with lots of street crossings – lots of stops and starts. If this group keeps running like they have been, we’re going to have to rename it. Any ideas????
Friday – I hope you will all go do the heath. I’ll be doing a 3-4 mile “stretch the legs” run so may see you at Starbucks when you finish. Some of the group may not be running as it’s Wedding Day!
The following Monday, 2 May, I was thinking people may be interested in doing a Hyde Park loop or Green Park/St. James Park loop. Before Tracey and Kathy agreed to run the Pony Express, we had to negotiate terms (Kathy is an attorney after-all). The contract states specifically that they get to sit at Starbucks drinking coffee on the Monday after the race and DON’T have to run?!?!?!? So we won’t be joining you except for the best part – coffee!
Lastly, the10 mile race is coming together nicely. Many of you have expressed interest and several people have already signed up. Excellent. It should be good fun. I’ll get out a few more details next week particularly about some options we have on Saturday, 4 June. If you are slightly interested, go ahead and sign up for the race. It’s only £14 and if you don’t run it, the Running Group will make good use of the money. They have quite a few expenses with blocking off streets and clean-up after the race. That way you would be guaranteed a spot. I don’t think it will over-subscribe, but that would be so disappointing if it did.
Hope to see you this week,