I went to a half-marathon clinic on Tuesday and felt like a seasoned runner with 8 of those races already under my belt.
(Why go to a clinic then? Because clinic veterans get a deep discount for clinic registration- $42 instead of $70; we get 10% and 20% discount coupons, a support system through the toughest training months, and to meet new people.)
The guy processing my application asked if I wanted to be a Pace Group Leader and I rambled about how I pondered that idea in the past few days. Pacing is of utmost importance, as the title would suggest, and I inherently pace badly and do not own a GPS-linked timing device. Next in importance is being committed (16 consecutive Sundays at 8:30AM through rain, snow, sleet, cold, wind, and occasional sunshine) and being chipper at that hour. The incentives include free clinic entry and a 30% discount coupon.
I naturally shy away from the spotlight but became disappointed with myself for hiding in the midst of less-experienced people. So, I signed up.
On this day..
- The London Recap - 2006