What will I do next weekend with my first Saturday off since before November 8th, when the Reebok SunTrust National Half-Marathon Training Program started up? On my last Saturday off, which was on November 1st, I drove to Hershey Park, stopping in the Gettysburg outlets on the way there and back, and had a weekend full of chocolate, shopping and roller coaster rides. There was no running that weekend, confirmed slackard that I am.
That was before Obama even got elected, much less inaugurated, and that other guy was still busy driving the economy off the cliff. Since then I have directed the nineteen week half-marathon Program, and am just now finishing up directing my club’s twelve week 10K Group Training Program.
There was a trace of humidity in the air this morning as nine of us ran the actual course of next week's 10K target race in about an hour. The 10K Program started off in February when 21 people signed up, and had winnowed down to 7 runners and two coaches (thanks Kathleen!) on this last training run.
Except for the week I spent sailing the Keys in March, I have been leading a small pace group for the last 27 Saturdays. So what should I do with my free morning next Saturday? I guess I’ll probably just go running. (Right: Sailing in Florida.)