What did I say about working out with other people? Not until I do some homework of my own. Yesterday, Sunday, I started my run late because I got sucked into the "Chargers V.S. Colts" football game. Apparently the same thing happened to my friend John B., we met in the streets at the start of the run. John is a faster runner, running Boston for the first time this year, but he also just started training for the year so I thought I could hang with him. I needed the company so I was willing to speed up to hang. We ended up running the whole 9+ mile route together. I finished at a time I only usually achieve mid-season. Surprised me but I was done for the day. My heart rate on the second half of the run was close to max and by the time I finished I was light headed. I cancelled my afternoon weight training plans just so I wouldn't over extend myself. In retrospect I should have waved him on. The company was good, nothing like a nice conversation to make the miles go by quickly but that was too much too soon.
Light headed after a 9 mile run at a pace I normally run in, haha, precious. I'm gonna revisit this memory again when I'm stronger and faster. I can see in my mind the person I could be 4, 5, 6 months from now. If I work real hard and blessed with the opportunities not only should I catch up to this ideal but maybe I could pass it too. I'd like to surpass my own expectations of myself yet again, that's always fun and confidence building.
Now if you'll excuse me, time to suit up and hit the weights. I know it's late, I like to go late because there's less people - less people to see how weak my upper body really is.