Whenever I partake in runs with smaller amounts of runners I find they are usually all pretty good and I am usually bringing up the rear! In great big groups I would assume, because it's how I feel, that the more average runner is more comfortable, knowing they will not be the only one running a 8min/km pace :)
So tonight I ran in tights!!!!
I bought a pair of Nike Pro Combat Running tights this weekend and though I was a wee bit skeptical of the neighbourhood having to see me bounding by in spandex, they are great!
Very comfortable, very cool and easy to move in. The waist band is a thick elastic which I found a little different at the beginning but I love how it doesnt feel tight while I run.
I had been running in a skort, so tight shorts with a loose skirt over top but I found the shorts would ride and let me tell you, when I am at 17km and those shorts start to ride it drives me insane! Plus, the weather is getting cooler in the evenings (Thank You Jesus) so I thought it would be wiser to get a longer pair of pants.
I have two more shorter runs this week, bootcamp and than off to Toronto Saturday morning for my 15k. I can't help but be surprised and greatful when I really think about the distances I am doing. I ran my first sporting event of ANY kind in my life, a year ago, August 27 2010. At that time I did the half-triathalon and had to run only 2km.....I barely ran any of it, walking and jogging most of it...and to think one year later I will be doing a 15km than a half marathon?!?!?! I serve a good God, who is the most wonderful trainer of them all :)