Pete Tanguay

Soaring Wings training run

by on Oct.20, 2012, under Training Runs

Decided to help with the last Soaring Wings half marathon training run today.  They were doing a 10 miler and that sounded good.  I ran with various runners and hung with the last one for a bit.  She was a girl who is committed to finish her first half marathon, willing to walk / run by herself and finish last in every training run.  She is going to do this and it is going to change her life.  Was passing Paul Turner (PT) and he turned around and ran with me starting about mile 2.  We ended up running together for another 10 or so.  He was just out for one of his 2-3 hour runs.  We caught up to other runners, checking on them and then looped around, picked up the pace a bit, and caught up with the last runners again and walked / encouraged them for a few minutes.  The last one (mentioned above) was working her way through the 10 miler.  It was her longest run ever.  I saw her finishing up as I was driving home.  I yelled her name and she looked surprised and then smiled.  Next Saturday is going to be a big day in her life.  I am not running but will be cheering.  I hope I see her and can yell out her name.

Felt good to cover the 11-13 miles – not sure what it was as I forgot to turn my watch on for awhile after I stopped.  The watch had 8.5 on it and I am pretty sure I ran another 3 or so.   Doesn’t really matter.  I’m a little sorer that I wanted to be but feeling very good about the New York marathon.  Starting to lean towards making a very aggressive race plan as this will be the last marathon I will do in awhile and my 4th for the year.

I’m thankful to be running and running injury free.  Quite amazing in fact.

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