Today is a welcome day of rest on the training schedule. We had our second longer team run yesterday, meeting up at Runner's Gate in Lakeville for a good overview discussion on gear -- shoes, clothes, socks, energy gels and beans, as well as hydration gear.
The run was pretty straight-forward, just an out-and-back towards I-35. Pretty hilly. Figure those are good, though. I opted for the slightly longer course with a few others. Instead of turning back after two miles, we pushed ahead for another mile to finish up with six miles total. It felt great. Very manageable.
This is one of the things I continue to like about Team in Training: getting to know other people on the teams. Running six miles in May isn't all that bad on your own, but it's made that much better when you can talk with people. It's good to be able to condition yourself to carry on a conversation while running. So when we get to 15, 16, 17 miles later in the summer, it'll be very nice to have other people to talk with along the way.
Hoping to finish writing my fundraising letter (and e-mail) later today so I can get started on that. Working on a few ideas around corporate sponsorship that I want to investigate this week as well.
Yesterday's mileage: 6 miles, in almost exactly an hour.
Week 1 mileage: 14 miles over 4 days of running. Two cross-training days mixed in as well.
Total mileage: 18 miles.