Trails with safety chains are real trails. Brit and I ran along this southern half of the Greenbelt, Wednesday. We ran the northern half, Tuesday. We ran on Town Lake, Thursday and Friday. We joined the downtown Fleet Feet running team this morning at 6:30 am and experienced an awesome sunrise over the calm water. This week in Austin might make me a real runner again.
My son-in-law’s college track buddy Dan introduced us to the Fleet Feet running team. They meet up every Friday. This is Dan in the red shirt standing alongside Eric at the 360 Greenbelt trailhead. It felt good to run with the Fleet Feet team. At best, they were half my age and some were fairly elite, but I didn’t feel out-of-place. Runners are always such nice people.
I’m still a good twenty pounds over weight and super slow when I run on my own. I don’t wear a watch but figure I run a ten minute mile pace or slower. I surprised myself today with a nine minute pace. Running with others is good for speed. Running with Brit is helping me to run faster.
Running six out of the last seven days might give me the momentum to become a regular runner again. I’d like that, although I need to work on my stamina. The 6:30 am start time was rough. Brit snapped this photo of me at 10 am.