I decided to run with my clinic group this morning under a cloudy and overcast sky with the forecast for some rain in the morning. The group was to run 33k for some and 29k for the others. I would be doing just 21k at the most, while Nette and Sandra were to do 29k.
Our clinic teacher Ray led around 25 of us to this long run. Out of all clinic participants only 7 have not completed a marathon yet, one of them is me.
Runners on our clinic run at different speeds. The elite, those who've qualified for or ran Boston started as usual in front, most were middle of the pack, and myself and a few others ran at the back of the group.
I joined my happy runner friends Nette and Sandra on a 7:30 to 8:00 minute per k pace.
It was still overcast almost an hour to our run. I prayed that it would not rain and it didn't.
After more than an hour on the busy streets of Markham, we headed to Reesor Road going northward where all we saw were vast farmlands and miles and miles of low vegetation and vacant space.
If you're wondering where your wheatbread and wheat cereals come from, this is a wheatfield, as far as the eye could see.
Saw an old buggy in front of an old farmhouse.
Felt guilty, so had to settle for timbits instead. Hmmm. the chocolate timbits were the best. Then, got nagged by the 2 ladies for eating "unhealthy". Reasoned, that I needed some sugar, ha ha, still they both snubbed my timbits. So, had to continue running with this box, no wonder I couldn't lose weight.
Took the 2 of them to my secret trail at the woods where we continued our run.
Completed exactly 21k in 2:58:58, after which I just walked for another 3ks to homebase.
I just could not avoid taking a picture of these fruits that look like our guayabano or atis.
Next Sunday's long run is for another 29 ks, I will try to do 25 ks. My target is to catch up with the marathon clinic training run schedule in 2 weeks. As Vener advised, "hinay hinay lang" (just take it easy).