A while back, I received an email inviting me to sign up for a group run with one of our company’s VPs. The group run aspect was really all I needed, but on top of that the VP has run the Boston Marathon multiple times. So…my name went on the list pretty quickly.
The downside to the group run? The VP has run Boston multiple times. He’s fast. The other folks in the group? Also fast. “Conversational pace” to them was a good 1.5 minutes faster than my conversational pace. Nothing that I couldn’t keep up with, but trying to speak intelligently with the group…not great.
In the end, the run was great fun, with good conversation (by others!) and I set several PRs (5k at 27:38 and 2 mile at 17:32).