I’ve seen my running group, the Suncoast Striders, more this week than probably over the past year. I ran with them last Saturday, again on Memorial Day and then joined the group for our Ladies Night Out on Wednesday evening, which was a fabulous meal at Zen Forrest, but more about that in another post.
Today, I joined the Striders once more for another Saturday run and it was a gorgeous morning on the Starkey Park bike trail. We had a drier, less muggy morning, although the heat came on fast. I was glad to only be running 6 miles.
Ave Pace 10:08
Max Pace 7:22
My friends have been giving me a hard time about not running with them on the trail, but I prefer running in my neighborhood. I have some strange satisfaction of just getting up and going. I just pop out my front door and I’m on my way. If I run with the Striders, I have to get in my car (or hop in a friend’s car), drive to the trail, run for an hour, and then hang around and talk to everyone. It becomes a three hour tour for a 6 mile run. If I run in my hood, I can be done in hour and back home.
So, am I being antisocial or practical if I choose to run in my neighborhood?