I work at a local restaurant a few nights a week, and the high school track team pops in after their meets. I know a few of them because they belong to my Zoomers running club. Tj, whose Dad is the high school track coach (and his Mom is into sports rehab too, sporty family!) and Matteo, whose Dad is also a Zoomer, are always with this group. Anyway....I enjoy talking to them when they come in. I mentioned to TJ's dad that I was going to start speed training as soon as my recovery from the marathon is over.
Here's the exciting news.....he actually invited me to train with the team after school!!!! I almost cried!! They do speed training and distance alternating days. I was speechless. The opportinity to even watch these kids train is exciting. I see them at the races, I see them running down the street, I've talked to some of them...they're a great bunch of talented kids. And talk about speedy! I hope they don't mind a 42 year old lady trying to keep up with them....I plan to go over there Monday to check them out. I can't do any training for a couple more weeks, but I love seeing these kids. So I'll be a cheerleader for them until I can run too.
TJ asked me for my finishing time for the marathon and I stupidly asked him what a good time would have been for me. Yeah, I asked a kid that has a 4.5 mm average....lol. So he said 4:25. I hit him....lol...I told him 5:33 and he very sweetly said that was actually a great time....LOL. Whatever TJ!!!!! LOL... He's lucky he's so adorable.
So now I've been surfing the net for some pretty spikes....Asics has a pair I've been checking out......