I hate running fast. I hate that feeling inside my head, that annoying voice that tells me, "I can’t do this. I need to stop."
I signed up for my third marathon this month because I’m happy trotting along, my lackadaisical pace.
But my dream is to someday run the Boston Marathon. The only problem: That entails running fast. Really fast. I need something – or someone – to push me.
On Thursday night, I went to Second Sole in Levis Commons for the free running group for the three-mile run.
Nearly 50 or so people were there – a few kids, people in their 20s, gray-haired joggers, the whole mix. The group meets weekly outside the store at 6:30 p.m. The crowd was mostly dressed in fluorescent running shoes and T-shirts from past races.
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