Wednesday, October 19, 2005
I Hate Getting Passed
Most mornings I run for about six miles on a trail adjacent to the Charles River near my building in Boston. Usually these runs are not that exciting, but this morning I actually have something to write about. Near the beginning of my run, I heard a group of what I later realized were three runners behind me on the trail. These guys were pretty quick and were running a little faster than I usually run by myself (unfortunately I have not been able to run with others much, which is slowing my pace). I never like being passed on a running trail, but for some reason I felt particularly strongly about that this morning. These guys pushed me for most of the three miles out before turning off the trail. On the way back I was a little winded, which my chest cold did not help, so I probably slowed down somewhat. Nonetheless, I ran this particular course about a minute faster than my previous best. I am still struggling to get back into form, but the having those guys behind me on the way out certainly helped.