Average pace: 10:21 pace
Since the group was going to be running basically by my house I opted to sleep in and then just meet up with them at the first water stop that was just about a mile away from my house. I headed out around 6:15 and as I was approaching the water stop, the first few (faster) groups were already past it. I didnt have to wait long thankfully as it was 31deg out and I didnt want to have to stand around for too long.
Probably about 5 min and here comes the 4:15 group and there was Megan! Whoop! So I did the route with her from that point on, but on the way back I turned off at Westheimer and headed back towards home. Decided to stop off by the house, get a drink of water, lose the gloves and headed back out for the last mile.
As cold as it was I was dressed perfectly for a change and the legs felt really good this morning. I really am looking forward to warmer temps but honestly when its colder out I do so much better. I think its because basically I cant feel my legs :) The one thing about this morning was that it was nice to chat along the run, which I normally dont care to do. I did run with music, but kept one earbud out so that I could hear Megan. She really hasnt been running since Chicago and I needed to pace her without her realizing it. Proud of her for doing the full route and negative splitting as well! Its tough to go from marathon training, to doing a hot ass marathon and then nothing. She has been struggling to do even 6 miles on her own, so I know she was thankful for the distractions this morning.
I am still having issues with the Garmin; its not downloading for some reason, but at least I can see the average and the splits on the watch itself. It appears to be charging right now, but I am not entirely sure if it is! I dont want to have to break down and buy another one :(
Have a happy Saturday!