Before the babies I'd occasionally run with a group of faster women in Provo. It was intimidating - their pace was about a minute faster than my normal pace, and it was pretty easy for them. Running with them gave me confidence that I could get faster, though, and the harder workouts really did help.
So last week I asked to join a couple of the faster women in my neighborhood on their run this week. This morning I was able to hang with them for three miles before I lost the mental game. I'm a little bummed I bailed early, so hopefully this will motivate me to finish the run next week.
8:24, 7:46, 7:23, 8:58, 9:05 for the last