As hubby is away this weekend (beer festival!) i'm on my own so the blokes in the squad asked me to go for the long run with them - and would i please set the pace. So i set the alarms for 5 am and 6 am (they make awfully early starts which is why i don't usually go out with them) and met them on the corner at 6.45 am. (yawn yawn)
I gave them a one mile warm up then upped the pace to the required long run pace of 7.50 min miling. Then the complaints started.... this is too fast, too soon, too hot.... I slowed down for another mile. I'd given up my long run for this. I picked up the pace again. This time one of them stayed with me, the others stayed back. - they finally settled on 8.30 min miling. Me and the one willing disciple went off into the wild blue yonder. We passed the rest of them on the way back - they'd taken a short cut as we'd left them behind. MEN!!!!
Now i remember why i don't usually do my long run with them.