Now that the days are getting shorter, many of you are getting your run in during the dark. We'd like to keep a list of **Apartment Name** runners to provide your contact info to other **Apartment Name** runners in the building that might be looking for a running partner. We have done this in the past and brought together several runners.
So, if you are a runner and are agreeable to me sharing your name, cell phone and e-mail only with other runners in the building please send me an e-mail. Once the list is compliled, all runners will receive a copy of it to reach out to other runners as you wish. Any additional comments you'd like to provide such as AM or PM preference, pace, distance etc will also be shared.
I don't know how to respond, particularly to the last part.
I haven't been running at all since I moved her in June, nor hardly at all since I stopped coaching 2 years ago. I ran to my office - 1.8 miles - a few times but now have a puppy and have been working from home. In the last month, I've run zero times unless you count 800 yard to the bagel place.
I'm looking to get back into it. On the same day, we got the email, another resident saw me wearing a Cornell track and field shirt - said she ran in college - and asked if I ran and gave me the name of local club to join.
So i want to find some running partners, but how should i respond to the email?
I've previously emailed a few people in town and they all think given my past running and my association with LetsRun that i'd be too fast for them. Far from it. I'd be too slow. One guy wrote something like, "I'm training to do the half in under 1:30" and acted like that would be too slow for me when in reality it's too fast if anything.
In my email, I don't want to come across as arrogant nor do I want to show up for a run and have people think I was sandbagging/hiding my past.
I was thinking of putting something like, "Used to run a ton, haven't been running at all, want to get back into it. Work from home, very flexible."
But I need to put something about pace? I have no idea what pace i'd run at. 8 minute miles?
I don't even have any idea what my goals are. Running for fitness has always been hard for me to buy into but not running at all is awful.
So how do i respond without people thinking I'm trying to hide the fact I once ran at a fairly high level when I'm actually in AWFUL shape?
PS. IF you live in baltimore and want to run, please email. i swear ill follow up this time.