Hi Christine – I just joined, and I was having a look around the website to see what was available. It doesn’t look like very many people are hitting this forum, but thought I’d take a moment and say hi 🙂

I’m planning to run the St. George Marathon in October, and I’d like to finish in 4:30 – slow, but a good goal for me as I work my way back into running. I’ve done a few Ironmans, 70.30s, marathons, etc., but it has been a few years, so I’m getting my legs back under me.

I’m looking forward to getting to know the group and to figure out how to put together a training plan for St. George. Do you know, are there people in the group who can help with that? I’m not entirely clear on what’s appropriate to ask for, and I don’t want to put anyone out.

I’m also a big reader – if you are still looking for recommendations, I’d suggest: Educated (memoir), Euphoria (historical fiction), and the Overstory (fiction, nominated for a Mann Booker Award in 2018).