Since New Deal isn't open in the mornings, maybe an evening run will work better. I hope you can join us for a couple laps around the lake followed by a drink at the New Deal Cafe.
As always, the socializing happens after the run, so if you want to run solo at your own pace with headphones on, you won't feel bad. Some run fast and some run slow and some say they run slow but run kind of fast. Come and do what is right for you and enjoy some company afterwards.
See you there!