I’m not sure if I’m ready to run the distance of your runs. Can I run a shorter distance?

Yes of course!  Feel free to come out and try going out for a couple of miles and turning around.  You’ll likely be surprised how far you can run, as the typically lush scenery will spur you on.  The great camaraderie we have also motivates one to run a little further than they may be accustomed to.