I HAVE MOVED

After a lot of thought and consideration -- I have decided to retire One Foot in Reality and leave it as an Archive. I will still monitor it to keep the trolls at bay, but will not be posting here any longer.

If you are looking for my new posts, please go to www.haroldlshaw.com .

Thank you for all they years of following One Foot In Reality.

Harold

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Better Going up the Bitch - RunLog 3-26-16

This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.

I hope that I am not annoying people too much as, I bring over some old posts from my other running blogs, but after a couple months of thinking about what I want this blog to be and how I will use the old ones - it became very clear it was necessary.

It does mean that I have to go to edit each blog post and copy/paste it to Blogger, clean up whatever doesn't look right and then (hopefully) post it to the correct date. Don't worry you are not going to get 4 years of my running log posts, but I do plan to bring forward some of the better posts, shoe reviews, race recaps and other posts that were important to me.

So I apologize up front for all the extra "stuff" you will be getting from me, as I catch things up.

Let's get back to running.

This morning's run...hmmmm

I wasn't sure about how it was going to go, it was still only around 35*F when we left the house and Bennie wasn't all gung-ho about it either. He was more interested in the sniffs and other things than he was getting a good run in.

As you can tell from the first mile, we didn't exactly set the world on fire out there.


Actually, when I finally did look at the graph, I was surprised at how consistent it was (it will never be great, when I run with Bennie) and surprised that I got my 3rd best time coming back up the Bitch.

Although I did purposely attempt to maintain a harder pace up the hill, still it was over 10:00 minute pace and I should be consistently down in the 8:00 to 9:00 minute pace range all the way up that hill. Oh well, I ain't there yet, but I will be.

Gotta Stay Positive.

By the time we finished, the sun was coming out and it was starting to get a bit warmer, but when you got into the headwind or shadows, it was still - not warm.

I even looked at down-back after we finished. Not runnable for a while - is the verdict. It is worse now, than before they back-dragged it. The boys and their toys 4-wheeled on it before it froze again and made a freaking mess of it.


Looking at down-back this morning - after yesterday's mini ice storm. By this afternoon this had all melted and it was a muddy-ass mess.



Oh well, I was young once and stove up more than a couple of vehicles wheeling, so I can't bitch about them too much, but I do anyway ;-).

Don't do as I did, do as I say kind of thing ain't it.




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