This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.
Time of Day: 6:10 AM
Weather: Clear w/Sunshine
Winds: N 3-5 mph
Planned Distance: 2-3
Type of Run: Early morning shake-out run = slow and easy
Ran with: Bennie
Course: Home 3.0 Miler
Strava Graph Screen shot
6:59 - 6:40
Notes/Observations about the run:
Unfortunately, vacation is now over in an hour I will be winging my way, well driving into Augusta to start the workweek, not a bad thing, but the weather finally broke and the sun is shining again. It makes me want to do other things a lot more than heading into the "Cave", but it is what it is.
I figured that I had better run this morning, because the first day back from vacation, you never know what you will run into and while I know that I will get a lunch break at some point this afternoon, whether I will have the ummpphhh to go for a run during it, remains to be seen. So I was out the the door at 6:10 AM, telling the body that it had to move.
Needless to say, it wasn't too impressed with me that first mile and when you add in Bennie's propensity of running fast then stopping on a dime - not fun, as you can see by the graph it was not our most consistent . I don't know what he was looking at or seeing that I couldn't but he went hell bent for leather towards the bottom of the hill. It was just as if he was doing a vehicle interval, he moved over to the side of the road sped up like a son of gun, held it for about 50 yards and then slowed back down???
Ghost ride I guess, but who knows with the Bean.
Coming back up the hill, I really thought that I was going a lot faster than I was, but that 10:00 plus pace on the graph doesn't lie. Oh well, someday I will run well up the hills again.
Although when a neighbor went by we did get into hyperdog mode for a ways and then I picked it up a bit over on Howard Circle, even though Bennie didn't understand why we were speeding up (we were not chasing anything) and attempted to slow us down by pulling backwards on the leash.
Aches and Pains:
Left Leg - Was still there and didn't want to wake-up/loosen-up this morning, it definitely didn't like the idea of running faster! Although by the third mile, it was loose enough to pick it up to an 8:30 mile. Getting there
Hamstrings - Once we got going no problems, just need to start doing Yoga again - nothing serious.
Nike Lunar Glide 7
Remarks: No issues.