This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.
I really wanted to try a longer run today, the leg has been feeling the best it has in a while and I figured it was time to try, but at the same time I still had to get a run in with Bennie and didn't want to over-do it too much.
So I sort of compromised, when I got done running with Bennie - his tongue was dragging on the ground, I immediately took his harness off and headed back out the door. He was pissed, who was going to protect the old fart and let me know all about it as I escaped down the driveway. Damn dawg :-)
How was Bennie's run, actually we didn't stop nearly as often as usual, he seemed like he was in a hurry to get it done today. It wasn't real hot or humid and there was a nice breeze, but it was still warmish and by the time we got back to Steven's Hill, we had worked up a good sweat. This was even though I had purposely held back on pacing, because I "knew" that I had more running to do after Bennie was done.
Coming back up the Bitch was too much for my current level of conditioning and my left leg was starting to bark a little. By this time my running was slower than my walking speed, so I walked about a quarter mile and when I got back on top, I was feeling pretty good and picked the pace up a little (not much).
Overall, it was a good run and I was happy with how well I did, even though there was some walking music coming back up a tough hill. After I got done I iced the leg down, which seemed to help a lot.
- Time: 1:04:30
- Distance: 7.01
- Pace: 9:12
- Shoes: U/A Bandit 2
I just hope that I am on the other side of the left leg woes. All I know is that it felt good to get a few more miles on the legs.