Training's Over For A While...
Well, that's it. Nothing left to do but wait until Sunday morning and run my race. I was set to run my last training run last night as a short 3 miler, but waiting for 3 trains on the way home just didn't leave me enough time. I decided since it was going to be such a short run I'd be fine running it tonight, so when I go home from work I took two of my dogs, Newman (Border Collie) and Elly (Australian Sheppard), with me for a run. They have been running a little bit with Kristy at her pace so I wanted to see how they'd do at my pace. They were doing great for the first mile, I had to hold them back at a 10:08. Almost to the second that my watch beeped to tell me we were at a mile Elly faded fast. She slowed way down and was having a hard time keeping up when just moments before she was pulling. Since they haven't been running for long I thought I shouldn't push them too much, and that proved to be a good idea. We went ahead and turned around and went home at about an 11:24 pace. They were somewhat struggling to even keep up with that pace. In the end we came up short of the mileage goal, but it was a nice run to check where they are at and what we need to do to help them get in better running shape. We did 2.19 miles in 23:43 for an overall 10:50 pace.
|Elly (brown & black dog in the background) & |
Newman (black & white dog in the foreground)