I set out on a 7 mile run yesterday with a goal of about 1 hour in mind. I wasn't really sure how I was going to do. I wasn't real peppy all of last week. I have been battling a cold with some chest congestion and while it is a lot better there is still some coughing happening. So if I was slower than planned I was okay with it.
Mile 1 8:54
Mile 2 9:15 (hmm might not be an hour after all)
Mile 3 8:36 better
Mile 4 8:27
Mile 5 8:01 feeling good
Mile 6 7:45 I think I had a little adrenaline help here as this was a lot of gradual uphill
Mile 7 7:15 BAM! I pushed pretty hard and really thought it was going to be a faster mile than that, but I guess the first quarter of that mile was uphill so I must have lost some time there.
Total time 58:17 YAY Felt so good after having such a crappy run on Thursday.
At the start of mile 6 I discovered the people on the corner got a new dog. A very large black german shepherd type dog. I am not impressed and neither is Cola. I actually pulled out my pepper spray. I yelled at the dog as loudly and meanly as I could and after what seemed like forever he quit chasing Cola and backed of towards his house again. I kept looking back over my shoulder for awhile though!
I kind of want to shoot the animal or run it over with my car. I know that is not nice, but I don't believe people should have pets that are so aggressive and then let them run free. They are a menace.
Cola also seemed to be doing better. Thursday he had a limp and yesterday it was gone.
It is 18 degrees and dropping out there today so I guess I better get out there and run now before conditions get worse!
This week may be messed up for me as I have jury duty on Wednesday. and that is supposed to be long run day this week. It looks nice tomorrow so I think I will do long run tomorrow instead just to be safe.
Is there any chance that you know those people and you could say something to them about their aggessive dog?ReplyDelete
Glad your run turned out well... don't overdo though!
Jury duty. Ugh. I only did one and it was awful. Hope you don't get put on a horrible case.
Nice run! Not easy to pull that off after feeling crappy. Ugh I hate when dogs are like that. Kinda sad because its not their fault but still scary.ReplyDelete
Great pace for your 7 miler! So glad the dog eventually backed off- I agree with Elle- if you know them, it might be worth saying something to them about their dog?ReplyDelete
Wtg girl!! And love the split on that last mile!ReplyDelete
Great run! Very fast! I also get frustrated with loose dogs. The people across the street from me let their dog loose. It's friendly enough but it dogs scare me and it's not like we live in the country or something!ReplyDelete
Love that I'm not the only one always out in the cold.ReplyDelete
Yikes, that would be scary to have that dog chase you:0 I hate it when people are irresponsible with their dogs! Good luck on your long run tomorrow:)ReplyDelete
I hate mean dogs! I am having a similar issue with a not so friendly dog. I love that you run in the cold, it encourages me to get out there when its flippin cold as hell!ReplyDelete
That's a solid negative split run. I know what you mean by thinking your mile is gonna be faster than it is, especially in the winter. Especially since you're not feeling well, it was a great effort! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Great run! And I hate it when people leave their aggressive dogs out too...... Ugh.ReplyDelete
People who let their dogs run wild and who are aggressive piss me off. I have gotten chased by dogs a couple of different times. Once a dog actually almost bit me! He had a hold of my pant leg, but someone stopped and got the dog to go away. So scary!!!!ReplyDelete
Great job on your run! Maybe when I am done training, I should try setting a time goal on some of my long runs.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the fantastic run!ReplyDelete
I have changed routes to avoid mean dogs - I am so scared of them and I think they know it!! Poor Cola! Butm way to rock that run!!!!ReplyDelete
Nice work on the progression run!!ReplyDelete
I HATE when dogs chase me and usually the owners are jerks about it too, like it's you're fault. I'm glad you guys are both ok and good thinking on the pepper spray!ReplyDelete
You're so Montana with your urge to shoot things :)ReplyDelete