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.