A Tale of Two Runs Again – RunLog 6-16-14

A tale of 2 runs.

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It seems as though my body is getting used to this two runs a day thing I am putting it through. All I know is that Bennie is pretty happy about it.

Run #1

Bennie’s run – he now knows when we are going to run, because I get my GPS watch ready and it buzzes when it has signal. When he hears that buzz, he gets all excited, grabs the leash with his teeth and pulls me along saying its time, let’s go!!!!! This morning he wanted to go faster and pulled me harder than he has for a few days, so I tried to move my butt a little faster.

It was a nice cool morning, so we went the furthest we have gone so far, as you can see, it was him pulling me along and me slowing Bennie down.

Strava - Bennie Run 6-16-14
Strava – Bennie Run 6-16-14

Nice 2.0 mile run.

  • Distance: 2.2
  • Time: 17:04
  • Pace: 7:54/mi
  • Shoes: Skechers GoRun Ride 5/19/14 (73.7 mi)

Run #2

I went up to Newport to take Dad out for lunch and afterwards went for a run around the old stomping grounds. I like to do this 2-3 times a year, just to see the differences from when I grew up there back in the dark ages.

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Not too many photos this time, this was just a relaxing run to get rid of too much food at lunch and to get acclimated to 80+ weather, with a breeze. Luckily the humidity was pretty low and lunch didn’t hold me back too much.

The legs were a little sore from sitting in the truck and this morning’s faster paced run. So I just kept it comfortable and didn’t push. I started slowly and got slower. 🙂

  • Distance 4.0mi
  • Time: 35:45
  • Pace 8:51/mi
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  • Shoes: Skechers GoRun Ride 2
Strava - Newport Loop 6-16-14
Strava – Newport Loop 6-16-14

For now I am focusing on getting the miles in, to get back some of my lost fitness and maybe someday a few of the of the pounds, I have added on. Which means I am focusing less on how fast I am doing and much more on how far I can run comfortably. The left leg still limits me a little, but it seems to be getting better and the Bennie runs (now that I know enough not to attach his leash to my belt) are helping me reach my weekly mileage goals and calm him down a little at night.

One thing about these pacing charts, it seems as though I have no sense of pace at all and run very inconsistently. However, when I am running, I do not feel as though I am varying my effort or speed this much – I think I can tell the difference between 8:20 and 9:20???? At least it seems as though I should be able to after all these years.

I am reading “Running With the Kenyans” and have gotten about 1/2 way through the book since noon yesterday. Inspiring me a little, but I don’t know if I want to get rid of my GPS watch quite yet, but I have thought about when this one dies doing just that before I started reading the book. Who knows maybe I will be a little more motivated to do so – naw who am I kidding, I like knowing my “mileage” and never really got used to that training by time stuff.