5-6 miles turns into 1 mile run and then walk

I went to Spin at the Y this morning--I love spin.  Ray came with me yesterday morning and today--this was HUGE---1-he never works out, 2- he never ever came with me to work out, 3- he is never up on the weekend that early in the morning.  I bribed him with a Starbucks (little does he know, I always treat myself to a Latte after weekend morning spin classes).

C and I had 5-6 miles planned for today, but this morning he complained about a sore throat and I had a feeling his heart was not in it; although, he kept asking me when we were leaving for our run.  So.....we get all set and off we go--a neighborhood run.  I started off leading--steady and one of my fastest miles in a long time--1st mile 9:07--I felt GREAT and I wanted to keep this run STRONG---and then he hit his wall--he wanted to walk-I really don't mind when this happens--I hope when my heart is not in it, he won't mind walking with me either.  We cut our trail short and headed home--walking---I talked him into a run for the last .6 miles---overall 2.66 miles/30:05 min/pace 11:13--not bad for walking a mile.

Today's song, Dog Days are Over, Florence and the Machine


Christina said...

I think runners run into days like this, hence, runners understand and are able to empathize when all we want to do is just run a good 1 mile and walk the rest.
I'm sure your good deed will be returned.

kizzy said...

I simply love the video. thanks foe sharing..

"Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool. Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks."
- Sir Roger Bannister ~brooks running

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