Defn: a human male displaying evidence of devolution - exhibits distinctive "caveman-like" tendencies. This man often dribbles in public places; cannot drink a beverage without spilling it on himself, the floor or someone else; may also run into objects like lampposts & bushes; has a definite "sloopish & short legged" running style that is slow and low to the ground, often resulting in the dragging of knuckles.

These throwback neanderthals, along with their questionable diet, should clearly be avoided.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Just a nice run

My last couple of posts have been a little less about running and more about life / stuff.  Thanks to GZ and Sean for referencing and linking to them in their own blogs - my blog page reading stats have bumped up a bunch this week.

While those posts, (scroll down - you'll see them if you haven't already) were just me "trying to keep it real's, yo" - read that sentence as though you are a middle aged white dude from New Zealand on "the streets of the hood".  You're right, doesn't fit and sounds a little wierd.

Anyhooo..... this is a running post.  A little bland, nothing too clever, just a recap on a run yesterday afternoon.....

It has been a while since I did a training run with the legend (in his own mind).  He's been playing Soccer each weekend and getting plenty of exercise playing and practicing for that.  But 2 weeks from tomorrow we are running the Greenland Trail 8 miler.  Very different than running and chasing around a soccer field.

So yesterday I picked him up after school and we ran the course together with the only purpose / goal - to help him remember it and remember also what it is like to run 8 miles.

He did good.  We held a nice steady pace throughout the whole 8 miles, including the hills.  We chatted a fair amount as we went along, side by side most of the way.  Our pace maintained between 8:40 to 8:55 min mile averages the whole time, finishing just under 1 hr, 11 mins.  We could have gone faster, but we didn't need to or want to - which made it a successful run.

We are going to try do it together a couple more times before race day.  I'll be back there (while he is at Soccer practice) later this afternoon getting another lap in. 

So, todays run, although the same course as yesterday's, has a different purpose than yesterday - today I'll be working on the first 3 and last 3 miles, working on a specific plan and pace together for those.   Yesterday was "just a nice run".  Today - the result is yet to be determined, but hopefully will be as fruitful as yesterday's - in a different kind of way.

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