9:10, 8:52, 8:56, 1:48
8:41, 8:46, 8:53, 8:31, 8:50, 8:39, 8:28, 1:03
West Murdock Canal
I had my calves worked on this morning...ouch! So I did my run while my kindergartner was at school. I decided to try a route today. About 2 or 3 miles into the run, my Kneaders salad decided to revolt. All the park bathrooms were locked. I started looking for hiding places and then noticed a house being built and they had a POP. Heaven sent! I went to open the door....gave it a good tug and it was locked. I tugged at it again...still locked. I finally said, "Is someone in there?"....a very hesitant voice replied yes. I asked him to please hurry. Wow....what an experience.
This wasn't a great run for me. My calves felt like they were full of lead. I had no spring in my step. I kept telling myself that it was my rest week and I NEED to take it easy. But as I look at my splits, my "fastish" times 2 years ago were only in the mid-9/mm. So I need to be pleased with an 8:43/mm on a crappy day (with an upset gut).
I kept pushing the wrong buttons on my new watch.... I really need to figure it out. Also, since I've done my last few runs in the daylight, I noticed a lot more road kill (never saw it in the dark). I know it is there, but it still freaks me out every time I go by it!