8 miles easy / 1:17 / 9:37 avg pace
Time for some random thoughts!
- Check out my post on the Lunch Break Blog (thanks Mike for letting me ramble about running on your blog!).
- I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly nervous about the heat and tomorrow’s long run. Obviously this will be a LSD run and the perfect opportunity to test Operation Hydration! If I can refrain from entering “stage 2” dehydration on the hottest day of the year, I’ll consider it a success.
- Blog search term that completely cracked me up this week: how did Kara Goucher get pregnant? Well…
- This is more of a rant. I do my easy runs on a popular paved bike trail; usually early weekday mornings. Last week I had to do an easy 10-miler on Saturday and, even though I knew what I was in for, I was still annoyed. The trial was occupied by about 90% bikers (yes, I know they are called “cyclists” but I still say bikers) and 10% runners. The trial is roughly 6 feet wide. Know where I’m going with this? Groups of men (Lance wannabes) going way too fast, families of four going way too slow, and tons of unnecessary “on your left” calls. Since I generally don’t bust out figure 8s when running, why is it necessary to (often scream) “on your left” when I’m clearly hugging the right, running solo, and in a straight line? I understand and expect a verbal warning to be given under certain circumstances (say, approaching an intersection or a group of runners) but not all. the. time. And don’t even get me started on the bikers who use bells…
Do bikers bother you on a run?
Do you have any funny blog search terms to share?