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2 runs, one with dogs, one without

Thursday, July 05, 2012

I often like to run with my dogs. They are my buddies and make running a lot more fun. But I also realize that I run slower with them. In part that's because I run on small gravel or dirt roads where there is no traffic when running with the dogs.
So today I did two short runs.
The first was with dogs, only 1 . 8 miles and took 25 minutes, which translates into 4.3 mph, average pulse at 133, maximum pulse 136
The second one was a 5 K which took 39 min. and a sprint at the end. The average pulse was about 139, max. pulse was 160. Overall it was almost racing speed. The second run was on a chip-sealed road and the temperature was up to 80 degrees by then, compared to about 72 degrees for the first run. My average pace for this one worked out to be 4.7 mph.
I'll count today as both a speed workout and a long run since my total miles were over 5 incl. my warmup.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ELLENSUN 7/17/2012 12:00AM

    A cat adopted us two months ago. Somehow, I don't think she's going to run with me!

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Q8PRINCESS 7/7/2012 4:14AM

    That's a good way to do it.

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GOPINTOS 7/6/2012 9:26PM

    Both impressive!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team

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HEIDI-25 7/6/2012 2:37PM

    That is great!! I love to see people running with their dogs! I wish my little rescued shih tzu could walk with me let alone run. I have a stroller that she sits in and gets to go for walks with me that way. It works :)
Keep up the great training!

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JSTETSER 7/6/2012 6:58AM

    I loved running with my dogs. Now that I don't have a dog, I go further from home, and go further. The dogs kept me regular in my workouts.
Enjoy the dogs while you have them!

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KRISZTA11 7/6/2012 4:20AM

    Running with your dogs must have been fun!
During my forest runs I often see people walking dogs, and it is so good to see how the dogs enjoy being out and running about.
There are fewer runners with dogs, but it is amazing how even small doggies keep up with their masters.

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