Skunky Night Run
I just finished a 6.018km running that lasted about 0hh:26mm:0ss !
Just like yesterday, sometime after 9pm, I decided to go for a short-ish/fast-ish run. Yeah, these are not real words, but they work well to characterize these runs. I changed the route a bit, but the distance was pretty much the same. The good news is that I improved my average pace again. First foray into the sub-7min/mile territory in a very long while, several months for sure. 6:57 min/mile pace to be exact, and as the mile splits below show, it was getting faster and faster. That is very unusual for me, as I tend to start faster than my form allows, causing me to slow down later. Of course, the distance was only about 6km, but that's progress again! Just like I said yesterday, faster short runs, and longer runs at same speed. That should pay off eventually.
Unlike yesterday, plenty of wildlife today. First scare less than half a mile in the run. From the corner of my eye, I saw a skunk (hence the title) charging at me. Well, I thought it was, but it was actually trying to get into a pipe (these big pipes running along all the front yards) for cover. I literally jumped several yards sideways, and ended up past the middle of the road. Luckily, the traffic is very low in these streets, so no danger. Like I said a few days ago, I have to be careful with my dogs, they're good at getting skunked...
Then of course, plenty of deer, and another scare. Well, more like a startle when a family jumped out of a yard, just in front of me. When fawns are involved, you never know what the deer will do. But they just went their way, and I continued on mine.
Tomorrow, probably a rest day after running 2 days in a row, and also because snow is in the forecast. But not sure yet, we'll see how it goes and when I can fit the next run.
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Congrats on the run.
Do you run in the snow?
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Thanks a lot!
Yes I did run in the snow last winter, which really was the first winter since I started training somewhat seriously. It's actually fun in the snow, if you like cold like I do of course. But I don't like running while it's snowing, particularly this heavy wet snow we had today, it's not cold enough yet.
I'm pretty sure I've seen some old posts of yours with snow, so I'm guessing that doesn't stop you either.
Have a great week ahead and keep on running! !LOLZ
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Great to hear you like snow.
Yes, heavy wet snow (and wind) is not nice weather to run in.
Yes again, I love running in the snow. It adds another dimension to your run.
I am looking forward to some snow too.
Have a great week.