Running with Friends

Dustin's build is far more reminiscent of Lawrence Taylor

So my run for yesterday was a nice evening run with my friend Dustin.  Now, you have to understand – Dustin is built somewhat like a linebacker from a football team then a runner.  The fact he is willing to tackle (get it?) the Marine Corps Marathon is an amazing thing.  I know that runners come in all shapes/sizes – but there is a “runners-build” we think of – and line backer ain’t it!  He and I met up and went over to a local park for the 6 mile run that “the plan” had on

Then Abebe Bikila!

the books for me.

It was a nice run – except for one thing. On Tuesday, he had done a major “core” workout.  He did Sit-ups, and other ab exercises as well as working his hip-flexor really well.  Have you ever tried to run with sore, tired and pained hip-flexors?  He held up well and managed five miles of it before he hit the point of wanting to curl up into a little ball.  He didn’t let any one hear him whimper, and walked back to the car in a manly fashion.  I finished the six miles around the lake and met back up with him.

The pace was slow – but we were trying to do what he could keep up with (considering the hip flexor) and kept a great conversation the whole way.  We stopped and walked when he needed it, kept an average of 5 miles per hour.

Now it may not have been the nicest of things – but I did let him know that he was going to have to do better than 5 mph if  I was going to stay with him on Oct. 30th. (Does this make me a bad person?)  I will stay with his pace at 6 mph, but not at 5. I suspect if I go at it alone, I can manage an 8:45/mile pace (at this point), but I think it would be a better experience with company.

My Achiles Tendon is still tight. I did the last mile at around 9 mph, and it actually moved from tight to sore during that run. I really need to figure out what to do about that.

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I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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