The baby had a decent schedule last night therefore after the 1:30am feeding the wife asked if I was going running…I told her probably. Reset my alarm to wake me up but as it happened the baby woke up right at the same time. My wife is great she took the baby and said "have a good run".
I got to Kristin's house and as I was driving up I saw that she was already out running. Oh no…looks like it is going to be just me and her and I have not been putting in the runs that she has…this is going to hurt.
I got out of the car just as it starts to rain. The temp is perfect, around 55* and there is very little wind.
We took off heading toward "Bill's Hill" a simple 4 mile out and back. Kristin set the pace…mile1 @ 8:45ish…mile 2 @ 8:30ish. I got to walk at the turn around…THANK GOD!!!
As we started back the rain was coming down a little harder. Mile 3 was a little lighter or at least it felt that way after the walk, but by 3.5 miles Kristin had and idea. "No walking for the remainder of the run…we will do fartleks between poles…and you can call them". What was I to say? I'm the one that pushed them to do the hill workouts and interval training, I agreed.
We pushed it quite a bit until the end…mile 4 was in the bag @8:10.
Finished the run and felt good…but I'm sure I'll pay for it later. 4.16 miles in 36+ minutes.