Y’all called me out on my New River trivia yesterday! Turns out my source (a high school cross country coach) was a bit misinformed. The other river I was thinking of was the Nile. However, according to my research, the New River is one of a few major rivers in North America that flows south to north. Most do flow to the south. There are numerous other rivers across the world that flow north, but it is more common for rivers to flow south. My research also told me that geologists consider the New River one of the oldest rivers in the world. So it’s still cool in my book.
This evening I headed out for a 3 mile run after a long day of work. I made it a progression run with splits of 10:17, 9:48, 9:26. My ankles and lower legs are really sore from walking around, up and down hills, in flip flops all weekend. I don’t think the hour of going down the water slides and walking back up a huge hill on a concrete path barefoot helped, either. Funny thing is the faster I ran the better my legs felt. I also had a huge bull stare me down the whole time I ran by him (that helped me pick it up some, too). Of course he had gone further out in the field by the time I took a picture, but he’s the second one on the right. He’s much more impressive up close.
I had my tree picked out that I would be up in about two seconds if he had decided to come through the fence. Although, I don’t know why he would since he had all those females to hang out with in the field. Speaking of cows, they were out in the field behind our house last night. Scout decided she needed to run them off.
She’s very brave when there’s a fence (or two) between her and the cows.
She will bark and bay (howl) at them to run them off. I caught her mid-bay with her nose straight up in the air after she ran this cow away from the fence.
She kept at it until all of the cows started heading back away from the fence. And then she did a victory dance in the yard and came back inside.
Since this is a running blog, I will end on a running note. I am thinking of doing a weekly marathon training recap each week on Mondays. There are a few bloggers who are training for big races that currently do this, and I think the recaps are a great way to sum everything up. I will give it a try next week and see how it goes. I apologize in advance if it’s a flop and turns out boring.
What’s your favorite type of run: progression, tempo, speed work, easy, or long run? I know there are other types, but I want to know your favorite from the options.
Long runs are my favorite, progression runs are second.
Any tips on doing weekly marathon training recaps without boring everyone to death?