Today’s schedule called for 70 minutes at easy pace, so Nathan and I met at the Bellevue United Methodist Church parking lot and ran a route that included the streets of Bellevue, Edwin Warner Park, and the Harpeth River Greenway. The temps were a bit cooler today at 5:45am (around 75º), but the humidity was still pretty tough.
My legs were good throughout the run, but overall I felt tired. Because of this the pace stayed very chill from start to finish with mile-splits ranging from 9:33 at the beginning to 8:26 near the end. I’m glad to have more than 24-hours before my next scheduled run on Thursday night, because this intense humidity has sucked the energy right out of me.
Nathan and I always have good conversations on our runs, but today the topics jumped all over the board from The Far Side cartoons, to Biblical fiction, to Batmobiles, etc. The discussion about The Far Side reminded me of my all-time favorite from that brilliant series…
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done this!
Back to our run….In total we finished just over 8-miles with an average pace of 8:51 per mile. That makes almost 26-miles finished for the week so far. Looking like I’ll land squarely in the mid 50s this week if I’m able to stay on schedule.
P.S. Anybody else have a favorite The Far Side to share?