Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Running Partner

Tuesday and today, I had the pleasure of having my girlfriend ride her bicycle next to me while I ran.  Yesterday, it worked, but my legs hurt.  I didn't have a chance to warmup.  I only ran 2 miles, though, so it wasn't all that bad.

Today, I had my long run day.  Keep in mind that I primarily run 5k's, so my long days are 5 to 7 miles.  I ran 4 miles before heading back by home and picked up my girlfriend on her bike.  I was already well warmed up and ready to go the same speed as her cycling.  Again, keep in mind that she isn't cycling like Lance Armstrong.  I wish I could run that fast.  Doesn't everyone though.  We did just over 2 miles together and today, she kept giving me motivation to keep pace.  She was saying things like, "Keep those knees up" and "you got this."  I didn't ask her to do it, which made it so much better.  She's such a great person.  It was like having a coach and not having to pay for one.

In the end, I ran much faster than I have previously during my long runs.

1 comment:

The Green Girl said...

Aw, I'm sorry you had an off day but it's great that you had your supportive girlfriend by your side.