Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 14: Aug 16 MP Run

Two things of note on this MP.  1) This was the first step up in the MP distance, a solid 10k.  2) AMD and I had a conversation every set of running partners should have: how injured does your partner have to be for you to stop running?  We were cruising along at MP pace around mile 3 when AMD suddenly stopped.  I had the tunes cranking so when I turned to look at her, I couldn't hear what she said, but she didn't seem to be in distress, so I kept going.  I stopped and waited for her at the top of the second uphill section, and we devised the following rule for a MP/tempo run:

You need to stop if your partner:
1. Falls down
2. Gets bitten by an animal
3. Screams 

The last condition is a bit problematic when you're both running with music, so, just like scuba divers, we agreed on a massive waving of the arms signal to also indicate run stopping distress.  I'm glad we settled that.  The run was good too, 6.26 miles at an 8:37.

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