Hilary's Steamtown Marathon blog
Saturday, April 03, 2004
Miles for the week: 10 (2/1/2/5)
5 miles LSD: 59:22, average HR 153
Resting heart rate: 60
Fitness test: 37
Heart rate up, fitness down, but I hope again due to lack of sleep. Also what woke me up this morning was getting a hot flash, which I think messes up my HR, and that's what the fitness test is based on (HR variability over a 5-minute period).
A quiet foggy morning for my long run. Pussy willows are out, and violets (just leaves, no flowers yet). A friendly young black and white dog joined me for a bit. I heard running and panting behind me--"wait for me!", we introduced ourselves, and then he ranged ahead, circled around, caught up again, in classic dog fashion. I love how a dog running ahead will look back periodically to make sure you're still following. We parted ways at the residence of a sleepy old yellow Lab who barely notices when I go by, but who greeted my new friend with lots of tail-wagging. I would have like the company a little further, but I worry about dogs straying too far from home (this one had no collar!), so it was just as well.