Monday, August 17, 2009


This is the third week in a row that finds me shifting the schedule up a day and running on Monday, which is usually a rest day. 8 miles easy.

I was off to Bonelli (no surprise there) and meandered around the trails on the north and west sides of the park. I even ran one section I rarely run. I've got my usual distances all worked out, 4 miles, 5 miles, 6 miles, and that section of trail just doesn't fit in.

I mostly ran for time. Based on the first landmark, I was on the slow train today, around 11:00/mile. That pace was perfectly acceptable as an easy run two days after the 22 miler. I ended up running for 1:34. Once home I g-mapped the route and came up with a little over 8.5 miles for an 11:03 pace. Nice and easy!

I did see the most peculiar thing on the north side of the park. A man was "walking" his dog, a Pembroke Corgi. The man was driving through the parking lot very slowly while the dog trotted along behind. When he reached the end of the lot, he pulled over, honked the horn, opened the door, the dog hopped in and off he went.

Who knows what you get to experience out on the run.


Backofpack said...

That's funny about the dog! My parents used to have this guy in their neighborhood who had a German Shepard. He'd put the dog on a leash, then hop in his golf cart and drive slowly along with the dog trotting beside him. Hilarious!

Anne said...
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Anne said...

I wonder if he was handicapped and that's why he didn't get out of the car and walk the dog. Very strange.

I passed Bonelli yesterday while in San Dimas, but I beat you by several hours. Still, I think of you every time I pass the park sign on the 57 freeway.