I hired my son to pack down the trails behind the house so I could try and get a run in while babysitting. Ok, I didn't actually have to pay him as he loves riding that snowmobile. Anyway I figured if it was packed pretty good, It would be solid enough for my daughter's pug to run the trails with me. I had to find a way to get in my run this weekend.
As you see by the picture below, he was more interested in dragging sticks around than running beside me. In despiration I would grab the stick from him and throw it. He would take off like a rocket with me trying to hold on to the leash while attempting to keep my feet under me. I only wish I could have thrown the stick a little further. I guess I can call it a sprint workout.
I gave up after awhile as the progress was slow. I only wish my daughter had trained him jog along side her. So I gave up and opted for the treadmill instead. I popped off a decent 7.5 run with a 1 mile 10% hill cooldown. So, not all was lost but I have to start being a little more serious about my training and not allow these interuptions.
My weekend at a glance:
3 mile run and gym workout including lunges, side stepping on the treadmil and upper body free weights. I finished off with a 1 mile snow trail cooldown.
1 mile sprint runs chasing a dog who was chasing a stick.
7.5 mile treadmill @ 5% grade and 4.5 - 6.5 speed
9:40, 9:30, 9:23, 9:23, 9:14, 8:28, 7:59, 7:42,
1 mile @ 10% grade cooldown fast walk.