It's funny when I cross paths with other runners and they noticeably speed up when they pass me. Like just in case I'm a running god giving away "Way to Go!" ribbons as I trot by. I suppose it's only natural to try to perform a little better when you know you're being watched. Thing is, I do just the opposite. When I see someone running toward me I purposefully slow down a notch, because the way I see it, who knows, maybe I'll meet that person in a future race and it will be between the two of us on the final sprint to break the ribbon and they'll underestimate me because they remembered how slow I was six years before. :-) Is that logically flawless or what?
Anyway, nice easy 4 mile run today. According to my new training advice guide I need to step back the weekly miles every few weeks - so that's this week. I've been increasing and increasing and this week I'm going to scale back a bit. Even took Shasta the Running Pomeranian today and she and Sadie found a nice semi-transparent creek to jump in. Ah, black wet dogs in the sun.