Sunday, April 4, 2010

Coyote Run

Just a short and sweet post hoping today was a good day for you all.

I completed a 13 mile run yesterday morning - such a difference from last week, I could have worn shorts on this run.  I ran on the Boise Road again with my buddies Austin and Beth (who, by the way, is officially an animal - she decided to do an extra 4 miles at the end, just for the fun of it.  Austin went home with me).  The run was good overall, with two minor issues:
  1. Coyotes were yapping around us, fairly close.  It really wasn't cool, that is my favorite road to run on and it kind of freaked me out.  I am over it now.  I think.
  2. I felt like I struggled for every mile on the second half of the run, which I realized later was mostly uphill.  
So all in all, a good run.  The Achilles tendinitis didn't flare up, and my long easy run pace was faster than it had been in a while, much closer to where I wanted to be before the injury.

Today I hopped on my bike for a quick 15 miles before all the hustle and bustle of Easter and overeating started.  I wanted to ride longer, but just didn't have the time today.  Gorgeous morning riding in a new place, all I wanted to do was explore and ride ride ride.  That will have to wait until next weekend, I can't wait!   


KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

ok, you're scaring me with the coyotes. i think i've only seen one or two in my life and that was out mountain biking about 1 hour from where i live. you hear about them eating sheep or goats from someone's farm but not often. I'm curious, do they chase you like a dog would? Awesome that you got to run and ride this weekend!

Caratunk Girl said...

KC - alone, I don't think they will chase me like a dog would - I have seen them alone before quite a lot (mostly at work), they turn tail and run...But the pack of hungry dogs all searching together, close to me, kind of freaks me out...I am trying to find out about that particular question when they are in a pack, I have a note to a biologist friend to see how concerned I really should be.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Well, as long as you are faster then Beth or Austin, you dont have to worry as much about the coyotes ;-)

Dont you just love new routes and exploring!!! Its probably the best perk of the bike, its like we are little kids all over again.

Aimee said...

I think the pack of coyotes would have freaked me out too! It's a good thing you were with other people. Be careful out there!

Regina said...

Ow ow oooowwwww! (that was my lame attempt at typing a coyote howling). We actually had one here in Central Park a month ago. Guess he got sick of the country and needed a change of scenery.

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