Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Two Turkeys Trotting Barefoot on the Beach


I met up with Blaine this morning for a barefoot run on the beach. We probably should have started a bit later, as the tide was going out but was still pretty high when we started. As a result, we had to splash through some sections which slowed us down quite a bit and the water was a tad chilly. Still, it could have been worse. This November has been very warm overall.

The run went well, however we did encounter an irresponsible dog owner with a large, aggressive mutt that charged us with it's teeth showing and barking angrily. It seemed to take a liking to Blaine especially, but fortunately we weren't bit. The owner was slow at getting his dog on the leash (which is the law, mind you), so I exchanged a few choice words with him that ended with me telling him what he could do to his mother (he didn't like that).

That aside, great run. Felt great and I don't think my calves and soleus muscles will be overly sore tomorrow. Last time they got worked out overly hard, but I'm a bit more acclimated now and this run wasn't as long.

Ran 10.1 miles @ 9:02/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A (wore the strap, but I suspect it's battery is dead)
Very flat.
Beaches with mostly packed sand.
Mid 40s, overcast, slightly misty.
Barefoot, shorts, short sleeved shirt, windbreaker (shed after a mile), cap.

2 comments:

RunSueRun said...

Barefoot on the beach... in Maine... in November? Brrr! How ya doin', friend? :)

Jamie said...

Yeah, crazy right? This November has been quite warm. I'm doing great, how about you, Sue?! We have to catch up sometime!