Considering I'm a sick congested mess, I'll happily take my running time. I genuinely thought I was running over 10 minutes/mile. For now I'm adopting the Dori "just keep swimming" method to my running.
Some Random Thoughts
1. While I was running listening to Marathon Talk today, I learned that the Chicago Marathon sold out in 6 days. The guys on Marathon Talk think this means that the race is going to fill really fast next year and they're going to have to start doing a lottery or something. So D, if you really want to use Chicago as a qualifying race, you're going to have to get on quickly it next year.
2. I saw a Brittany running alongside a guy on a bike today (I think it's the same dog that I've seen running before). She was pulling the leash forward as hard as she could because she really wanted to run. I am seriously in love with that dog. If I see her again I'm going to ask her owner what type of mileage she's running.
Based on a quick search, it appears the answer must be a lot ... According to this website "Brittanys are high-energy dogs. They need at least an hour of intensive exercise each day. Without sufficient exercise, your Brittany may become neurotic and destructive." Is it possible they have too much energy??
3. I pulled a D and ran with a waterbelt today, and I'm really grateful that I did. Having fluids when you're running with a stuffy head really helps.