Monday, February 1, 2010

Not a Dog Killer After All

Dobson doesn't have such a bad owner, as it turns out. The Enthusiast and I took him to the veterinarian on Saturday, and I asked about running. Thankfully, the vet is also a runner. He gave me the yellow light, which I first interpreted as go really fast and stretch the distance. In actuality, I can proceed with caution, running with the pup for one to two miles at a time until his growth plates fuse.

This was welcome news, but it won't put much of a dent in my weekly mileage. I had another big fall-off after two solid 20-mile weeks. Not a stellar way to finish off the first month of the year. C'est la vie.

Here is January's statistical rundown:
  • Total Miles: 53 miles (11 runs)
  • Highest Weekly: 21 miles
  • Average Weekly: 13.8 miles
  • Average Pace: 10:22.8 per mile
  • Longest/Fastest Run: 8 miles, 10:29 pace
  • The Monthly Dif: +25 miles (28 miles in December)
My goal for the year is to average 20 miles per week. So far, not so good. I have lots of work to do, especially now that racing season is about to begin.

12 comments:

Jess said...

Great news that you can take the pup out for shorter distances for a while!

BrianFlash said...

I'm definitely watching your dog running experience. I'm strongly considering getting a dog and I definitely want one that I can run with.

Keep the stories coming!

Psyche said...

Dobson is such a cutie and apparently a good influence on you.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Glad the dog is still alive.

I thought about Dobson, while running yesterday.

Julie said...

Greetings Viper,
Another blogger gave me the heads up about your blog:) I am now a follower and look forward to reading about your hangovers...ahh I mean running:) Happy Monday Viper!!

Nitmos said...

So my phone call to the humane society was wasted?

Razz said...

I'll hold off on my Cruella deVille comments until the growth plates fuse.

Jess said...

Good to know that no more puppy abuse will take place.

southofthecliff said...

Here's a trick for you to teach the dog:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxK-cbdu1z0

Ms. V. said...

hmmmmm...get busy~ you always have kicked my butt...

my turn... :)

X-Country2 said...

Every little bit you get to run together helps will pay off down the line.

Roisin said...

I'm glad Dobson is okay and that you can run with him, at least for a little bit. I also feel like a few more pictures of the pup will really spruce-up your blog. I'm just sayin'.