Running with my 2 year old lab, Muddy, this past Saturday reminded me of the importance of not going out to fast.  When we hit the trail, Muddy took off.  He was so excited to be on the trails that he would run ahead then run back then run ahead and come back all at full speed.  This was the day after my 1/2 marathon and I was out for an easy run so I was steady and slow on the 1st hill.  20 minutes into the run I reached the top of the hill and found Muddy in a bush with his tongue hanging out trying to catch his breath.  It made me smile because it reminded me of all the times that I have gone out to hard.  I would like to say that I am getting better at this or at least more aware.

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Comment by Jay Mijares on June 17, 2014 at 6:36pm

Thanks, Margot! You're doing Big Horn? Oh wow! Have fun! Looks like a beautiful course!

Comment by Margot W on June 16, 2014 at 7:28pm

Jay, good luck.  I have heard that is one tuff race.

Comment by Jay Mijares on June 16, 2014 at 7:21pm

That's a great reminder about not going out too fast.  I'm doing the Double Dipsea this coming weekend and will have to use that as my mantra.

Comment by Eric Orton on June 16, 2014 at 5:29pm

Keep this in mind during that initial 2 mile climb at Big Horn this weekend.

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