How to Run Negative Splits ( or Always carry a cell phone in case of family emergency. )

I have finally figured out the secret to running negative splits.

  • Plan an easy run with a friend. Be sure to carry  cell phone
  • At halfway point have a family member call you to tell you that your dying mother has taken a sudden turn for the worse and that an ambulance has been summoned.
  • Turn around and run as fast as you can to your car,   paying no heed to the ability of your running partner.

Mother is okay, well.. as okay as you can be when  you are dying.   She is not tolerating morphine very well and apparently was high, but not  a good high.  We are hoping to sort it all out tomorrow.

I sent an apology to my running partner.  When I uploaded the run to Strava I noticed that on our return trip we ran at least  45 seconds /km faster than we normally run when we are together.  She did great and kept up with me though.

Splits. 7:23 / 7:15 / 7:01 / 6:43 / 6:22

 

 

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2 thoughts on “How to Run Negative Splits ( or Always carry a cell phone in case of family emergency. )

    1. Thanks for the encouraging words. Even in the middle of this challenging time we are able to see the humor in things. And Mom is doing okay.. it was her new meds and she was badly stoned.

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