For the past few months I've suggested to my DH that the could join me on his bike while I do a run. So today he joined me. Due to having a bad back at the moment he choose to use a wee folding bike we're storing for DS rather than his mountain bike. He was supposed to be acting as photographer, 'coach' and water bottle carrier. He did the photographer bit ok, but spend most of the run 500m ahead or behind me, so no coaching and not always there when I needed water. I ran 15 km run along a private road in Glen Strathfarrar, so there was very little traffic except a Scottish Hydro van (the river has a hydropower station) and a couple of anglers.
We set off a bit too fast and after a couple of kms he asked if I was going to be stopping! Ha!! "No! No stopping!" This was supposed to be my long, slow, distance run today, but with the initial fast start I thought I make it a 40 mins run at tempo pace, followed by a slow run. 40 mins came and I was still feeling strong, so I kept on at what was for me a slow tempo pace, ie about 30seconds per km slower than my 10K race pace.
I turned back after 45 minutes and intended dropping my pace for the return leg, but found it was mainly downhill so kept to 6 - 6:30 mins/km the whole run.
I enjoyed being able to do a longer run without carrying a belt bag for water and camera and DH enjoyed the slow cycle. I've got a few off-road routes I'd like us to do this way when he's up to riding his mountain bike again.