Not happy. Got up early to do 10k my other half is away looking at unis with dear daughter. Took Rico who behaved for a little while then it all went wrong. Muntjac deer decided to cross our path while I was going up hill. That was it Rico was off giving chase. For a dog who had been hanging back he'd obviously saved his speed for the chase. So I waited and called and waited and called. Eventually he deigned to return and off we went again. He still had the adrenelin flowing as we galloped up the hill.
Then I got him back on the lead to cross the road. Took his lead off again and away we went. Then he dropped back and stopped. Clean up on aisle 4. Safely stowed off we go again another hill and he dropped back and back. I spotted the pheasant first so got him back on the lead while he sniffed around.
He would not move so I stood and he lay down in a battle of wills. That I decided was the end of 10 K today. I gave in let him off the lead but the pheasant was long gone and the trail had gone cold.
He hung back looking sheepish as I ran home - definitely in the dog house today.
6.05k total in 60 mins (quite a bit of which was stationary). Moving time was only 44 mins. Hardly felt worth stretching at the end but I did. Even more galling I forewent my beer last night as I wanted to see the effect today and I did feel brilliant when I set off.
Hope you all have better runs today