My blistering pace continues to be, well, not quite blistering. It more like a persistent itch, or maybe the beginning of a rash. Either way, 8:20 is my fastest so far! I did three mile repeats today and that one clocked in at the most...itchy.
A couple of days ago I ordered a different hands-free leash. The previous one was fine but not quite padded enough for the occasional moments when Alice pulls ahead. And, given that it was missing a price and the great folks at Appalachian Outfitters gave it to me $15, I didn't feel too bad about shelling out for a cushier one. Not to mention, it's called a Mt. Tam Leash and Belt. And I sometimes miss California. I am a sucker for marketing.