The Pooper and I ran an 8.2'er today. We started at the start, ran to WW, then to Burst Park. Then retraced our barefoot footsteps along the bike/hike trail to Silver Lake (SL). Ran around SL and had to rest about 8/10th's of the way through. It was hot - 82 deg F with a lot of humidity. She just plopped down in a tree lawn. I pushed her too hard. Black and tan double coat isn't meant for the summer heat. She needs a sled, and snow to really shine. So, we rested, drank some water, and started again. A few yards later we found the "public" access to the private lake. She was eying the lake with desire so I let her at it. 15 minuets later, a belly full of water, I knew she could run the remaining 1.5 miles home. Every time I run, I learn something. Every time I run with Pepper, I learn something more. I am so glad to have the privilege to run with such an instructive partner.