Un-interrupted because all my others and upcoming runs have been part of races.
Actually the run wasn’t that long but it felt like a marathon.
I hadn’t run at all since Tuesday so my legs should have been fresh. They weren’t. They ached and felt like lead right from the beginning. Even my back & shoulders were sore.
My hubby went up North to our boat. It was cloudy and breezy so I decided to stay home and go up tomorrow.
I don’t think I’ve been on the Nisky bike path since training for my half marathon in Match so I drove there.
The weather was perfect for running 60s with a breeze. They were many bikers and a few runners.
I decided to head west toward Lock 7 and then turn around and head east. I had planned for 8-9 miles.
I dragged myself along trying not to stop and walk too much.
I got to Lock 7 my usual turn around (about 2 1/4 miles) and watched the boats go through the lock.
As I was heading back, I noticed a trail through the woods so I followed it.
Lo and behold, the bike path continues…
There were places to sit…
Many hiking trails to take…
and this would make bikers happy:
This part of the path will be really pretty when the leaves change and when the leaves fall so you can see the river better.
And I mentioned my legs were shot…I decided to run/walk as far as I could and then turn around and go back.
Here there was a hill that lead to another bike path, I think. I walked up it to get a better view.
Then I ran down it to continue on the path I was already on.
Eventually my path did end and I turned around and continued back.
I made one detour instead of going up to the Lock again.
In the end, I dragged myself to 8.5 miles. (My pace was 3 min. slower than my 5K race pace and 2 minutes slower than my 10 mile race pace!!!)
It is days like this that make me wonder how I ever ran a 10k or a 15K and even 9 half marathons!!!
And I have no weather excuses…I wasn’t hungry. I had a gu before and another after 4 miles.
I felt a lot better after I had a pumpkin pie ice cream cone at Stewarts.
Then I went to Target to fulfill my pumpkin cravings.
I found a new running route.
I don’t have to worry about another un-interrupted long run. I have 5k races Sept 28, Oct 4, Oct 11 and a 10k on Oct 18. Then my big 10 mile race is Oct 26!!
Happy Running! What type of food do you like for the fall?