Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A wandering 50 minutes

I thought I had a planned route today but somehow it didn't come to be. I headed out shortly after work and got so lost in my head that I passed the turn I intended to make. Interesting. And very liberating! So I continued to run turning here or not and there or not and meandered through my neighborhood with no idea of time or distance.

After a bit I stopped back in the house for a drink and some stretches. I looked at the clock and saw that I was out for 15 minutes. I went back out again with a plan in mind only to change it part way into it and ran for another 25 minutes.

It felt really good.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A nice run followed by an even nicer walk

I met some USAFit/Philly friends at Oaks today. (2 weeks until our official start). We ran the Audobon Loop (4 miles). I cut off at the dog park spur and began walking. I walked to the end of there and back (4 miles) and then went back up toward Pawlings Road to find the 'other' Walnut Hill path to the River Trail. I found it but I don't think it's suitable for the group. The last part is on dirt path with lots of roots and ruts. I don't want to be responsible for anyone twisting an ankle. Of course they could do that on paved or gravel paths too but even more likely on this one.

I walked then to the end of the River Trail and back up Pawlings Road to the SRT and then back to my car. I hadn't really planned to do all the extra walking and ran out of water. :( Nothing serious but would have been nice to have more before getting back to Oaks.