Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Route

Weight: 169 lbs.
Distance: 3 miles
Water: yes
Stretches: yes
Weather: Cold with light snow

I run some of the same, old, boring routes that I have been running for years. Actually, they are only boring when I go short distances, after a mile or so they can get quite interesting. There are a variety of flat areas, and stretches of steady incline.

I first set the basic route around my neighborhood, up one street and down the other, over ten years ago. That's the starter mile. The first quarter mile is up an incline of a couple percent, which is kind of a pain, and discouraging when I am out of shape, but great training for races. I can pull out ahead of a lot of people very fast because I am not used to starting out on level ground.

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