I’ve been thinking a lot about marathon training lately. This 70.3 is kind of making me wish I was training for a marathon. Soon. Soon I will be training for a November 26.2. I just have to survive this first.
I love Saturdays. I like waking up and making a pot of coffee and banana pancakes with chocolate chips. I like going for my long run mid-morning or early afternoon. I know this isn’t going to work for much longer. Today it is supposed to be 85. That may be too hot for a 10 mile run, at least too hot to enjoy it and not die.
So yesterday The Hubs and I checked out the local trail. It is a 4 mile out and back trail. It’s nothing like the endless miles and miles of trail we had in WA but I guess it is better than nothing. While running I was thinking of going out and back and out and back and two miles out and two miles back just to get a 20 miler in. Ugh. Marathon training is going to be a challenge…but I am antsy to get another marathon under my belt! Listen to me…three weeks out from 70.3 and I am longing for 26.2. What is wrong with me??? Nothing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with me!!!
I was pleasantly surprised with the trail. I had heard only bad things about it. I heard it was ghetto, scary, isolated, unsafe…yadda yadda yadda…and it might be all those things unless I go during a reasonable time, like a Saturday morning, when there are many other like-minded peeps out. I probably wouldn’t go on a weekday morning (alone) but otherwise I felt safe. It was isolated but I, we, have to be smart out there running. Remember to tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back.
Here are a few pictures from the trail:
I’m obviously running really fast….
Me and The Hubs…
Hubs on a bridge…
Elbow Sweat…just for my PNW buddies.
Water? On a 4 mile trail?? I’ll take it! I mean, I’m not sure if I would actually drink any but it’s a great gesture…and if I ever do run out and back and out and back and out halfway and back again for 20 miles I might indulge. Who knows?
So there you have it! The trail. I just wish it was a little longer and had a little bit better of a wrap sheet. Maybe if I get some pepper spray….
What are you up to this fine Saturday morning???