I had a 5K on my schedule for today but since I ran a 10K race last weekend and I plan to run a 5K race next weekend, I decided to skip it.
Instead I set out to run 10 solo miles.
I headed to the Nisky Bike Path. Last week, I ran on the Corning Bike Path and I like to do my long runs in a different place each weekend. They are painful enough. At least the scenery will be varied thus more interesting.
It was cool in the morning but I procrastinated at home and it was warm by the time I got there.
I guess a lot of running groups were out today. I was hardly alone.
There were bikers, runners, dog walkers, skateboarders, etc. And everyone waved and smiled.
So I didn’t run with a group but I was hardly alone.
But I did get to choose my route, my show pace and when to stop and walk.
I was going to turn around here at 2.5 miles as I usually do but decided to go to 5 miles and see where it took me.
Finally I approached Blatnik hill and walked up it. Since I had a lot more miles to run, I didn’t want to risk it by running up that hill.
This is as far as I have ever gone but I continued until I hit 5 miles.
It got hillier and so I walked more and it was definitely less scenic.
Eventually I approached some GE buildings and turned around.
The run wasn’t easy. They never are for me. I struggled the last few miles and my walking increased.
The good news is that my feet didn’t hurt as much as last week and I didn’t get any blisters.
I rewarded my Hokas with new Hokas!!
Tomorrow is a needed rest day and 2 days on the lake! WooHoo!
Happy Running! Any running or racing plans for this Labor Day weekend?