Sunday, September 27, 2009

10 Miles at Sherman Army Airfield

Ran 10 miles around Sherman Army Airfield while my Dad biked beside me. I was thinking for that many miles I wouldn't be able to talk much but we chatted the entire time!
It took a little over 2 hours. The weather was great but hot so we kept drinking and sweating!
As for longer, weekend runs: I'll run less than 10 next weekend, then a 13 miler the next and then taper for the Dogwood Canyon 25k!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Kansas River Run

Went for another run at Mill Creek but only got in under 3 miles. Although people were sporadically playing at the park, I was mostly alone on the trail and it just felt unsafe.

I do enjoy this area although it's paved. I wish I could run here for my weekday runs just to have a nice view and some shade. I just don't think it's smart to come out here alone. Running past the Kansas River it's very secluded and all I could think about was not wanting to end up a body floating in it.

Anyhow, this time I went North on the trail instead of South. The trail loops a couple times along the Kansas River (a.k.a. The Kaw - a nickname relating to the Kanza Indians who used to live here). It was a beautiful view. A cool breeze swept off the water and made for a pleasant run through the dense trees. Lots of flowers are still blooming as well.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Neighborhood Run

Well, I tried.
I tried to run in my neighborhood. It's boring. It's paved. It's very, very hilly... The closests streets are filled with houses and then the closest roads are so country there's no place to run.
The country roads are narrow, shoulderless and back up to fences and trees. It's just not safe as cars zoom past and I barely can get out of the way - which basically forced me to stop running every 30 seconds.
So, daily runs are going to be a challenge...