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New favorite route! [Mar. 19th, 2006|03:19 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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Twelve miles today. I was pretty nervous about the part that goes along the river; I knew there was supposed to be a trail next to the railroad tracks, but I'd heard that it was under construction, and it looked like it went through a closed amusement park, and I didn't know if the trail would be open if the park was closed and closed amusement parks are creepy anyway, and. Uncertainty! But it all turned out okay; the trail runs right next to the park, but not through it, and while a sign warned of possible construction going on, I didn't encounter any. This route also goes through the pretty Reed campus, and there's lots of fun downhill.

The unusually sunny weather isn't hurting, either! Soon, I'll cross the river. Oh yes. Maybe even next week.

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From: freyley
2006-03-20 01:52 am (UTC)
How long does that take you?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-03-20 05:31 am (UTC)
A long time. My best guess is just over 2.5 hours, but I don't really know for sure.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2006-03-20 02:39 am (UTC)
Sorry, I was not in the context, and I was wondering whether this was foot or bicycle.

12 miles is a long long way. I've ran 8.5 miles. Actually, if you can run 5 miles, you can probably run 20, cardiovascularwise, but after about 6 or so, the joint pain really doesn't seem to be worth it.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-03-20 05:08 am (UTC)
It's on foot. I figured the "marathon 2006" tag would be context enough.

if you can run 5 miles, you can probably run 20

I'm not so sure about that. This is my seventh week of marathon training, and I think I probably would be in shape enough to do 20 now. Probably. But I wouldn't have been able to do it the first week, when my long run was only 6.

after about 6 or so, the joint pain really doesn't seem to be worth it

I'm lucky in that I don't experience much joint pain; that's why I can run marathons. There are plenty of folks who are much better athletes than I am but who can't do this because of the pain it puts them in.
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