Monday, April 13, 2009

A New Path

Using trusty mapmyrun.com I created a nice 12M run from Buck and Bunny’s (my parents) home in Midland, Michigan. But, honestly, I wasn’t very excited about the route. The major downside is that most of the run would be on crappy country roads (unlike nice country roads that I love to run on). While discussing my run with Bunny, she mentioned the Pere Marquette Rail Trail—which is a flat, all asphalt, trail that goes for 30+ miles.

Well happy day. And the route was amazing. I wish I had known about it sooner. I did a nice out and back. Best of all, my younger sister Gunior rode a bike alongside and kept me company during the run.

My goal for the run was to keep my pace between 6:50 and 7:05, nice and easy and pretty even. I was able to do this with the exception of the very last mile, which I just kicked into gear for no real good reason. Splits: 6:52, 6:56, 7:03, 7:04, 6:57, 6:50, 7:01, 6:58, 6:55, 7:06, 6:34.

4 comments:

Irish Cream said...

I totally love to kick it up a notch towards the end of a run . . . but usually my reasoning is that I just want to be done! Sounds like it was a great run--and it's awesome that your sis was able to keep you company!

Ms. V. said...

Very cool that you ran with your sis. MY GOD. You are fast...

Thanks always for your support on my blog...and by the way, you are comment #4000 today! WOOT!

Viper said...

Nice score on the new route. I dig old rail beds as running trails. Though sometimes I miss the hills.

The Laminator said...

Sometimes I wish that a marathon can just be a series of 26 "last miles" strung together. Yeah, that would be cool.

Nice pacing throughout yours!