I kept the streak alive last week, and got back into the groove for this week’s goal with a 5.85 mile run on Sunday. I know, now, that I can run 3 miles during my exercise release time during the week, but I don’t prefer to do so. At the pace that I am running, 2 to 2.5 is a more manageable distance for the time I have available.
I have a regular 3 mile route that uses the nearby Greenbelt, but I only ran that once in the 4 times that I did 3 milers in the past couple weeks. I didn’t like how crowded it was, and I had to cross a major street. My next 3 mile run was neighborhood laps – I did two 1 mile laps, alternating directions, then two half mile laps, alternating directions. Laps are good for staying close to home, but also pretty boring. I finally landed on a nice big loop that gives me 3 miles with minimal stoplights and no crossings of major streets.
My first 6 mile routes had me crossing major streets two or three times (depending on some options). After I figured out my big 3 mile loop, I made some adjustments and figured out how to do a 6 mile loop by running the 3 mile and then looping back around inside it.
|I see a poorly drawn J – maybe I should change my route to make it prettier.|