Monday, April 8, 2013

Running with nature (and stuff)

This weekend I made a trip out to Rockefeller State Park and hit the trails with a few friends. It was lovely, to say the least. A few hours out of the city and in the sun was exactly what I needed. It was a pretty challenging course at times, and I was running with a group that had me pushing the pace a bit, but you know what? That's okay. I stopped a few times to walk up hills (evident in the splits below) and I didn't beat myself up over it. Instead, I took a deep breath of fresh air and looked at the cows sitting in the grass, or the beautiful little stream to my side. It was awesome to see my last few miles sub 9:30, and to feel the miles just tick away. Almost ten mile done before I had even realized it. Sunday's run was everything that I needed, peace and quiet away from the city, and a strong run that left me with a nice runners high.

Then we zipped over to Blue Hill Cafe to stock up on delicious treats, and ventured back into the city.  Traffic and delays on the train meant I didn't get home until almost 3pm, but that's okay, there will always be next Sunday.

I don't see a hill, do you?

I was too busy enjoy the scenery to take a photo, but here's a cup of coffee. Look! Cows!
1    9:12.0     1.00
2    9:15.8     1.00    
3    10:35.3     1.00
4    9:09.6     1.00
5    10:37.0     1.00
6    11:59.5     1.00
7    9:05.8     1.00
8    9:23.7     1.00
9    9:22.0     1.00
10    6:28.0     0.70


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