The Princess Half keeps creeping closer and closer. Only two more long runs – today being 11 miles. But where to do them? I have been changing my starting point on my normal trail to throw some variety into the mix. And then I saw Running In Pink Project’s post on taking the road less traveled and I was inspired to find a completely different path.
I ended up at Gas Works Park to catch the Burke Gilman trail. It was definitely different! I started off heading towards Ballard, along the canal but I ran out of trail fairly quickly. Now what do I do? So I turned around and headed back towards the University of Washington, passing by the construction site that used to be Husky Stadium (and will be again, eventually). It was fun exploring a different area, although this path had a lot more traffic activity including crosswalks and stopping for red lights. Stopping for the red lights was not good for my momentum (which is why on my last one I looked very carefully around and crossed before it was actually my turn – shhh!).
This was just a ho-hum run. Nothing too exciting. I’m kind of ready for training to be over and just run the race.