Running the Super Nice Island’s Y Trail

The new Island's y trail. Very pretty trail

Today was a very busy, crazy day at work.  So much happening all at once!  Any way, after work I hit the Island’s Y, worked out pretty darn good and then ran 3.78 miles through the new Island’s Y trail.  What a very nice trail!  Actually, it’s quite beautiful.  My only dislike about this trail is that it is not long enough!  I wish this trail was 12 miles long!

Today, I felt strong while lifting weights and when running.  I normally do not run a race pace during my training runs but I felt good and strong and, I needed to unwind from a very hectic day at work.  So, I took off from the start of the run.

nice bridge run through a little swamp

I clocked the first two miles at a 5:57 minute mile pace.  Unfortunately, there’s a price to pay when you take off like a bat out of you know where!  As I approached the three mile mark I began to deteriorate very rapidly.  As I approached the finish I was huffing and puffing!  I finished the 3.78 mile run at 24:44.  That’s a 6:32 minute mile pace.  Normally, that’s not bad pace but comparing it to the two mile mark, I was falling apart.  It’s going to take a long time for me to build up a strong pace for the marathon distance.

3.78 mile mapped run through the y trail

Wildlife Inventory:

  • 1 duck
  • 2 dogs
  • lots of runners

the infamous y water tower

I need to start doing long runs again.  Yesterday I ran 10.31 and that wasn’t bad but I need to start boosting the miles more.  This coming weekend I’m doing 13 for my long run.  The following weekend I’m shooting for 15.  I have to build up my base again and will.

I love this trail

Not much else to write about.  I’m thinking about doing this half-marathon coaching that Fleet Feet advertised about.  They are looking for people to help train runners for a 1/2 marathon.  I can do that.  I would like to do that.  That would be fun.  Who knows, I might meet a single pretty girl that likes to run. 🙂

Tonight, I’m also going to finally blog a bit more about my Kilimanjaro trip.  Specifically, I’m going to cover the descent.

Ok, I have to run to the bathroom.

Thanks for stopping by.

All the best to you and yours.

peace,

dh

04/04/2011

the bridge over the little swamp, again. this is such a nice trail. you should check it out.

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