Mileage for the week of April 25th – May 1st
Total weekly mileage: 13.25
Total April mileage: 31.75
Total May mileage (to-date): 0
Total year-to-date (2016) mileage: 334
4/25 26:05 min./3 mi./8:42 pace
4/26 No run
4/27 No run
4/28 26:30 min./3.25 mi./8:09 pace
4/29 28:39 min./3.5 mi./8:11 pace
4/30 31:39 min./3.5 mi./9:03 pace
5/1 No run
After another week of building up my base, I’m happy to report that I’m feeling ready to kick it up again. The dust is starting to settle and the desire to run more is bubbling up inside of me. My biggest challenge is finding running routes. I’m located in a pretty busy area with multiple large intersections, freeway on/off ramps, crazy-ass California drivers (No offense to my California readers but holy speeding BMW, Batman!), and lots of traffic in general. And truth be told, I HATE waiting at traffic lights.
I have discovered a nice park nearby with a path and there are some quiet residential streets that I enjoy running through within about a half mile. I look forward to venturing out a bit further as I tack on more mileage but it has also been nice to familiarize myself with my ‘hood a bit. It has allowed me to gain confidence in knowing that I could find my way back home. Ha!
In the future, I’m hoping to connect with one or two of the small local running groups that meet up weekly. There are at least three options that I’ve found and I cannot wait to start connecting with other runners in the area. I’m sure, in due time, I’ll have a lot of new running friends.
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Have a great week and happy May!