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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 1 days ending Sep 8, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running1 56:54 5.24(10:51) 8.44(6:45) 76
  Total1 56:54 5.24(10:51) 8.44(6:45) 76

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Saturday Sep 8, 2018 #

10 AM

Road running 56:54 [3] 5.24 mi (10:51 / mi) +76m 10:23 / mi
shoes: Adrenaline 17 2nd

Well, this run didn't go as planned. It being a cool morning I decided to do a track workout. Northwood HS looked like a good choice, and never having been there I looked on Google maps and saw that the Northwood-Chesapeake Bay Trail would take me from a parking lot on Sligo Creek straight to the school.

I parked and found the trailhead, ran a little ways, came to a street and promptly lost the trail. Ran around the neighborhood trying to find the continuation, and a guy doing lawn work asked me if I was looking for the trail. I said yes, and he said it's pretty overgrown, and he hasn't seen a jogger in a long time, but he showed me where it crosses through his back yard. I picked it up and he was right, it was overgrown, mostly with stilt grass, but I persevered and got to the crossing at University Boulevard. I crossed and went a little ways down Arcola Ave. looking for the back way into the school, and that turned into a tour of the neighborhood streets until I inadvertently found the trail again on the back side of the school. By then I was over a mile into the run, and when I got to the track there was a big crowd of kids doing some kind of workout or tryout.

So I gave up the track idea, took the Northwood Trail back to Sligo Creek, and ran an up-and-back between Forest Glen and University on the Sligo Creek trail. That brought the total to just over 5 miles. I did about 8 strides on the return segment.

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