|Elderberry winds down smoothly|
Today’s run (street): 4.4 miles
I finally got out at a decent time this morning while the sun was still casting long shadows. It was hot, but the shade and a slight breeze hid that from me. At least it did throughout the first mile. I ran through my neighborhood enjoying the favorable conditions, listening to the late summer sounds and appreciating the quiet Sunday morning roads.
At mile one I was barely sweating and I hoped that the humidity was lower than what had been reported. It turned out to be wishful thinking. As I made my way around, I soon began to feel it, especially in the areas with direct sun. I went south towards what we call the “Gateway” neighborhood which has some long shady roads.
I’d stopped running in the Gateway neighborhood a while back because the condition of Ashford Drive & Elderberry Road, the longest of the long streets, had started to resemble the surface of the moon. I had prepared to step carefully through the worst parts, but once I reached Ashford, I saw that the whole span had been repaved. It was smooth and shady and a wonderful surprise.
I wasn’t monitoring my distance, but I’d assumed I’d covered at least three miles by the time I started heading back home. When I was getting closer to my house I heard my Garmin beep, telling me that I’d passed 4 miles. By then I was completely sweat soaked and realized that the humidity was as high as reported. When I mapped my run later with Gmaps, I saw that my Garmin had again under-counted distance, this time by 5.4%.
Getting out really early turned out to be a good thing as it left me lots of time to get things done today. One thing I did was look at DC Rainmaker’s site to see what he currently likes for GPS watches. DCR strongly recommends the FR230/235 (the 235 is $80 more but has an optical heart rate monitor). I’m going to shop around to see how it’s priced.
6 thoughts on “Gateway to smooth running”
What ever happened to those gorgeous, hilarious ladies you used to run with?
I'm seeing them on the 3rd! Yay!!!BTW, do you have the all clear from the ortho? Was it only tendinitis?
Slight tear in meniscus and tendinitis. PT says I should be fine. Slow and steady wins the race!
I'm slow, fairly steady and have yet to win a race.
Hope to see you soon. I've been inconsistent with my running w/Bailey. Hoping for Cow Harbor & possibly the Suffolk Half Marathon. See you.
I'm really impressed that you're still racing. Want to meet on the Bethpage trail sometime?