New Run!

February 24, 2009 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

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I am always looking for new runs so I can use my running to also explore Manhattan. Since the weather is still brutally cold I haven’t gotten very adventurous. Once it does warm up I plan on running the Brooklyn Bridge down to Battery Park and back home. Sounds like a far run but when I have the daunting task of 14, 15 mile runs in my training for the Marathon I’m thinking i’ll have to shake stuff up a bit.

Today I decided even though it was windy and cold that I would try to run north towards the George Washington Bridge. Once you get into Riverside Park at 87th street you go north until you go into an underpass then are at the northern park of the path along the river than I usually run south.

I ran till I hit a gate. There was no reason to stop except the fact that I was running a little late for wine meetings that I had later that day. I did a quick 4 miles which I need to start cranking out when “I have no time” because in all honesty I do have time…I just sometimes lack motivation.

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It is different than the southern part in a few ways. It is less developed and you run pretty much next to the traffic after you hit 100th St. The great thing though is that you don’t have a gate to separate you and the water. While you run you can look at the water hit the rocks and there is something really serene about the whole thing.

I say north and south because they are finishing up the small piece of drive that will eventually connect the two. You pass a lot of bikers and I’m not sure how I would like that during the week but on a cold off-day it was really a great run.

Much like running uphill I have decided I like running into the wind because when you then run with the wind at your back…or downhill there is such a payoff! I guess there is a metaphor to be had there…the uphill journey makes the downhill worth it.

So with that zen I go back to working from my apartment while entertaining my dog. Tomorrow morning we are going to attempt a Fiona the dog/Tiffany jogging session. It is no fair that I am the only one getting any benefit from my running!

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