I also had the opportunity to run with family. That is a great treat for me. Runs fly by with company and constant chatter.
This year I was determined to run here. I knew it would be a challenge with my toe and hip needing to heal. I prayed the time I took off in July would result in great runs at camp. Well, it worked! I did run. I loved running for fun instead of knowing I had to complete a run. Pressure free running at its best. However, I will admit I ran way too much.
Not too much in that I hurt myself. I ran too much mileage coming off an injury. Last week I ran 11 miles I think. This week in five days I ran 27 miles! That is way too much of an increase, but I could not help myself. It was not easy running either. There are tons of hills here so no run is "easy". I did back off the pace and run slower. That helped.
I hope this crazy increase does not hurt me in a few weeks. I have to spend the next three days driving home so there will be no running. My body will rest. I think I will be okay.
Look at these pictures and tell me if you could pass up running here.
|After cresting this hill you reach the winery. I forgot to take a picture of it.|
This year I looked at my pace at the bottom and I was running an 8:52 pace. At the very top I was running a labored 9:22 pace. The thing about climbing it is that you have to come back down. The road leads to a major road so I always run back down so I can keep running on country roads. The downhill may be worse than the uphill, but that is certainly debatable. At the very bottom I was running a 9:35 pace. I feared I would be rolling down the hill if I ran one step faster. It is a beast, but I love the challenge!
|A lovely view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks|
Truly the sky is the limit and it is just peaceful! I already miss running there!!!