Saturday, December 9, 2017

Running After The Move

We've been in our new home for about a month. Love the place and the proximity to great running. I'm 1/10th of a mile from the rails to trails and 3/10ths of a mile from great flat neighborhoods. From day one I was surprised how many runners are out and about at 4:30am. A runner can be seen at any given moment and for good reason. Canton roads are runner friendly.

The streets are well lit and either wide or with sidewalks. The Canton High School track is a mile away. Nepaug Reservoir is 2.5 miles away and has beautiful views. Ran into my first Canton bear there. Each morning I have a variety of routes to choose from therefore no mindless repeating of the same routes.
Sunrise from Nepaug Reservoir. 
The picture above is an example of what I see on runs. This beautiful vista is 4 miles from my door. Easy 8 mile loop with views! I'm a happy runner.

Now that we are settled in I am slowly resuming my old running habits. Good long runs on the weekday mornings and picking up some races on weekends. Today I ran the Snowstorm Classic 10K in Springfield MA. Nice course through a great park. Did well with a 59:42 finish. Met a few friends from 169 there as well.
Snowstorm Classic 10K

Starting to scope out races for 2018. Age reality and common sense are telling me to cut back on the very technical trail races. I'll be doing some but must be conservative or risk an end to my running streak which is 1033 days old today.

Planned races....I registered for Colchester Half and Lake Waramaug 50K. Probably will be doing many new races in new towns. Most will be picked as the weeks come and go. Should be a big running year.

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