10 years ago I ran my first half marathon, and I now haven’t done a half since… 2019, 2018, something like that. It isn’t really on my radar right now to do distance training, mainly because I’m not running for distance these days.
What I am doing though, is the couch to 5k app, that has been my thing for the last few years and weeks 1-4 are usually just repeated over and over. The app is great for beginning, but it escalates into 20 minute runs too quickly for my taste/fitness level.
I’m happy to walk laps around my little neighborhood, but I don’t exactly want my neighbors to watch me attempting to run. So instead I go to another close neighborhood and do my running there. I haven’t been tracking my distance, but likely it is less than 3 miles, and maybe not quite 2 miles. The trick will be if I can continue as the temperatures rise.
I could also go to a nearby park that has a great bike trail. Jeff and I rode it last weekend and it’s a little over 6 miles with plenty of hills for the complete loop. If I were to get back into distance running, that is where I would go. But until then I’ll leave that trail for biking. There is also a swim beach there that I would love to visit, although the walk from the car to the beach is a mosquito haven.
How often do you run? Where do you like to run?