Above I posted a couple of routes I like taking from my house. You'll note how close I live to the Clinton North Shore Routes. Everyone seems to know those pretty well, so I won't post links to those routes. The routes above are a little light on the mileage. If you were to run these, the mileage is actually about a mile longer on each route. For the second route, there is a linear park that makes up a large portion of the run that doesn't show up on the map (it looks like I just run a few miles through back yards).
Great week of running. I started off with a hybrid of the first route listed above, that took me on an 11 mile jaunt. Easy peasy. The day was pretty, and the weather excellent. I loved every minute of it. I took Monday off, and just ran 3.5-6 miles/day the rest of the week. I finished with mileage in the mid thirties.
This morning I plan to head off to Clinton (drive), and knock out 10-15 k on the muddy (I'm sure) trails. My knee is saying 'hello,' but seems to be hanging in there.
This week I also joined the Trail Hawks. I now belong to three running clubs - Run Lawrence, The Trail Nerds, and the Hawks. The next Trail Hawks event is this:
Second Annual Coleen's Sweaty Ass Run
Race date: July 29, 2011
Start time: 06:00 PM
Race distance: 0 km
sweaty ass – Free night run on marked, wooded 5k course with one or two water cosssings. Run as many laps as you want from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Pot Luck self-service aid station set up in historic stone house at start/finish. No entry free, but we’re not averse to a tax-deductible donation or two. Proceeds shared with Kansas Dept. of Parks and Wildlife on whose land we run. NO COTTON SOCKS.
I am thinking of trying to knock out a night time 50 k (10 times around the course). No big pressure - I can bail every 3.1 miles if I'm not feeling it. If I'm in town, you will see me there.
Finally, our website goes live on June 1. It is really a nice piece of work. My vegan friends (I'm just a vegetarian) should find it useful. I'll post a link next week. In the KC area, our new little company is now in Green Acres, Market 3, all Whole Foods, most Hy-Vees, with a bunch of other stores adding the products shortly. I'll be at Nature's Pantry in Independence from 4-7 on Tuesday as we launch in that fantastic store (seriously great place for gluten-free and natural).
Here is a pic of me with my co-workers (I'm the ugly one in the center;-).