I’m currently in Track Town, USA right now. Let me tell you, it is a runner’s paradise. There are tons of cedar-chip trails that feel like running on pillows, it was 55 degrees and sprinkling this morning during my long run and it’s just beautiful! This couldn’t come at a better time. I’ve been feeling pretty bored with my running routes, 2 weeks of high mileage have driven me crazy and I just needed a little runing refresher.
Yesterday I had 7 miles to finish out week #2 of 63 miles and I ran on Pre’s Trail by the University of Oregon which was great. My legs were exhausted and quads burning so it was nice to have beautiful scenery and a soft surface to distract myself from the suffering. It rained during the entire run or I would have taken some photos. But let me tell you, it was beautiful!
Today I had a 14 mile easy run on the books. I went wine tasting and out to a really nice dinner wtih my family which wasn’t ideal for running but I kept it all in moderation so I didn’t feel terrible this morning (I hang over easily, ugh). I ran all over Eugene including Pre’s Trail and some really nice trails by the Wilammette River. I kept it as easy pace and felt really good. The weather was perfect (I was actually COLD in the middle of my run!) and I enjoyed the run quite a bit. I don’t think I realized how much the heat was taking out of me until I got some chilly weather. It was great.
I’m trying to take photos so hopefully I’ll have some to share when I get home!