Wednesday, September 21, 2005

New Running Routes

Note: I've added some pictures from the relay this weekend. Check them out in the post below.

The town I grew up in and now where I currently live has seen a lot of change in the last 20 years. When I was younger the town was very rural and mostly there were farms. Now the town is very developed and has million dollar homes every 100 feet. With all this development there are new roads, new housing developments, and lots of golf courses. This week I've been exploring some of the new roads. For this training season I decided to not concentrate so much on the miles and run by the watch. So anything between 40 and 45 minutes I count as a 5 mile run. Get it?

Monday I parked at the high school and ran out Fodor Road to New Albany Road East, through the industrial park, down to Schleppi Road where it ended into Walnut Steet and returned. It took me 42 minutes. I'm calling that 5 miles.

Tuesday I decided to go in the opposite direction. I started at my parents' house which is off of Walnut Street. I ran Walnut Street to Schleppi and then turned left on New Albany Road East. This took me through the old Souder Farm which will soon be a housing development. The road is there but nothing else is there in the field. I really liked this part of the run. This road connected me into The Links housing development and golf course. I turned around just after Bevelhymer Road (not like you guys have any idea where these roads are, but I usually write in my journal and then type it into here).

I wonder where the road will take me today?

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Flatman said...

I love running new routes...it definitely keeps you from getting bored!

jeff said...

that's one of the great things about gMaps, the gMaps Pedometer and GPS watches. they give you the ability to map out all sorts of new routes that you'd never know about otherwise.

Meredith said...

The HS CC coach has one of those GPS watches and has told me about some new routes. Maybe he'll let me borrow it during track season (not that we ever really venture that far off the track).

Michelle said...

Okay, so in the past few years I've been walking and not running, but our old neighborhood in Gahanna was good for interesting routes. I mean, the streets were all winding and curving back on themselves, so it didn't get boring so quickly.

Michelle said...

Okay, so in the past few years I've been walking and not running, but our old neighborhood in Gahanna was good for interesting routes. I mean, the streets were all winding and curving back on themselves, so it didn't get boring so quickly.

Michelle said...

oops. sorry to post twice!