Saturday, March 21, 2009

Nation's Capital

Today's run: 7.02 miles/1 hour/8.41 pace

The thing (or one of the things) I love about running is you can do it anywhere. Just remember to pack the shoes, Ipod, Garmin, shorts and you're off. This weekend I am visiting D.C. and took a run on a trail that runs from N. Virginia to downtown. I ran 7 miles on this trail and enjoyed the change of scenery and people from Colorado. Do you run when you travel? If so, do you brave the streets and trails or use the hotel gym for your workout?

9 comments:

  1. I love running in new places - a great way to explore and see things you probably wouldn't otherwise. And with Garmin, it's so easy to satisfy the fanatic inner runner who MUST know how far I've gone. :)

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  2. love to run when i travel, always outside unless the weather is bad....sometimes, depending on the location of the hotel, an outdoor run can be difficult...but, it's fun to explore new areas that way....

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  3. Ditto the other comments here -- running while out of town is a great way to see the area. I always pack my shoes and a set of running clothes. I have no Garmin, so I usually just pull up a Google map and then figure it out as I go -- it's part of the adventure!

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  4. Love running out of town when I find a good place. It puts a positive light on the whole trip. You found one of the great things about NoVA .....good trails.

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  5. I don't travel often, but I enjoy to run in different places. It is a nice change of pace from your regular routine.

    Sounds like you had a nice adventure.

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  6. great job on the run!! i would love to go run in DC :)

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  7. Oh, it's the best way to learn about the place you are visiting! I've ran in DC and loved it. I ran on the trail from Maryland to DC, and also in DC itself... It was great!

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  8. to answer your question from my blog, yes ice baths do really help to reduce soreness and speed recovery from longer runs....thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I try to run when I travel, but it really depends on if I feel safe or not. I'd love to run in DC though!

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