Yesterday I began thinking more about all of the upcoming races that I am committed to along with those that I am in a limbo. It quite obvious that I haven’t been stomping the pavement like I should be and I am mad at myself and mother nature for that. Mostly just mad at myself, I could get out there in the down pour, suck it up and run….but I don’t. I prefer not to ruin my iphone (heaven forbid)or run with soaking wet shoes.
Wait, but there is a alternative called the treadmill. HA, spare me. I’d rather not.
Since the treadmill isn’t on my radar most of the time, I started to remember all of the great places where I enjoy the scenery. The better the scenery the better the run. The scenery doesn’t change while on the treadmill, you only can watch other sweaty people pass in front of you so many times…..
The Greenlake loop. Such a great area to people watch while running, plus you can run the 3.2 mile loops many times!
That view is worth the struggle.
The Eastlake Sammamish trail is great because it is hard pack gravel.
Less impact on the knees and you can see the lake the entire way.
A loop around Beaverlake is my go to route. I enjoy it because I can go in and out of house divisions and explore new roads.
I explored a new road a little so far and found a fantastic hill (sarcasm)
What a perfect view of Beaverlake. I have the opportunity to swim in this lake during the Beaverlake Triathlon.
Oh hey Kasa! The Soaring Eagle trails are great for mixing up training. There’s a variety of trails that are flat and hilly!
I also enjoy running on the Burke-Gilman trail in Redmond. It is a wonderful flat and paved trail that goes from Redmond to Bothell. You can easily run up to 20 miles round trip! Definitely perfect for speed work!
As I reflect on all of the fabulous routes in my area, I cannot wait for Spring to come (minus the rain). I am looking forward to warmer weather and longer days! I’ll have an extra hour each day to use as needed (hopefully for running).
I am grateful to be able to get out and run in different areas. No one likes to do the same route over and over. Unless you like the constant repetition.
Do you have some go to running routes?
How often do you find a new place to run?
Outdoors or indoor running?