So, my marathon training is well underway by now. In fact, there’s only 95 more days until the ING New York City Marathon.I can’t believe how close it is now. I’ve been enjoying the training runs, though, and to keep things from getting boring, I’ve tried out various locations.
Here in the city, rather than staying in Central Park all the time, I’ve opted for some down town runs through my hood, across the Brooklyn Bridge and back just to keep things from getting too monotonous. Who doesn’t love a good NYC skyline?
My favorite so far was definitely my long run through the Napa Valley with Mr. Trent Cobb (on a bike he borrowed from the Carneros Inn) on our recent trip out west. I’m so blessed to have this loving guy who’s so supportive of my goals and gets up early many mornings to get out and help me stay motivated.
I cannot get over the gorgeous views in Napa. I didn’t even mind running up and down countless hills.
Trent was so sneaky, and rode by me filming this super8 on his phone. But in the end it turned out to be a fun little memory from the morning.
Then there was the Golden Gate bridge run at sunrise. It was nice to have it all to myself… well, almost. There were a few cyclists I had to dodge. But seriously, gorgeous! Check that one off the bucket list.
My last run of our West Coast trip was in Half Moon Bay (see image at top). The beaches were beautiful!
Now that I’m back home on the East Coast, I need to get creative again and find some new locations for some upcoming long runs. Anyone have any suggestions?