Oh Hains Point. More like Pains Hoint. Running around Hains Point is just painful. I headed down there this morning to get my run on, and realized why a) I don’t ever train there, and b) don’t like that part of Marine Corps Marathon. It’s just flat and boring. I’ve never run it in the morning, though, and I was surprised by how many people are biking around the little island.
The thing is, it seems like biking is the way to go. I’d say I saw 3 other runners plodding along and maybe 40 bikers zipping around. It’s about a 3-mile loop around the south end of the island, so I got to see some flamboyant aerodynamic cycling outfits 2, 3, or even 7 times… like when I saw one really ridiculously dressed fast girl guy 7 times.
All the speedy bikes definitely made me feel slow special for not being one of the crowd. They were probably all passing me thinking “hmm, he looks awesome. I think it’s because he’s running and I’m just riding my bike like the other 40 people including that girl guy.” I could basically read it on their faces.
There were a few roller bladers too. I thought those were extinct. Like dinosaurs. And Furbies.
Anyway, it was a run of pros and cons, ultimately leaning towards the cons. Doubt I’ll be back, but that’s what I say now. We’ll see what happens when it’s 6am and I need to think of where to run 12 miles on-the-fly-run.
Tuesday’s Medium Long Run:
|Average HR:||152 bpm (171 bpm max)|