Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Well clearly I'm not running 10 miles today, and haven't in quite a while (20 minutes last night - WOOT!)...but that doesn't mean you can't!

Because 10 is such a nice even distance. As a 5K-infatuated, non-marathoner, 10 is my long run mile-count of choice. It's significantly longer than my average 7-miler, but not so long that I'm dying by the end (remember the run of death? I know Mer does!).

This route is great because it doesn't feel that long. The first 4 miles are a straight-shot out 16th street (rolling hills, but nothing crazy). Then by the time you're getting tired, it's back to familiar territory (the Rock Creek Park bike path). I first did this 10-miler with my Saturday morning Meet-Up group, DC Capital Striders. Interesting people and good conversations, followed by food and a day of lying around. Yes please

Since that first time, I've done it twice, once again with DCCS, and once with a friend, who had no idea what he was getting himself into until it was too late (Me: Want to go for a run? Him: Sure! Later - Me: Let's do 10! Him: Ummm, ooookkkkk, I guess...). Don't worry, we're still friends.

Anywho, this route through Rock Creek Park is a great weekend run. The road is closed on Saturday and Sunday morning, so runners, bikers, and walkers take over.



  1. I love biking and running through Rock Creek - especially now that the trees are back it's nice and shady.

  2. Sweet, now that I have my bike I'll have to check it out! (I like walking too. Just not sure I'm up for running 10 miles anytime soon)

  3. Good to know. Will start 1/2 marathon training soon, so good to know a different route to take. Just found your blog and am loving it!

  4. muahahahaha run of death!! i still think about that in the middle of my long runs and im like well, its not as bad as the run of death.