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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Run Home

Last night after dinner, my husband and I took the dog to the dog park and when Scooter had played his heart out and had tired of the park, they drove home while I decided to run home. Six miles.

I like doing that sort of running -- running to or from a destination -- I don't know why but it helps provide better motivation. For me, a running route's quality is assessed in the following descending order:

1. A run with a destination.

2. A loop run.

3. A run in which you retrace your path on the return portion.

4. A run on a track (indoor or outdoor -- doesn't make a difference, still on a repeating loop).

5. A run on a treadmill.

Obviously, I don't like anything that stinks of repetition.

5 comments:

Kim said...

I don't mean to laugh, but your face plant into the puddle resulting in scratches, scrapes, bruises and bleeding is all way too familiar...I have written a few posts on my "crash" and pavement burn plights as well...great blog! :)

turnip said...

ugh...i DREAD trackwork because of the repitition, and the word treadmill induces vomiting! Well maybe not that bad, but at least some naseau...

turnip said...

speaking of crash and pavement burns, I had a doozie the other day...picture superman without the whole flying thing...

Firefly's Running said...

I agree that repetition does SUCK. Variety is the spice of life. I try my best to get outside and run or do cross-training in the gym.

Nice job on the run.

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

Destination runs are awesome. Loops rank up there with me too. Track runs are way too boring and I can only stomach the treadmill if General Hospital is on.