Thursday, August 17, 2017
Adjustments to the running plan
My plan is to walk to the end of my driveway and then to run five minutes to the left...then return to the end of my driveway.
Run five minutes to the right...then return to the end of my driveway.
Run a wee bit to the right, then make a turn and run about five minutes...then return to the end of my driveway.
There are upsides and downsides. The major upside is that the furthest I will be from home is ten minutes even if I have to clamp down and stiff-leggit home. Another upside is that I almost double the "vertical" over running around the block. I figure I will be climbing (and dropping) 180 feet in the three miles of running compared to the 100 feet I estimated for running around the block.
180 feet of elevation change in three miles in not much if you live in hilly regions, but Michigan is solidly mid-West. The grades are pushing 10% in places and it is a grind to run them.
The downside is that the run might get boring. And even this has compensations. I will be looking at scenery from both sides, now. And it is amazing how much you miss when you only look at things from one viewpoint.