Yesterday morning I squeezed in a quick 8 miler before Ryan did his run.
I took the scenic route and ran by Smithfield Elementary, our elementary school currently assigned to us based on location. I had never seen it and was curious what it looked like. Yep you guessed it, it looked like an elementary school.
Less than 1/4 mile from the elementary school is Quail Hollow Middle which features an outdoor track. I decided to do 3 miles around the track to break up the distance.
It was my first time running on that track, and I must admit, running 4 laps for each mile instead of the 12 laps that I do at the indoor track at Harris YMCA is way better.
I even timed myself on my quarter mile time ... 1:50 minutes. Not bad after running almost 6 miles prior to that.
I made it home in a little over an hour. Looking to do 7 or 8 miles once a week as my long run. Fingers crossed it works out!