8.65 miles this week!
Saturday, April 06, 2013
One of my goals for the month of April is that each week, I want to beat my running mileage from the corresponding week in March. At the beginning of the month, I also set a goal that I'd start adding 5+ mile runs to my workout routine. My final goal is to beat my running mileage for the month of August (34.7 miles).
Ultimately I am working towards beating my highest running mileage month ever -- March 2012 at 45 miles.
Anyway, this week I've blown my goal out of the water. The first week of March I ran 5.79 miles. This week, I've run 8.65 miles! In doing this, I also managed to meet my goal of running a 5+ miler.
This morning I headed out around 7:30am and ran straight to the waterfront path. I'm still pretty new to the area and haven't been able to explore as much as I'd like to because I've only been doing short runs to this point. But I had read online that the waterfront path actually extends all the way into Hoboken. I had previously thought the only way to cross over was to run back upland on regular streets. So today I made the journey and continued to follow the path. I'm not sure if it's construction due to Hurricane Sandy or if it's always like this, but I did miss a section of path on my way there. On my way back there was a group of runners clearly more experienced on this path than I was, so I was able to follow them to the right path. I've got to say, even though it's not perfectly contiguous, it's a great asset to have this available. It even extends much farther north -- apparently with plans to go all the way to the George Washington Bridge. As I add more and more mileage, I look forward to getting a chance to see more and more of this path :)