September Starts with a Run

Since I forgot my swimming goggles, September started out with a run. Not just any run mind you, but a nice 5 mile run. Well, it was actually more than that, but I did not record the entire distanc and just stuck with 5 miles. This run I explored the entire James White extension to the Neyland Greenway, all 1 mile of it to be exact, so that I would know in the future of the capability of the extension during long runs. The extension breaks off of Neyland at Riverside Tavern and parallels the train track to the greenway's terminus under the James White Parkway bridge. So, it looks as if the entire route from JW bridge to the Super Bi-Lo in Bearden would be just shy of 7 miles, but I would count it as 7 anyway, so a 14 mile round trip and if you threw in Cherokee's hilly Boulevard, you are looking at 19 miles all on greenways (minus a total of 6 street crossings)!

The weather was absolutely gorgeous which was one of the reasons why I decided to venture further on the greenway. The distance did catch up with me as I chose to walk the 0.2 of a mile before the Lake Loudon Hill. That turned out to be a good choice because I made it up with some ease without having to slow my tempo and I did a recovery jog at the top of the hill instead of walking like I normally do. On a side note, I think I passed one of my previous tutorees on the sidewalk.

So here is how it broke down:

Split Split Distance Overall Distance Split Time Split Pace Overall Time Overall Pace
1 1.0 1.0 7:26
2 1.0 2.0 8:17 15:43 7:52
3 1.0 3.0 8:24 24:07 8:03
4 1.0 4.0 8:41 32:48 8:12
5 1.0 5.0 10:10 42:58 8:36

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon