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Jan 30, 2011

Long Run at Stoney Creek

Today I ran my 8 mile run outside at Stoney Creek Metropark.  This is the first time that I have run at Stoney Creek in the winter.  Mostly, I just run outside my door.  The park is about a 15 minute drive so I really have to be motivated to go there.  It was a really sunny day and that helped.  The first mile was really windy and cold since it's near the lake but after that, it got much better.  I saw white swans today on part of the lake that was not frozen which was really cool.  I also saw numerous ice fisherman out on the lake as well and they had the lake plowed off for ice skaters but there was nobody on it when I was there.

There were LOTS of runners out there today which I was surprised to see.  I think I might have even seen Coach Ken out there today as well?  I said hello to him(and many others) but was not sure if it was him.  Ken if that was you in a blue running jacket and black pants, let me know.  Next time I'll stop and talk with you.

A run around the lake is 6 miles.  Since I had to do 8, I ran the lake and then a mile past and came back to the car.
Run around Stoney Creek!

I bought an annual pass to the park so I can start to do all my long runs out there on the weekend.  Fortunately, they plow and salt the walkway so it's great to run on.  Unfortunately, at about mile 6, my IT Band on my right leg started hurting.  I never have any issues with my right leg so I was surprised at this.  Anyway, I moved my IT Band strap to that leg and continued to run.  It was a little painful but after I got going again, I ran through the pain and it eased up some.  I was happy I only needed to do 2 remaining miles under that.  I'll be back to the foam roller and really stretch that leg so hopefully it will not happen next week for my long run.

Have a great day and.....Keep Running!

14 comments:

  1. That looks like a great place to run. Glad you lucked out and got some sun. Well done!

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  2. Nice, looks like your training is going really well!

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  3. Jeff, yes that was me. It was an unofficial group training today. I thought that was you but I was talking when you ran pass. There are always tons of runners out there on the weekend. You're welcome to join us anytime.

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  4. What a cool place to run! I did 8 miles as well, no swans for me....just cows LOL

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  5. Sounds like an awesome place to run! :) Nice job!

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  6. It sounds like a great place to run, well worth the drive!

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  7. Stoney Creek looks like a great place for a run. I'd be there more often. I'm just glad you get outside. We had a little rain here but it was an off day, so it didn't matter at all.

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  8. Soon you will be doing two laps and then some.

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  9. What a beautiful place to run.

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  10. Ken - thanks for the offer. I may take you up on it. When do you guys run there on weekends?

    Abigail - seeing any animals is nice on a run.

    Chris - Yup, very shortly(end of February)

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  11. That looks like a fun place to run.

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  12. Congrats on a great run! Hey, go check out Libby's post on ITB. I think it might help ya!

    http://libbybergman.blogspot.com/2011/01/pt-q-and-itb-syndrome.html

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