Distance: 17.5 mi.
Trails at Walden Pond
After a night in Boston, Ari and I headed up to Walden Pond in Concord/Lincoln for a long run. Ari is getting back in shape for the CVS Downtown 5k and back up to 75 minutes for his longest run of the week. We explored the trails and quickly found that there is a lot more there than is on the park map, so we had no problem getting his time in just looping around and exploring. The trails adjacent to the pond were fairly crowded, but once we got away they were quiet.
After dropping Ari off at the parking lot I added on another 45 minutes no faster than we had been running--not much faster than 7:00 on the windy trails. I was pretty tired by the end regardless, and sat dazed in the pond for a few minutes after I finished.
Sunday, August 3, 2008