If all else fails ...

I wasn't having a good run this morning. No real reason why -- it just wasn't happening. Fortunately I was planning for only 12 miles or so. It's kind of nice to say "only" with that many miles. It's still a long run, but compared to 16 last week and 18 next week, 12 is short. So since things weren't going all that well, I decided to make the route as crazy looking as I could on a map. In a small town like Bedford, anything over 10 miles looks crazy anyway, but it makes runs like today feel a little more rewarding.

marathon training route

And, as a friendly reminder to myself, the Richmond Marathon is 9 weeks from today!