January 20, 2006

Lisa: Pre-training: Week 7, Day 2

Who: Just me


What: Running for fifteen minutes, fast walking for five minutes--twice--for a total of 40 minutes. I went ten times around the track (2.5 miles).

Where: Well, the schedule said we were supposed to meet at Cottonwood Regional Park. That is code for Wheeler Farm. There is one lit parking lot right at the front of the park/farm (see diagram), but I remembered vaguely from the website that the walking trails were somewhere at the back, where I could see nothing but a pool of inky blackness.

The whole place was freaky, dark, and deserted except for (I assume) barnyard animals, so after waiting for the other girls for a while I absconded to Cottonwood High's track. It's not too far from Wheeler Farm, and the track is well lit. Unfortunately, by the amount of ice on the track I can only assume they are preparing for a speed skating competition of some kind. Walking was a lot scarier than running, though--I guess your feet spend more time in contact with the ground. There were a few skiddy moments, but I didn't actually fall down. My knees hurt for the first time this morning, but I think it was more from the cold than any kind of strain or injury.

I would be willing to try Wheeler Farm again when it is light outside and/or if I have the map with me. It's pretty far away for a weekday run, but might be a good option for Sundays when Mallory joins us.

Posted by lisa at January 20, 2006 03:48 PM

Hee. I loved your map, Lisa.

Posted by: sarah on January 22, 2006 08:47 PM

I did not know Wheeler Farm had a camping area. That has to be a stinky camping trip with all the farm animals. Also very dull.

Posted by: Marci on January 22, 2006 10:01 PM

Thanks, Sar! I'm glad you guys looked at it. I agree about the lameness of the camping, Marci.

Posted by: lisa on January 22, 2006 11:35 PM
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