Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Eight is enough

So, since I didn't do a long run over the weekend, I thought I would do one on Monday night. My previous long run was 7.2 miles. On Monday I did 8 solid miles in One hour, 41 minutes and 9 seconds. 1:41:09. I was happy that my splits were pretty close together.

PF Chang's RNR 1/2 Marathon: One of the benefits to doing a race in your town is that you can go over the course. Today I drove from downtown Phoenix to the finish on the campus of Arizona State University. Over the next few months I will share some pictures of the course.


Here's a few:






The view from the start line. This is in downtown Phoenix, just east of the Capitol and Wesley Bolin Plaza. Not the most scenic part of Arizona. The 1/2 marathon course goes from rough urban city to picturesque Papago Park and Tempe at the end.






Just past the start is the Forensic Science Building. Reminds me of the TV show "Bones"







Almost directly across the street is 704 W. Jefferson st. Interesting building, I wonder about it's history.

All this and we've haven't gone by the one mile marker yet. More pictures of the 1/2 marathon course to follow. The full marathon is 98% different.

7 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Thanks for the pics. I need a focus when I do the rest of the training.

Phil said...

Nice job Pat. You're doing well extending the mileage.

And thanks for the pics. Are you going to do the same for the New Times 10K course?

Pat said...

Not sure if I am going to have the time to photo the New Times course. I still need to take a few more pix of downtown tempe and I will be releasing additional RNR pix as the weeks go by.

Pat

Thomas said...

Great reconnaissance - and nice pictures.

Javamom said...

You are killing me here. I really want to run that marathon. Arrrgghhh. Thanks for the pics, I took classes in that building.

Vic said...

Dude, awesome time on your 8 miler. And very consistent splits as well.

Anonymous said...

javamom, the forensic building or 704 w. jefferson?