I pretty much believe that Boston is the best city in the world. And this morning while driving into the city at 6am, I decided instead of going to my comfort spot (the treadmill), I would head outside and enjoy a leisurely 5 mile run along the Charles. No Garmin. Just me, my headphones and my phone, which happens to have a pretty sick camera. So I decided to show you just how beautiful Boston is.
I ran to the Memorial Drive side of the Charles River and snapped this gorgeous picture.
And a half mile later or so, this one. Then I crossed the Mass Ave Bridge.
On the bridge you can see beautiful views of the city eastbound.
And Fenway Park, the Citgo sign west bound.
On the other side of the river, the Storrow Drive side, I ran along a path.
And eventually made it to the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. The Hatch Shell is where concerts take place and its an awesome place to visit!
Right behind the Hatch Shell is the ramp I take to head back to Beacon Hill and downtown.
They don't call it Beacon HILL for nothing.
At the top of the Hill is the Capital! I love the Bruins pride.
And before I knew it, I was back in the office : )
5 ish miles 51:41 (no stoppage time for pictures).
Great way to start my Wednesday morning : )
Before I forget, I also ran a pretty tough speed workout yesterday.
1 mile warmup, 3X1200s, .50 mile cooldown
1200- 5:38 7.9-8.0 (7:33 pace)
400 Rest, 6.0
1200- 5:32 7.9-8.2 (7:25 pace)
400 Rest, 6.0
1200- 5:29 7.9-8.4 (7:21 pace)
4 miles, 37 minutes
So two days after a PR race, two solid runs. Both didn't feel easy, but it was good to get them done.
Have you run along the Charles in Boston? Do you love it as much as me?