Monday, February 13, 2017
Cheryl's 18.2 Mile Run in Davenport.
The last few days have been perfect for running. Higher temps in the upper 40's with sunshine. Yesterday's only down side was the wind. For this reason, we pushed the long run back until today.
Nothing too special to note here. She has run 18 miles before in prep for a marathon...so this is fairly standard. The exceptional part was that she did not melt down mid way through! She even maintained a steady pace with each mile well under 10 minutes. Not bad for a first official "Long Run."
All that being said, Davenport...and specifically running along the Mississippi, has continued to be a pleasant experience for both of us. There is no mud on the path for my bike to get bogged down and dirty in. There are enough "New Things" to keep Cheryl's mind off of her aching legs. And the sounds and sites of the river are calming and relaxing...while also providing motivation.
We even saw another Eagle. This one was a little closer to the bike trail. It was in a large tree in the middle of the city! I can't help it. I still get all geeky about Bald Eagles There certainly is no shortage of them in this state. I would be willing to bet that this state even rivals Alaska! ( That is saying something!) I certainly have seen more of them...and in larger groups than all the time I spent in Alaska...combined!
So, Mission complete! Cheryl finished with a decent training time and without incident. I'm not sure when our next long run will be...but I'm thinking it will be 20 miles and possibly back in Davenport! See ya then!