Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pictures from my Lakefront Run during Bike the Drive

I did my long run today and little did I know it, but it was also the morning for Bike the Drive. It was nice to run along Lake Shore Drive and not hear the roar of engines and smell car exhaust. It was also a picture perfect day for a run. I bumped into Lauren who was running the other direction, so I turned around, and we were able to run and chat for about a quarter mile. The Lakefront Trail was mostly bike-free since pretty much anyone on a bike was riding on LSD.

Me and the Bikers
Cruisin' along Belmont Harbor
"Empty" Trail
Lakefront Dandelion Field
Wavin' at my Camera
Got to run with Lauren for a little while
Biker taking a break
Dandelion and Skyline
View from North Ave. bridge
Another View from the Bridge
I ended up running/walking/picture taking for 15 miles in just over two hours (for 8:06/mile). It would be nice if "Bike the Drive" was every weekend. Hopefully these mild morning temps stay around for awhile (like through August)! :)

19 comments:

  1. Whoa, 15 miles? Is the ankle still feeling good?

    I need to do Bike the Drive one of these years, I love biking along the trail but it'd be so much fun on Lakeshore!

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    1. The ankle isn't any better, but it isn't any worse. I started PT this week and hopefully I can strengthen it up enough to avoid injury jail for awhile. :) I did Bike the Drive about 10 years ago, and after watching it today, would like to do it again as well!

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  2. Ha! Bike the Drive IS the perfect day to do a long run on the trail! What fun! I love that you ran in to Lauren :) And I hope that PT helps your ankle!!!

    I would like to try Bike the Drive one year! :)

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    1. Yes, it is the perfect day for a long run, as long as you get done before BTD finishes. Otherwise all of the bikers converge on the trail once they get kicked off LSD! :) I am hoping to learn some good exercises to keep me healthy in PT!

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  3. Fab photos! And yes. I wish that even was every weekend so we could have the path to ourselves.

    15 miles!? Hope your ankle is holding up. I'm about ready to try mine (easy effort) next weekend in a 5k.

    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, love having the path to ourselves and I like how quiet it is too sans car traffic. One of the reasons that I did 15 was to get ready for the 13.1 Marathon in 2 weeks. Running 15 miles is a pre-race confidence booseter that makes 13 seem not so bad. Which 5k? I'm thinking about the Roselle 5k. Have a great day as well!

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  4. This weekend's weather was nothing short of glorious! I love that BTD drew the bikers off the LFP for you. Haha! Great run!

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  5. Sounds like a great day! Love the photos. I'm really glad to hear you started PT this week!

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    1. Thanks. I am looking forward to learning how to get strong and stay healthy!

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  6. Oh my goodness, 15 miles!?!?!? That is amazing! So cool that you ran into Lauren. And YES, it would be awesome if they did Bike the Drive every weekend! LOVE the pictures.

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    1. I have this thing that two weeks before a half marathon I like to run a 15 mile long run. It gets me mentally (and physically) prepared to run 13.1, since I am running more miles than the race distance! That is, 13.1 doesn't seem so bad after I run 15. :) Thanks!

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  7. This was awesome! I really loved your pics. I loved the BTD morning; it was always a fabulous time to run in the city :)

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    1. Thanks Erin. Now that you mention it, "BTD day" may be the best day of the year for running in the city (except for marathon Sunday and the Shuffle)!

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  8. Great pics! Will have to remember that BTD is a good running path day...

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