A new running route

Another beautiful Sunday. Looks like spring is here.

I had a meeting with a client this morning at a coffee shop in my neighborhood (plug: the Ugly Mug, at SE 13th and Nehalem, which is also a free wireless node through Personal Telco Project). After the meeting, I wanted to head downtown, so I walked from there, along the Springwater Corridor trail on the east bank of the Willamette.

The trail is 3.8 miles from the Sellwood Bridge to the beginning of the Eastbank Esplanade, so I figure it’s at least 5 miles total from my house to downtown. I did that distance, walking, in about two hours, and I wasn’t hurrying. To run it I should be able to do it in… I don’t know… an hour and a half? Is that optimistic?

It would be the farthest I’ve ever run at one time. But I’m getting used to overcoming previous milestones…