Cross Street Run

This week, I am sharing with you another long run, which can be beneficial to try before doing a 5K. Long runs help you to build stamina before race day, and if you can comfortably run 5 miles, then 3.1 will seem like no big deal. If you are a beginner, you may want to focus on building yourself up to the three miles a little bit more slowly, so you may choose to skip a longer run like this. However, if you are a 5K veteran and looking to better your times, you may want to incorporate some longer runs into your training.

This run goes all the way down to the end of the running trail, right onto Cross Street. Follow Cross Street down until John Hanson Road appears on your right. Turn onto that street, and then run to the top of the hill. At the top of the hill, turn around and go back the way that you came. This is commonly part of a 5K race route in the fall, and it is a good course to try out. There are some hills, but it is good preparation for a race. This route is about 5.2 miles in total. It does go out and back the same route. 289, which is the road you are on until you turn on John Hanson, is a main road without sidewalks, so be careful to stay to the side. When I ran this route, there were not too many cars, but they do come by fast.

Good luck with this route if you chose to take it, and once again, I hope that your training is going well.

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