In an effort to get some reintroduce my feet to pavement running (since my half-marathon will be paved), I’ve been frequenting a local pedestrian path. There are a couple in the area but this one, in particular, is closer to home and is less crowded than the other.
The paved trail has a dirt shoulder which provides a little respite from the pounding when my feet or legs demand a break. There are also sweet sections of trail that meander off-pavement which give the look and feel of trail running without the hills that are normally an integral part of trail running.
As a bonus, the trail bypasses lakes, rivers, and ponds. This time of year, it’s exceptionally beautiful.