Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Brookledge Night Run

After a full day of break repair and late day mulching, I needed to get out for a run.  This was my first run in the dark.  As a barefoot runner, I fear the dark when I cant see the ground.  But it wasn't all that bad.  The streets of course have streetlights so I was able to see big obstacles.  Little pebbles can't be seen, but they didn't cripple me either.  I was tired, so I made a mistake I've done in the past - I dragged the tip of my big right toe on the pavement and ripped the skin off.  I haven't done that since last fall.

I went off road and ran about 10 holes of the Brookledge golf course.  It was very quiet and peaceful.  None of that usual cussing and frustration that happens during the day.  And, although it is still in the city, the stars were brighter.

I figure it was about 5.5 miles in an hour and a bit - I stretched out on one of the tees for a few.


  1. When I started running barefoot, I had to hide it from the wife so I ran before sunrise. The streetlights gave every obstacle of consequence a long shadow, making them easy to see. Cripuscular time is my favorite.

  2. I've often thought of hopping onto one of the many local golf courses to log a couple miles. Good idea for a night run, not quite so for a day run unless I want to get struck by a flying golf ball.