I parked my car at Lander Road, which is near Point of Rocks. From there I walked down to the river, snapped the first two (outdoor) shots below and started off. I ran to White's Ferry where I met Cindi and Samie. We took the Ferry across the river into VA, and drove back. I took a few pictures along the way.
I usually keep a pretty even pace on my long runs bu this time I had a hard time with that. I don't really know why but every time I checked my watch I was either running too fast or too slow.
I just barely managed the full 16, by the time I got to mile 14 I was really wiped. The last two miles were really a struggle. I think some of it may have been knowing that the girls had been sitting and waiting for me for a while, but I think mostly I was just tired.
This is the only long run distance that repeats, so next weekend I'll get a chance to try running 16 again. I hope it goes better!
|Bag is packed and ready.|
|The view upstream from the Lander Rd. boat launch.|
|The green blur is another runner. I actually passed someone! Of course it turned out that he was probably 20 years older than me.|
|Runner & Train|
|Train and trees|
|Approaching the bridge at Point of Rocks.|
|Noland's Ferry and my fingers.|
|Approaching the Mouth of the Monocacy Aqueduct|
|The Monocacy looked very muddy.|
|The Monocacy meets the Potomac. The towers on the left are the power plant in Dickenson.|
|This is just after the power plant. The canal is still full of water in this area.|
|There is a blue heron in this picture. Since this is very close to where I saw the heron I took pictures of a few weeks ago, I assume this must be the same bird.|
|The heron flew off as I approached. I gave chase with my camera and tried to get some in flight pictures.|