Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Haines Point

For those of you who don't know DC all that well (or aren't avid outdoor athletes), there is a peninsula of sorts in SW Washington.  Hains Point has tennis, golf, a swimming pool (outdoor only), playgrounds, places to look out on the "lovely" Potomac, and even spots to fish.  However, these great leisure time opportunities come second to what Hains Point has become.  On any given day, there will be walkers, runners, rollerbladers, and cyclists circling the perimeter of this area from 5:00AM-11PM (maybe even longer!).  Hains Point is approximately 3.1miles an has an elevation change of almost nothing.  This makes it a perfect place to train if you're really trying to avoid red lights, stop signs, or stupid cars.  The only problem with Hains Point is that whether by bike or by car it seems like its 1/2 hour from EVERY WHERE in DC!!  

Brian and I woke up this morning at 5AM to get down to Hains Point to take a few laps.  It took us about 15 minutes to wake up and eat breakfast, forever (well, a half an hour) to get our bike stuff ready, and another 1/2 hour to get to Hains Point.  We took 4 laps this morning.  It took about 45 minutes.  It was nice to be able to get a REAL bike ride in this morning, but we're going to have to work out the logistics a little better!  

Week 2 Day 2

Swim 3850k
Bike 71mi
Run 27 mi


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