Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Run Through Princeton University---Down Pretty Brook Road

Running through Princeton is unlike any college town in the country. Princeton has nice trails deep in the woods, runs at parks you never thought existed, and nice hilly roads lost in the woods as you pass multi-million dollar homes. My runs always begin leaving my home in Kingston, down the big hill right onto the towpath which is a sandy gravel trail that was once used as a transportation system where donkeys carried cargo on the lake.  From the towpath, I take the back roads that border Lake Carnegie and head straight into down-town Princeton. Down-town Princeton is more like little New York, there are always tourists taking pictures and flocks of people out-to-lunch that never give a runner the right-of-way...CMON People!  Then the fun part of the run begins. Heading out onto the Great Road and then Pretty Brook is very much what I think running in Upstate NY would be like.  Nice winding roads that wind up and down through great vast trees that blanket the road and provide ample shade.  The hills stress those calves and quads but the experience is unlike any other.  
I am going for a nice 1 hour 35 min run that will get me in about 15.4 miles!!!!
Time to head out of the door before the big snow storm in New Jersey Hits!  Happy Running!

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