Eleven days after first exploring this route I find myself returning to try to better my time. Unfortunately, I can’t remember if I stopped my watch at the highway cross-walk last time. This time I did but I also brought along my camera to get some photos of the valley from the opposite side from where I live.
This run is just about a 5k and one mile of it is a solid climb up the foot hill of Nittany Mountain. I do love hills and pushing myself up this one is pretty tough for me. I felt fatigued but good with a quick cadence and short stride up Struble Rd.
My time was exactly 2 minutes faster than eleven days ago. Even though I know I pushed harder, it still makes me wonder if I stopped my watch while waiting for the cross-walk.
I hope you enjoy the photos. One is going up with the steepest part ahead of me, and the other is coming back looking down the same stretch. I also shot a panorama at one open spot where I could look back to our house. After the sun rose a bit and the haze lifted, I took a final photo of where Struble Rd. ends on Nittany Mountain (red Xs on both spots).
As a final note, this was day 29 of my #RWRunStreak. Almost a month of running at least a mile everyday and I have to say today’s run was a quality one.