2 medium runs equal 1 long run?



Susan has been gone the last 2 weekends and for whatever reason I find it hard mentally to run more than 3 hours by myself. Physically I know I can, because I do it almost every weekend with Susan but I have a real mental block doing long runs solo. Some would say forcing myself to do this is good mental toughness training and I don't disagree and I have done it plenty of times. But after 2+ years of covid, 4 years of Trump, and all the other awful things that have been going on in the world recently, I don't feel like I need more mental toughness training. So I have broken my long weekend run into 2 medium size runs on Saturday and Sunday.

Only running a few hours on both days still gives me the better part of both days to do non-running things. I have also been able to avoid a lot of the crowds since I start super early and end when most people are starting their runs. Though when I have looked on the blog for routes we don't have a lot of routes that are less than 15 miles, so I decided to add a few. Both of these runs I improvised while running but since they are short enough it was easy to look back on Strava and figure the route out. 

Saturday

Park at NW 53rd

Keil - Wild Cherry: .20
Wild Cherry - Leif: .87
Leif - Maple: 4.72
Maple - Firelane 4: .97
FL 4 - Leif: .21
Leif - Koenig: .55
Koenig - Wildwood: .14
Wildwood - Maple: .76
Maple - Leif: .34
Leif - Nature: .81
Nature - Firelane 1: .93
Firelane 1 - Morak: .32
Morak - Wildwood: .10
Wildwood to Car /NW 53rd: 1.48
Total: 12.38

Firelane 1 - Morak: .08
Morak - Wildwood: .10
Wildwood - Saltzman: 5.25
Saltzman - Quarry: .50
Quarry - Maple: .15
Maple - Leif: 2.45
Leif - Nature: .81
Nature - Firelane 1: .93
Firelane 1 - Wildwood: .07
Wildwood - Morak: .52
Morak - Firelane 1: .10
Firelane 1 - Car: .08
Total: 11.05

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