I drove to Hunstanton once which is about 50 miles from home and then ran back along the Norfolk coast path, had to then get my dad to take me back via car the next day to pick up my car. Also got the train to Great yarmouth and ran back to Norwich before.
sounds like you are addicted
I've often thought about hopping on a bus mid-run and just seeing where I end up!
I'm too much of a wimp to have done it yet though...
At lunchtimes I occasionally used to catch a train to a neighbouring town, and then run the 10 miles back to work across the fields.
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shocking..... i can't believe you are all mad enough to do something like that.....
(wanders off whistling to himself guiltily)
Not exactly that, but I have driven around my LSR route placing water or energy drinks strategically then get home and run it. That's an extra half-hour of prep, and then I might have to go pick up the bottles afterwards.
Ah, just remembered. I have been driven into town for shopping, so got changed and stated I'd be running back! That got some funny looks.
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Ratzer wrote (see)Not exactly that, but I have driven around my LSR route placing water or energy drinks strategically then get home and run it. That's an extra half-hour of prep, and then I might have to go pick up the bottles afterwards.Why don't you just carry a waistbelt with drinks and gels? Its greener that way and your could get more running in - what happens if you forget where you have left them? i know I would.
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afjt wrote (see)At lunchtimes I occasionally used to catch a train to a neighbouring town, and then run the 10 miles back to work across the fields.You're either very quick or you get a very long lunch hour!
No, but many times I've had my OH stop the car and let me out to run home. Also whenever my car needs to go in for service or other work I'll drive it there and run home, then run back to fetch it when it's ready (around 12 miles each way), and we take it in turns to run the 7 miles to the pool for swim training.
Before anyone asks why not both run to the pool, we need the car there to put the dogs in while we swim, they're not allowed in the pool!
i've done similar
i was helping out at a local(ish) race, but my car was at the garage (it was meant to have been fixed by the weekend...) so my mum dropped me off (i took all my kit), i helped at the race and then ran the 10 miles home. did get some funny looks off people in pubs, and when i started one chap told me i was late for the race! but it was nice to do a different route.
I occasionally get my OH to drop me off and run home. It means I can explore new routes that are too far away for a circular route. If I want to explore a new area further away I will drive there and run a cirular route back to the car. It may be a sign of being addicted but also means you can go to different places and see different bits of countryside.
I ran while on holiday this year and found it very relaxing and discovered lots of nice bits of countryside that I wouldn't have otherwise.
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