My favorite brewery is Flying Lion Brewing. It so happens that one of the brothers that opened this place (Evan Williams) is a runner and a member of the Seattle Running Club (my running club) so when he announced a weekly Friday evening run I was pretty excited. Today was the first time I was able to participate and the course is great!
From the brewery you head NE through Genesee Park, then South along Lake WA Blvd, and then up some honest hills and finally back to the brewery. This route does a great job of avoiding heavily trafficked streets and in just it's third week the Flying Lion 5 has already drawn a crowd, there were about 15 people there today!
Hopefully I can flex my work schedule some to make this more often, I have to pretty much jump on the bus and head straight there to make it, it would be great if I could head home first and then run there...
Notice how the route approximates to Flying Lion logo. Not an accident.
After the brewery run I ran home, with my full messenger bag! That was a first for me and believe me, it's slow going. First of all I was tired and secondly anytime I tried to go faster than 9:00 min/mile my bag would bounce around too much. I did not need any more incentive to slow down today. :)
It was fun running home! All dark but not too cold.
|Waking HR||4:30 AM - 44|
|Time of Day||Flying Lion 5 - 6:00 PM|
|Weather||mid 40s, calm, dry|
|Equipment||Brooks Glycerin 12, Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp|
|Clothing||The Balanced Athlete Fitsok CF2, Brooks Equilibrium CoRe Short, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Craft Active Classic Long Sleeve Baselayer, Brooks short sleeve EZ T III, Brooks Pulse Lite Glove II|