Well not as a running route for me!
Okay the trams are still to start running ( 3 years late but who's counting?) but there is a section near my house that I have been spying out as a good running route. Not the tram line I hasten to add but there is a cycle/ walking path runs alongside it.
So I head out yesterday lunchtime, wind is really strong but I am determined to get to 5 k. After 5 minutes on my usual route I head onto the tram line, only to realise that tram lines can go up hills! I assumed ( stupidly) that it would be like a railway line - FLAT! So there I am running into a semi hurricane ( maybe a slight exaggeration there) and having to go up a long slow incline. Aargh!
I was jiggerd by the time I got off the path. I did continue running until I had to stop at 33 minutes when I ran out of energy. Looked at my Garmin, hopeful that I would have done at least 4.6 k... And it was 4.17 ! Slowest time yet. I am consoling myself that running into wind and up and incline must be good for building stamina and burning calories but I will be looking for a calm day before I repeat that route.
5 k is still my goal!