One if by land, two if by sea

I thought of this Longfellow poem, “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” as I hit the trails today.

It came to mind because I was hitting the trails in two different ways, and at two different times.

At 9:30 this morning, I drove up to Town Run Trail to run the bike path. It was a fun four miles — hilly and winding and lots of shady green woods.

Then a few hours later, my son Steven and I put our bikes on the back of the car, drove back to the trail and tackled it again. This time on bikes.

One if by foot, two if by bike.

The trail was fun both times. I had feared that it would be muddy, and possibly closed, due to some heavy rainstorms in recent weeks, including a gullywasher on Thursday night.

But the trail was 95 percent dry and firm, with a muddy patch here and there — just enough to make it interesting, both on foot and on bike.

Tomorrow (Sunday), I plan to get up early and run 12 miles on the towpath. That will get my weekly mileage up to about 35.

But I plan to cover that ground just once. I’m not going back with my bike later. One Paul Revere outing per weekend is plenty.

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One Response to “One if by land, two if by sea”

  1. now swim some open water and you are a Tri-boy!

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