Wed, Apr 11, 2018 - 20K - 02:15:00
20K Run Home from New Work in East Berlin with 5K Timed Tiergarten Run (23:47)
For my first run after-work run home from my new job in Prenzlauer Berg, I took off straight into Berlin Mitte, but at Karl-Liebknecht-Straße/Alexanderstraße, I took off on a side-street discovery run through all the way to the Reichtag, a good mix of tourists and lots of people apparently riding home on bikes through the side streets, and made it to my 5K starting line at Brandenburg Gate. I felt good starting out and was getting good times, but after 4K couldn't hold it to get into my top ten, had to settle for a 23:47. My dream to get under 23:00 before the Nantes Marathon doesn't look like it's going to be realized, perhaps someday. The rest of the way home was a relaxing run watching the setting sun shining down the streets and lighting up the buildings, and wonderful weather, not to warm and no rain.