For the first time in over a year, I ran from my apartment to the neighboring Mauer neighborhood, located about 1.15 miles (1.85km) away. After a short break I ran back. It was hot as hell out as usual, and the it took me a little over ten minutes each way. I used to run this stretch all the time when I was in high school but eventually became lazy. Let’s see how long I can keep it up this time. The fastest I ever ran this stretch, which goes up a hill and then back down again, was about 8.5 minutes. That was in the spring of 2002 though, when it was much cooler.
A comparison for my Syracuse friends (thanks to Mapquest): 1.15 miles is about the distance from my apartment at 1206 Harrison Street to the Lancaster Market.