My Saturday and Sunday long runs, this past weekend, consisted of two 15 milers. I was growing tired of the same old route and wanted to shake things up a bit. Instead of running 15 straight miles, I ran 5 miles at each of my 3 favorite running trails. I had never broken up my run like that before, but I must say I really enjoyed the change of pace. The 5 to 7 minute break that I got from the drive to each of the different trails, allowed me to sip on some water in between without having to carry my water bottle, which was also a nice change. The crazy part is, my last 5 miles on the last trail, I ran faster than the first set of 5 miles on the first trail. Anyway, was nice to shake things up a bit, if only for a weekend.