Today’s run was a bit shorter, 10 down, 8.01 miles and only 251 stations to goNo tagzania map today, maybe I’ll update later. Check out the pics of the Paris city life.
This morning was glorious in Paris, I have my standard running gear and a small map and off I went.First fueled up with 2 pain au chocolate.
Today’s run hook me on a long trip to 26 metro stations. I decided to run a bit slower since this is almost my 3rd 1/2 marathon in 6 days. It’s about longevity, not about how fast I could go.
Including the last 2 runs on the 6th and 4th, that leaves me with 303 stations to go.
I need to come up with a better system to track which station I’ve already visited, I ended up repeating 2 stations I visited before. This needs some computer science :-)
Today I figured out how many stations there are in Paris using The Paris Metro system
The system boasts 211 km (131 miles) of track and 14 lines, shuttling 3500 cars on a precise schedule between 380 stations (not including RER stations), 87 of these offering connections between lines. It is said that every building in Paris is within 500 meters (3/10 mile) of a métro station. Roughly 6 million people per day patronize the métro, which employs over 15,000.
Why is it that I have not hit the 13.3 mile mark for a 1/2 marathon? Somewhere I must have a mind block. Today’s destination was a rovering market (Marché Volantes) near metro Ségur. But I didn’t write down exactly where and I missed it.
Today’s run covered 24 stations for 12.58 miles and was one of the more enjoyable one because it got me right behind Tthe Trocadero and the great view of the Eifel Tower.
I accidentally bumped into the 2nd store of Poilane
Start off the run with a Tarlette aux abricot
Then a tourist crepe nutella at mile 5
What luck, found 2nd store of Poilane by chance, have to at get a tarlette aux pommes mile 8
Afterwards, I duck into a movie theather and watched
X-Men l’affrontement final in French :-( no idea what they are saying but still enjoyed it!
with a tub of salle popcorn
Then finished it with a nice dinner of Italian food cooked in the studio
ravoli mezzaluna baslic
grilled bell peppers: poivron grille
no sign for the little chocolate devils: so I pointed and said deux dessert chocolate
Running to the metro stations in Paris is getting me to run more that I’ve ever done in my life. Every other day I’m running around 10 miles. That’s almost a half-marathon. I stop to take photos, consume some wonderful food, coffee and run at a pace faster than I would run a half. Today’s little trip took me to some new stations but the food was the reward as my final destination was the famous Poilane
Today’s route cover 23 stations
Their bread is served in a lot of restaurants in Paris and they will even fedex the bread to you for 40 euros.
- pick up a cafe maccaron and go into a cafe to stand at the bar to drink a cappucino with my maccaron. Standing at the bar is much cheaper than sitting down and the French don’t mind that you eat other food with your coffee. macaroon: 1.40 euro cap: 2.20 euro
- passing by a farmer’s market, picked up 2 ripe apricots and chow down. 1.50 euro
- my destination of the day was Poilane . I picked up 2 of the most wonderful Tarte aux Pommes and ate them at a nearby park. 2.20 euro