Friday: 7km run in Linz

I beautiful, sunny, warm morning in Linz.  I went for a run along the Danube.  I was basically trying to keep it pretty low intensity, HR less than 155.   I was OK until close to the end, when a desire to be done overwhelmed my desire to keep my HR down.

The big decreases in pace are when I was climbing stairs to the bridges over the Danube.

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Here’s the path that  took.

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I ran along the outer arm of the Winter Haven where the rowing club is located, and then looped back to run along the south bank of the Danube.  I followed this towards downtown Linz, past all the river cruise boats docked along the bank.  I crossed the bridge in downtown.

A Cityrunner tram crossing Linz’ Nibelungenbrücke Bridge

In this area, the Danube demarked the border between Russian and US controlled occupation regions in Austria and there are still signs in English and Russian telling you which zone you are entering on the bridge.  After that bridge, I ran back on the north back to the bridge before my hotel.  This is a more recent bridge.


A very pleasant time.  Now I’m on my way home, sitting in the tiny Linz airport.  I’m thinking that tomorrow, I will probably do an easy session out on Quinsig.

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