The three mile loop is a nice run. I turn left out of my apartment building and then left again onto 16th St and head up 16th street towards the Maryland border. The first half mile of so is flat or downhill, then it is up hill for the next mile. About a half mile from the top of the hill, I turn around and head back down until I get to the point at which I cross over Piney Branch Rd where I start heading uphill again. The loop finishes off with about four blocks of flat.
I love this run. I love how it starts off easy, gets hard, eases up, gets hard again, and finally finishes on a nice straight away. It takes me down the “avenue of the churches” as some people call that section of 16th st. and along a portion of Rock Creek Park. It gets my heart rate up, levels it off, and then gets it up again. Its only three miles right now, but they’re enjoyable miles.