That meant I still had time to get in my last long run before I started to taper for the NYC Marathon in 15 days.
Where to go? I certainly had enough of Prospect Park for one day.... I did not want to deal with the mid day traffic or the tourists packed Brooklyn Bridge. So I decided to run over the less popular Manhattan Bridge and head up the East Side. This route offered me long stretches of traffic free strait running paths interrupted by traffic jams.
However when I got a little closer I realized that there was no coin slot.
But upon even closer inspection I realized that it was art. When you turned the handle to the right yo got a different view of the bridge. Some were just photos from 75 years ago and some were cartoonish I really don't believe that my crappy camera phone was able to snap the photo below. You can even see a little of me in the reflection.
About 15 miles. Let the tapering begin.
Hay, wait. Ya know what I just found out. Before the F Train went to Roosevelt Island and before the Welfare Island Bridge was built the Queensboro Bridge still went over the island. That bridge used to have a trolley on it. and it had a stop on the bridge. For a great blog about that click this