Discovery Park Lighthouse and home.

Discovery Park 5 Miler

This was my first time exploring Discovery Park.  Kind of surprised as I have lived here in Seattle for 6 years now, and Discovery Park is a beautiful place.  I will return for many more runs. Great rolling running/hiking trails with spectacular views.  It was easy to get about 4.5 miles out of one single…

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Credit Note On Amazing Header Image

You may recognize the brushstroke in the RJB header, and that is from a photo I snapped of one of my favorite works of art, Richard Patterson‘s “Minotaur With Brushstrokes” (1998). I went a little crazy taking pictures at the Denver Art Museum on my visit back in January of 2009, but they have so…

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Welcome

Welcome to runjohnboyle.com (RJB). RJB is a running blog, but I will post other topics as well because sometimes other things impact running. My focus is to log my favorite runs, through photos, to share with other runners/joggers/walkers/hikers in an effort to inspire others to try running just for the enjoyment of it.  It also…

Snowman at Walt Hundley Playfield, Seattle, WA USA

Snow Run!

Snow? In early March?  Weird, but I’ll take it!  Time for my first snow run in years! Started at Walt Hundley Play Filed (see snowman) and to the closest trail in West Seattle, the Longfellow Creek trail, and had some slow snow running’ fun. Footing was bad at times as one might imagine, but nothing…

12th man celebrating at Pioneer Square

SEAHAWKS ARE WORLD CHAMPS!

I had a good feeling about this game (though i thought they were going to win last year).  Good enough that I was feeling a blow-out coming on, but I did not expect the drubbing we just witnessed! I have seen this Seahawks team put games out of reach quickly if other teams make mistakes…

Rays of sun shining through the trees in Lincoln Park, Seattle, WA USA

Super Bowl Sunday Morning Run

Go Seahawks! By the time you read this the Seahawks should be Super Bowl Champs! It was a beautiful foggy morning.  The sunrise did some great things with the tree shadows and the fog.  Runs like this make Lincoln Park trails some of the best urban trails in the US.

Jack Block Park, Seattle, WA USA

Jack Block Park: Out and Back

Simply ran to Jack Block Park from my house near Walt Hundley Playfield, and back.  It was just over 7 miles round trip.  Jack Block Park has limited running room and no real trails, but some great views of Seattle and the Port.

Genesee Park main trail

Genesee Park 3K

This is a short 3K figure 8 around Genesee Park.  This course is completely flat.  It is great for beginners and advanced runners who want a fast 3k to 5K time trial. This would make  a great 3K to 5K cross country race course as there are great sight lines in most directions, good footing,…

Seward Park trail

Seward Park 5 miler

Seward Park is a beautiful peninsula park in central Seattle.  I love running here.  I can count on easily getting a 3 to 5 mile run, with miles of trails.  If you add Lake Washington Trail 10K you can get a 9 to 15 mile distance run, on trails along the lake and through Seward…

Sunset at 5.5 miles.  Amazing.

Lincoln Park Distance Run – West Seattle

This is my go-to long Sunday course, and why not?  It has got to be one of the better urban distance runs in the US.  Start and finish in Lincoln Park and simply run a loop around West Seattle. You can vary the course to make it different distances.  I have gone 8 to 13…