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Feb 15 2019
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Walk / Tour avatar Feb 15 2019
trekkin_gecko
Walk / Tour5.35 Miles 79 AEG
Walk / Tour5.35 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   3.28 mph
79 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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in the neighborhood, so my mom and i checked out the bridle path
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Apr 04 2016
SpiderLegs
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53 male
 Joined Jul 12 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Apr 04 2016
SpiderLegs
Run/Jog4.00 Miles 79 AEG
Run/Jog4.00 Miles      35 Mns   20 Secs6.79 mph
79 ft AEG
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Well I have found my central Phoenix replacement for a flat, shady path for doing speedwork. Have been running consistently for a little over a month and see what kind of speed is left in my old legs. Warmed up for a mile, starting from the parking lot of the big Baptist church and headed north. Ran a few intervals and turned around at Northern. Despite being in the 90's, in the shade it wasn't too bad.

Plus it is really nice to be able to see some of the big old mansions on Central Avenue up close. Some real beauties out there.
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Jun 30 2015
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jun 30 2015
mt98dew
Run/Jog5.34 Miles 79 AEG
Run/Jog5.34 Miles      53 Mns   6.05 mph
79 ft AEG
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After work jog. Parked at the church on Bethany Homes. Jogged to the canal and back. The was a sign at the beginning of the "trail head" that was celebrating the fact that Murphy Bridle Path had been around since 1895! Not sure how long the sign has been there...I don't recall seeing it last year. The sign actually looks kind of improvised so I am not sure how accurate the information is. Only saw a handful of people on the path. Overcast again, but once again very hot and humid.
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May 20 2015
SpiderLegs
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 Tucson, AZ
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 20 2015
SpiderLegs
Run/Jog3.00 Miles 47 AEG
Run/Jog3.00 Miles      27 Mns   6.67 mph
47 ft AEG
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Feeling a bit out of whack, looked at my training journal and realized I am overdue for an easy training week. Went for an easy sightseeing run to see how the other half lives.
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Apr 17 2015
joebartels
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Walk / Tour avatar Apr 17 2015
joebartels
Walk / Tour5.60 Miles 74 AEG
Walk / Tour5.60 Miles   2 Hrs   2 Mns   2.75 mph
74 ft AEG
 
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Finally checked this out after years of slight curiosity. Doubt most would go out of their way but I enjoyed it. A few of the homes are nice to admire. Fabulous trees in this irrigated neighborhood. Might do some loops around the neighborhood to 3rd. Jessica did great. I got a bit tired and loopy towards the end.

Maybe a dozen out walking, running or biking. Expected more as it's typically busy driving by, maybe it's more of a morning thing.
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May 18 2014
trekkin_gecko
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 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Grand Canal Phoenix, AZ 
Grand Canal Phoenix, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar May 18 2014
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking28.50 Miles
Road Biking28.50 Miles   2 Hrs   16 Mns   12.57 mph
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needed a cross training day after two trail runs
grand canal to central
north on central and the bridle path to az canal
southeast to crosscut and through papago
the grand canal is always entertaining
saw a turtle on a shopping cart, then a few miles later saw another one :)
at least 25 shopping carts in the short stretch between mcdowell and oak :-k
don't really care for the bridle path surface, but it's shady and in a nice area
kind of a beat down once i turned south into the wind, so much so that i was too tired to make it an even 30 miles :(
might have been a little dehydrated, although temps were fine and skies slightly overcast
have never been west of central on the grand canal - next time
aside from the street crossings, it's a fun and interesting ride
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May 17 2014
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Walk / Tour avatar May 17 2014
mt98dew
Walk / Tour3.65 Miles
Walk / Tour3.65 Miles      40 Mns   5.48 mph
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I was involved in a car wash down the street from here so after it was over I had my wife drop me off at the canal on Central and I jogged the 2.5 miles to where it ended at Bethany Homes. I continued on up to about Camelback where we were shopping. Wasn't too bad except for the stop lights. And it seemed I caught every one of them.... just like when I am driving. :( No sure why this makes one of the 60 hikes in Phoenix, but I imagine there is quite a bit of history to it.
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Jan 02 2014
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour5.00 Miles
Walk / Tour5.00 Miles      50 Mns   6.00 mph
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This is in the 60 hikes book. I jogged it on the way home from work.
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Aug 20 2013
SpiderLegs
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 Joined Jul 12 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Aug 20 2013
SpiderLegs
Run/Jog3.10 Miles
Run/Jog3.10 Miles      27 Mns   6.89 mph
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I've driven past this trail thousands of times and have never been on it. Was trying to find a place to do an easy run that was close to my place and decided to check out Murphy's Bridal Path. Other than dodging a few other early morning runners and dog walkers, a rather uneventful run. North Central Avenue is one of my favorite streets to drive down, so it was interesting to see it up close.
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May 21 2013
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 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Murphy Bridle PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Walk / Tour avatar May 21 2013
Charger55
Walk / Tour5.40 Miles
Walk / Tour5.40 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   3.41 mph
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I had a meeting at one of the churches on Central Ave so I got there early to walk the Murphy Bridle Path. This is all I can handle with a fractured radius.
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