Monday, June 01, 2009

Tuesday (6/30), Saturday (7/18) Running Route Description

You will be logging between 4-7 miles depending upon your training level. The link below should give you a relatively clear sense of where we're going. I've also included a verbal description beneath it:



We will head north along the Marina to the intersection of Mason/Halleck. This right next to Crissy Field Center and is 1 mile into our run. Everyone follow the pedestrian crosswalk and turn LEFT on Halleck

You will be running uphill for about a block until you reach a controlled intersection with a stop sign. This is the intersection of Halleck/Lincoln. Turn RIGHT onto Lincoln and run along the sidewalk. Stick to the sidewalk on the right and follow Lincoln.

Everyone will continue on Lincoln. You will eventually see the cemetery on your left and Lincoln will curve to the left. Lincoln curves around to the left and downhill slightly. You will find yourself at a 4 way stop at the intersection of Lincoln/McDowell. Look for chalk markings indicating 'FF 4'. Beginner runners turn around here.Turn around and head back to the monkey bars for 4 MILES!

Everyone else will continue past the 'FF 4' chalk markings and continue on Lincoln as it curves around to the right. Eventually you will get a spectacular view of the Marina/Crissy Field off to your right near the intersection of Lincoln/Long(there's a stop sign here at the top of Long). There's a stop sign here and you will see an 'FF 5' in chalk right before Lincoln starts heading uphill. Intermediate runners turn around here. Head back to the monkey bars for 5 MILES!

Advanced and Race level runners will continue running uphill on Lincoln on the right hand shoulder. You will run along the shoulder for about half a mile. This is uphill most of the way.

After you run under an overpass look to your left for a series of small buildings and a street sign indicating 'Ralston'. There are actually '2' instances of 'Ralston'. Run to the 'second' instance of Ralston and you should see 'FF 6' on the ground in chalk. Advanced and Race level runners will turn around here.When you get back you will have logged 6 MILES!

Race level runners will continue SOUTH along the paved path past the Marina Safeway and up our favorite hill. Crest the hill and continue running until the path starts to head downhill towards Aquatic Park. Turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 7 MILES!

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