Monday, March 22, 2010

Saturday's (6/12/10) Running Route Description


You will be logging 3-6 on Saturday 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:


In short, we will head NORTH from the Marina Green Monkey Bars on along Marina Boulevard until we reach the intersection of Mason/Halleck. This is 1 MILE!

Continue running on the paved path along Mason past SportsBasement. Shortly after we pass SportsBasement, there is a lengthy straight stretch and a funny looking metal power box (or weather measuring device as Micah calls it) on your RIGHT. This is 1.5 MILES! Beginner runners will turn around and head back to the monkey bars for 3 MILES!

Everyone else will continue past the 1.5 mile mark along the paved path. Eventually the path curves over to the right and merges with a dirt/fire road that heads towards the Warming Hut (for the uninitiated, the Warming Hut is A BIG WHITE BUILDING WITH TABLES AND BENCHES IN FRONT OF IT. Hopefully, it will be hard to miss). The Warming Hut is 2 MILES! Intermediate level runners will turn around and head back to the monkey bars for 4 MILES!

Advanced/Race level runners will continue past the Warming Hut onto a paved road that goes past a series of buildings (including some restrooms). You will pass these buildings and continue running along this path next to the water towards the base of the bridge. The path curves around and dead ends at 'Hoppers Hands'. This is 2.5 MILES. Turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 5 MILES! Advanced level runners wrap up their run here.

Race level runners will continue running SOUTH along the paved path past the Marina Safeway and UP the hill en route to Aquatic Park. Crest this hill and go a bit further. You will turn around right at the point at which the hill starts to head DOWN into Aquatic Park. Return to the monkey bars for 6 MILES!

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