Thursday, April 04, 2013

Saturday Long Run Description (4/6/13)

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:

SATURDAYS RUN COURSE! (*Note-This map only covers the first '6' miles of the course)


In short, we will head NORTH from the Marina Green Monkey Bars on along Marina Boulevard until we reach the intersection of Mason/Halleck. 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 on your RIGHT. This is 1.5 miles. Continue running.

Continue past the 1.5 mile mark along the paved path. After roughly 200 meters you will approach the intersection of Mason and Crissy Field Avenue. There is a stop sign and a pedestrian crosswalk here. You will take a quick RIGHT on Crissy Field Avenue and head uphill. Once you've crested the hill you have logged 2 MILES! Beginner level runners will turn around and head back to the monkey bars for 4 MILES!

Intermediate, Advanced and Race level runners will turn LEFT on Lincoln and continue running towards the Presidio. You'll be looking down at Crissy Field once you're on Lincoln. Enjoy the AWESOME view! Continue running along the sidewalk/shoulder of Lincoln for roughly half a mile until you reach the intersection of Lincoln/Mcdowell. This is 2.5 MILES.  I will try to put down a 'MM 5' in chalk on the ground for your reference. Intermediate level runners turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 5 MILES!

Advanced and Race level runners will continue past Lincoln/Mcdowell and continue on Lincoln. Eventually you will see the cemetery on the right. Run a bit further and continue onto Sheridan Avenue. You'll follow Sheridan a block past Montgomery (you'll notice a large grass field/square at Sheridan/Montogmery). At the intersection of Sheridan/Anza you will have logged 3 MILES! I will try to put down a 'MM3' in chalk for a visual cue. Turn around and return to the monkey bars for 6 MILES!

Race level runners will run south past the monkey bars towards the Marina Safeway. Run up Fort Mason Hill until you are adjacent to the Youth Hostel. Turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 7 MILES!

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