Tuesday, October 23, 2007

No Hills

I keep hearing that there are no hills in Springfield, so I don't know what we were running on tonight. But it was a great workout, and everybody did a fine job on those hills or whatever they were.

Check Dwayne's post below for the lowdown on Thursday night.

Saturday morning at 7 we tackle 10 miles. This is just a small step up from the 8 mile run we did a couple weeks back. We'll start at Panera West, head out on the Wabash trail, and go to Bunn Park. The Springfield Park District said the drinking fountain in front of the clubhouse will be operating on Saturday, so you can get water before heading back. Water and Gatorade will be at the east end of the trail, so you can grab both on the way out and the way back.

Here's a link to the route:

www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=172840

If you've never run that far before, don't fret about it. Just start out at an easy pace and maintain it. If you get tired, walk a bit. And remember that we're all Frost Toes--we're all in this together!

Also, there's a Frost Toe who needs to start the run at 6:30 and doesn't want to run alone. She'll be somewhere around an 8-minute per mile pace. If you're interested in an early start at that pace, add a comment or shoot me a quick email.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Everyone! We still need volunteers for Sunday's Halloween Hustle and Trail Trot! If you could help out we would really appreciate it! Please contact me if you are available - sparky0923@yahoo.com. Thanks, Lori

Joy said...

I will be willing to run at 6:30 for an eight minute pace. Let me know if anything changes before Saturday a.m. I will check this blog to be sure. Is anyone else interested in joining us?
-Joy-

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, I probably won't be able to hold an 8 min/mile pace for that long. I am hoping to at least run an 8:30 pace this Sat. There is another lady going to run with me too! If you don't mind running a little slower that would be great. The more the people the better! Thanks for being willing to come out so early.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to put my name!

Mara

Anonymous said...

Mara - be sure and set a back up alarm! =-) Lori

Anonymous said...

I will, thanks Lori!!

Joy said...

Mara & Lori,
So, if I sleep in on accident you two will not be too upset? I have done that before. In college my coach would call my room and the team would run past my dorm to pick me up for the run. That wasn't fun. Anyway, I will try to be there at 6:30.

Anonymous said...

I will not be upset, only if I have noone to run with. I hope you come thought! It is actually Jennifer who would be running with us. I have not met her before.
Mara