Wednesday, October 17, 2007

We're on Course!

Saturday morning you get to see the Frostbite Festival course, or at least part of it. We'll be running six miles on the course, and you'll get your first look at the hills.

We'll gather in front of FitClub West at 7 am and go west on Lawrence to Mill Bank Lane and turn right. Then turn left onto Victoria Lane. Follow Victoria to Koke Mill and turn right. Turn left on Washington and stay on Washington across Bradfordton Road all the way to Covered Bridge Lane. Turn around at Covered Bridge and stay on Washington to Koke Mill. Turn right on Koke Mill, left on Victoria, right on Mill Bank and left on Lawrence back to FitClub West.

Here's a link to the map:

www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=171303

It's very important to keep a comfortable pace on this route, which is just under three miles out and three miles back on the Frostbite Festival course. It's also important to keep an eye out for cars. Washington gets narrow between Bradfordton Road and Covered Bridge Lane, and some driveways are hidden.

Please don't park in the FitClub West parking lot unless you're a member. There should be plenty of parking available across Veterans Parkway at the small shopping center.

It looks like we'll continue to begin our Saturday runs at 7 am even after the end of Daylight Savings Time. Frost Toes preferred 7 am to 6:30 am by a margin of almost 4 to 1.

See ya Saturday!

12 comments:

Anne B said...

Unless something changes (like I don't get out of bed that morning), there will be water and Gatorade in the driveway of the first house past Bradfordton Road on Washington Street (left, or south side of Washington Street as you are heading west). It's the farmhouse with the flagpole and circle drive. This lady is a friend of Nancy Sutzer and has been very kind about letting us use her driveway as a water stop.

Anonymous said...

I live right on Washington Street too, we will run right by my driveway at the bottom of the hill between Koke Mill and Meadowbrook. If you think we will need more water there - just let me know or feel free to drop some there.

Also, for the 17th (Nov) I am doing the Jingle Bell so not sure I will be doing the FrostBite course that morning, but you are more than welcome to drop water off that day too!

Lori M.

barry said...

Thanks, Anne! One less thing for me to do. Of course, I still have to get out of bed that morning.

Lori, thanks for the offer of your driveway. The location Anne mentioned is ideal because it's just before the worst hills on the way out and just after them on the way back!

Anonymous said...

Okay - on the day of the whole route, you might want water there just for an extra break. If you decide you do, go right ahead! Lori

barry said...

Lori, some of us will definitely need an extra stop on the way back. Thanks!

Chuck B. said...

Yes, this will be a piece of cake. I love those hills!

barry said...

You're a very sick man, Chuck.

Anonymous said...

I am not familiar with Springfield al all. Is Fitclub West the one we have been running to & stopping at for refreshments? Just let me know. Thanks!

Anne B said...

Yes, FitClub West is located at 2811 W Lawrence.

Chuck B. said...

Barry,
I am demented not sick!

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Anonymous said...

Yous guys are too funny. HEHEHE! Must be why I like hanging with ya'll.
B