Running in the dark and cold weather isn't easy - but in order to stay in shape and train for a race such as Frostbite, you have to make yourself do it. Instead of finding a good reason NOT to run, find a good reason TO run. My reason to run on Thursday is going out for Mexican food and margaritas afterwards (can't eat healthy ALL the time). So - you're invited to join us on a short 4.5 + mile run in Washington Park and then head over to Xochi's West for the kind of evening I like to call Miles and Margaritas.
THURSDAY 11/20: Figure 8's
Since it's dark, we are better off staying in the park. Those two loops can get a little boring, so we're going to do two figure eights in the park. Here's a map for the first loop.
- Turn right leaving the playground shelter and run down the hill towards the lower pond to circle the park clockwise.
- When you get to the big long hill in the middle, turn right and go all the way up the hill. Turn left and run counter-clockwise around the park towards MacArthur and back to the middle hill. Turn left and run up the middle hill again and turn right to return to the playground shelter.
- Turn around and repeat the figure eight in the opposite direction (now you'll get to run DOWN that middle hill twice).
See you at 5:40 p.m. Bring your own blinky lights - wear reflective layers, and of course, enjoy the run.
SATURDAY - 11/22 Long 8
I am running the Jingle Bell 5K (www.srrc.net) however, the schedule calls for 8 miles. Saturday's route is Panera to FitClub - I just need a volunteer to yell go (I'll leave water outside of FitClub for you). Be sure to look at the map - you'll be coming back to Panera the long way....
I will be running this route on Sunday at 7am and if anyone interested in joining me - please post here and I'll follow up with you.
"It's the road signs: Beware of Lions." --Kip Lagat, Kenyan Distance Runner, Explaining Why His Country Produces So Many Great Runners