Monday, March 12, 2007

SATURDAY RUN

I am all for Rock Creek and the Canal but alas, i am also for mixing things up a bit as these spots are getting all too familiar. Here is a suggestion. leave it or take it. meet in adams morgan at 8:30am and i can take you on my urban/rock creek run. the run starts at the fleet feet running store. we leave from there and head to Calvert street bridge where we plop down into the park and run along the parkway out towards the Lincoln memorial. when we are near the memorial we take a right onto the canal for a brief stint and then take a left across key bridge to the mt Vernon trail. we vere to the left and head over to the memorial bridge where we cross and run along the reflecting pool(in front of the Lincoln memorial) from here, we take a left on 17th st. and run past the office of management and budget and the old executive office building. we hit Connecticut ave and then run north, right up back into adams morgan.

after the run we can get coffee at tryst(famous coffee and waffle house)

thoughts.............

6 comments:

Klim said...

Max - I'll be there. Like last Saturday, I plan to take it easy. Anyway we can push the start time up to 9am? I am going to drive the 8k race course post-run.

I also have a new route we can try...probably after the Natl Marathon. It starts at Old Anglers Inn along the C&O Canal and runs through the trails up above the Canal and Great Falls. It comes back along the Limestone Towpath. It throws some very beautiful trails (with some hills) into the often repetitive Towpath. Plus there is a nice red fox, I often see that I am quite fond of, whenever I run this loop. Again, we can investigate this route in April.

Matias said...

I won't be there... I'm thinking about doing the half marathon in Chambersburg as a prep race before National. I hear it's a pretty hilly course, should be good practice for the climbs in the national marathon.

Klim said...

I have to be in Baltimore at 11am...so I won't be able to make it afterall...sorry.

MAX said...

matias, it is not wise to run a half marathon the week before the real thing. why risk getting hurt. also, no matter how fast you run the half, it will not mean a thing in terms of gauging your marathon. remember that the great Wilson ran the half at the la marathon in 66 minutes and the second half in 1:14.

TAPER and take it easy. be confident. at this point, its all mental.

Steve Postfontaine said...

Matias-

Best of luck with your half marathon. Are you still up for 20 next Sunday, or are you going to start your taper then?

MAX said...

matias, i take it back. why don't you run a marathon instead