I was thinking of running one of the local MCRRC race series races on Saturday. It's 5 (semi-hilly) miles and my goal is to run a good warm-up then run 5:20 pace for the first 4 miles and then see how I feel. I am trying to mimic my half marathon pace (hopefully!). Then I'll run a longer cool-down...maybe right after finishing. Anyone else interested? More info below.
I am meeting Patrick Reaves at the Old Angler's Inn parking lot on Sunday at 0930 for a long run. He is running 18...I will try and run the same. We'll hit up some of the hilly trails above Great Falls on the MD side before or after our melancholy route along the C&O Canal. Any takers?
Saturday, January 19, 2008 - Silver Spring
8:00am 5mi race - course map (CS)
Though the course will be much the same, we have a new start and end point for 2008—about a block over from the (now closed) school we previously used.
Named in memory of club member, Jim Starr, this 5 mile (Championship Series) race is part of our low-key club race series. As such, it is free to MCRRC members and only $5 for non-members. Registration is race-day only.
Location & Directions
Cresthaven Elementary School
1234 Cresthaven Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903
I-495 to New Hampshire Avenue (Rt. 650N); turn left onto Cresthaven Dr, follow to school lot.
The West Hillandale Swim Club is going to allow us to park in their parking lot. They are directly behind Cresthaven Elementaty School (and across the street from our old location, on Schindler Dr.) If Cresthaven is full, simply park in the swim club lot, walk up the hill to the right of the pool building. In about 50 feet you will be on Cresthaven property, in the field behind the school. The address for the West Hillandale Swim Club is at 915 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903. Their web page is at http://www.westhillandalepool.org/.