Friday, July 22, 2011

Beastman Heading to Flagstaff

BUMP. Dirkfest is ON. Let's celebrate the end of the heat wave and Dirk's trek out west w/ a BBQ and pool time. We'll start at Bethesda metro north entrance and make the slog south. Plenty of water stops along the way.

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Dirk is heading west. Come say goodbye with an epic point-to-point run. BBQ to follow.

Date: Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Time: 8AM - 1PM
Plan: Run from Bethesda to Alexandria along CCT & MtV trail. Showers at apartment building, then BBQ and pool time. Rest & Relaxation.

Let's meet at the Bethesda metro station, north entrance (on Wisconsin Ave next to water fountains). Finish at 850 John Carlyle St Alexandria, VA. Then get our eat on. We're a ten minute walk from the Yellow Line King St metro.

Significant others plan to show up at 11AM. Only downside is it's pretty much all on pavement, but lots of distance options to choose from.

Here's the route. 17.5 mile option leaves Bethesda at 8AM, 10 mile option leaves at CCT trailhead in G'town at 9AM. Early start since will likely be HOT. Nice thing is there are water stops along the way.



Elevation profile here.

26 comments:

Ancient Chinese secret said...

Ouch!!! Is there a second option? I will be in San Jose, CA on 07/22 - 07/25 to visit family.

Maybe a happy hour for post Rockville Twilighter?

MAX said...

Matias, after Dirk spends two months of training in Flagg you will watching Dirk's tail at the races. I predict you will be the next warrior to go West

Matias said...

Max - You should join us Wednesday nights at BCC. Epic smashfests. They hurt but work. Just like Wardian says, "I’ve been hitting the track every Tuesday, doing repeats. That’s how you get faster." (source: Dickson Blog)

MAX said...

as is per the custom my almighty mouth has gotten me in trouble. OH WELL. I have given up running and am becoming a local ping pong legend. easier on the joints

MAX said...

as is per the custom my almighty mouth has gotten me in trouble. OH WELL. I have given up running and am becoming a local ping pong legend. easier on the joints

dirkdeheer said...

Max, thanks for the support. Unfortunately swimming at altitude is difficult, so I don't anticipate being anywhere close to mighty matias anytime soon. I am back to running and look forward to seeing the GRC crew at some races next year. I will take you on in ping pong though.

Matias said...

Nice! My money is on the flying dutchman

MAX said...

Matias, I was in Northern Az as a young man and it makes DC look like a pebble. Go and fulfill your potential. Life comes around once. Ditto for everyone not wedded to a big job in the Betlway.

Ping Pong is awesome

RM said...

I recall another famous quote regarding track from another great local blog: "TNT...it works"

Dirk, your Dutchness will be missed. Let's hook it up for a ride before you go, we'll get the whole gang out. Even Snizzow.

dirkdeheer said...

anytime RM, I'll be here til August 5th.

Karl D. said...

I'll be in Bethesda at 8AM for this.

I also want part of this ping pong action. Max, you have to move west if I beat you.

Paul Guevara said...

A little too much pavement for me guys, but I will join the bbq and pool portion of dirkfest at 11 or so. Matias, do we need to bring anything?

Matias said...

I'm planning to grill up chicken and have paper plates/cups, napkins. BYOBeverages.

Tex P and those arriving at 11AM, meet in the center courtyard area.

For those looking to run 8 miles, meet at the CCT trailhead in Gtown at 9AM.

Matias said...

Correction. 9AM option from gtown CCT trailhead to Alexandria is 10 miles.

Matias said...

PPS A sherpa would GREAT. Someone looking to bike ride from Bethesda to Alexandria. Sherpa's responsibility - carry clothes for those making the trek.

Showers available at the finish line.

Jordan said...

I am sure i am missing something but isn't the 10 mile option really going to be 20 since we have no way to get back to our cars in Georgetown?

Matias said...

I could drive four back to G'town. There's also metro option. King St to Foggy Bottom.

Joe Wiggy said...

I am working sunday... otherwise I would be all over this... I may start the run with you guys in bethesda and run half way out on my long run and turn around

Charlie Ban said...

I enjoy Bethesda. I do many group runs there!

KLIM said...

I can drive people back to bethesda. I won't be running, but I will be going.

dirkdeheer said...

I will be cycling along with water and will carry whatever I can on my bike. Achilles tendons dont allow 17 miles just yet.

MAX said...

Who is running the 17 miler? My legs are finally coming along after years of bother. I attribute it to barefoot/minimalism conversion. Also, is there parking next to the Bethesda metro?

Matias said...

Not sure about parking. Right now sounds like Dusen, Mighty Matias, and MAX for 17.5, Andy/Jordan for 10, Dirk via bike, Tex P, Snowdernek, Klim at 11AM in Alexandria.

I get swampy just thinking about how hot it will be tomorrow. Max- not sure about parking situation. Maybe meters are free on Sunday.

Matias said...

Plus Wiggy @ Bethesda.

Snizow said...

Easily.

MAX said...

Guys, am running earlier and a little shorter. ...will see you at the bbq. Max