Wednesday, November 02, 2011
hi runners ;p
EDIT: iPad so can't scroll down:
As Bobby said... It's just bumps, not hills;) and no scaring JASRers lol
They are bumps ;) just the first mile of the course is a hill, rest is rolling bumps not hills
As I always say:
Some runs are AWESOME
Some runs just PLAIN SUXS
well I kinda knew that....come off a 12 miler on monday nonstop ;p
so I decided to see: HOW FAR I CAN GO AT 10 min pace ;p
Hmmmmm, 10:45 pace....shaved a min of my avg on monday.....
well, at the last part of the mile...my mind went OH CRAP-oLA did I double book myself tomorrow?
See this is WHY I don't bring my phone on my runs.....(I was going to take pics, knowing I am walking)
so NO...i didn't double book myself...
Anyways.... 5 milers fartlek it is then
RUN as fast as i can til I can't......walk.....rinse and repeat for 5 more miles ;p
that is how my 6 mile fartlek came to be!
Now for the PICS
I run at North Park...location of Just A Short Run (JASR) 5k-30k race
Last year I trained for my 1st HM in a flat track over the winter.
JASR is in March...
and it was the first time I ran North Park!
HOLY HILLS BATMAN!!!!
So I would like to share with you some stats, and pics i took this morning
North Park 5 mile loop around park
North Park Elevation 88 ft gain.....really? it felt like more hahaha
this route is boathouse to outside loop then inside loop
Today I didn't go to outside loop...was going 3 miles out of inner course and back = 6 miles
This is the corner coming in from the outside loop ;p
HOTTEST part of course, i always take a layer off here ;p NO trees, I dunno..HOT
This pic doesn't do it any justice, but is a long UPhill trek, up and around (toward the 2 mile marker on the ground)
This is same slope Looking down it
This is the STRATEGICALLY placed Gazebo Sign
I love seeing it, it's right a the TOP of the hill
Because there is no relief, this is what's ahead..more hills
you are then rewarded with
before you see this.....yes a drop off
here is what it looks like at the top
yes that is someone's head
BTW that is where I do my hill speedwork... if you ever run there and see crazy asain chick
running up and down. that's me ;p
I got confused, but there are 3 more similar drop offs
The reward view at the bottom of the hills
This is looking back at the long downhill run, my fav
My NEMESIS... its like you are done, cuts it short by 1/2 mile
IF I am not wrong! that is the first mile uphill of race (the right fork)
This is the START LINE trees at tennis court
Anyone KNOW the NAME of this game? it's like miniture tennis, only ever seen it here ;p
Must be a Pittsburgh thing LOL
LAKE.... yes water this yr, no cranes ;p
LOL hope you enjoyed the pics
and JASRers see you there
if it's your first time here, train hills ;p