Shamrock Run 2007
Posted 13 March 2007 - 06:38 AM
First Run 5K
Running is a Lifestyle, Not a Job or an Event.
Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:14 AM
I'm sure TK is referring to the Waterfront Mile.
We also did runs inside the school around the 2nd floor hallways (which were formed into a rectangle), but the most fun was running long repeats down the hallway. When we had to do out & backs, sometimes we've pivot, but often we'd do a "jump turn" where you'd jump up and push off on one of the lockers and turn mid-air. Those were fun! But the coaches made us stop when someone got hurt.
Joe, you ran that street mile they had -- didn't that seem like a very LONG half-mile straightaway? Of course, on Sunday I was reminded that the very longest straightaway ever is the finish of the Shamrock run (does that EVER end?) A close second is the long boring stretch on my Monday runs with Jenny & Pam in Vancouver. You know, lots of local elementary schools have painted on "tracks" on their playgrounds which could be used for a meet -- as long as you didn't do anything really long!
That east coast urban training stuff sounds like a lot of fun!
Yes, that Waterfront race did make a half mile seem never-ending, but I actually would have preferred a completely straight point-to-point course to that out-and-back with a sharp 180 around the cone. That turn really broke up your momentum. About 10 years ago there was a street mile on Front Avenue near Albers Mill that was a straight shot, which was fast and fun. (There was a 10k after the mile, and of course I had to do both. The mile/10k same-morning double is not ideal! )
The fastest and best street mile course is the Eugene Challenge Mile, because although it's out and back, it does a big loop through a neighborhood and there are no sharp turns, and there's just enough straight to make it fast, but not enough to make it boring.
"I never go out too fast; sometimes I just finish too slowly!" - Joe Dudman
Posted 13 March 2007 - 08:19 PM
I'm always afraid I'll run into myself somewhere!
Sorry bout all the photoshop Joe I hope you don't mind I did see a good pic of Torrey that might need some work...
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