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Saturday Long Run

START TIMES:

10-24 milers leaving Gazelles HQ at 5:45am.

Beginners and 5-8 milers go from Gazelles HQ 6:30am

Physical therapists in the house Saturday. Take advantage of this free service if you have a nagging pain or tightness in your legs.

THE MAPS

If you start earlier (or later) than your group's call time, please check with your pace pals to make sure your team is all starting at the same time. As always, if you start way before the scheduled start times, please take water to cover yourselves for that first water stop (or two) in case you're ahead of the logistical team. We're going out and back along the Enfield Triangle/Expo to 35th to Jackson to Bull Creek to Hancock to Shoal Creek route. No crossing over Austin this time.

3 Miles: Your map is here. This is a clockwise Pfluger footbridge to Mopac trail loop.

4 Miles: Your map is here. This is a clockwise First St. bridge to Mopac trail loop.

5 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. This is a clockwise Congress Ave to Mopac trail loop.

7 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross to southside trail. SS trail over to Mopac. Mopac up to LA Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield. Enfield over to Exposition. Right on Expo to LA Blvd. LA Blvd back to Mopac to north side trail, to GZLs HQ to finish.

8 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross to southside trail. SS trail over to Mopac. Mopac up to LA Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield. Enfield over to Exposition. Left up Expo to Windsor. Turn around at Windsor. Return Expo down all the way to LA Blvd, skipping Enfield Triangle on the way back. LA Blvd back to Mopac to north side trail, to GZLs HQ to finish.

10 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross to southside trail. SS trail over to Mopac. Mopac up to LA Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield. Enfield over to Exposition. Left up Expo to 35th. Turn around at 35th. Return Expo down all the way to LA Blvd, skipping Enfield Triangle on the way back. LA Blvd back to Mopac to north side trail, to GZLs HQ to finish.

12 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross to southside trail. SS trail over to Mopac. Mopac up to LA Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield. Enfield over to Exposition. Left up Expo to 35th. Turn around at 35th. Return Expo down to Enfield. Right on Enfield out to LA Blvd. LA Blvd back to Mopac to southside trail and back to Pfluger footbridge. Cross back to GZLs HQ to finish.

13.7 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross to southside trail. SS trail over to Mopac. Mopac up to LA Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield. Enfield over to Exposition. Left up Expo to 35th. Right on 35th up and over Mopac. Left on Jackson after you cross bridge. Jackson up to Bull Creek. Turn around at Bull Creek, back to Jackson, to 35th. Over Mopac to Exposition. Expo down to Enfield. Right on Enfield out to LA Blvd. LA Blvd back to Mopac to southside trail and back to Pfluger footbridge. Cross back to GZLs HQ to finish.

16 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross to southside trail. SS trail over to Mopac. Mopac up to LA Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield. Enfield over to Exposition. Left up Expo to 35th. Right on 35th up and over Mopac. Left on Jackson after you cross bridge. Jackson up to Bull Creek. Left on Bull Creek up to Hancock. Right on Hancock over to Shoal Creek. Turn around at Shoal Creek. Back Hancock to Bull Creek, down to Jackson, to 35th. Over Mopac to Exposition. Expo down to Enfield. Right on Enfield out to LA Blvd. LA Blvd back to Mopac to southside trail and back to Pfluger footbridge. Cross back to GZLs HQ to finish.

17.6 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Southside trail to Mopac. Veterans up to Lake Austin Blvd. Left on LA Blvd out to Enfield. Right on Enfield back to Exposition. Left on Expo up to 35th. Right on 35th up and over Mopac. Left on Jackson at first light to Bull Creek. Left on Bull Creek up to Hancock. Right on Hancock to Shoal Creek. Shoal Creek left up to White Rock. Left on White Rock over to Great Northern. Turn around there, and retrace your steps all the way back to Exposition, skipping the Enfield Triangle on the way back. Take Exposition straight down to Lake Austin Blvd, to Mopac, and take southside trail back to Pfluger footbridge and over to GZLs HQ.

19.8 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Southside trail to Mopac. Veterans up to Lake Austin Blvd. Left on LA Blvd out to Enfield. Right on Enfield back to Exposition. Left on Expo up to 35th. Right on 35th up and over Mopac. Left on Jackson at first light to Bull Creek. Left on Bull Creek up to Hancock. Right on Hancock to Shoal Creek. Shoal Creek left up to White Rock. Left on White Rock over to Great Northern. Right on Great Northern up to Carlisle. That's a couple streets north of the baseball fields. Turn around there, and retrace your steps all the way back to GZLs HQ. Exposition down to Enfield, out to Lake Austin Blvd, to Mopac, and take southside trail back to Pfluger footbridge and over to GZLs HQ.

22 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Southside trail to Mopac. Veterans up to Lake Austin Blvd. Left on LA Blvd out to Enfield. Right on Enfield back to Exposition. Left on Expo up to 35th. Right on 35th up and over Mopac. Left on Jackson at first light to Bull Creek. Left on Bull Creek up to Hancock. Right on Hancock to Shoal Creek. Shoal Creek left up to White Rock. Left on White Rock over to Great Northern. Right on Great Northern up to Foster. Right on Foster to Shoal Creek. Turn around there, and retrace your steps all the way back to GZLs HQ. Exposition down to Enfield, out to Lake Austin Blvd, to Mopac, and take southside trail back to Pfluger footbridge and over to GZLs HQ.

23.8 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Southside trail to Mopac. Veterans up to Lake Austin Blvd. Left on LA Blvd out to Enfield. Right on Enfield back to Exposition. Left on Expo up to 35th. Right on 35th up and over Mopac. Left on Jackson at first light to Bull Creek. Left on Bull Creek up to Hancock. Right on Hancock to Shoal Creek. Shoal Creek left up to White Rock. Left on White Rock over to Great Northern. Right on Great Northern up to Foster. Right on Foster to Shoal Creek. Left on Shoal Creek up to the access road at 183. Turn around there, and retrace your steps all the way back to Exposition, skipping the Enfield Triangle on the way back. Take Exposition straight down to Lake Austin Blvd, to Mopac, and take southside trail back to Pfluger footbridge and over to GZLs HQ.

THE MARATHONS:

Sept. 10th (Erie): Run smart, run with joy!

Sept. 16th (Light At The End Of the Tunnel): Taper madness, week 3. 10-12 miles, last 4 @ MGP. Start time 5:45am from GZLs HQ.

Sept 24th (Berlin): Taper madness, week 2. 12-14 miles, last 6 @ MGP. Start time 5:45am from GZLs HQ.

Oct 1st (Twin Cities/Wineglass/Maine): Taper madness begins. 16-18 miles, last 8 @ MGP. Start time 5:45am from GZLs HQ.

Oct 7th/8th (Chicago/St. George/Portland): 20-24 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 24 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Oct. 15th (Columbus): 12-14 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 5:45am.

Oct 21st/22nd (M2M, MCM, Baltimore, Toronto): 18-22 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 22 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Nov. 5th (NYC): 16-20 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 20 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Nov. 18th (Philly): 14-18 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 18 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Dec 3rd (CIM, San Antonio): 12-16 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 16 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Dec. 10th (Dallas, BCS, Honolulu): 10-12 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 5:45am.

2018 MARATHONS

Jan 7th (Disney): 9-12 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 12 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Jan 14th (Houston, Louisiana): 9-12 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 12 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Feb 18th (Austin): 7-10 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 10 mile max. Start time 6:30am.

BEGINNER GAZELLES, HALF MARATHONERS, and EVERYBODY ELSE:

Beginner Gazelles! This week, 3-7 miles. Choose a distance amongst your pace pals, up to that 7 mile max. Start time 6:30am.

Everybody Else (GZLs peeps): 7-12 miles. If you went 12 last week, maybe cut back to 7-10 this week. For anything else, add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 12 mile mark. Start time 5:45am.

Oct. 1st (Wineglass Half):  Taper Madness begins. 8-13 miles w/ last 5 @ HMGP. Easy rolling start, with last 5 miles at race pace. Start time 5:45am.

Oct. 8th (Portland Half): 11-16 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 16 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Oct. 29th (Houston Half): 5-8 mile recovery run. Start time 6:30am.

Nov. 5th (RFTW): Welcome! 4-7 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 7 mile max. Start time 6:30am.

Nov. 12th (Las Vegas, S. Padre, FW Half): 5-8 mile recovery run. Start time 6:30am.

Nov. 18th (Philly Half): 10-14 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 14 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Dec. 3rd (CIM Relay, San Antone Half): 10-12 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 12 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

Dec. 10th (Decker Half): 5-8 mile recovery run. Start time 6:30am.

Dec. 10th (Dallas, BCS Halfs): 5-8 mile recovery run. Start time 6:30am.

2018 RACES (Half Marathons, etc.)

Jan. 14th (Houston Half): 5-8 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 8 mile max. Start time 6:30am.

Jan. 21st (3M Half): 5-8 mile recovery run. Start time 6:30am.

Feb. 18th (Austin Half): 5-8 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 8 mile max. Start time 6:30am.

WATER STOPS

11. Mopac water fountains (make sure and take a sip on way out)
2. Enfield @ Exposition (SW corner by baseball sign)
3. Jackson @ Bull Creek (Grassy side by park)
4. Great Northern @ White Rock (in corner)
5. Shoal Creek @ Foster (NW corner)

 

 

 

Earlier Event: September 8
Strength and Core