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Saturday Long Run

START TIMES:

CARPOOL ALERT: 16-22 milers carpooling to points north. Carpools leaving GZLs HQ 5:30-5:45 to get up north for first running steps around 6:00am. 18-22 milers leaving from Big Lots parking lot at Spicewood Springs @ 183. 15-16 milers leave from Gateway Cinema parking lot on Stonelake.

10-14 milers leaving Gazelles HQ at 6:00am.
5-8 milers leaving from Gazelles HQ at 6:30am
Beginners leaving from Gazelles HQ at 7:00am

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. NOTE: This week is point to point for those going 16 or so and longer. Prepare your carpool plans now. 14 and under going out and back from GZLs HQ.

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. Cross over Cesar Chavez on pedestrian bridge to north side trail. Trail over to Congress. Up to Congress and up to and through Capitol grounds to Congress on north side. Right on MLK at Bob Bullock Museum. Veer left into UT campus at the talking oil derrick (San Jacinto), and into UT campus to the end of Clark Field on your left and the rec center on your right. Turn around there, and return to MLK, up to Bob Bullock Museum and Congress. Congress to and through Capitol, to north side trail, and back to GZLs HQ.

7 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross over Cesar Chavez on pedestrian bridge to north side trail. Trail over to Congress. Up to Congress and up to and through Capitol grounds to Congress on north side. Right on MLK at Bob Bullock Museum. Veer left into UT campus at the talking oil derrick (San Jacinto). San Jac through UT, crossing Dean Keaton, and veer right onto Duval. Up Duval to 31st St., where you will turn around and return to GZLs HQ. Duval back down to San Jacinto, to and through UT. Veer right at bottom of campus onto MLK, up to Bob Bullock Museum and Congress. Congress to and through Capitol, to cross Congress bridge to southside trail, to Pfluger footbridge, and back to GZLs HQ.

8 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross over Cesar Chavez on pedestrian bridge to north side trail. Trail over to Congress. Up to Congress and up to and through Capitol grounds to Congress on north side. Right on MLK at Bob Bullock Museum. Veer left into UT campus at the talking oil derrick (San Jacinto). San Jac through UT, crossing Dean Keaton, and veer right onto Duval. Up Duval to 38th St., where you will turn around and return to GZLs HQ. Duval back down to San Jacinto, to and through UT. Veer right at bottom of campus onto MLK, up to Bob Bullock Museum and Congress. Congress to and through Capitol, to Congress bridge and southside trail, and back to Pfluger footbridge, and back to GZLs HQ.

10 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross over Cesar Chavez on pedestrian bridge to north side trail. Trail over to Congress. Up to Congress and up to and through Capitol grounds to Congress on north side. Right on MLK at Bob Bullock Museum. Veer left into UT campus at the talking oil derrick (San Jacinto). San Jac through UT, crossing Dean Keaton, and veer right onto Duval. Up Duval to 51st St., where you will turn around and return to GZLs HQ. Duval back down to San Jacinto, to and through UT. Veer right at bottom of campus onto MLK, up to Bob Bullock Museum and Congress. Congress to and through Capitol, to north side trail, and back to GZLs HQ.

12 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross over Cesar Chavez on pedestrian bridge to north side trail. Trail over to Congress. Up to Congress and up to and through Capitol grounds to Congress on north side. Right on MLK at Bob Bullock Museum. Veer left into UT campus at the talking oil derrick (San Jacinto). San Jac through UT, crossing Dean Keaton, and veer right onto Duval. Up Duval to 45th St. Left on 45th over to Shoal Creek. Turn around there, and return 45th over to Duval. Right on Duval down to San Jacinto, to and through UT. Veer right at bottom of campus onto MLK, up to Bob Bullock Museum and Congress. Congress to and through Capitol, to north side trail, and back to GZLs HQ.

14.2 Miles: Your map is here. Start at GZLs HQ. Cross over Cesar Chavez on pedestrian bridge to north side trail. Trail over to Congress. Up to Congress and up to and through Capitol grounds to Congress on north side. Right on MLK at Bob Bullock Museum. Veer left into UT campus at the talking oil derrick (San Jacinto). San Jac through UT, crossing Dean Keaton, and veer right onto Duval. Up Duval to 45th St. Left on 45th over to Shoal Creek. Right on Shoal Creek up to Koenig/2222/Northland. Turn around there (or at water stop), and return Shoal Creek down to 45th. Left on 45th over to Duval. Right on Duval down to San Jacinto, to and through UT. Veer right at bottom of campus onto MLK, up to Bob Bullock Museum and Congress. Congress to and through Capitol, to north side trail, and back to GZLs HQ

POINT TO POINT COURSES

15.8 Miles: Your map is here. You start up at the Gateway Cinema parking lot. From there, Stonelake up to Braker. Right on Braker across Mopac, to Burnett. Right on Burnet down to Longhorn Blvd., the industrial park on your right. Right on Longhorn to Business Drive, which is the second left hand turn. Left on Business over to Industrial Terrace. Left on Industrial Terrace up to United, where you'll go right. United to the access road at 183. Right on the access road to and under 183, looping to the south of 183, then access to Shoal Creek. Right on Shoal Creek down all the way to Foster. Right on Foster over to Great Northern. Left on Great Northern down to White Rock. Left on White Rock to Shoal Creek. Right down Shoal Creek to 45th. Left on 45th across town to Duval. Right on Duval down to merge with San Jacinto. San Jac to and through UT campus. At bottom campus, veer right at talking oil derrick to MLK. MLK up to Congress. Left on Congress, to and through Capitol grounds. Congress down to Cesar Chavez.  Congress across LB Lake to southside trail. Trail back to Pfluger footbridge, crossing back over to GZLs HQ.

18.7 Miles: Your map is here. Start up at Big Lots parking lot at Spicewood Springs @ 183. Jollyville down to Great Hills Trail. Left on Great Hills over to Stonelake. Left on Stonelake up to Braker. Right on Braker across Mopac, to Burnett. Right on Burnet down to Longhorn Blvd., the industrial park on your right. Right on Longhorn to Business Drive, which is the second left hand turn. Left on Business over to Industrial Terrace. Left on Industrial Terrace up to United, where you'll go right. United to the access road at 183. Right on the access road to and under 183, looping to the south of 183, then access to Shoal Creek. Right on Shoal Creek down all the way to Foster. Right on Shoal Creek down all the way to Foster. Right on Foster over to Great Northern. Left on Great Northern down to White Rock. Left on White Rock to Shoal Creek. Right down Shoal Creek to 45th. Left on 45th across town to Duval. Right on Duval down to merge with San Jacinto. San Jac to and through UT campus. At bottom campus, veer right at talking oil derrick to MLK. MLK up to Congress. Left on Congress, to and through Capitol grounds. Congress down to Cesar Chavez. Right on Cesar Chavez (north side of street), and go back to GZLs HQ.

19.5 Miles: Your map is here. Follow the 21 mile turn-by-turn instructions from Big Lots parking lot, all the way back to Congress bridge. Cross LB Lake on Congress bridge to southside trail. SS trail back to Pfluger footbridge from there, to GZLs HQ.

22 Miles: Your map is here. Start up at Big Lots parking lot at Spicewood Springs @ 183. Jollyville down to Great Hills Trail. Left on Great Hills over to Stonelake. Left on Stonelake up to Braker. Right on Braker across Mopac, to Burnett. Right on Burnet down to Longhorn Blvd., the industrial park on your right. Right on Longhorn to Business Drive, which is the second left hand turn. Left on Business over to Industrial Terrace. Left on Industrial Terrace up to United, where you'll go right. United to the access road at 183. Right on the access road to and under 183, looping to the south of 183, then access to Shoal Creek. Right on Shoal Creek down all the way to Foster. Right on Foster over to Great Northern. Left on Great Northern down to White Rock. Left on White Rock to Shoal Creek. Right down Shoal Creek to 45th. Left on 45th across town to Duval. Right on Duval down to merge with San Jacinto. San Jac to and through UT campus. At bottom campus, veer right at talking oil derrick to MLK. MLK up to Congress. Left on Congress, to and through Capitol grounds. Congress down to Congress bridge, crossing to Southside trail by going over LB Lake and then curling back to trail towards Mopac. Then, SS trail to Mopac, cross to northside trail there, and finish northside trail to HQ.

THE MARATHONS

March 4th (Napa, New Orleans): Race weekend! Run smart, run with joy.

March 18th (Big D, LA): Taper madness Week 2. 12-16 miles, with last 6 @ MGP. Start nice and relaxed, and then cruise last 6 miles at honest Marathon Goal Pace. Check with Coach if you're not sure how fast to go. Start time 6:00am from GZLs HQ for 12-14 miles. For 16 miles, it's carpool time leaving HQ at 5:30-5:45am, starting your run up at Gateway Cinema parking lot.

April 16th (Boston): 20-22 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 20 mile max. Carpool from HQ 5:30-5:45am, to get up to Big Lots parking lot, first running step around 6:00am.

April 22nd (London): 10-14 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 6:00am.

April 29th (Eugene): 16-20 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 20 mile max. For 16 miles, it's carpool time leaving HQ at 5:30-5:45am, starting your run up at Gateway Cinema parking lot. For 18-20 miles, carpool up to Big Lots parking lot, leaving HQ at same time.

May 6th (Colorado): 10-14 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 6:00am.

May 27th (M2B, Ottawa): 12-16 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 16 mile max. Start time 6:00am from GZLs HQ for 12-14 miles. For 16 miles, it's carpool time leaving HQ at 5:30-5:45am, starting your run up at Gateway Cinema parking lot.

June 16th (Grandma's): 10-12 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 6:00am.

BEGINNER GAZELLES, HALF MARATHONERS, and EVERYBODY ELSE:

Beginner Gazelles!  NOTE NEW START TIME. This week, 3-7 miles. Choose a distance amongst your pace pals, up to that 7 mile max. Start time 7:00am.

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 6:00am.

March 4th (Alamo Half): Race weekend. Run smart, run with joy.

March 10th (Zooma): Taper madness final week. 4-8 miles, with last 3 @ HMGP. Start nice and relaxed, and then cruise last 3 miles at honest Half Marathon Goal Pace. Check with Coach if you're not sure how fast to go. Start time 6:30am.

March 25th (Dallas Half): Taper madness begins. 8-13 miles, with last 5 @ HMGP. Start nice and relaxed, and then cruise last 5 miles at honest Half Marathon Goal Pace. Check with Coach if you're not sure how fast to go. Start time 6:30am.

April 4th (Cap 10K):  8-12 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 12 mile max. Start time 6:00am.

April 29th (Eugene Half): 8-10 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 10 mile max. Start time 6:00am.

WATER STOPS

1. Stonelake @ Great Hills (sidewalk by the hotel)
2. Longhorn Blvd. @ Reid Drive (first left hand street)
3. Shoal Creek @ Foster (NW corner of intersection)
4. Shoal Creek just south of 2222 (on greenbelt side of street)
5. 45th @ Duval (south of 45th at realtor's office)
6. Congress @ MLK (south of MLK on Congress around Bob Bullock museum)
7. Water fountains along north side/southside trail and Boardwalk
8. Auditorium Shores cold fountains

Earlier Event: March 2
Strength & Core
Later Event: March 5
Circuit workout