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Saturday Long Run

START TIMES:

10-18 milers leaving from Gazelles HQ at 5:45am.

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

Beginners go from Gazelles HQ 7:00am.

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 touring the lovely Lady Bird Lake trail this weekend. There is trail construction underneath Congress bridge on the northside trail, so just follow whatever momentary detour may exist there.

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. This is a clockwise Congress bridge to Mopac trail loop.

7 Miles: Your map is here. I-35 to Mopac trail loop. GZLs HQ to north side trail, east out to I-35. Under I-35 to ramp. Up and over LB Lake on eastside footbridge along I-35 to southside trail and boardwalk. Trail and boardwalk back to Mopac, to north side trail, and back to GZLs HQ.

8 Miles: Your map is here. GZLs HQ to north side trail, east out to Longhorn Dam. Cross to southside of dam, to southside trail and boardwalk back to Pfluger bridge. Cross over LB Lake at Pfluger bridge, and exit to north side trail. Take trail towards Mopac, and exit trail at metal A frame bathroom sculptures, crossing under Cesar Chavez on trail path to north side of Cesar Chavez and bike path. Take bike path back to GZLs HQ.

10 Miles: Your map is here. Longhorn Dam to Mopac trail loop. GZLs HQ to north side trail, east out to Longhorn Dam. Cross to southside of dam, to southside trail and boardwalk back to Mopac, up and across to north side trail and back to GZLs HQ.

12 Miles: Your map is here. Longhorn Dam to Mopac trail loop plus an out-and-back on LA Blvd. GZLs HQ to north side trail, east out to Longhorn Dam. Cross to southside of dam, to southside trail and boardwalk back to Mopac, up and across to Veterans to Lake Austin Blvd. LA Blvd out to Exposition. Right on Expo up to south end of O. Henry middle school. Turn around at O. Henry, and return down to LA Blvd, and then back to Mopac, north side trail and back to GZLs HQ.

14 Miles: Your map is here. Longhorn Dam to Mopac trail loop plus Enfield Triangle. GZLs HQ to north side trail, east out to Longhorn Dam. Cross to southside of dam, to southside trail and boardwalk back to Mopac, up and across to Veterans to Lake Austin Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield (Mozart's), right on Enfield to Exposition. Right on Expo down to LA Blvd, and then back to Mopac, north side trail and back to GZLs HQ.

16 Miles: Your map is here. Longhorn Dam to Mopac trail loop plus Enfield Triangle. GZLs HQ to north side trail, east out to Longhorn Dam. Cross to southside of dam, to southside trail and boardwalk back to Mopac, up and across to Veterans to Lake Austin Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield (Mozart's), right on Enfield to Exposition. Right on Expo down to LA Blvd, and then back to Mopac. From Mopac, cross to southside trail, over to First St. bridge, back to north side trail and back to GZLs HQ.

18 Miles: Your map is here. Longhorn Dam to Mopac trail loop plus Enfield Triangle. GZLs HQ to north side trail, east out to Longhorn Dam. Cross to southside of dam, to southside trail and boardwalk back to Mopac, up and across to Veterans to Lake Austin Blvd. LA Blvd out to Enfield (Mozart's), right on Enfield to Exposition. Left up Expo to 35th. Turn around at 35th, and come back down Expo to Enfield. Right on Enfield back out to LA Blvd, and then back to Mopac. From Mopac, north side trail and back to GZLs HQ.

THE MARATHONS

May 27th (M2B, Ottawa): Run smart, run with joy!

June 3rd (San Diego): Taper Madness last week. 8-12 miles, with last 4 @ MGP. Start relaxed, finish at MGP.  Start time 5:45am.

June 10th (Light At The End Of The Tunnel): Taper Madness week 2. 12-16 miles, with last 6 @ MGP. Start relaxed, finish at MGP.  Start time 5:45am.

June 16th (Grandma's): Taper Madness begins. 14-18 miles, with last 8 @ MGP. Start relaxed, finish at MGP.  Start time 5:45am.

July 14th (King Salmon): 10-14 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 5:45am.

July 29th (San Francisco): 10-14 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 5:45am.

August 19th (Tunnel Vision): 12-16 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 16 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

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 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 5:45am.

June 16th (Grandma's Half): Taper Madness begins. 8-13 miles, with last 5 @ HMGP. Start relaxed, finish at HMGP.  Start time 5:45am.

June 23rd (Santa Barbara Half): 10-14 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 14 mile max.  Start time 5:45am.

September 22nd (Seawheeze Half): 8-10 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 10 mile max.  Start time 5:45am.

WATER STOPS

1. Mopac water fountains
2. Trail water fountains
3. Longhorn Dam south of the dam on trail
4. Auditorium Shores water fountains
5. Exposition @ Enfield (southwest corner by baseball complex sign)