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Saturday Long Run (LB Lake Trail plus Enfield Triangle)

START TIMES:

10-22 milers leaving from Gazelles HQ at 5:45am.

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

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.

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

July 14th (King Salmon): Taper madness Week 2. 12-16 miles, with last 6 @ MGP. Start time 5:45am.

July 29th (San Francisco): 20-24 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 24 mile max. Start time 5:45am. **Feel free to add your favorite 2-4 extra miles to the posted 18 mile loop above. I would recommend a gentle First Street bridge to Mopac trail bonus loop (4 miles), or a Pfluger footbridge to Mopac bonus loop (3 miles).

August 19th (Tunnel Vision): 10-14 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 5:45am.

September 8th (Patagonia): 14-18 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 18 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

September 16th (Berlin): 10-14 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 5:45am.

September 23rd (Buenos Aires): 12-16 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 16 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

September 30th (Portland (ME), Wineglass): 10-12 mile recovery long run. Back off a bit from last week. Start time 5:45am.

October 6th, 7th (St. George, Chicago): 10-14 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 14 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

October 20th (Brooklyn): 10-14 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 14 mile max. Start time 5:45am.

October 27th, 28th (M2M, Marine Corps): 9-12 miles. Add 1-2 miles to your last longer long run, up to that 12 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 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.

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 parking lot north of Dam
4. I-35 Boardwalk water fountains
5. Auditorium Shores water fountains
6. Exposition @ Enfield (southwest corner by baseball complex sign)

 

Earlier Event: June 29
Strength & Core