6/15 Run Schedule Update   Leave a comment

We rocked some tempo running last night with variations of 5/2 intervals. My calves are feeling it today!

Runs left this week:

  • Thursday: MLK hills – 7pm meet @ fosters. After a warm up, back an forth between Estes & Rosemary for 1 hour. Flying Burritos after? Park across MLK from Foster’s in the Sheps Center lot.
  • Saturday: BRR – 12 mile Run (DD) : so 2 runs!
  • 7@7(am): Fayettesville Road Trailhead of the American Tobacco Trail (details & directions below)
  • 5@5(pm):Johnson Mill!!!! nice, shady trail on a hot afternoon

For the seven miler: We can do an out-and-back from the Fayettesville Road Trailhead (just south of Southpoint) (at mile marker 12.5) and run the unpaved Durham County Section through the paved Chatham County section as far as mile marker 9 and back. That’s seven miles on relatively flat, easy and safe paths. [Shorter distance just means turning back at an earlier mile marker!]

Directions: American Tobacco Trail – Durham County side
: Southpoint entrance : The ATT (http://www.triangletrails.org/ATT.HTM). "FAYETTEVILLE ROAD TRAILHEAD:This trailhead parking area is located on the west side of Fayetteville Road just north of the bridge passing over the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The street address is 7682 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713.From I-40, take Exit 276 and proceed south (past the mall) about 1.5 miles on Fayetteville Road. The Trailhead will be on your right just before the bridge." (www.triangletrails.org/DIRECTIONS.HTM) See map @ www.triangletrails.org/ATT.HTM .

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Tobacco_Trail):

Durham County: South of I-40 there is a 2.7-mile (4.3 km) [1] natural or existing surface segment that is currently open. This portion, which extends from Massey Chapel Road past the Chancellor’s Ridge subdivision, crosses under Fayetteville Road, crosses Scott King Road and traverses Crooked Creek, is currently under reconstruction by the Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (TRTC) under a grant from the Durham Open Space and Trails Commission. The trail may be most accessed at 7682 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713, as there is off-road parking.[2] A short spur of the trail continues north from Massey Chapel Road and currently ends in a swamp.

Chatham County: The ATT trail traverses 4.5-mile (7.2 km) [3] in Chatham County. Once the trail crosses into Chatham county, the trail converts to a dual surface of asphalt and compacted screenings. The trail is open for foot, bike and equestrian use by TRTC. The trail crosses Northeast Creek and O’Kelly Chapel Road, past the Old Chatham Golf Course. It also traverses the end of Pittard Sears Road, Panther Creek, and continues past New Hope Church Road. Most street crossings allow on-road parking.

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Posted June 15, 2011 by yoda in Uncategorized

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