Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Polar Bear Run 11/21

I spent the weekend in Texas, so to come home to frost on my windshield Monday morning really made things around feel like winter around here. But, things aren't truly Polar Beary around here until the snow hits the ground. So, surprise theme here, we are headed out for some trails this Saturday.

I may or may not run. While in Texas, I ran the half marathon as part of the San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon. It was hot. It was humid. And the race was pretty expensive. So the only way for me to get my money's worth was to be out on the course as long as possible. A slower time = less dollars spent per minute running. So I went out and set a PW for the half marathon.

So my legs are beat up and I have some blisters that need to heal. If they do, I'll run. But either way, I'll be there and I hope all of you do make it for the run. Here are the details:

WHEN: Sat 11/21 at 8 am sharp
WHERE: Minnesota River trail
DIRECTIONS: 35W to 106 St.
East on 106 St. to Lyndale Ave.
South on Lyndale down a steep hill to parking lot.
From the lot, run right onto the trail.
ROUTE/DISTANCE: These trails run along the river. I recommend you run for time. Find a crew of runners with your pace and time. If you are uncertain of which group you should run with, come to me before the run and I'll help locate some friendly runners who run your pace.

Hope to see you Saturday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Polar Bear Run 11/14

I will not be at the Polar Bear run this weekend, as I will be in the great state of Texas running the half-marathon as part of the San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon weekend. I'm excited mostly because I grew up there and it's nice to see family and friends. Plus I'm not in very good shape, so I'll be on the course for quite awhile. The longer I'm out there, the cheaper the dollars per mile rate I end up paying. So that means I'll have more money left over for food and drink. Or does it not worth that way? Anyway, on with the Polar Bear details.

Where was I? Oh yeah, I won't be there, but my partner in crime, Gary Nathan will be there to give directions and guidance.

When: Saturday, November 14, 2009. The run will start at 8 AM. Please arrive a few minutes early for announcements.

Where: Parking lot at Hyland Hills; parking lot entrance drive on the right side of the road after taking a left onto Chalet Road. Please see the Hyland Park directions link below

Distance: 5-8 miles or 8-10 miles. There is an option for a flatter course and fewer miles. Please ask one of the people doing all the talking (Gary or Marty... Marty keeps getting roped into Polar Bear duty. Blame me.) for the flat option.

For Hyland Park directions, click here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Polar Bear Run: November 7th Version

We are sticking with the trails-theme this week.

WHEN: Saturday 11/7 at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Jensen Lake Trailhead
1350 Carriage Hills Drive (off of Pilot Knob Road)
Eagan MN 55123
LINK: http://tinyurl.com/ygslcw6
The map and directions for Jensen Lake is the third map from the top as you scroll down.
BAGELS AND COFFEE BUFFET POST-RUN? 90% chance of not likely.