Summer Training is NOT at TxDOT tomorrow 8/16!!! Read more…

Summer Training & Routes:

Upcoming Field Trips!
We will be going on a few more field trips this summer – so you can plan ahead, see meeting dates/locations listed below:
  • August 16 at 6 AM– We are meeting at Austin High Tennis Courts to run Mt. Bonnell! This is an epic run with beautiful views so bring a phone/camera! We will have mimosas afterward to celebrate this accomplishment.
  • September 27 at 6:30 AM –We are meeting at Anderson HS off Mesa/Steck in Northwest Austin – We will get to run the ever so challenging Ladera Norte hill! The view is incredible and running or walking up to the top is an accomplishment in itself. Check out Wish’s article on the hardest hills in Austin for more information about Ladera Norte.
  • October 18 at 6:30 AM– We are back at Walmart off Anderson Ln. for another go of Great Northern/Shoal Creek loops!

Route 8/16 at Austin High: MT. BONNELL CELEBRATION RUN

Why is it a celebration run? Well, we must celebrate the epic climb up to the most beautiful view in Austin…Mt. Bonnell!!! J All running groups will meet under the MoPac bridge by the Austin High tennis courts off Veteran’s Blvd. We have mileage options of 7 (no Mt. Bonnell but still a hilly run on Pecos), 8.5, 12, and 15 miles with add on routes of 1, 2, & 3 miles. We will leave at the normal 6 AM time. Don’t forget a phone/camera on the run so you can take a group picture at the top. After the run we will have special beverage options upon returning! 

Group BREAKFAST – Maudi’s off LAB/Expo
 
MILEAGE:
 
Marathon:

  • San Antonio/Dallas/New York –

Green: 15 or 12 miles
Yellow/Red: 12 miles
Orange: 8.5 miles

  • All October Races – 15 miles (either run the 15 mile route or stick with the 12 and add on 3 miles
  • Athens – 14 miles (12 miles + 2 mile add on)

Half Marathon:

  • Green/Yellow: 8.5 miles
  • Red/Orange: 7 miles or 8.5 miles depending on what you feel most comfortable with

ROUTES:
 
7 Mileshttp://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/500827512
Directions:

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • 1st Right – Atlanta (turns into Winsted)
  • Left – 7th
  • Right – Wayside to dead end
  • Left – 12th
  • 1st Right – Norwalk Ln. to dead end
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Exposition (cross Expo)
  • Left – Bonnie
  • Right – Pecos
    • WATER – Scenic & Pecos (~ 3 miles)
  • Left – 35th
  • Turn around at Mt. Bonnell Rd.
  • Head back to start the exact same way you came out

8.5 Miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/500825250
Directions:

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • 1st Right – Atlanta (turns into Winsted)
  • Left – 7th
  • Right – Wayside to dead end
  • Left – 12th
  • 1st Right – Norwalk Ln. to dead end
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Exposition (cross Expo)
  • Left – Bonnie
  • Right – Pecos
    • WATER – Scenic & Pecos (~ 3 miles)
  • Left – 35th
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Rd.
  • Turn around at the stairs – walk up to the top for an awesome group photo J
  • Head back to the start the same way you came out.

12 Miles – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/334401847
Directions:

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • Left – Lake Austin (cross the road – to the north side)
  • Right – Hearn to dead end
  • Left – 8th
  • 1st Right – Possum Trot (careful around 12th…stay on Possum Trot) to dead end
  • Left – Enfield
  • 1st Right – Exposition
  • 1st Left – Bonnie
  • Right – Pecos
    • WATER STOP – at Scenic/Pecos
  • Left – 35th
  • Left – Old Bull Creek Rd.
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Rd.
    • Up the stairs to see the view! J
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Dr.
  • Left – Balcones
  • Left – Mt. Barker – another climb J
  • Mt. Barker curves right and turns into Crestway Dr.
  • Crestway curves left and eventually dead ends into Perry
  • Right – Perry Ln.
    • Gatorade – at Perry/Balcones
  • Left – Balcones
  • Right – Hancock
  • Right – Fairview
  • Fairview curves right and turns into Big Bend Dr.
  • Left – Shadow Ln. to dead end
  • Right – Perry – curve left onto Balcones
    • Gatorade– at Perry/Balcones
  • 1st Left – Madrona
  • Left at the Y – onto Glen Rose Dr.
  • Glen Rose curves right onto Edgemont
  • Left – Balcones
  • Left – 35th
  • Right – Pecos
    • WATER STOP – at Scenic/Pecos
  • Right – Scenic
  • Right – Scenic to the top of the big hill J enjoy the view
  • Left – Stevenson Ave.
  • Right – Rockmoor
  • Right – Cherry (turns into Scenic briefly and then into Lake Austin Blvd.)
  • Right – Veteran’s back to the start!

15 Miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/austin-tx/mt-bonnell-15-route-279055629

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • Left – Lake Austin Blvd.
  • Right – Hearn (dead end)
  • Left – 8th
  • Right – Possum Trot (1st right)
    • Quick Left – 12th, then quick Right back on Possum Trot
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Exposition (cross Expo so you are on the west side)
  • Left – Bonnie (1st left)
  • Right – Pecos
    • WATER – Scenic & Pecos (~ 3 miles)
  • Left – 35th
  • Left – Old Bull Creek Rd.
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Rd.
    • Up the stairs to take a picture! J
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Dr. — not the same road you came up on!
  • Left – Balcones
  • Right – Hancock
    • Gatorade – Balcones & Perry (before mile 6)
  • Right – Shoal Creek
  • Left – 38th (cross 38th at the light and get on the south side of the street)
    • Water/Restrooms inside the hospital ~ after 8 miles
  • Right – Medical Pkwy
  • Left – 34th
  • Right – Speedway (turns into University after 31st)
  • Left – 30th
  • Right – Speedway into UT
    • Water/Restrooms inside Jester  ~ 10 miles (building up the stairs on the SE corner of 21st & Speedway)
  • Speedway curves left – Don’t go left – cut through the sidewalk between the buildings to MLK
  • Go straight and cross MLK – you are now on Congress Ave. – Bob Bullock is on your right
  • Go around the Capital (doesn’t matter which side)
  • Right – 11th
  • Left – Rio Grande (dead ends)
    • Gatorade at Rio Grande/4th
  • Left – 4th
  • Right – San Antonio
  • Cross Cesar Chavez and take the pedestrian pathway on 1st St. over the lake
  • Take the stairs down to the trail and follow the South side of the trail West towards MoPac
    • Water fountain & restrooms along trail ~ 13 miles

ADD ON OPTIONS:
 
Trail – 1 mile: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288475481

  • Cross MoPac pedestrian bridge, left (east) on trail to the railroad track/water fountains, turn around and head back to the Rock

Trail – 2 mile: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288476771

  • Cross MoPac pedestrian bridge, left (east) on trail past the railroad track/water fountains, the trail curves right and go about 50 meters and then turn around and head back to the Rock

Trail – 3 mile: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288478027

  • Cross MoPac pedestrian bridge, left (east) on trail until the trail curves right, then go over the wooden bridge (left), and take the trail left, go under the Lamar bridge, take the Pfluger pedestrian bridge across the lake, go down the stairs or spiral round about and head back west on the trail to MoPack