Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 7th's 20.6 miles in 2 parts

The heat and humidity here in Ioway has been leaving me wrecked! Been cracking under the pressure and spending much more time on the treadmill then I care to admit, but hey! it's miles logged in preparation for August's Ragnar Relay! But TM photos are pretty boring so I apologize for the lack of posting!

This was a two-part long run, the first 17.3 on the treadmill as I worked with the machine's belt, off and on throughout. The last 3.3 was done as the sun sunk fast along the Deep Creek Dash route . . .

The Starting Line of the upcoming Aug. 25th Deep Creek Dash 5k, 
facing east near the bus stop on Center Street in Charlotte. 


I love the little hanger oners!

Park Avenue T's with 330th Ave. onto which the course takes
brief left before heading back west along Hwy. 136. I loves 
me some old timey telephone poles! I imagine ghostly
linemen climbing those steps upwards . . . 

Nice and flat . . .

. . . for a bit.

The route passes the Deep Creek Campground before climbing up
Hwy. 136 before going off-road . . . 

A little jaunt north on the back gravel path toward Mill Creek trail.

Another view . . .

With the sun falling fast and daylight expiring, it grew more
difficult to photograph the route. At the end of this path is the 
Mill Creek Bridge that runners will cross before turning
right on Case Street. Heading east until it T's with Broadway,
the route will take runners left/north through Charlotte and past
Assumption Catholic Church and beyond up the first
big hill of Co. Hwy Z2E.

Turning around, runners will enjoy a nice drop as they cruise
back into town and past Assumption toward the finish line 
at the corner of Broadway and Charles Street.
See you August 24th!!!!

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