I was aiming for 7:45-8:00. However, considering the icy conditions on the path I'm more than willing to run at 8:40.
I'm in. looking forward to some mad fun on the trails!
April - I'm still in recovery mode. 11 -11:30 miles sounds good. I need to run 7 this Sunday. What distance were you thinking?
I was running in RCP this AM....the bottom line is if you actually want to RUN and not hike through mangled iced-over snow tracks, sticking to the road is the best bet. I wasn't able to get above 10min/mile or go 30 sec without a mis-step/twist on the trail. A good option is 3 min into the run, go up Left up Ridge Road (plowed) and then run down Ross Rd (not plowed, but even snow tracks) for 2.5 mi. to Military. Good hill repeats.
As a plus, it is fabulous people-watching long Beach Drive.
I'm planning on heading over and running 9 at about 11 min/mile. I'll be sticking to the road as I'm not a great trail runner even when it's not ice covered!
What time are you guys thinking about starting - 9:00ish?
start running at 9.
(hoping that some other folks are looking forward to running on snow and ice as much as I am)
I'm in for a 90 minute run but I'm probably going to opt for the road. Plan calls for a 3/1 run so if anyone is interested I'll be starting out around an 8min pace for 60 min then ramping it up to mid 7's for the last 30.
See you there at 9. Road sounds good to me!!
I'll be there too and want to run the road as well. Looking to do about 8:40 pace for an hour or a little slower for 1.5 hours depending on what others are planning on. Looking forward to it! :)
I'll be there (staying on the road) and like last week happy to bring up the rear.
Don't wait for me if I'm not there but I am going to try to make it. Shooting for 6 miles, mostly between 8:45 and 9:45, last mile a bit faster, adjusted as necessary for road conditions.
First time out for the run. It was good.
Would anyone be willing to run at about 9:15 on Sunday? I am looking for about 10 miles somewhere between 9:30 to 10:10 min/mile in pace. Wife is training for a marathon, thus the 15 min later start time.
Hello. I am in the NTP and also running the National Half in March. What paces and distances are usually represented? I would like to run about 9:00 miles for some amount of time that I have not decided about yet...probably.
I'll be there Sunday looking for about 1-1:15 easy run.
We've been getting enough people that the pace groups work out well. Keep posting your paces because that's really useful to have a ballpark figure. There is a big loop that is about 10 miles (with the optional addition of another mile or two at the north end of the park). There is usually a crew that takes the long route. The rest of us typically head out for a fixed amount of time ranging from 60-90 minutes.
If you're new to the trails, be prepared to run slower than usual. If you run 8:00 on the road, 8:30-9:00 isn't uncommon. We try to keep pace groups together so that no new to the park gets lost.
JJHooker -- Any chance you could make it a little earlier? If you're there by 9:05, you'll catch us but it's hard to wait much longer because it's so chilly. Cool to see that you and your wife are finding a good balance in your training!
thanks for the reply and "welcoming the lambs into the fold". I am there at 9:05, if not sooner. I look forward to meeting folks.
sorry, could someone explain where the parking lot is where we meet for the RCP runs? I know where intersection of Tilden and Beach is, as I have ridden by there many times but never noticed a parking lot. Many thanks.
Hi all --
I'm new to the club (and to triathlons) and part of NTP. I'll be at a conference on Saturday so I'll have to miss NTP orientation and I think I should make up for it by jumping in on these Sunday RCP runs :)
Trisha, Carrie, April -- the 9 mi @ 11 sounds great to me, mind if I jump in?
Really looking forward to meeting everyone and getting started in the sport -- everyone's excitment is infectious!
The parking lot entrance is actually off Shoemaker St NW. Google "tilden st and shoemaker st nw washington dc".
Trisha - that pace sounds great, and 9am will suit me fine - at least as of right now. Hope to see you there!