I haven't run the Cowtown 10K all at once so I'm going on my memory of the course from having run it in parts. I'd say Cowtown is tougher than Haltom -- the HS has that one real steep hill and some rolling, but Cowtown has several longer ones, and the one up Lancaster to Summit (and down the other side) is memorable.
Does anyone know of a good and safe running route in the Frisco area where I can get in a 7+ mile run? I'm training for my first half and I've outgrown my 6 mile route around Little Elm for my long runs. I'm still pretty new to this running thing, so I'm trying to keep to a pretty flat course. Any ideas?? Thanks!!
One thing I just noticed about the Cowtown 10K: It's been moved up to start at the same time as the full and half 'thons, so the convergence of midpacks shouldn't happen. That should improve both races.
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Originally posted by igo2wake:
We ran together on Wed. at the social run to White Rock & back...
yeah that was a fun run....come back out, i'm not there too often though.................
Update on the leg: After sitting on a tennisball for about 2 weeks, stretching, crosstraining, and the like, the leg didn't bother me from start to finish today.
I'm not fast right now as I'm running about 8-minute pace, but at least nothing hurts.
I'm going to keep up with the xtraining as it'll probably help with all-around fitness.
If I don't have to go to Houston for my son's college showcase tournament, I'll try to get to Haltom. Unless they reinstate the 2-mile, I'll always hold the course record. I also won the 10K one year and missed the course record (then held by James Newsome) by 8 seconds.
I'm visiting Dallas trying to get my folks settled into their new home... I'm training for Napa Valley marathon (Mar. 5) and need to run 9 miles on Wednesday...would prefer to do it outside rather than on the TM...my sister, who used to live here, says White Rock Lake is a good 9+ mile circle. Any current thinking about White Rock? Is it still safe? Are there still water fountains? Where's the best place to start/end? How do I get there?? Any other thoughts? Anyone else runninng Wed. a.m. (my time is flexible) that I could hook up with...I would like to run an easy run...between 9:30 and 10:00 minute miles... Thanks for your help!
WRL is pretty safe in daylight. There'll be plenty of joggers and cyclists. It's about 15K around, but that's before they built the new pedestrian bridge just south of Mockingbird at the north end; that may make it shorter. (Is the bridge open? Last time I was out there it looked as if they were close to completing it.)
Just about anywhere you park is a good place to stop or finish. I think there are water fountains here and there, but I don't know for sure because I always bring my own water, and they may be shut off for the "winter" anyhow.
Anyone know of a safe track that is open to the public in Dallas? I know they are around here but I must be looking in the wrong places. I could do Addison/Richardson area or Highland Park/Lakewood area.
Is there a good online area race calendar around these days? All the ones that used to be pretty complete now seem spotty (fwrunners.org, fwrunco.com, cccd.org).
Hoping to find a half marathon somewhat soon since my inflamed knee is probably keeping me from running the Cowtown.
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