Well, it looks like we won’t find out if we get to run the “Valley Inn” hill until just before the race.
CBC reported in December that due to work on the CN rail bridge, race organizers won’t know if the road will be open until a week or so before the race.
So much doing any training on Valley Inn Road hill this year.
Update: I’ve checked Valley Inn Road, so don’t even bother trying. The whole hill is fenced off from the end of the bailey bridge at the bottom to the barricades at the top. I guess we’ll all have to make do with just running all the Northshore hills over and over again.
Note: Week 1B isn’t a mistake. It just makes it easier to adjust the web page and route maps when we go back to a 12 week schedule. This way I don’t have to renumber EVERYTHING.
This is a shorter version of the seven (7) mile Northshore west loop you’ll be doing in week three. We take it easy on you this week as we only have the La Salle Apartments hill (twice!) and the climb to Plains Road from Northshore Blvd. to contend with.
Remember to turn left at the second Brook View Ave., not the first one (blink and you’ll miss it). If you miss the turn you’ll be doing extra mileage. If you start heading down hill, you’ve gone too far.
As will all of our runs, we will be running as much as we can on the ATB race route in the direction that you’ll be traveling on race day.
Annual BRC New Years Day Resolution Run group photo
I decided to start the year with the Burlington Runners and their New Years Day Resolution Run.
Yes, it was cold and windy. No Amanda didn’t join me. However, I still got out and put in 5 miles (8 km) along the Northshore hills, on the first day of the year. Tomorrow, I get to do the same route again with the start of the Around The Bay group runs.