Saturday, November 1, 2014
more about boston ... from the home of billy
If I had seen this before I registered, I don't think I would have run the race ! But what a great map .
And this from Jim McIntosh , who not only set it up , directed etc ... but managed to run 3rd in a decent 10m time ( my time was a PW for a 1/2 ... not counting Farmingtons version of this torture )
"Good morning, Good People--
Attached is a map of the All Souls courses, in case you want to prepare yourself for the race by running it beforehand. To be honest, I'm not sure this is such a good idea. (You'll know what I mean when you start running up Arizona Street.) But if you'd like an orienteering exercise, a good dog walk, or a remarkably scenic & savage family outing, print the map, get your compass, & off you go. Please note the disclaimer at the bottom of the handdrawn map."
but wait ... there is more
My friend & frequent race organizer Bob Schiowitz took his GPS for a stroll on our 15K course (more of less) & sent me this gem of a course profile. I was so proud of it, I had to send it to you all. "Check out the elevation profile below," Bob wrote. "You’ve outdone your sadistic self on this one. As you probably realize, this is a hill climb that averages 5.8%, with maximum ascents/descents of almost 20%."
The course profile is particularly helpful as you make a mental map of your coming ordeal. You will note that this course, like the city of Rome, has seven hills. They are, in order: La Capilla, Cemetery Point, the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Boston Hill Proper (via the Devil's Backside), Turquoise Vista, Raven Pit, & The Sotols. I figured naming it all would bring you a certain comfort.
and in closing I would like to repeat, that Carlos from Run Culture said this race wouldn't be too hard !