First, thanks to all who came out to run the New Year’s Faceoff. What a great turnout! Here are this week’s runs:
Tuesday, Jan. 7: Meet at Huffaker School, 5:45 p.m., run Bartley Ranch to the Pasture, Country Estates Loop back through the Pasture, up Windy Hill to Evans and then down Ridgeview to Plumas to Manzanita and back on Lakeside for 9 miles;
Thursday, Jan. 11: Meet at Eclipse Running, 5:45 p.m., for Thursday Night Hills, either the 7..5 loop or now for those with races coming up in February/March think about extending the loop to 10ish miles (to extend the loop, at the top Marthiam Hill, continue straight up Marthiam, then right on Cashill, follow Cashill almost all the way to the top to McCarran … just before the light at McCarran, turn right onto Vista Crest, then after about 50-75 yards look for the paved path between the houses; follow the path that runs parallel to McCarran until you drop out on Greensburg; follow Greensburg past the first Bridgewater, continue on for more than a half mile on Greensburg, then take a left on the second Bridgewater; follow Bridgewater and then right on Ashfork, left on Southampton, right on Sagittarius, right on Andromeda, left on Armstrong, right on Yuma, right and UP Hunter Lake, left on Webster, left on Sharon, then quick right onto Pineridge, which turns into Rosewood; left on Arlington, right on Plumb, right on Watt all the way to Mountain View, left on Mountain View, then right on Lakeside at Virginia Lake and follow Lakeside back to Eclipse Running parking lot for 10 miles. Note: Try to pair up as you move into the Watt area off Plumb Lane. It’s not that it’s unsafe around that area, but lately it has felt that a few sketchy types have been hanging around the neighborhood across the street from Washoe Golf Course. There is always strength in numbers, so make sure you are running together as you move down Plumb to the finish … our goal should be that for safety’s sake, no one runs that final couple of miles alone … let’s continue to run in “bunch” fashion where every couple of miles someone waits for everyone else just to make sure they know where they are going and they are paired up with someone who knows the route;
Saturday, Jan. 11: Meet at Virginia City Highlands Fire Station at 8 a.m., run the “Fire Station Loop” for 16 miles.