Tuesday Night Fitness Hike: 5+ Fast Miles, Downtown Petaluma & Water Tower

  • April 8, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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WARNING: THE TUESDAY NIGHT FITNESS HIKE IS AN AEROBIC, FAST PACED URBAN HIKE. WE WILL BE MOVING FAST AND WE WON'T BE DOING A LOT OF WAITING. WE'VE ADDED SOME DISTANCE AND SOME HILLS BEHIND THE WATER TOWER TO MAKE IT A BIT MORE CHALLENGING. IF YOU FIND YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY KEEPING UP WITH THE LEADERS IN THE GROUP, PLEASE USE THE OPT-OUT POINT AT THE FIRST MILE OF THE HIKE AND COME BACK TO SEE US ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR A MORE MODERATE PACE. THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME KEEP THIS HIKE AN AEROBIC WORKOUT.

NOTE:
The Tuesday Night Fitness Hike is posted on the SCO Calendar every week. I  (Marv) am shown as the host each week, but I might or might not show up to the event (life got busy). This keeps it on the calendar for each week, and more often than not a small group of regular, fit walkers shows up on time every Tuesday night to enjoy this rigorous walk. So, if you don't see me on the Tuesday night you are there, you might see me on the next one. 

Tuesday Night Fitness Hike, 5+ miles fast paced urban hike:

The Fitness Hike includes multiple steep uphill portions at the Petaluma Water Tower.

Tuesday Night Fitness Hike:
- Warning! This is a FAST hike... a real workout!
- 5+ miles
- Meetup time 6:00pm (We hike at 6:10 sharp)
- Difficulty is STRENUOUS!
- 80 minutes

This is a fast, evening Fitness Hike that starts downtown outside (on the sidewalk) of Brixx Restaurant on Kentucky Street. We start with a loop of Downtown Petaluma, then head up B Street to the Water Tower near Helen Putnam Park and stop to take in the view before winding our way back down to where we started at Brixx. We generally hike the same route but do occasionally change it up a little to keep it interesting.

WHAT TO BRING:
- A good pair of walking shoes
- Water (you'll be glad you did)
- A fun attitude!

WHAT ABOUT THE DARKNESS?
Bring a SMALL flashlight. The sidewalks can be treacherous in west Petaluma, and you'll want to see those crags, cracks and upheavals in the concrete.  

SO HOW FAST ARE WE WALKING?
The Wednesday Night Walk is about 2.5 mph (24 minute miles)
The Tuesday Night Fitness Hike nearly 4 mph (15-16 minute miles)

HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE?
Sign up with Meetup and RSVP Today! This also gets you on our email list to make you aware of upcoming events, hikes and walks.

WHY DO YOU NEED TO RSVP?

Please take the time to RSVP YES when you plan on attending an event. When all members that RSVP'd YES have arrived, we can leave. It might mean we get to leave early. It's equally important to keep your RSVP up to date. If you've RSVP'd YES for and event, we are going to wait for you until the departure time. Please don't make us wait for you if you don't intend to show up.

**If you RSVP YES with a "maybe" comment, that's not a yes and we are not going to wait for you.

QUESTIONS?
Email me with any questions by using the "Contact Us" link on the left hand side bar of this meetup group page.

Hope to see you on a walk or hike soon!

Marv & Kim
SCO Organizers

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  • Joel K.

    A terrific workout! Everyone was wonderful and I appreciated their compassion when I was about to collapse. We took the less steep incline. They were great

    April 9, 2014

  • Joel K.

    I need to get in shape for a Grand Canyon hike in less then a month. Hiking up and especially down, is great.

    April 8, 2014

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