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Ted's 3 mile run (5K), on the Prado.

This 3 mile run is a great way to start the weekend. (There is also a 2 mile version of the course.)  3 miles is a perfect distance for beginners.  3 miles is also great distiance for intermediate, and elite runners.  Runner's World Magazine' s philosophy is that shorter runs, at a fast pace, improves half marathon- and marathon times (faster splits)!  This is a scenic run through historic Balboa Park. This is your tour of Balboa Park, on the run! We run past many of the park's attractions. We may choose to do a core workout after the run. We will meet in front of the Hall of Champions. ( I think that it is safer to have a lighted parking lot next to the meetup area.) To get to the Hall of Champions, take Park Blvd. and turn on to Presidents' Way. The Hall of Champions is located at the corner of Presidents' Way and Pan American Road.

Map of three mile course.
Map of two mile course.

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  • Running H.

    I'm saying good because the trail run I did Wed wore me out a bit and I missed the group. But, I put the run away in 27 min 30 sec. 4:26-4:53 was my start and end time running The Prado.

    June 1, 2013

  • Running H.

    Yes, but I'll be going out early again because someone at work gave me free tix to the Padre game on this night when they play the Blue Jays.

    May 31, 2013

  • Ted W.

    Hi Everyone! Last Friday, we talked about go to eat after the run.
    Since it's the weekend of the San Diego Marathon, I think some Italian food (pasta) would be good. If you're up for it, I know a good Italian restaurant in Normal Heights ( on Adams Ave.). So, I thought we'd go to DeMille's Restaurant. I'll provide directions. You can look up directions on the web, also.

    May 30, 2013

    • James H.

      DeMille is excellent Italian food at very reasonable prices.

      May 30, 2013

  • James H.

    Is anyone going to the Rock and Roll marathon expo at the convention center prior to the Friday night run? Hours are Fri: 11am-7pm and Sat: 9am-5pm. There should be some free goodies including vitamins, shoes (maybe?) as well as picking up our racing bibs and time chips.

    May 30, 2013

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