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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  • Ted W.

    You ran well, Hulk! Glad you recovered from your sunburn!

    July 6, 2013

  • Ted W.

    Glad you liked the run, Jon. Glad you liked the course.
    Yes! We are quite fortunate that a TON of good people, come to this Meetup!

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Running H.

    Even if I hadn't eaten that 12 in Grill Italian sandwich at Caprotti's, I still wouldn't stay up with the running torso kings in the front. No pun intended. This was my first practice run since the 8 hr run I did that left me a 2nd degree sunburn. I'd say I did alright. I'm just taking a back seat to get ready for Saturday long run. Great job running everyone. :)

    July 5, 2013

  • Jon

    Great short run. Fun route and really nice ppl

    July 5, 2013

  • John David 'JD' M.

    Tonight will be a treat, as we run the Prado in San Diego's very own beautiful Balboa Park!

    July 5, 2013

  • Mary M.

    So you guys are running fast?

    July 4, 2013

  • Gerardo M.

    See y'all there

    July 4, 2013

  • Ted W.

    I just want to wish Y'all a Happy 4th Of July!

    Let's run off some of that Holiday food, on Friday!

    July 3, 2013

  • Ted W.

    Hi Christina! All paces are Welcome!

    Paces very (usually) from 7:30 to 10:30 per mile.

    I usually run at 9:30 to 10:00 per mile.

    You can feel comfortable at any pace; because we look out for each other.

    One can also run a 2 mile version of the course.

    Have a Happy 4th Of July!

    Ted

    July 3, 2013

  • christina

    How fast does everyone usually run the 3 mile?

    July 3, 2013

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