Run Harvard Stadium with The November Project

  • November 21, 2012 · 6:30 AM
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Lets do a great workout the day before Thanksgiving!  This one is sure to get our legs burning.

Taken from The November Project website:

Located in lower Allston, Harvard Stadium is one of the favorite workout spots of the November Project tribe. Its capacity crowd of over 30,000 people can be seated on thirty-one sets of concrete-block seats in each section of the stadium. There are 37 sections in this horseshoe shaped building, which brings the total of 1147 concrete seats that we tackle every week. Sections are separated by regular size stairs that we use to go move between the sections. To put it short and simple we run up the big seats and come down the small steps.

Workouts:
- Full tour – 37 sections in the shortest period of time.
- Tour of 50 – starting at section 37 to section 13 and back for a total of 50 sections in the shortest period of time.
- 35 minutes – covering as many sections as possible in 35 minutes
- Century – 100 sections in the shortest time possible

For more information see:

http://november-project.com/stadium/

Again, while I am listing this as a meet up, once there, The November Project is actually running this--we are all participants; I am NOT an organizer at the event.  I am posting this for us to organize who is interested, maybe determine car pooling options.  The event happens rain or shine, according to the group's website.

In terms of parking: I have been to the Stadium before and there is on street parking on that road; if the gates are open (which I don't know) then there is also parking on at the actual site.  (A fellow runner is planning on participating on Nov 7; if she does, she will provide me with more info and I will update this listing.)

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  • Monica

    What a great morning workout! It was very crowded though, so I was unable to find Shannon and Ethan. When I tackled the first couple of rows, my thoughts were 'h*** s***, this is steep'. When I reached #17 (you start at #37), I realized I had completed 20 and 'only' had 17 to go--all downhill from here. When I reached '9 to go' the adrenaline kicked in and the remaining steps went by a bit faster. Ended up doing one 'full tour' of the stadium, followed by lots of leg stretching that felt 'oh so good'. Plenty of parking on site. And if you have never been, plenty of runners, bikers and other cars guide the way once you come in close proximity of the stadium. I just followed the stream of people into the stadium; made it very easy for being there for the first time. The Nov Project Organizers cheer you on when you near your 'full tour', which is very nice!

    November 21, 2012

  • Monica

    Hello Ethan and Shannon,
    I hope you had a good time at the Stadium workout! Ethan, I was looking for you, but with the amount of people I am not surprised I did not spot you. I ended up wearing green, but noticed that many people were wearing green jackets, so that did not help either. I never expected this many people...

    November 21, 2012

  • Ethan S.

    I will be wearing khaki zip off, red and black fleece, and a burgundy hat with orange stripe.

    November 20, 2012

  • Monica

    Hello! This note functions as a check-in for Wednesday's event. A fellow runner did the event a couple of weeks ago and said it was a lot of fun--she also got some free merchandise--running gloves. She did not have any info re: parking. She said everybody just gathered in the stadium. So, lets meet inside the stadium where the leaders of the November Project seem to gather. Depending on temperature, I will be wearing a green or orange jacket. If when you arrive you notice that people gather elsewhere (at the gate or so), please join there. I have a feeling we will all see each other. I plan on arriving around 6:20am.
    Have a good start into the week!

    November 18, 2012

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