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New Meetup: Friday Trail Run - North Table Mountain

From: Pete
Sent on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:55 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Denver Running Meetup Group!

What: Friday Trail Run - North Table Mountain

When: Friday, July 2,[masked]:15 PM

North Table Mountain - east parking area
4790 Salvia St
Golden, CO 80403

This week, it's North Table Mountain... attacking it from the east side. We'll start off as a group for about the first mile and regroup at a little bridge where we turn off of a fire-road to make sure everyone turns there. This will give everyone a little warmup before the trail starts going uphill. From there it gradually starts getting steeper like a lot of the climbs in the area. At one point you come to an intersection on the trail before you make it to the top, we'll go left here and continue uphill. Once at the top, you can choose which direction to go as it's pretty much all flat and then turn around and come back down after about 50 minutes of running. This should allow everyone to get about an hour and a half run in (you're welcome to do less if you want).

If you're worried about whether you can do this, don't be. Even if you don't reach the top in 50 minutes you will still have gotten a great workout in and it'll make you a stronger runner in the end. Even the fast people had to start running at some point in their lives and had to build up to where they are at now. Being slow(er) is not a shame, everyone is just happy to see you out there trying. I remember my first attempt at running up a mountain with a group... The first mile I was with them thinking "ok, I think I can keep this pace"... after that I was thinking "d@mn! that was just their warmup pace?!" and they ALL proceeded to pull away as if I was standing still... I was that guy in the back of the group (and that was less than a year ago... so it's a fresh memory).

Directions: After turning off W. 44th Ave onto Salvia St, just continue to go straight down the road into the dirt parking area straight ahead at the end of the street.

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