Summer & Fall Running Routes – 9/14

SUMMER TRAINING – Mt. Bonnell (or not) – Meet at 5:50 AM under the MoPac bridge by the Austin High Tennis Courts

Okay…this was tough. We have lots of options here. If you are racing Chicago or other early October Marathon there is a flatter first 5 mile option to do instead of Mt. Bonnell (if you aren’t feeling up to the 250 foot climb!).

Full Marathon Groups:

  • Chicago or October 13 Marathons – 21 Miles
  • Green group – 21 Miles
  • Yellow/Red – 17 Miles
  • Orange – 15 Miles
  • Team FIT – 2 mile add on for 17 milers only.

Half Marathon Groups:

  • All groups have 11 Miles on the schedule – but if you want there is an 8.5 mile Mt. Bonnell option with less hills on the way back.
  • There are 1, 2, & 3 mile trail option add on routes for anyone wanting that option.

FLATTER 1ST 5.3 MILES – NO MT. BONNELL for 15, 17, or 21 miles

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288447465

Groups will meet back up at the 5.3-5.4 mile at Balcones & Perry – Water/Gatorade Stop

*Note: There are a lot of turns early…please read through the directions carefully and look at the map!

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • Left – Lake Austin Blvd.
  • Right – Hearn (dead end)
  • Right – 8th (Mt. Bonnell group is going Left on 8th!) to dead end
  • Left – Meriden to dead end
  • Right – 12th
  • Left – Daily (1st street) to dead end
  • Left – Quarry Rd.
  • Right – Meriden (1st right) to dead end
  • Right – Enfield
  • Quick Left – Forest Tr. (1st left)
  • 1st Right – Bridle Path
  • Curves Left – Sharon Ln.
  • Right – Windsor
  • Left – Hartford (1st street after going under MoPac)
  • Curve Left – Jefferson
  • Left – Mohle Dr. (street after Northwood) to dead end
  • Right – Oakmont
  • Left – 35th
  • Right – Jackson (street runs parallel to MoPac on the east side) to dead end
  • Left – Bull Creek
  • Left – 45th going under MoPac
  • 45th turns into Highland Terrace
  • Highland Terrance curves left and turns into Perry
  • WATER/Gatorade stop at Perry & Balcones – wait for group there! J

17 & 21 Miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288429063

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • Left – Lake Austin Blvd.
  • Right – Hearn (dead end)
  • Left – 8th
  • Right – Possum Trot (1st right)
  • Quick Left – 12th, then quick Right back on Possum Trot
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Exposition (cross Expo so you are on the west side)
  • Left – Bonnie (1st left)
  • Right – Pecos
  • WATER – Scenic & Pecos (~ 3 miles)
  • Left – 35th
  • Left – Old Bull Creek Rd.
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Rd.
  • Up the stairs to take a picture!
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Dr. — not the same road you came up on!
  • Left – Balcones
  • Water/Gatorade – Balcones & Perry (before mile 6) – pick up with non-MB group
  • Right – Northland (2222) stay on the side with the sidewalk
  • Under MoPac
  • Left – Louise Ln. (1st Left) to dead end
  • Right – Fairlane
  • Left – Marilyn Dr. (1st Left) to dead end
  • Left – White Rock
  • Right – Great Northern
  • Right – Stoneway to dead end
  • Right – Shoal Creek
  • WATER – Shoal Creek & 2222 – on the left after going through the light ~ 9 miles
  • Left – 38th (cross 38th at the light and get on the south side of the street)
  • Water/Restrooms inside the hospital ~ 11 miles
  • Right – Medical Pkwy
  • Left – 34th
  • Right – Speedway (turns into University after 31st)
  • Left – 30th
  • Right – Speedway into UT
  • Water/Restrooms inside Jester  ~ 13 miles (building up the stairs on the SE corner of 21st & Speedway)
  • Speedway curves left – Don’t go left – cut through the sidewalk between the buildings to MLK
  • Go straight and cross MLK – you are now on Congress Ave. – Bob Bullock is on your right
  • Go around the Capital (doesn’t matter which side)
  • Right – 11th
  • Left – Rio Grande (dead ends)
  • Left – 4th
  • Right – San Antonio & cross Cesar Chavez

17 MILES –

  • Right – Trail/Cesar Chavez
  • Take the trail back to the tennis courts

21 MILEShttp://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288433379 

  • Left – Trail towards I-35
  • Cross I-35 bridge  over the lake
  • Right – Riverside
  • Right – Austin Fit Blvd (white lake mart store)
  • Left – Trail towards MoPac (west) back to Austin High tennis courts

15 Miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/austin-tx/mt-bonnell-15-route-279055629

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • Left – Lake Austin Blvd.
  • Right – Hearn (dead end)
  • Left – 8th
  • Right – Possum Trot (1st right)
  • Quick Left – 12th, then quick Right back on Possum Trot
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Exposition (cross Expo so you are on the west side)
  • Left – Bonnie (1st left)
  • Right – Peeks
  • WATER – Scenic & Pecos (~ 3 miles)
  • Left – 35th
  • Left – Old Bull Creek Rd.
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Rd.
  • Up the stairs to take a picture!
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Dr. — not the same road you came up on!
  • Left – Balcones
  • Right – Hancock
  • Water/Gatorade – Balcones & Perry (before mile 6)
  • Right – Shoal Creek
  • Left – 38th (cross 38th at the light and get on the south side of the street)
  • Water/Restrooms inside the hospital ~ after 8 miles
  • Right – Medical Pkwy
  • Left – 34th
  • Right – Speedway (turns into University after 31st)
  • Left – 30th
  • Right – Speedway into UT
  • Water/Restrooms inside Jester  ~ 10 miles (building up the stairs on the SE corner of 21st & Speedway)
  • Speedway curves left – Don’t go left – cut through the sidewalk between the buildings to MLK
  • Go straight and cross MLK – you are now on Congress Ave. – Bob Bullock is on your right
  • Go around the Capital (doesn’t matter which side)
  • Right – 11th
  • Left – Rio Grande (dead ends)
  • Left – 4th
  • Right – San Antonio
  • Cross Cesar Chavez and take the pedestrian pathway on 1st St. over the lake
  • Take the stairs down to the trail and follow the South side of the trail West towards MoPac
  • Water fountain & restrooms along trail ~ 13 miles

11 Miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/austin-tx/mt-bonnell-11-route-279053745

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • Left – Lake Austin Blvd.
  • Right – Hearn (dead end)
  • Left – 8th
  • Right – Possum Trot (1st right)
  • Quick Left – 12th, then quick Right back on Possum Trot
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Exposition (cross Expo so you are on the west side)
  • Left – Bonnie (1st left)
  • Right – Pecos
  • WATER – Scenic & Pecos (~ 3 miles)
  • Left – 35th
  • Left – Old Bull Creek Rd.
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Rd.
  • Up the stairs to take a picture!
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Dr. — not the same road you came up on!
  • Left – Balcones
  • Left – Mt. Barker Dr. (2nd Left)
  • Curves right twice and ends up on Crestway Dr.
  • Continue Left  on Crestway Dr. (dead ends)
  • Right – Perry Ln.
  • WATER/Gatorade – Balcones & Perry (before mile 6)
  • After crossing Balcones Perry turns into Madrona Dr.
  • Madrona Dr. curves right — DO NOT GO Right — Go LEFT on Glen Rose Dr.
  • Glen Rose Dr. curves right into Edgemont
  • Left – Balcones
  • Left – 35th and then quick Right – Pecos
  • WATER – Scenic & Pecos ~ 7.5 miles
  • Right – Scenic
  • Right – Scenic – if you go straight you end up on Matthews — don’t do that or you will miss the beautiful view!
  • Scenic curves left and head UP your last major hill before heading home. I suggest stopping at the top and taking a picture!
  • Scenic curves left and turns into Sevenson Ave.
  • Right – Rockmoor
  • Right – Cherry which turns into Scenic briefly and then LAB
  • Right – Veteran’s back to Austin High’s tennis courts

Shorter Route Option ~ 8.5 Miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/austin-tx/mt-bonnell-route-161573404

  • Right – Veteran’s
  • Left – Lake Austin Blvd.
  • Right – Hearn (dead end)
  • Left – 8th
  • Right – Possum Trot (1st right)
  • Quick Left – 12th, then quick Right back on Possum Trot
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Exposition (cross Expo so you are on the west side)
  • Left – Bonnie (1st left)
  • Right – Pecos
  • WATER – Scenic & Pecos (~ 3 miles)
  • Left – 35th
  • Left – Old Bull Creek Rd.
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Rd.
  • Up the stairs to take a picture! J
  • Right – Mt. Bonnell Dr. — not the same road you came up on!
  • Right – Balcones
  • Left – 35th and then quick Right – Pecos
  • WATER – Scenic & Pecos ~ 7.5 miles
  • Left – Northwood Rd.
  • Right – Exposition (run against traffic) to dead end
  • Left – LAB
  • Right – Veteran’s back to start

FALL TRAINING GROUP – Possum Trot/Pecos – Meet at 6:50 AM under the MoPac bridge by the Austin High Tennis Courts

Full Marathon

  • Green – 7 Miles
  • Yellow/Red – 5 Miles
  • Orange – 5 Miles

Half Marathon

  • Green – 5 Miles
  • Yellow/Red/Orange – 4 Miles
  • Team FIT – all groups have a 2 mile add on

4 Mile – Possum Trot f/Austin High

Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/272726635

Directions:

  • Right – Veteran’s (dead ends)
  • Left – LAB (Lake Austin Blvd) – cross the street at the light
  • Right – Hearn
  • Left – 8th (dead ends)
  • Right – Possum Trot (1st Right)
  • Left – 12th
  • Right back – Possum Trot (dead ends)
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Pecos
  • Right – Clearview (4th St.)
  • Right – Exposition
  • Left – LAB
  • Right – Veteran’s back to Austin High tennis courts

5 Mile – Pecos f/Austin High

Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/272737449

Directions:

  • Right – Veteran’s (dead ends)
  • Left – LAB (Lake Austin Blvd) – cross the street at the light
  • Right – Hearn
  • Left – 8th (dead ends)
  • Right – Possum Trot (1st Right)
  • Left – 12th
  • Right back – Possum Trot (dead ends)
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Pecos
  • Left – Windsor
  • Left – Rockmoor
  • Right – Cherry (turns into Scenic and then LAB)
  • Take LAB back towards MoPac
  • WATER at LAB/Enfield – Restrooms at Mozarts
  • Right – Veteran’s to Austin High tennis courts

7 Mile – Pecos f/Austin High

Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/272740881

Directions:

  • Right – Veteran’s (dead ends)
  • Left – LAB (Lake Austin Blvd) – cross the street at the light
  • Right – Hearn
  • Left – 8th (dead ends)
  • Right – Possum Trot (1st Right)
  • Left – 12th
  • Right back – Possum Trot (dead ends)
  • Left – Enfield
  • Right – Pecos
  • Right – Greenlee
  • Left – Hillview (1st Left)
  • Left – Maria Anna Rd. (2nd left right before Casis Elm.) to dead end
  • Left – Northwood (turns into Wade after crossing Pecos) to dead end
  • Left – Scenic
  • Right – Scenic up the big hill
  • Left – Stevenson
  • Right – Rockmoor
  • Right – Cherry (turns into Scenic and then LAB)
  • Take LAB back towards MoPac
  • WATER at LAB/Enfield – Restrooms at Mozarts
  • Right – Veteran’s to Austin High tennis courts

2 Mile add on http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/272744657

Directions:

  • Left – Trail (EAST)
  • Turn around at the Lamar bridge and head back

MORE Add on options –

Trail – 1 mile: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288475481

  • Cross MoPac pedestrian bridge, left (east) on trail to the railroad track/water fountains, turn around and head back to the Rock

Trail – 2 mile: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288476771

  • Cross MoPac pedestrian bridge, left (east) on trail past the railroad track/water fountains, the trail curves right and go about 50 meters and then turn around and head back to the Rock

Trail – 3 mile: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/288478027

  • Cross MoPac pedestrian bridge, left (east) on trail until the trail curves right, then go over the wooden bridge (left), and take the trail left, go under the Lamar bridge, take the Pfluger pedestrian bridge across the lake, go down the stairs or spiral round about and head back west on the trail to MoPack