I'd travel next Sunday(if I can do the pace and distance).
I'd love to host a run in "my" woods sometime soon, too, but it's hard to lead from the back of the pack. I could go out ahead and mark a route, though. Or leave early with a sack of flour for a hash run. I'll work on a 10-mile route ...
Unfortunately, I'm down and out with a nasty case of plantar faciitis, so I can't host an urban run next weekend. Hopefully, I'll be back in a few weeks. Looks like just swimming and biking for me right now. Sorry everyone :(
Deirdre - you think you can get something ready by next weekend? What is your local wood anyway?
If not I like Jasons idea of a run/doughnut combination. Jesse Kennedy organised something similar last weekend.
Jason FYI :-doughnut is the correct spelling of the food item stupidly spelled D.O.N.U.T in the good old USofA
Oh and by the way, "dunkin" should be "Dunking"
There endeth the lesson.
Either way lets get a good run posted for a good turn out next week.
Cheers, Not many running days left before Christmas.
If Deirdre needs more time, I can put together something up my way. We can start at Eagle Rock Reservation in Montclair, then follow the Lenape on the roads for about a 1.5 miles, before jumping on the West Essex Rail Trail. We can then run the rail trail around the Cedar Grove Reservoir to Mills Reservation for a few more miles before heading back. The run can be anywhere from 6 - 25 miles.
Tom, Jules, and I did something similar last year. It was good fun...well for everyone except Jules.
"This is Watchung, not Siberia. Nothing bad will happen"...except bear attacks apparently!
I run here a lot. It's a much smaller park than South Mountain or Watchung, so we'd have to do loops out from the parking lot. If you're looking for a longer run (more than 10), it might not be the best place. You'll end up dizzy.
It's pretty much impossible to get lost here, everything gets you back to the parking lot ... eventually, so we could wing it or I could mark it. I could definitely figure something out for Sunday, or we could do this another day if everyone is looking for a longer distance. Chris's route would work better for that.
I'm at these trails a few times a week, so I could "lead" any other day, too. Let me know if you're interested in this one for Sunday.
Meet: Washington Valley Park, Newmans Lane, Martinsville. Paved parking lot on left after go you over a bridge and before you start heading up the hill. (It's actually a little past the marker on the map.)
Anyone bringing Dunking Doughnuts? It's here on the way in.