Bridge Run SaturdayPosted on May 30th, 2012 No comments
Wait a minute. The Bridge Run is in April, right? Yes. Yes, it is but we’re running the Cooper River Bridge this Saturday (June 2) and we’ll run it in our Marathon Training Group every 3-4 weeks as well.
There’s an adage in training that you can’t build speed until you build strength and you can’t build strength until you build endurance. One of the best ways to build strength is by running hills and we don’t have hills in Mt Pleasant and Charleston where we train. (I’ll write more in an upcoming post about some workouts specific to the Cooper River Bridge.)
As always, we’ll start at St. Andrew’s Church (map). The group will gather at 5:45 am for a 6:00 am start. A map is below. Some of us will run 10 miles from the church to the South Carolina Aquarium. On an out and back route, it’s really easy to adjust things for the distance you want to run . If you want to go 4 miles, turn around when you look down and see water. Six mile turnaround is when you reach Drum Island and the eight mile turn around is when you get all the way over the bridge.