Hills for Running

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Hills for Running

Post by Meadows » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:26 am

Do any of you runners or just observant people on here know of a good hills in/around Lexington that's good for hill sprints? I'd like a good stretch of a steep hill.

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Post by lordjim_2001 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:13 am

You like downtown? Try the hill on Upper between Vine and High, it's pretty steep.
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Post by Mazz » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:26 am

Castleton Way/Clairbone Way loop - off of Greentree/Chinoe

Pinas Bay

The grassy hill at the Arboretum (parallel to Alumni).
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Post by Meadows » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:41 am

Mazz, There's a hill at the Arb? :?

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Post by dmw » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:54 am

come to Louisville (when I am not sick anymore) and I will show you some hills of death. In a variety of settings: Cherokee, Waverly, Jeff. Memorial, Iroquois.... the list does go on!

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Post by pigsteak » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:04 am

mazz is right..that graassy hill could be a place to start..how long a stretch you looking for?
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Post by Mazz » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:03 am

Meadows wrote:Mazz, There's a hill at the Arb? :?
Yes, Meadows. Us observant people know it's there.:wink: Run along the fence
line from the bottom corner (think intersection of Alumni and Tates Creek) up
to the water tower. It would be a good hill on which to start running repeats.
It's long, but not very steep. Once you get conditioned for the hills, then try
the Castleton hill. It's about 150-200m long and steep. The loop is about
400m around. You will grow to hate it. I only had to run Penas Bay hill for
one workout - for that I am grateful.
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Post by kek-san » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:47 am

If you're ever in the Richmond area, all of the roads in "the Bull" golf course / sub-division. Avawam Dr. is a loop of exactly 5.5 miles, about 0.5 of it is flat. It hurts, alot.

Trail running at Raven's Run, has tons of hills. Especially the Yellow trail. MMMM good.
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Post by Meadows » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:58 am

First, thank you all for the areas outside of Lexington, but running just isn't exciting enough for me to travel for it (other than a big race).

Mazz: Terry once said to me, "Meadows, you'd be oblivious to flashing neon signs." That said, how do I get to Castleton Hill? I'm ready for steep.

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Post by Mazz » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:21 am

Head down Armstrong Mill, turn left at the bottom of the hill on to Greentree.
Look for Castleton Way about a quarter mile on your left.
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Post by Mazz » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:29 am

Meadows wrote:I'm ready for steep.
I wasn't speaking of your cardio fitness. I was thinking more in terms of whether your achilles/calves were ready for the steep.
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Post by dmw » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:14 am

Meadows, you will drive to Louisville to climb in some gay climbing gym but not to run with me? WTF!

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Post by Meadows » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:19 am

Climbing = fun

Running = stay in shape for fun

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Post by dmw » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:29 am

running in Louisville with Dana = stupendous amounts of fun, will make you want to move cities.....
ok fine, maybe I just really want a running buddy. residents in med school make for crappy exercise buddies.

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Post by 512OW » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:42 pm

Wouldn't climbing to stay in shape for climbing make better sense?
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