Starting Location: 101 Grand Ave, Glencoe, MO 63038 (trail head)
Parking Instructions - meet up at the last paved lot right by the mini train station. There are bathrooms available as well as nearby lots if this is full. Start time is 7:30am.
Run Description: 4.5 hours worth
This is our 2nd longest timed run of the program....the longest is in 4 weeks from this one. After the 20 miler yesterday play this one by feel...you might consider breaking this up into 2 or 3 sections with hitting up the parking lot after each if you need to refuel. One way though would be to go hit up the flat portion out past Sherman Beach and into Castlewood first, then maybe hit up the parking lot, then on your next trip out go hit up all the single track trail which would put you roughly around 12 miles worth or less if you want to cut some of it out - you can also reference the Saturday run we did there a few weeks ago for the trail maps here. Next week you get a nice cut back before you build back up to your peak mileage then taper for the race...woo hoo!
Remember - there will be NO trail markings from us on this run. The trails within the Castlewood side are marked, and you will find that the small trail that are within the outer loop are marked with #'s, while the outer loop should have Yellow trail markings or signs for Al Foster. They all connect up but suggest printing out a map to have just in case you need one.
Below are three maps to help give you an idea of the trail routes. The first map gives you a better idea of what the trails look like between the Sherman Beach parking lot and into Castlewood...the yellow circle marks where the washed out area is so just don't go beyond that. Everything is pretty flat to moderate rolling hills if any in this area...the hilly spot is if you run the Cedar Bluff View Trail which is roughly 2+ miles in length and requires you to go thru a tunnel to go under the train tracks - those of you who ran the Wildwood Trail Marathon they had you run it. The black dotted line is the paved Rock Hollow path as reference.