After getting my ass handed to me by a chick (who kind of rubbed it in) at a race on Saturday, it has been called to my attention that I need to do a little speedwork. Can someone tell me which tracks are usually open? And what is the etiquette when going to a local school track? I don't want anyone to think I'm creeping on the kids and trying to snatch one.
I don't half-ass anything
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"run" "to" "eat"
what area of town? downtown, i'd recommend rose track on edgehill.
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I work in a different part of town each day, so anywhere there's an electronics store in the greater Nashville area. Dallas told me about Mt. Juliet Middle. I'll have to try both your suggestions. Thanks!
you might try searching the Nashville Striders site, or asking there. I seem to remember a discussion about tracks. Seems that the general consensus was that there were not many open to the public. That and "I pay my taxes so I should be able to run on any track anytime I want."
The tangents are moot.
I know the Vandy track is open to students, faculty, and staff during some times of day. I don't know how strict they are about enforcing who has access to the track.
2013 Goals: (1) Sub-30 5k; (2) first marathon; (3) 1500 miles logged; and (4) 14 races total.
Upcoming Races: (1) 5/18- Viola Valley Half Marathon; (2) 6/9- Ann Arbor Half Marathon; (3) 7/4- Music City 10k; (4) 8/10- Granville Irish Half Marathon; (5) 9/22- Bluegrass Half Marathon; (6) 10/6- Music City Half Marathon; and (7) 10/20- Detroit Free Press Marathon.
Rose Park is the best, IMO.
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