>Off the Beaten Path>Puerto Rico
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
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"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015
Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016
Western States 100 June 2016
You can stay with my uncle if you want. He runs a bank in Arecibo. Most likely, you will stay in San Juan or very close to San Juan. The Caribe Hilton is ok.... I haven't been there in a few years, though, and it was getting kinda shopworn. Hopefully it has been redone. I've also stayed at a place called the Normandie. Old art deco. Looks really cool from the outside. I can't recommend it though. Dirty for the price. El Morro and San Cristobal are fun to look through. The Puerto Rican frogs will drive you nuts. Coqui! The little bastards have made their way to Hawai'i. Grrr. No, I didn't take them. Side note: The Caribes were the bamf bully tribe in that part of the Caribbean (hence the name). The other group on Puerto Rico were the Taino. The Caribe kicked their ass. Way way back, I'm part Taino. Figures.
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Where should I run?
Where should I run?
Well, duh, that depends on where you stay. I've run from the Caribe Hilton to Castle Morro. It's nice, about 5 mile RT. RIght next to the Hilton is Parque Louis Munoz Marin, it's about a .9 mile loop.
Staying at the Caribe Hilton
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Jeepers crap. this is an ancient thread.
My parents LOVE LOVE LOVE the Caribe Hilton.
Away from the Caribes, apparently.
"God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people
Yes. Away. Then back.
Taint of Steel
Hotel TM. I can't deal with the heat & humidity there, so that's where I run. It overlooks the beach in Isla Verde, at least.
There is a park somewhere b/t the Caribe Hilton & Viejo San Juan. I see people running around it. But I've been told to avoid that area at night.