March 8, Reservoir Road, Katonah

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With our usual trails in such poor shape, we’re going to switch things up this week with the option of some distance work on a more forgiving surface. Our 5th-year commemorative run will have to wait a week (at least). On Sunday, March 8, at 8:00 a.m., meet on Reservoir Road in Katonah (behind the Katonah Art Museum, see Google map) and run 4.5, 6.5, or 9.0 mile out-and-back course to Maple Ave, Jay Street and Upper Hook Road. Your choice of distances but the turnaround at 121 yields a total of 9 miles. With some warmer temps moving in, hopefully we’ll be back on the trails again soon.

No early run this Sunday but remember to set your clocks ahead (so it will feel like an early run).

Hope to see you on Sunday. Seven weeks to the Leatherman’s Loop.

Lee Willett

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March 1, Michigan Road Lot

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Sunday, March 1, 8:00 a.m.
This Sunday, meet at Ward Pound Ridge Michigan Road lot when we run some of the large southern trails—Red, Yellow, and Green. This 5.5 mile loop follows the trails that have been well compacted by skiers, snow shoers, and runners so be prepared for a fast run. The temps might be a little cold at the start but it will warm up a bit as the sun rises. Those looking for an early start can arrive at 7:00 a.m. for a shortened loop.
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And make sure you come out next week when we celebrate 5 Years of Sunday Runs. Five years ago Rob started the runs at the Town Park with a handful of local runners preparing for the Leatherman’s Loop. We’ll recreate that run (and add some miles as an option) to commemorate our humble beginnings. I hope some of the runners from that first day will show up.

Hope to see you this weekend.

Lee Willett

February 22, Kimberly Bridge

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Sunday, February 22, 8:00 a.m.
This Sunday, meet at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Kimberly Bridge lot when we run a new course—Blue and Brown. The 4-mile Blue trail has been well packed and is a great run combining the initial long gentle trail and the steep up and down of the Fire Tower. Once back at the parking lot, head off to the DH trail and return via brown to add an additional 2.7 miles. Those who want to do a little more can tack on an extra mile by following DH through the pine forest and returning via Br. I’ve run all of these trails this week and for the most part they’re well compacted and stable. That said, we are expecting some snow on Saturday night and the temperatures on Sunday should be in the 30s so be prepared for anything.

Those looking to start early can arrive at 7:00 a.m. and run the DH/Br loop but bring a map—I can’t guarantee I’ll be there early this week.

Hope to see you this weekend.

Lee Willett

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