2016-17 Beginners Week 19

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break.  We are looking forward to running with you tomorrow and hearing how you spent your break.  I hope you all managed to do at least a bit of running over the past few weeks.  If you haven’t, please let one of us know tomorrow so we can help you take it easy – we don’t want any injuries!
IMPORTANT – we are assuming it will be fine to run in the morning but with the temperature forecasted to be below freezing overnight, we need to make sure the sidewalks are not icy.  We will run in fog, rain and snow but an icy sidewalk is dangerous.  Assume the run is on unless you hear from us in the morning.
For the next 2 weeks, we will be doing 60 minute runs on Thursday.  We want to make sure you all have a strong base to build on when we start to increase our time and mileage.  Tomorrow, we will do a loop that will have plenty of opportunity for red men for most of the run.
Please note that after tomorrow, most of our runs will start to be destination runs, meaning that we will end someplace that is not SJW.  This is because we need to run further and longer while also trying to keep us as flat as possible and with some interesting places to keep us distracted while we run.  We have mapped out a tentative schedule below, subject to change.  This should help you determine your timing for getting back to SJW after the run.  Please make it a habit to bring your Oyster Card or contactless card.  If you have questions, please let us know.
Week 20 – 60 min – TBD
Week 21 – 70 min – Borough Market
Week 22 – 80 min = Brompton Cemetery/Whole Foods Kensington
Week 23 – 90 min = Sloane Sq/Green Park
Week 24 – 100 min = Big Ben and back
Week 25 – February break – 60 min run
Week 26 – 110 min = Wembley
Week 27 – 120 min = Canary Wharf (with margaritas and breakfast burritos!)
Week 28 – 90 min = TBD
Week 29 – 130 min = Kew Gardens
Week 30 – 45 min = easy run through Regents Park
Tomorrow’s route:
This route takes Elsworthy Rd to Primrose Hill Rd (left) and Adelaide Rd (right) over towards Camden then turn right onto Chalk Farm Rd/Camden High Street/Hampstead Rd to Euston Rd. The group will turn right, run a couple of minutes, then turn right towards Regents Park. Staying on the pavement/sidewalk on the outside of the hedges, follow the outer loop back to the Charlbert exit of the park then finish at Starbucks.