Just two workouts remaining this year! First up — an oldie but a goodie . . .
Baarson St. Hill Repeats (8 intervals, Cedars do 6). This workout begins at 12:15 at the intersection of Baarson and Diehl. An optional warm-up leaves from the gate at the S.W. corner of Vigilante Stadium at 12:00 (this can be useful for runners who haven’t been to Baarson before). Baarson is shorter and steeper than Division St., and is used to build speed and power (it only takes 60 seconds or less for the speedier runners to reach the top). Runners will stay to the left as they proceed up the hill (which has no cross-streets to worry about). At the top, they can either jog straight back down (to the left of the ascending runners) or turn left and take a slightly longer rest down Diehl. When they reach the bottom, they will accelerate into their next repeat.
Full Workout Distance: each LOOP of the hill is just over 1/4 mile x 8 loops = 2 miles
Warmup / Warmdown Distance: about 1.5 mile each way from the track = 3 miles
Total Distance = 5 miles
Rest: Continuous jog
Warmup Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1252678
(keep in mind that the distances on these maps are ROUNDTRIP, and that it helps to view the workout map of Baarson St. on “Satellite” mode)
Location: The easiest way to DRIVE to Baarson St. is to travel to the top of Montana Ave. where it curves to the left and becomes Diehl. From there, the first road that drops down to the left is Baarson. The easiest way to RUN to Baarson St. (if you haven’t been there before) is to meet at the S.W. gate of Vigilante Stadium (in the main parking lot) for a warmup jog which leaves at 12:00 sharp. For those who work in the Capitol area, you can take Sanders St. up to Illinois, turn right, and go one block to Diehl. Turn left on Diehl and you’ll see the starting area (where Diehl branches into Baarson).
History: This workout was run on the following dates –
9/14/04, 9/20/05, 4/25/06, 7/18/06, 10/10/06, 4/24/07, 6/26/07, 10/02/07, 4/29/08,7/22/08, 10/14/08, 5/05/09, 7/21/09, 10/20/09, 5/4/10, 7/27/10, 10/19/10, 5/3/11, 7/26/11, 10/18/11, 5/01/12, 10/16/12, 5/21/13, 10/22/13, 5/20/14, 10/21/14