Luckily, the people that have been planning our runs and mapping the logistics, have got it down to routine. As Montell Jordan said, this is how we do it:
- Pick a starting location.
- Plan what distances will be offered (ours this weekend will be 16, 10.5 and 5)
- Choose a number of loops based on number of distances available (for us, 3)
- Then choose the routes that loop back to the starting point.
- Factor in average pace times and figure out starting times.
The loops also do not have to be the same. You can map out three entirely different routes as long as they circle back to the starting point. This makes it easier for parking and runners can store food, clothes or water in their car to use as needed. Also since we all end at a central location, we gather at a nearby Peet's and enjoy coffee/pastry/juice and socialize how amazing we are to be up so early on a Saturday. OK, that's not what we talk about... but everyone is thinking it. Right?