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Where We're Going: Schedules and Locations

Just like on the trails, sometimes you need to know just where to look so you know where you're going! Below is a list of meeting dates and locations for current Trailhead Running programs.

Women on the Trails | Weekly Ongoing Tuesday Group

Rain/Weather Cancellation Policy

Women on the Trails - Introduction (Spring 2014)

Week # WEDNESDAY Map and Meeting Location
1 March 12 Barton Springs
Meet in front of pool.
2 March 19 Barton Springs
Meet in front of pool.
3 March 26 360 Access / Toys R Us
Turn into business complex parking lot. Trailhead is very close to 360 on the north end of the lot.
4 April 2 360 Access / Toys R Us
Turn into business complex parking lot. Trailhead is very close to 360 on the north end of the lot.
5 April 9 Hill of Life
Meet at intersection of Camp Craft and Scottish Woods - trailhead is at top of hill. Residential area so park on street.
6 April 16 Hill of Life
Meet at intersection of Camp Craft and Scottish Woods - trailhead is at top of hill. Residential area so park on street.

Optional

April 22

~~ Night Trail Run (optional) ~~
360 Access / Toys R Us
Headlamps are required. Check your e-mail for meeting time and further details.
7 April 23 Hill of Life
Meet at intersection of Camp Craft and Scottish Woods - trailhead is at top of hill. Residential area so park on street.
8 April 30 Pumphouse
The Pumphouse meeting location is at the bottom of the hill on TC Circle, on the right (you will see a small gravel parking lot).
Summer Session Starts June 4, 2014 Summer session dates and locations will be posted after the Spring 2014 session ends.

 

Ongoing Training Group: Weekly Runs (2014)

TUESDAY Map and Meeting Location
Mar 25 Wild Basin
Park access is on northeast side of 360, just north of 2244/Bee Caves. If driving southbound, turn left just AFTER light at Pascal. If you miss it, U-turn at 2244 and head north. Park meet in gravel parking lot where road dead ends
Apr 1 Wild Basin
Park access is on northeast side of 360, just north of 2244/Bee Caves. If driving southbound, turn left just AFTER light at Pascal. If you miss it, U-turn at 2244 and head north. Park meet in gravel parking lot where road dead ends
Apr 8 Hill of Life
Meet at intersection of Camp Craft and Scottish Woods - trailhead is at top of hill. Residential area so park on street.
Apr 15 Hill of Life
Meet at intersection of Camp Craft and Scottish Woods - trailhead is at top of hill. Residential area so park on street.
Apr 22

360 Access / Toys R Us
Turn into business complex parking lot. Trailhead is very close to 360 on the north end of the lot.
NOTE: Optional night run after the regular run workout. Details will be e-mailed before the workout.

Apr 29 360 Access / Toys R Us
Turn into business complex parking lot. Trailhead is very close to 360 on the north end of the lot.
May 6 SWPW Pump House
4450 Travis Country Circle - Park off road in gravel area next to pumphouse.
May 13 SWPW Pump House
4450 Travis Country Circle - Park off road in gravel area next to pumphouse.
  Future workout locations will be posted here.

Rain Cancellation Policy

While it is fun to run in the rain, safety is our number one priority. The workouts will take place rain or shine. The only exception is if there are threats of severe weather in the area OR if it is lightening (it's not good to be standing under trees when it's lightening). If severe weather occurs during a workout, the workout will end immediately. If the weather looks questionable prior to a workout, we will send out an e-mail update and post on Facebook 90 minutes prior to the start of the workout letting everyone know if the workout will occur or will be cancelled. If we cancel a workout, we will make every attempt to reschedule it at a later date.

Calendar: What's Next?

Ongoing @ 6:30pm -- Women-Only Tues Runs ($40)
04/26/14 @ 7:30am -- Trail Trip: Buescher Park (free)
05/15/14 @ 11:00am -- 3M Health & Fitness Expo
06/04/14 @ 6:30pm -- Summer WoT 8 Wk Intro ($120)
08/09/14 @ 7:30am -- Trail Trip: Muleshoe Bend (free)
08/13/14 @ 6:30pm -- Fall WoT 8 Week Intro ($120)
10/09-11/2014 -- Trail Runner's Conf, Estes Park, CO
10/17-18/2014 -- RAGNAR Trail Relays, Comfort, TX
11/08/14 @ 9:00am -- 5K/10K Dirt Trails ($35)
01/17/15 @ 9:00am -- 5K/10K/13M Bruises & B. ($35)
02/07/15 @ 9:00am -- 5K/10K Creepy C. & C. ($35)

Trail News

WoT 8-Week Intro Program
Get to know trail running - the Summer session starts June 4! Register now!

THR Tuesday Training Group - Women Only!
Join us at any time for our weekly runs.
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We are a Club Member of ATRA
The American Trail Running Association is a great resource for all things trail.

We are a Member of RRCA
Road Runner's Club of America is the oldest and largest U.S. org dedicated to distance running.

 

 

Trail Terms & Tips

There's always something to learn on the trail. Be a pro in no time with these trail terms and tips!

Trail Resources Info Page
Headlamps? Hydration Packs? Check out our Trail Resources information page for recommendations!

Knuckle -- (nuh'kl)
A small root or stump that sticks straight up out of the ground. Usually found on dirt packed trail and very difficult to see. Sentence use: First runner yells, "KNUCKLE!" as they run past the offending root/stump to warn following runners.

Trail Angel -- (tra'yal ain'gyl)
A generous individual or group of individuals that provide acts of kindness to participants of outdoor events, on hiking trails, or various biking routes. Also referred to in online hiking journals as friends of hikers, relatives, or others persons who will often provide food, transportation, etc. to hikers on the trail (wikipedia.org).

Keep up with your nutrition both on and off the trail using Luna Bars! Our favorite? Peppermint Stick! We LOVE 'em and so will you!

Wristola -- (rist'olah)
Fancy, high-tech bandana that wraps around your wrist. Serves many purposes including: wiping sweat, tourniquet, emergency toilet paper (one use only). Sentence Use: "I'm sure glad I have my wristola to wipe the sweat from my eyes. It works much better than a regular bandana!" Artwork by: Barrett Criswell

Getting Shadowed -- (ge'ting - shado'wd)
Occurs during night trail running when the runner's headlamp behind you is so blindingly bright that you can't see where you are going because of your own shadow. Sentence use: "I can't see where I'm going because I'm getting shadowed!"

Ground Focus Technique (GFT) -- (graw'nd - fok'us tek'neek)
Being so focused on the ground that the runner doesn't see anything else around them. Form can be upright (when running) or bent over (when stopped). Occurs most frequently during night trail runs but occasionally when the runner just can't see what the heck they are going to step on.
Sentence use: "The trail is really technical here so I better use my GFT!"

Skull Rock -- (skul rok)
Sharp, uneven rocks found in patches on Austin area trails. Rocks often stick up several inches making footing difficult. Named because they look like skulls and bones.

Keith -- (kee'th)
Trailhead Running's unofficial mascot. He is really supportive and shows up at races to cheer on all his two-legged friends! Also has a modeling career posing for art found in local Austin bagel shop. (He is not the dog of the "dogs hauling ass" area on the trail, but he's just as speedy.) AKA: Keif.

Disco Spider -- (dis'ko spi'dr)
Little spiders that run along the edge of the trail at night. They reflect a purple/blue shimmery color when headlamps shine on them. Sentence Use: "Check out all the disco spiders on the trails tonight!"
Photo source: SpiderJew 2012

Have trouble telling poison ivy apart from turk's cap? Take the time to learn your trail plants. And in the mean time, when in doubt, don't touch it!


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