Some of my favorite local training spots are: Chicot State Park, Clark Creek Natural Area (serious hill workout and WATERFALLS!), the Beast in St. Francisville and Sandstone Trail (home of Red Dirt). All require a bit of driving but all are worth the effort.
Here are a few dates that I have so far. Check this page often for additions.
Saturday, July 8th - Chicot (I need 20 miles. Not sure if looping or an out and back for 10 then finishing with 10 on the park roads - depends on bug situation.)
|Seen along the Chicot trail
Saturday, July 22nd - Chicot ? TBD
Saturday, September 23rd - Sandstone Loop - I need 45 miles so I will be doing a loop and a half, but you can do any distance you choose. Should be cool enough by this time to camp.
|Just one of the long, smooth downhills at Sandstone. (There may be a few uphills as well.)
I plan on adding some day trips to Clark Creek as well, I just don't have those dates nailed down yet.
|One of my favorite things - rinsing off under a cool waterfall after a Clark Creek hill workout.
Happy Running Y'all!