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Old 03-27-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Lexington, South Carolina
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Some friends and I have decided to train for the Rock N' Roll Marathon in November and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good (cheap or FREE) indoor track on the NW or Far West side.....

I can't imagine trying to do long runs outdoors in the heat of the day and I'd probably have to get up at 3am in order to squeeze it in before my babies wake up.....

Any suggestions????
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Lexington, South Carolina
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Does noone have an answer?????
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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I believe there is a running track at the YMCA in Boerne. When we looked at it, it cost $76 per month for a family-probably less for a single. There are other YMCA's around town. I don't know about the Spectrum workout places but they may have indoor tracks too. Hope that helps!
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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Some friends and I have decided to train for the Rock N' Roll Marathon in November and I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good (cheap or FREE) indoor track on the NW or Far West side.....

I can't imagine trying to do long runs outdoors in the heat of the day and I'd probably have to get up at 3am in order to squeeze it in before my babies wake up.....

Any suggestions????
Congratulations for making the commitment, have you run a marathon before? If you haven't or if there is anyone else reading this that hasn't, it will change your life. You will never forget that moment you've crossed that finish line.

In respect to the RnR Marathon, this event is going to mean big things for San Antonio. It's taken over the SA Marathon which was a great event but never received the attention that it deserved from in or out of San Antonio.

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Old 03-30-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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I am not aware of any free or low cost in-door tracks. Most are located within gyms that require a monthly membership fee. Spectrum Athletic Club and Lifetime Fitness are both likely to have indoor tracks.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Congrats on running!!! Honestly, I think you will go insane training on an indoor track. I did my long runs at 5-5:30am in July and August and was fine. I trained with a local running club (this was in Ft Worth) and it really helped. I can't imagine doing it on my own. They would set up different trails and provide water/gatorade and different mile markers.
Good luck!
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:41 PM
 
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I agree with Lauren0319, running early in the morning is key in San Antonio. At those times the humidity and the temperatures are low. Good luck, let us know how the training goes.

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Old 03-30-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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O.K. I'll try this one more time. Do a search on running stores in San Antonio, you'll find a lot of good training resources there.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Lexington, South Carolina
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Thanks everyone....I plan to do most of my runs before my girls wake up (around 6am)...... I agree that that's probably the best sollution for me....

One quick question, though.....does the public have access to any outdoor tracks at any of the schools? I live near Stevens (the one on Potranco...I think that's the name.....) and I'm wondering if they have a track. I'm buying a watch/pedometer and would like to calibrate it on a measured course.......

This will be my third 1/2 marathon but my FIRST after having babies so.....we'll see how it goes.....

Thanks for all the info. and well wishes!
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