Silver Strand Beach
Low Tide Mile on the beach at Coronado
At low tide this is an excellent way to run a mile or two by setting turn-around points with a GPS. Can be made tougher by doing a fast beach one way and the dune route the other
|Tidelands Park 2-mile out and back showing turn-around points for 1 mile and 1.5 miles|
|Tidelands 1000 meters
We use this course a lot... Start and Stop anyplace and add 56 meters to make it a full 1k.
|Tidelands 800 and 1200 meter runs from corner water fountain.
This is a convenient way to run 800 - 1600 - 2000 - 2400 - 3200 meters from the same place with several groups.
All-Grass 2-miles at Tidelands with splits every 1/2 mile
|Here are 300 - 400 - 500 meters loops at Tidelands from the same spot.|
Pomona Park (aka Mathewson Park)
For decades the park at the corner of Pomona and 7th (where the roundabout is) has been a favorite spot for cross country teams to get in a bit of grassy hill running. In fact, if you continue along Pomona, hang a right on Maria Place (very steep) and another right on Adella Avenue (downhill) you'll wind-up back at the park without any cross traffic. This loop covers around 670 meters with about 235 meters on soft grass. A loop on just the grassy park covers around 300 meters. We do many types of workouts at Pomona Park from sprints up Maria to 1200 meter hilly runs. The maps below show some of my favorites.
"Easy" Half Mile at Pomona
I call this "easy" because the steep hill at Maria is after about 400 meters of running and it finishes fast downhill on the grass.
"Hard" Half-Mile at Pomona:
The is "hard" because you run up the steep Maria hill first followed by a downhill segment to the park, followed by a quarter mile of uphill running back to the top.
Pomona "hard" 1/4 mile - 300 Meters.
Hard because the last half is uphill.
Can also be run as an all-uphill 300 meter run but starting on the grass next to playground and running straight up the hill.
Pomona "easy" 1/4/ mile
Steep 120 meters uphill along Maria Place but rest is all downhill to the finish.
This circuit has its ups and downs as you climb the hill both the steep and gradual way. We never run down the steep hill at Maria place, by the way.... in any route.