Today, on Tim Twietmeyer's tour through the CIM course, he leads us beyond the quaint coolness Old Town Fair Oaks and then into those rolling "San Juan Hills" before the half-marathon mark.
Fair Oaks Village to .1-mile before Bannister Road.
Topography: Downhill and sharp right turn leaving Old Town Fair Oaks, significant uphill just past Sunrise for .3-mile, slight downhill to Mile 11.
Tim's Tips: "This little pop (at Sunrise) might be the steepest pitch in the race. You're gaining almost 100 feet at a little less than half a mile. You'll get a third of the way up the hill and everything will get quiet. Guys are focusing."
Sights: Valero gas station if you need a potty break.
Fair Oaks through the "San Juan Hills" to just after Sumner Lane
Topography: A series of gentle rises, flattening out just beyond Sumner Lane.
Tim's Tips: "This is where you can really roll and look forward to that halfway mark. Those doughnut shop fumes are good. You're actually through most of the hills nearing Mile 12, but there's still a rolling section and you start to feel the effects."
Sights: Family Donuts and Deli
COMING TOMORROW: Miles 12-14