Tim Twietmeyer is moving us ever closer to the finish line with today's installment of his mile-by-mile course rundown. MILE 22-23
Tim Twietmeyer is moving us ever closer to the finish line with today's installment of his mile-by-mile course rundown.
J Street to 47th Street
Topography: Significant downhill on a railroad underpass, followed by a significant uphill before flattening out
Tim's Tips: "If you have trouble in that (uphill) section, you can lose 10-15 seconds just by not pushing yourself over a rise in the road. This is where the mental gymnastics start. You're at 56th and you have to go to 7th. There are two strategies: You look and count down or don't look at all. If you look a lot and you're not moving very fast, then it seems like forever to go through 56th to 30th."
Sights: "The Fab 40s" homes
J Street, left on Alhambra
Topography: Mostly flat
Tim's Tips: "There's another rise right before the hospital. Unless you're really tired, you never notice it. But at max effort, you notice every bump in the road. There's an aid station right by (Mercy General) hospital. What a perfect location. There's a good chance here you'll run into somebody you know. That's a good energy boost."
Sights: Coffee shops and tacquerias
COMING TOMORROW: Miles 24-26