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Jog for Jugs

Rating: Silver based on 1 review
Distance: 13.13 miles / 21.13 km
Location: Start: Shaffer Park
Duanesburg, NY, US
Attributes: out & back, mostly hills, roads
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Added by Power House Athletics on 1/7/2010
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Rating: Route rating: Silver
by: Steve Black on 4/28/2010 10:32:30 AM
The half-marathon course begins a mile from my house, and is one of my regular long runs. Main strengths are great scenery (including a few farms and historic homes), shade in some stretches, and very light traffic. Weakness is a lack of shoulders, including on a few blind curves. The hills are a pro or con depending on one's attitude. The course is very gradually uphill from the park to Schoharie Turnpike (C.R.74), then a long gradual downhill to Weaver Road. Weaver Rd. rolls downhill a bit, so uphill back, but nothing steep. After the left turn back onto Schoharie Turnpike at the alpaca farm, it's level until you get to the Christman Sanctuary at the 4.5 mile mark. At that point there's a short, steep downhill to the railroad track, then a 3/4 mile climb that levels out just before the turn to go around Duane Lake. The road around Duane Lake has a few small hills but nothing tough, lots of trees, some interesting houses, and plenty of views of the lake. The spur around mile 7.5 is a pretty steep down and up. I wish they'd chosen another way to add a half mile, because that's a tough hill, even though the climb back up is just 1/4 mile. Miles 8-9 are on the mostly level, scenic, wooded North Mansion Road, one of my favorite stretches on the route. Once you turn right back onto Schoharie Turnpike it's slightly downhill until you rejoin the route you came out on. So around mile 9.5 there's the 3/4 mile downhill to the railroad tracks followed by a short but steep climb that levels out at the Christman Sanctuary. The last 2.5 miles are mentally tough because it's increasingly uphill, straight, with no shade. The last mile before turning back onto Chadwick Rd. is this big long hill staring you in the face.

 

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