>> Saturday, October 22, 2016
If you've been a LONG time reader, you'll remember me writing about running workouts at "Dome Running." That was when the MDRA would open up the Metrodome to runners for $1 a few nights a week to run laps around the concourse. Here's a pic of me post-intervals (from this post in Feb of 2013) that shows other runners doing laps behind me:
Rick's caption: "Yesterday, got into the stadium to certify the concourse runner's
loop. 696.63m inside path. 726.55m outside path. Photo credit: Toshie Yokoyama"
YESTERDAY IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT WILL BE OPEN THIS WINTER TO RUNNERS! It's a random schedule (not the Tues/Thurs regularity at the dome), and it's $3 (not $1 at the dome), and it will be capped at 250 runners each night. In a Star Tribune article, Rick seemed understanding about the limited schedule: "I’m not concerned with it the first year or second year, but I’ll work toward a consistent schedule." We'll have to try it this winter!
If you want a real flash back, here's a link with photos from the LAST ceremonial lap around the Metrodome back in December of 2013, and here are a few more photos (and a video of baby Henry) at that same event. Good memories in that place!
Pharmie and TINY Henry at the last Dome Running ever
(from the first of the 2 links above).