SLE C.F.A. Mile Run Question

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  1. user501

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    Hi, I'm about to go to SLE later in June this year. Does anyone here know if the cfa mile run facilities at USMA are indoor or outdoor? I'm currently training, and I want to know what to expect because if it's too hot the temperature'll slow me down.
     
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    Great question! I’m wondering myself. But the humidity in New England isn’t as bad as the south. So if you are living more down south, I believe it will be a mild temperature in your opinion.
     
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    West Point is in upstate New York, which is not New England.

    Outdoors unless the weather is bad.
     
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    My DD said it’s on a road 1/2 mile down and then 1/2 mile back.
     
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    Probably down by the dreaded water treatment plant.
     
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    I think they changed it this year. Up Stony Lonesome. It’s a straight 1 mile.
     
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    You start at the River Courts and run to Stoney Lonesome Gate. :angel:
     
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    The running course at West Point (New York) is uphill both ways.
     
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    At USNA, they run (actually, walk) on water.
     
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    Wait, I thought the cfa instructions said that the running surface had to be flat.
     
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    The natural laws of physics, and grading change at USMA....
     
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    Indeed. Hence at USNA, they do it on the Severn rather than in the Chesapeake. The Severn is relatively calm, while the Chesapeake can get a bit choppy, especially in the afternoon.
     
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    I suppose if you tilt your head just right, the running surface will appear flat.
     
  14. WishfulThinking

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    Is it a flat, or hilly terrain?
     
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    Stony Lonesome? It’s just a little hilly. Nothing too bad.
    ;)
     
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    Wouldn’t that affect our track times mile? Should I train these last few weeks on hills?
     
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    Sorry. I’ve been yanking your chain.
    Stoney Lonesome is about a 2 mile, very steep grade hill from the main part of West Point to a high point that over looks the Hudson and is so named because in the days of the Revolution it was a stoney and lonesome outpost. While used for physical training it would NOT be used for a PT test.
     
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    You don't even want to run DOWN Stoney Lonesome.....
     
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    Prepare for a 2 mile run in moderate terrain in very hot, humid weather.
     
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    So in a serious question, what will we be running?