Our top three distance men and our one of our top two women will be heading to Myrtle Beach this Saturday and are curious about places to run. If anyone from the area would like to get together with us all week or just one night to show us where to go or even just post places we would really appreciate it. A friend told me there were mountain biking trails somewhere but he can't remember. Anyone know anything???
I was recently at Myrtle and didn't run anywhere but on the main roads, but I am sure that if you get up early enough you could run on a golf course or two. In my week there I never saw another runner!! Sorry guys.
Have done a fair amount of running there through the years and have yet to find a good spot; was there last week and even more land has been developed. Coastal Carolina U. is a nice place to do track workouts; it is about 15 minutes from town on 501. Nice track, or it was three years gao.
My distance runs during biannual family vacations there were always spent in the following ways:
1) Running on one of the 120 golf courses there before golfers are out (start by 6 a.m.) or after they are off the course at night. I stayed near 68th street and there is a good one just across Kings Hwy there that they don't hassle you about if you get on it around 8 p.m. I used to do two loops and finish with a few more miles on the beach.
2) Running on the streets parallelling the beach against the wind (so you don't notice it the way you would on the beach) and coming back on the beach WITH the wind (makes you feel fast).
3) Supposedly there are two state parks south of the city that are decent, but I have not tried them.
Bottom line: it ain't fun, but there are tons of ladies on the beach you can check out if you are into that while you cruise by at 6 minute pace.
At the beach I always just tried to get 12 miles a day (8 easy miles a.m., 4 miles quick in the p.m. or vice versa, bagged the long run and did one ball buster on the track and called it a vacation week). Just try to maintain while you're there, because it won't be a fun week.
Districts are going to be held there this year. Maybe you could go run on the course. That would take up 6.2 miles of your run anyway.
What district meet is in Myrtle Beach? The Div. 1 SE Region is in Greenville, NC at East Carolina. There are no 10K cc courses in MB. Coastal holds their meets at the beach and at golf courses if they even host meets. My advice is to get on a golf course early, run the beach, or run the roads early (traffic sucks).