Strava Segment of the Week: Westbound Dinosaur Lake Dash

I don't know about your house, but dinosaurs are pretty popular little critters at mine. So this week, we will explore the Westbound Dinosaur Lake Dash for Run Oregon's Strava Segment of the Week. It's a short segment with no turns, so even my friend "Detour" couldn't get lost. At 0.3 miles, it's a short one, and it's flat, too: only 11 feet between the highest and lowest points on the route. It's also popular, with 2,799 attempts by 375 people. (Note: I think the name "Dinosaur Lake" was created by the person who made this segment. But I'll accept it as the official name, because it's cool.)

As of September 1, 2016, the course records for the Westbound Dinosaur Lake Dash are:

Women’s: Chris McIntosh from April 2016, 1:39

Men’s:  Stephanie Henstrom from February 2016, 2:06

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, November 3 at noon to try and break the record and see your name in “lights” on Run Oregon! We’ll post a new Segment next Friday at 12.

The Segment we’re checking in on today is the Lone Fir Loop, posted on October 7th. So far, there haven’t been any new CRs posted since we highlighted this spooky route, but keep trying!

Strava is an online training and racing log for runners and cyclists. The basic account is free and requires you to create a login. There is also a premium version, but in order to run and record routes as described in this post, you do not need to subscribe to their premium service. Note that this is not sponsored by Strava, nor endorsed or supported in any way by Strava. It’s just a fun thing we’re going to do to give some speedy shout-outs to area runners and pose a challenge to those of you willing to take on their segment. 

About Kelly Barten (1152 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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