If your thinking of taking part in the Bix-7 road race next month in the Quad Cities you may want to take part in the weekly training runs that will help you get used to the challenging course. The Bix at six training runs are sponsored by the Cornbelt Running Club.
Cub president Paul Schmidt says there’s and 8% grade at the beginning and there are other steep grades throughout. Schmidt of Davenport says it makes it much different than running the same distance on a flat course. He says you don’t think it is too bad at the first hill and by the time you get to the turnaround you realize it’s getting tougher and it’s hot and it takes a toll.
Schmidt says the training runs are also a way of promoting fitness in the Quad Cities. He says they have a tremendous running community in the Quad Cities. Schmidt says they offer training runs on a weekly basis leading up to the event at 6 p.m.