Feb 27, 2009

Group Run Changed to Sunday, 3-1-09 at 1pm

Due to our lovely ND weather and the -25 wind chills we are supposed to get on Saturday morning, we are going to change our group run to Sunday afternoon at 1pm. YAY FOR SLEEPING IN!!

We will meet at Center Court at 1pm on Sunday and use the same routes/distances that I posted earlier. We WILL have water stops for the full marathoners on Sunday (not Saturday).

If you want to run on Saturday, I encourage you to run inside. Remember that you have passes to Center Court to use. They open at 7:30am and you can go any time during the day (try to avoid 8am to 10am and noon to 2pm - busy times).

Sorry for the late notice. I felt the last minute call was necesarry to keep you all safe!

Happy Running.

Feb 25, 2009

Running Routes for 2-28-09

Week 2, phase 2 is here! The group run this week will begin at 8am at Center Court Fitness Club.

If you're a halfer and would like to start earlier, trainers Amy and Amanda will be leaving the gym at 6AM on Saturday. The gym will not be open at that time, so meet in the parking lot and head out from there.

Fullers, you will have water stations available throughout the run. Bring your own sports drinks if you would like those put with the water stations, too.

Happy Running!

RRR GF FULL 2-27-09 (14) (follow March 1st 2008)


RRR GF HALF 2-27-09 (6) (follow March 1st 2008)


Feb 18, 2009

Presentation by Eric Sondag on Sunday, 2-22-09!

Eric Sondag, accomplished runner and winner of the 2008 Fargo Marathon, will be speaking to our group on Sunday, 2-22-09 at 5pm at Center Court Fitness Club.

Eric's presentation will be about staying motivated throughout the training process (we'll need it with all this cold weather)! As we start out our 2nd phase of training, this will be great motivation for the next 12 weeks. I encourage all of you to come to this presentation!

Who: Eric Sondag

What: "Staying Motivated" presentation

Where: Group Exercise Room, Center Court Fitness Club

When: Sunday, February 22nd at 5pm

Please meet in the lobby before the presentation and we'll all head down together.

Happy Running!

RRR GF Routes for Saturday 2-21-09


Below are the routes for this weekend. We will be meeting at the YMCA at 8am on 2-21-09. We've been leaving right at 8am most Saturdays and I apologize if we've left you behind! If you can, try to be there a little before 8 so we don't miss you. We're getting into the longer runs, so the earlier we can get going, the more time that leaves you for the rest of your Saturday.

Full marathoners, please bring water/sports drink with you for during and after your run. I can plant it for you along the course so you stay hydrated.

Enjoy the rest of your week and we will see you Saturday!

RRR GF HALF 2-21-09 (6)

RRR GF FULL 2-21-09 (12)

Feb 15, 2009

"Strengthening and Stretching" Presentation

Craig Hahn, Physical Therapist for Altru Health System, will be offering us some great advice on strengthening and stretching to keep our running bodies in tip top condition throughout training. I encourage you to come and take in this great information!

What: "Strengthening and Stretching", by Craig Hahn - Altru PT
When: 7pm Sunday, February 15th, 2009
Where: Group Exercise Room, Center Court Fitness Club

Hope to see you there!

Happy Running!

Feb 13, 2009

RRR-GF Routes for 2-14-09


If you are not participating in the Frozen Feat 5k this weekend, there will STILL be trainers/members meeting at 8am at Center Court.

Here are the routes: Happy Running!

RRR GF FULL 2-14-09 (10.15)


RRR GF HALF 2-14-09 (5)


Happy Running!

Feb 12, 2009

Frozen Feat 5k is STILL ON for February 14th, 2009!

The 2nd Annual Frozen Feat 5k is THIS SATURDAY, February 14th, 2009.

Please join us for the 5k run/walk to benefit Special Olympics in Grand Forks!

Registration and packet pick-up will start at 8:30am at the Blue Moose Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks, MN.

Race starts at 10am on the Greenway trail in front of the Blue Moose.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers, top 5-person team, and top 2-person "Lovebirds" team. "Lovebirds" teams will be scored by lowest combined times. 5-person teams will be scored by lowest combined place.

100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit Special Olympics in Grand Forks.

Race day registration IS available starting at 8:30am. To make the process easier, you can go to www.frozenfeat.com and download your registration form to bring with you to the race.

All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a t-shirt. Walk-up registrants will receive a t-shirt while supplies last.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Email redriverrunnersgf@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

Happy Running!

Feb 6, 2009

Routes for 2-7-09

Hello Runners!

It's going to be a beautiful morning for a run tomorrow. I hope to see ALL of you at the YMCA at 8am on 2-9-09 for our 5th group run of the training class.

We're almost through our first phase! Congrats to everyone for making it this far.

Here are the routes. Please become familiar with them as we will be missing some of our trainers this weekend.

Happy Running!

RR GF FULL (follow 2-9-08) (11)


RRR GF Half (follow 2-9-08) (5)


Feb 3, 2009

Need Fargo Marathon Registrations by Thursday

RRR-GF Members,

To get the discount for the Fargo Marathon or Half Marathon, I need your registration forms by Thursday before 5pm.

Marathoners, you'll get $10 off. Halfers, you'll get $5 off. There is not a place on the form that indicates this discount...just make the check for the discounted amount and submit it to me.

A reminder: the early bird registration for Fargo has been extended to this Friday, February 6th 2009. So, the price listed by the line that says "if post-marked by 2-1-09" is actually valid until 2-6-09.

Happy Running!

Thursday Night Run for 2-5-09


Dave will facilitate the Thursday night run this week. Please meet at the Lithia Toyota building at 7pm. The plan is to go 6 miles.

The Lithia Toyota building is located just off 32nd Avenue South behind Grease Monkey and near Sam's Club. Go in by the delivery door.

If you have questions, email me.

Happy Running!

Presentation Date Changed to 2-15-09

The "Strengthening and Stretching" presentation scheduled for this Sunday has been MOVED to Sunday, February 15th at 7pm at Center Court.

Craig Hahn, Physical Therapist, will still be the presenter...just one week later.

Sorry if this causes any conflicts in your schedule.

Happy Running!