Apr 28, 2011

8 and 20 miles this Saturday

Hi Runners!

Well, the marathoners have finally arrived at their longest training run of the season....the 20 miler! Here is how we're going to do it:

Here, I have a 10 mile loop mapped out. The full will run this 2x for the 20. Halfers, you have 8 miles, so I want you to follow this route until you get to 11th & 34th (intersection on Ray Richards golf course road). The marathoners will go RIGHT towards 17th, but you will go LEFT towards Demers. Follow demers to Wash, then back to the Y. This will equal 8 miles for you.

Dave Wishart and Andrew Knight will be your support team this weekend. One of them will be stationed at 11th and 34th (where the half and full split). This will be at about the 5 mile mark to catch the full and the half (this is also 15 mile mark for the full). The other water man will be floating throughout the course and will be back at the Y for the finishers.

Happy Running!

Apr 26, 2011

New podcasts posted

Two new podcasts - one featuring Justin Weber and his quest to complete four marathons in four weeks (spoiler: the first one went very well!), and the second featuring an interview with Stacy and your reflections on race day rituals and anxiety. Check them out by this link or by searching RRRGF in iTunes.

Apr 21, 2011

"Hoppy" Easter!

Hi Runners,

Yes, I know it's Easter weekend, but we're going to stick to the routine and meet at our usual time on Saturday. I figure some of you could use an excuse to get away from a houseful of relatives:-)

Meet Saturday morning at 7am at Center Court.

Happy running!

Apr 15, 2011

The LOOP is back!

Runners, The loop concept went so well last week that we're brining it back! This week, meet at the YMCA at 7am for 9 miles, 18 miles, and anything else you might want to run. THE 9 MILE LOOP Dave W and Mike H will be your trainers this week. They'll be stationed around the course for water/gatorade and such. Now is a good time to be testing out your food/water intake for the race. It's better to know what doesn't agree with your stomach on a training run rather than in a race. Practice carrying gels or some kind of calories with you for energy. You guys are burning mega calories during your training runs and it's important to stay fueled to make it through to the end. There might still be a bit of snow left in the morning, but it will be warming up enough to melt it. And to think....we almost put our hats and gloves away! Have a great run. I'll be thinking of you while I'm racing in Crookston at the PI Run!

Apr 7, 2011

April 9 group run/April 8 pasta feed

Group Run at 7am at Center Court! 2 loops for the full (18 miles), 1 loop for the half (9 miles). Turnaround points for those wanting to run 3 or 5 miles CLICK HERE FOR ROUTE Other news: Pasta feed Friday, April 8th at 7pm at Cottonwood Community Church! Family members welcome! Trainers will be doing a fun presentation for all the runners! Don't miss it! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A DISH YOU WANT TO SHARE Happy Running!