Archive for August, 2010

Tuesday 8/31/2010

August 31, 2010

A nice shower blew in right as the workout started and lasted pretty much until we were done.  It didn’t do much to bring the temperature down but the non-sweaty wetness felt good.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 1000 meter repeats
SGMTG = 5
Fast Group = 4
Fun Group = 3
Newcomers = 2
Severe Recovery Group = 1
All Groups = 1/2 lap relays (x4)

News – SGMTG will be doing Scenic departing the rock at 4ish on Wednesday.  There will NOT be a Mansion Loop.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday (5 mile tempo).  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, or 10.  Breakfast at La Feria (2010 S Lamar) at 8:59:59 am.

More News – mega congrats to Sandy for leading the ship down the Eisenbahn trail in West Bend, Wisconsin by scoring the only BQ and getting 1st in her age group!!

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 8/26/2010

August 27, 2010

A small but cuddly and lovable group gathered for a refreshing 3-mile tempo workout tonight. With the voice of Coach Al being channeled through the body of a small, Asian woman, the ship sailed under the light breeze of the cold front that moved in this week. Way to enjoy the cooler weather, Ship!!

There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Lollipop plus whatever trail you want to add.  There will be Gatorade at Fast Jack’s.  There is a group leaving early for an extra lollipop at 5:45:00 am.

Run every chance you get, and KICK BUTT every chance you get, team Eisenbahn!!!

-C/M

Tuesday 8/24/2010

August 26, 2010

The workout was NOT cancelled due to heat!  A cool front blew in just in time to knock around 10 degrees off the thermometer.

The Workout – 1200 meter repeats
Fast Group = 4
Fun Group = 3
Newcomers = 1
EMTG = 0 (4×400 instead)

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday.  3 mile tempo.  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Lollipop plus whatever trail you want to add.  Gatorade at Fast Jack’s.  There is a group leaving early for an extra lollipop at 5:45:00 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 8/19/2010

August 19, 2010

A relatively small group by recent standards tonight.  Those who showed got treated to some delightful weather and a screaming fast (flat to downhill) tempo route.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 4 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, or 10.  Breakfast at Dario’s (1800 E 6th St) at 8:56:57 am.  There will be an early group starting from THE ROCK at 5:50:00 am doing Scenic.

More News – Shakedown is playing Friday night at Baby A’s Stonelake from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  You know you want some of that!

Run every chance you get!

p.s.  Join ARC and buy some shoes at RunTex on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Tuesday 8/17/2010

August 17, 2010

We encourage everyone who runs in Austin to belong to the Austin Runners Club.  The Club does many things behind the scenes to make sure that groups like ours exist and are available.  Group runs, social activities, along with a list of discounts and member services a mile long (pun intended).  Joining is easy…just follow the link below and either join online or print and mail the membership application.

http://www.austinrunners.org/7553713_74071.htm

The Workout – Ladder
Fast Group = 1600, 1200, 800, 400
Fun Group/EMTG = 1600, 800, 400

News – there will be a mansion loop departing Sandy’s house at 6:00:00 pm Wednesday.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday, 4 mile tempo.  There will be a long run Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, or 10.  Breakfast at Dario’s (1800 E 6th St) at 8:56:57 am.

More News – Shakedown is playing Friday night at Baby A’s Stonelake from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  It’s purple time!

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 8/12/2010

August 12, 2010

The newcomers are coming out of the woodwork!  Two more showed up for tonight’s workout and they definitely got their money’s worth!  Way to coach, Al!!

The Workout – 3 mile tempo

News – There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Backward Scenic 11 miler.  Fun Group can turn around at Windsor for 8ish.  EMTG will be doing 20ish departing the zero at 5:30:00 am.  We will most likely modify the return trip by cutting across at 29th and coming down Rio Grande.  There will be gatorade out on the long course almost every two miles (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18).  The long course’s 4 and 6 loosely correspond to the Backward Scenic’s 5 and 7 so you guys will have some gatorade as well (and water at the rock at 2 and 9)!  Breakfast at Maudie’s (1212 S Lamar) at 9:12:04 am!

More News – Don’t forget about the Shakedown Doubleheader!  Friday the 13th at Baby A’s I-35 location from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Johnny Fins on Saturday from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 8/10/2010

August 10, 2010

The group was quite large tonight…including three newcomers!  Way to recruit, Al!  Too bad the workout was cancelled due to the intense, oppressive heat.

The Workout – 400 meter repeats
EMTG = 12
Fast Group = 8
Fun Group = 6
Newcomers = 4

News – I’m assuming there will be a mansion loop departing Sandy’s house at 6:00:00 pm Wednesday.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday.  3 mile tempo.  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Backward Scenic 11 miler.  Fun Group can turn around at Windsor for 8ish.  EMTG will be doing 20ish departing the zero at 5:30:00 am.  We will most likely modify the return trip by cutting across at 29th and coming down Rio Grande.

More News – Shakedown Doubleheader!  Get out your hockey mask for Friday the 13th at Baby A’s I-35 location from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Put it away for Johnny Fins on Saturday from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 8/5/2010

August 6, 2010

1000 apologies for the tardiness of this workout report!  I was out looking for Logan’s ride and the time just got away from me!!

The Workout – 6 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, 0r 10.  There will be a group departing at 5:50:00 am for 6.87 “extra” using the south part of the marathon course.  Breakfast at Austin Diner on Burnet Rd at 9:04:12 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 8/3/2010

August 3, 2010

Yet another weather induced cancellation.  We were going to do 800 meter repeats…anywhere from 1 to 6 of them.  I’m starting to think we’ll never be able to make all of these workouts up once the weather cools off a little!

News – there will be a mansion loop departing Sandy’s house at 6:00:00 pm Wednesday.  There will be a Stampede awards banquet at Serrano’s Lakeline at 7:00:00 pm.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday (6 mile tempo).  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Breakfast TBA.

Run every chance you get!