Archive for September, 2011

Thursday 9/29/2011

September 30, 2011

In this edition of “where are they now?” the ship sends a shout out to Ludi Skinner.  Where are you Ludi?

Somewhere between 41 and 43 shipmates showed up at Thursday night’s workout to give the new sidewalk up Lake Austin Blvd. a whirl.  Not quite a record but a very strong showing for a Thursday for the second week in a row.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 5 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, 10, or more.  Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 8:49:11 am.

Save The Date – The 5k time trial is scheduled (or rescheduled) for  Tuesday, October 4th, at 6:15:00 pm.  We’ll convene the workout that evening at the corner of White Rock and Rickey.  Immediately following the time trial we’ll mosey on over to Sandy’s mansion for beer, burgers, and veggie crappola.  Maps to Sandy’s mansion will be available at the workout.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 9/27/2011

September 28, 2011

The threat of ominous weather did little to dissuade the shipmates from showing up in big numbers…at least until the weather actually blew in!  Many flushed out of there like a covey of quail once the wind picked up and the thunder started cracking.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 2000m relay, 1000, 1000 (marathoners/fast group only on the final 1000)

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (5 mile tempo run).  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, 10, or more.  Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 8:49:11 am.

Save The Date – The 5k time trial is scheduled (or rescheduled) for  Tuesday, October 4th, at 6:15:00 pm.  We’ll convene the workout that evening at the corner of White Rock and Rickey.  Immediately following the time trial we’ll mosey on over to Sandy’s mansion for beer, burgers, and veggie crappola.  More info as the date approaches.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 9/22/2011

September 22, 2011

44 strong on a Thursday night is HUGE!  Way to coach, Al!!

The Workout – 5 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  In the hills this week for 10.17 miles, or closer to 7.5 if you turn left on Exposition (there will be gatorade out on the course).  If you want to go longer you can depart the zero at 5:20:00 am for this little slice of fun and frivolity.  Breakfast at Bacon (900 W 10th St) at 9:04:59 am.

Save The Date – The 5k time trial is scheduled (or rescheduled) for  Tuesday, October 4th, at 6:15:00 pm.  We’ll convene the workout that evening at the corner of White Rock and Rickey.  Immediately following the time trial we’ll mosey on over to Sandy’s mansion for beer, burgers, and veggie crappola.  More info as the date approaches.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 9/20/2011

September 20, 2011

The group was 55 strong tonight…not quite a record but definitely a mass of humanity!  Only about 6 gallons of water was consumed but the ice cold orange Gatorade got hammered big time.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 400s and an 800
Fast Group (full) = 6×400, 1×800
Fun Group (half) = 4×400, 1×800

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (5 mile tempo).  Gatorade at Pecos/Scenic.  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  In the hills this week.  Route and breakfast TBA.

Save The Date – The 5k time trial is scheduled (or rescheduled) for  Tuesday, October 4th, at 6:15:00 pm.  We’ll convene the workout that evening at the corner of White Rock and Rickey.  Immediately following the time trial we’ll mosey on over to Sandy’s mansion for beer, burgers, and veggie crappola.  More info as the date approaches.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 9/15/2011

September 15, 2011

The temperatures appear to be breaking again…modestly.  Coach Al’s absence was felt by all 25 who showed up requesting an easy week.  Easy week granted.  After a brief safety reminder…off we went.

The Workout – 4 mile tempo (run in the correct direction due to Amber’s absence)

News – 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. SGMTG will be departing at 5:20:00 am for an extra 10.  Breakfast at Bacon (900 W 10th) at 8:59:00 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 9/13/2011

September 15, 2011

Due to the extreme temperatures the coach modified the scheduled workout.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – timed mile, indian file HALF mile, 3 person half lap relay

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (4 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.  SGMTG will be departing at 5:20:00 am for an extra 10.  Breakfast at Bacon (900 W 10th) at 8:59:00 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 9/8/2011

September 8, 2011

There were five people at the store when the workout officially began at 5:45:00 pm.  There were around 35 at the track.

Now, a word on safety.  When running with a group it is still important to think like an individual.  Just because the person in front of you or beside you finds it safe to cross a street doesn’t automatically make it safe for you.  All the same rules apply.  Look both ways, make eye contact, wave, and don’t cross if it’s even close.  Live to run another day.

The Workout – 3 mile tempo (but we ran it the opposite direction of the map thanks to Amber…from now on we’ll refer to that as “the hard way”)

News – there will be a long run Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am. Hills this week for 11 or 7 (u-turn at Windsor). Breakfast at Cafe Express (3418 N Lamar) at 9:12:41 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 9/6/2011

September 7, 2011

The group seemed to enjoy the mild break in the weather…and the smoke in the air didn’t seem to limit performance too much.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – Fartleks

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (3 mile tempo).  There will be a long run Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Hills this week for 11 or 7 (u-turn at Windsor).  Breakfast at Cafe Express (3418 N Lamar) at 9:12:41 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 9/1/2011

September 2, 2011

Happy September!  Let’s hope that turning the page of the calendar also turns the page on the temperature.  According to the forecast, things start looking up next week (at least in the mornings with low 70s and even some high 60s on the docket).  I’ll believe it when it happens but at least it’s out there!

The Workout – 4 mile tempo

News – 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 Casa Garcia (1000 S Lamar…yes, it’s a repeat) at 8:53:17 am.

Run every chance you get!