Archive for December, 2011

Thursday 12/29/2011

December 29, 2011

The long run this Saturday will NOT be departing from the zero at 7:00:00 am.  It WILL be departing from Sandy’s mansion at 7:00:00 am.  7510 Downridge…aka the start of the route map linked below.

The Workout – 4 mile tempo

News – as previously discussed, there will be a long run on Saturday DEPARTING FROM SANDY’S MANSION AT 7:00:00 AM!  Full Marathoners are scheduled for 20 miles, half marathoners are scheduled for 10 miles (u-turn at 49th/Bull Creek).  FREE breakfast upon return to the mansion whenever you get there.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 12/27/2011

December 28, 2011

2011 is just barely hanging in there at this point.  Soon we’ll be flipping the calendar and 2012 will be all over us like white on rice.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 1 mile, 2 mile, and 2×800

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (4 mile tempo).  There will be a long run on Saturday DEPARTING FROM SANDY’S MANSION AT 7:00:00 AM!  Full Marathoners are scheduled for 20 miles, half marathoners are scheduled for 10 miles (u-turn at 49th/Bull Creek).  FREE breakfast upon return to the mansion whenever you get there.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 12/22/2011

December 23, 2011

Another excellent evening for a short tempo run…enjoyed by more than a dozen shipmates.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 3 mile tempo

News – there wil be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  On the trail this week for 13 or 18 (or more or less…if you’re not training for the full or half marathon).  Breakfast at Casa Garcia whenever you get there.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 12/20/2011

December 20, 2011

In this special Christmas edition of “where are they now” the ship sends a shoutout to the guy who gave the group its nickname.  Where are you Davey G?

The Workout – 12 x 400

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (3 mile tempo).  There wil be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  On the trail this week for 13 or 18 (or more or less…if you’re not training for the full or half marathon).  Breakfast TBA.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 12/15/2011

December 15, 2011

13 fools braved the rain and traffic…only to be denied the sweet six mile tempo (with turn-by-turn instructions to go along with the map).  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – long hill/short hill (most did 6, some did extra)

News – there will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  The long route option is 13 miles, the slightly less long route option is 8 miles.  Breakfast at Waterloo Ice House (38th & Medical Parkway) at 9:20:02 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 12/13/2011

December 13, 2011

Traffic = bad.
Weather = crummy.
Group = LARGE (all things considered).

Lots of folks ran Decker…the number of PRs was astounding!  Way to coach, Al!!

The Workout – 6 x 800

News – there will be a tempo run on Thursday (6 miles).  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  The long route option is 13 miles, the slightly less long route option is 8 miles.  Breakfast at Waterloo Ice House (38th & Medical Parkway) at 9:20:02 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 12/8/2011

December 8, 2011

Good luck to everyone doing Decker on Sunday!  Thank you to everyone volunteering at Decker on Sunday!  Good luck to Al & Sandy running Tucson on Sunday!

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 20.  Breakfast at Dario’s (1800 E 6th St) whenever you get there.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 12/6/2011

December 8, 2011

The sub 40 degree temperature and brisk wind kept the group to a manageable size.  Maybe someday we’ll figure out why we break attendance records when it’s 105 degrees and drop it down to about a dozen when the weather is nearly PERFECT?!?  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 2 x 1200, 4 x 800

News – there will be a hilly tempo run on Thursday (5 miles).  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 20.  Breakfast at Dario’s (1800 E 6th St) whenever you get there. 

More News – For the 33rd time, there will be a Decker Challenge on Sunday.  Thank you for running!  Thank you for volunteering!

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 12/1/2011

December 1, 2011

The Decker Challenge is a week and a half away (December 11th) and the ship still needs a few volunteers to round out our water stop commitment.  Cristy could also use some help with parking and course monitoring.  Please email her at volunteer@austinrunners.org if you can help!

The Workout – 3 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  The half marathoners are scheduled for 10 miles.  The full marathoners can tack on an additional 7 miles either before (at 5:40:00 am) or after the 10.  There will be water/gatorade every three or so miles on both routes.  Breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe (3016 Guadalupe) at 7:15:15 am, 9:01:01 am, or 10:00:00 am.

Run every chance you get!