Archive for June, 2012

Thursday 6/28/2012

June 28, 2012

It couldn’t even break 100 today so the workout was not cancelled.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – hilly 800s

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, or 10 miles.  Breakfast at Galaxy Cafe at 8:58:17 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 6/26/2012

June 26, 2012

The weather caused the workout to be cancelled.  Here is a pretty good article on what happens when the mercury gets out of hand.

The Workout (that would have been) – Yasso 800s
Fast Group = 4
Fun Group = 3
Newcomers/Beginners = 2

News – there will be a Stampede on Wednesday night departing beneath I-35 at 7:00 pm.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday (repeats).  There will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, or 10 miles.  Breakfast at Galaxy Cafe at 8:58:17 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 6/21/2012

June 21, 2012

Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5k is Saturday.  The City of Austin web site says that Riverside is closed from Lee Barton Dr. to S 1st starting at 3 am Saturday morning…which cuts off parking at the zero.  Make plans accordingly!

The Workout – Quality 1000s

News – there will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Off the trail this week for 8 or 11 miles (regardless of which route you choose…you’d better be ready to spell Stratford).  There will be a group meeting at 5:10 am for 10 miles prior to meeting the group at 7:00:00 am.  Breakfast at Dario’s whenever you get there.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 6/19/2012

June 19, 2012

Coach decided to shake things up a bit…tempo run Tuesday!  Way to break up the muscle memory, Al!!

The Workout – 5k – by running this loop 3 times (or more, or less)

News – there will be a Stampede on Wednesday night departing Brushy Creek at 7:00 pm.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday (repeats).  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Off the trail this week for 8 or 11 miles (regardless of which route you choose…you’d better be ready to spell Stratford).  There will be a group meeting at 5:10 am for 10 miles prior to meeting the group at 7:00:00 am.  Breakfast at Dario’s whenever you get there.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 6/14/2012

June 14, 2012

The Moonlight Margarita Run snarled traffic up pretty well around the whole Lake Austin corridor but enough shipmates managed to get to O. Henry to keep it respectable.  Coach rewarded us with an acclimation workout as the brutal weather returned with a vengeance.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – long hill/short hill (each rep about 1/3 of a mile)
Fast Group = 6
Fun Group = 4
Newcomers/Beginners = 3

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.  There will be a small group starting at 6:00 am for 6 miles prior to meeting the group back at the zero for more.  Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 8:55:10 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 6/12/2012

June 12, 2012

The group suffered a huge acclimation setback tonight as the temperatures were barely in the 70s.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – Fartleks

News – there will be a Stampede departing under I-35 at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.  There will be a hill workout on Thursday.  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 Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 8:55:10 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 6/7/2012

June 8, 2012

General cloud cover and a cooling breeze greeted the group on Thursday evening.  It was a welcome respite from the mid-90s and harsh sun we’ve been “acclimating” to over the past few weeks.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – one mile and/or half mile hilly repeats (as many of either or both as you want)

News – there will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Off the trail this week for a little Scenic.  There will be water at the rock, gatorade at 35th/Expo, gatorade at Rockmoor/Cherry, and water again at the rock.  There will also be a group starting at 5:30 am for 9 extra prior to joining the rest of the group at 7:00:00 am.  Breakfast at Maria’s Taco Express at 9:12:13 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 6/5/2012

June 5, 2012

Goodbye, Kate!  We’ll miss you during your (what we hope is a) brief stint in El Paso.

The Workout – timed 800, 3 person 1/2 lap relay with a backwards leg, and 1 x 400

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (repeats).  There will be a long run on Saturday departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  Off the trail this week for a little Scenic.  There will be gatorade out there every few miles.  There will also be a group starting at 5:30 am for 9 extra prior to joining the rest of the group at 7:00:00 am.  Breakfast at Maria’s Taco Express at 9:12:13 am.

Run every chance you get!