Archive for June, 2013

Thursday 6/27/2013

June 27, 2013

It might be time for coach to step up what it takes to put your name in the workout report.

The Workout – 1000 meter repeats
Newcomers = 2
Fun Group = 3
Fast Group = 4
PYNOI Group = 5 (J, Darren, Kelly, Eliot, Stefan, Gary, Chris, Mark, Laura, Julie, Nick, Penny, Boots, and Big)

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday.  Off the trail this week for 6.43 miles or 10.07 miles.  You’re going to want to study these maps…they’re new routes!  Breakfast at Hoover’s (2002 Manor Rd) at 8:59:59 am.

Run every chance you get!

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Tuesday 6/25/2013

June 26, 2013

We finally had our first 100 degree workout of the summer and, as usual, the group was the largest it’s been since last summer.  Lots of newcomers and familiar faces returning for the fun and frivolity.  If you missed it, don’t worry!  It’s supposed to be 102 on Thursday and 104 on Saturday before cooling off to 98 next week.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 800 meter repeats (not of the Yasso variety…each of these needed to be 2 seconds faster than the last one)
Newcomers Group = 2
Fun Group = 5 (might have been closer to 4)
Fast Group = 6

News – there will be a Stampede departing Brushy Creek at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.  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.  Off the trail this week for 6.43 miles or 10.07 miles.  You’re going to want to study these maps…they’re new routes!  Breakfast at Hoover’s (2002 Manor Rd) at 8:59:59 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 6/20/2013

June 20, 2013

Reminder – (from Tuesday’s report) The build up phase of our annual marathon training for the Austin Marathon begins in a few short weeks.  That means it’s time to hit the trail for a few recruiting drives.  Coach Al is looking for a few good guys/gals to help out.  The target dates are the last week of July/first week of August.  Please let Coach Al know if you can help out.  Basic duties will involve hanging around at the rock and/or the zero, looking good, handing out gatorade, and telling people about the Runners Club and the training program.

The Workout – figure 8 relays (.9 miles each set)
Fun Group = 2 sets
Fast Group = 3 sets
PYNOI Group = 4 sets (Chris, Matt, Gary, Stefan)

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 (1000 West Lynn) at 8:50:50 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 6/18/2013

June 18, 2013

The build up phase of our annual marathon training for the Austin Marathon begins in a few short weeks.  That means it’s time to hit the trail for a few recruiting drives.  Coach Al is looking for a few good guys/gals to help out.  The target dates are the last week of July/first week of August.  Please let Coach Al know if you can help out.  Basic duties will involve hanging around at the rock and/or the zero, looking good, handing out gatorade, and telling people about the Runners Club and the training program.

The Workout – Fartleks

News – there will be a Stampede departing Brushy Creek at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.  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 (1000 West Lynn) at 8:50:50 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 6/13/2013

June 14, 2013

There is a shorter route possible than the one I eluded to in the Tuesday report.  Thanks to Coach Al for pointing this out for the benefit of anyone wishing to run less than 7ish.  There will be a water/gatorade at the school on Barton Hills a little over a mile and a half into the lollipop.  Anyone turning around there and heading back to the zero will run closer to 5 miles (slightly over).  The map has a little zigzag with a water stop that can be ignored.  Also, for those who just can’t get enough hills, you can add Wilke either coming or going or both for an extra half mile each time you do it.

The Workout – long hill/short hill
Fun Group = 4
Fast Group = 6
PYNOI Group = 8 (Jules, Penny, Ryan, Steve, Elizabeth)
PYNOIWAEP Group = 9 (J, Gary, Amy)

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  We’ll be doing the lollipop plus whatever additional on the trail you’d like to do.  The shortest route possible (SRP) from the zero around the pop and back is 7.5 miles…which can be shortened per the opening paragraph.  Breakfast at Dario’s (1800 E 6th) commencing at approximately 8:49:18 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 6/11/2013

June 13, 2013

I apologize for the delay in getting this one out!

The Workout – timed mile, indian file mile, 400 meters all out

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (repeats).  There will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am.  We’ll be doing the lollipop plus whatever additional on the trail you’d like to conquer.  The shortest route possible (SRP) from the zero around the pop and back is 7.5 miles.  Breakfast at Dario’s (1800 E 6th) commencing at approximately 8:49:18 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 6/6/2013

June 6, 2013

The Workout – 1000 meter repeats
Fun Group = 3
Fast Group = 4
Put Your Name On It Group = 5 (Gary, Amy, Ross, Kelly, Mike…formerly known as Cardboard…now known as Newlywed, Elizabeth, Chelsea, Nick, Summer)

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 La Feria (2010 S Lamar) at 9:00:01 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 6/4/2013

June 5, 2013

By the looks of the truck bed after the last several workouts, a reminder on proper cup usage/disposal is in order.  Take a cup, use it as a vessel to transport water/gatorade from the coolers to your mouth, store the cup either on your person or the truck during the workout, and dispose of your cup after its final use.  No one else should be throwing your cup away for you.  We all miss Hillary since she moved to California but I miss her the most because she was so diligent and consistent in her willingness to clean up after the cup leavers.

The Workout – 400s and 200s
Fast Group = 6 x 400, 6 x 200
Fun Group = 6 x 400, 3 x 200

News – there will be a Stampede Wednesday evening at Brushy Creek 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 TBA.

Run every chance you get!