Archive for November, 2013

Thursday 11/29/2013

November 29, 2013

No workout, Thanksgiving.  See Tuesday’s report for map and breakfast info.

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Tuesday 11/26/2013

November 26, 2013

Way to step up for the Decker Challenge water stop!  We’re getting close to having it fully staffed…be the one who puts us over the top!  Email Fast Jack Wilkinson and let him know that you are IN (the race is December 8th).

The Workout – 3 x 1600 (aka mile repeats)

News – there will NOT be a hill workout on Thursday due to Thanksgiving.  There WILL be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday morning.  Half marathoners will be doing the 10 mile loop.  Full marathoners will be starting with the 10 mile loop and finishing with this 8 miler.  Breakfast at El Mercado (1302 S 1st) at 10:10:10 am.  Special guests will be in attendance!!

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 11/21/2013

November 22, 2013

Thank you to everyone who has already shown their willingness to help out at the Decker water stop!  The stop’s captain is Fast Jack Wilkinson.  Please click on his name and let him know that you’ll be there the morning of December 8th.  There are other volunteer opportunities available in the days leading up to the race and on race morning (prior to manning the water stop) but the ship’s first priority is making sure there are enough folks at water stop one to get the runners hydrated at this early spot where they’re still packed together pretty tightly.  Remember, volunteering for things coach Al wants you to volunteer for is the best way to differentiate yourself from your peers for Shipmate of the Year!  Stand out!!

The Workout – 4 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail again this week for 11 miles or 20 miles.  There will be water at the rock, Gatorade at Expo/Mt. Laurel, Gatorade at Whiterock/Bullard, Gatorade at Arroyo Seco/Romeria, and Gatorade at 38th/Duval.  The parking lot at Auditorium Shores (aka the zero) is CLOSED until July.  Try parking here (or anywhere else you can find).  The weather is going to be awesome for running 20 miles or hunting ducks but not much else…windy, wet, and cold.  Be ready for it!  Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) whenever you get there.

More News – REI is having a sale on high tech, high dollar blinking and reflective gear until November 24th…making it mildly less high dollar than it was previously.  Make yourself easy to spot out there!

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 11/19/2013

November 19, 2013

This is a busy time of year aboard the ship.  There are a couple of volunteer efforts we like to get behind and they come in rapid fire fashion over the next few months.

The first is our water stop at the Decker Challenge.  If you’re not racing we could really use your help at the water stop.  We cover the first stop so the runners are still packed tightly together when they pass.  Properly staffing the stop helps ensure a positive runner experience for ARC’s signature event.

The second is our flyer hanging duties in conjunction with Austin’s premier race, the Austin Marathon.  The Saturday before the race, we hang flyers on the doors of homes along the route alerting them that they’ll be sequestered for several hours on race morning.  We start right after the Saturday long run and breakfast.  It takes a couple of hours to get it done assuming we get the right amount of bodies for the task at hand.

Stay tuned for more info in Thursday’s report!

The Workout – 5 x 1000

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (4 mile tempo).  There will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail again this week for 11 miles or 20 miles.  There will be Gatorade out there every 3 or so miles.  Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) whenever you get there.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 11/14/2013

November 14, 2013

It was an excellent night for a hilly tempo run.  The workout was well attended and bloodshed was kept to a minimum (not zero, but close).  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 5 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run departing the zero (ok, what’s left of it) at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 9.01 miles or 17.00 miles.  Breakfast at El Gallo (2910 S Congress) whenever you arrive and continuing until you are ready to leave.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 11/12/2013

November 12, 2013

Huge thanks to Dr. Jonathan from Performance Wellness for braving the cold (ok, cool) and wind (ok, breeze) and fixing what ails us!  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 1200, 1000, 800, 600, 400, 200

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (5 mile tempo).  There will be a long run departing the zero (ok, what’s left of it) at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 9.01 miles or 17.00 miles.  Breakfast at El Gallo (2910 S Congress) whenever you arrive and continuing until you are ready to leave.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 11/7/2013

November 7, 2013

The group did very well in breaking out the bright, reflective, and blinking gear.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 5 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday.  You may have already noticed that Auditorium Shores is completely fenced off due to The Fun Fun Fun Festival.  Parking will be problematic.  If you’re running a few minutes late…we’ll be a few minutes down the road.  Off the trail this week for 9 miles or 15.4 miles.  There will be water or Gatorade at the following spots; Rockmoor/Cherry, 35th/Pecos (dry cleaners), and Windsor/Expo.  Breakfast at Cafe Express as soon as you get there (spend $10 on breakfast and get a $10 coupon towards breakfast or dinner between 11/18 and 12/31).

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 11/5/2013

November 6, 2013

Due to the threat of bad weather, first Tuesday with Performance Wellness is bumped to second Tuesday.  Dr. Jonathan will be there Tuesday, 11/12/13!  Don’t forget your blinking lights and reflective clothing this Thursday.  It’s going to be DARK!

The Workout – 4 x 800

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (5 mile tempo).  There will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday.  You may have already noticed that Auditorium Shores is completely fenced off due to The Fun Fun Fun Festival.  Parking will be problematic.  If you’re running a few minutes late…we’ll be a few minutes down the road.  Off the trail this week for 9 miles or 15.4 miles.  There will be water or Gatorade at the following spots; Rockmoor/Cherry, 35th/Pecos (dry cleaners), and Windsor/Expo.  Breakfast at Cafe Express as soon as you get there (there is some kind of $10 coupon deal…whoever knows the details feel free to chime in).

Run every chance you get!