Archive for January, 2018

Tuesday 1/30/2018

January 30, 2018

The invitation to the Annual Ship Marathon Party will be going out tonight!  We’ve taken steps to increase capacity but are still somewhat limited (80ish).  Here are a few things to keep in mind in FAQ format…

1 – Can I bring my non-running spouse or significant other/kids/out of town guests?  Yes, I suppose, but it could ultimately lead to someone from the group being displaced.

2 – What can I bring?  Nothing!  We will have veggie and meatie lasagna, salad, bread, water, Gatorade, and beer (Shiner).  There will also be dessert if you can convince Coach Al to share.  If you want something that’s not listed feel free to bring it.

3 – How do I contribute to the Shipmate of the Year fund?  Simply hand your contribution to Coach Al or myself anytime between now and Thursday, February 15th.

The Workout – 800s
Marathoners = 8
Half Marathoners = 6
Newcomers = 4

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 Saturday morning.  Off/on the trail this week for 13 miles (linked route plus the 7 mile loop clockwise on the trail).  There will be Gatorade on the Ben White access road between S Congress and S 1st.  Breakfast at Cheko’s (1304 W Koenig) at 9:30:30 am.  There will be cake for December, January, and February birthdays.

Run every chance you get!

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Thursday 1/25/2018

January 25, 2018

Keep saving of the date for this year’s marathon party (Friday, February 16th)!  The invitation will go out very shortly.

Don’t forget to nominate your Shipmate of the Year!  If you’d like to contribute to the S-o-t-Y gift please hand your donation to either Coach Al or myself at a workout between now and Thursday, February 15th (the sooner the better).

The Workout – 4 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 10.53 miles or 21.7 miles.  There will be water/Gatorade at the following spots:

Mile 2.1 = water @ the rock
Mile 5.5 = Gatorade @ Enfield/Woodlawn
Mile 9.0 = water @ 45th/Guadalupe
Mile 11.8 = Gatorade @ Dean Keeton/San Jacinto
Mile 15.2 = water @ Goodwin/Tillery
Mile 19.0 = Gatorade @ Waller/Cesar Chavez

Breakfast at Maria’s Taco Express (2529 S Lamar) at 11:01:01 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 1/23/2018

January 23, 2018

In addition to the saving of the date for this year’s marathon party (Friday, February 16th), we are reviving Shipmate of the Year!  Way to coach, Al!!  Please click the link to nominate the fool you think worthy of praise, adoration, and (perhaps) amazing gifts!  If you’d like to contribute to the S-o-t-Y gift please hand your donation to either Coach Al or myself at a workout between now and February 15th (the sooner the better).

The Workout – 10 x 400 (6 w/a partner and 4 solo)

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 on Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 10.53 miles or 21.7 miles.  There will be water/Gatorade at the following spots:

Mile 2.1 = water @ the rock
Mile 5.5 = Gatorade @ Enfield/Woodlawn
Mile 9.0 = water @ 45th/Guadalupe
Mile 11.8 = Gatorade @ Dean Keeton/San Jacinto
Mile 15.2 = water @ Goodwin/Tillery
Mile 19.0 = Gatorade @ Waller/Cesar Chavez

Breakfast at Maria’s Taco Express (2529 S Lamar) at 11:01:01 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 1/18/2018

January 18, 2018

The workout wasn’t canceled!

The Workout – 4 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday morning.  On/off the trail this week for 13.19 miles (starting with this 6.17 miler and finishing with this 7.02 miler).  There will be Gatorade on Ben White between Congress and S 1st and at Barton Hills/Wilke.  Breakfast at El Borrego de Oro (3900 S Congress) at 9:30:30 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 1/16/2018

January 16, 2018

Per the aforementioned missive on said topic, tonight’s workout was canceled due to ice.  Again.

The Workout – (would have been) – 3 x 1600

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 on Saturday morning.  On/off the trail this week for 13.19 miles (starting with this 6.17 miler and finishing with this 7.02 miler).  There will be Gatorade on Ben White between Congress and S 1st and at Barton Hills/Wilke.  Breakfast at El Borrego de Oro (3900 S Congress) at 9:30:30 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 1/11/2018

January 11, 2018

*SAVE THE DATE* It is our annual tradition to gather at Big’s house (now Big and Jerie’s house) on the Friday before the Austin Marathon to carb load, socialize, share a drink or two, and begin final preparations for Sunday. This year that is Friday, February 16th. Stay tuned for more info and an invite to follow.

The Workout – 5 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 10.53 miles or 21.70 miles.  There will be water/Gatorade at the following spots:

Water @ the rock
Gatorade @ Enfield/Woodlawn
Water @ 45th/Guadalupe
Gatorade @ Dean Keeton/San Jacinto
Water @ Goodwin/Tillery
Gatorade @ Waller/Cesar Chavez

Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 10:55:55 am.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 1/9/2018

January 9, 2018

Kudos to Heather for ringing in the new year with our first monthly happy hour of 2018!  Way to coach, Al!!

*SAVE THE DATE*  It is our annual tradition to gather at Big’s house (now Big and Jerie’s house) on the Friday before the Austin Marathon to carb load, socialize, share a drink or two, and begin final preparations for Sunday.  This year that is Friday, February 16th.  Stay tuned for more info and an invite to follow.

The Workout – 1000, 2000, 1000, 1000

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 Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 10.53 miles or 21.70 miles.  There will be water/Gatorade at the following spots:

Water @ the rock
Gatorade @ Enfield/Woodlawn
Water @ 45th/Guadalupe
Gatorade @ Dean Keeton/San Jacinto
Water @ Goodwin/Tillery
Gatorade @ Waller/Cesar Chavez

Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 10:55:55 am.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 1/4/2018

January 4, 2018

Please make note of the very important correction to Tuesday’s workout report.

The Workout – tempo runs of 10 miles for the marathoners – (linked route twice) or 4 miles (half marathoners – turn back at the cooler on Mountain Laurel).

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  On/off the trail this week for 15.35 miles or 13.19 miles.  Everyone will start with this 6.17 miler.  15.35 milers will finish with this 9.18 miler, 13.19 milers will finish with this 7.02 miler.  Breakfast at 9:45:45 am at El Mercado (1302 S 1st).  There will be gatorade halfway through the 6.17 miler and on the lollipop at Barton Hills/Wilke.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 1/2/2018

January 2, 2018

2018?  What???

The first workout of 2018 was cancelled due to *edit* ice.  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout (would have been) – 3 x (2 x 1200)

The Workout (would have *alternately* been) – 3 x 1600 at marathon goal pace

News – there will, allegedly, be a hill workout on Thursday (tempo runs of 10 miles for the marathoners – linked route twice for the marathoners or 4 miles for the half marathoners – turn back at the cooler on Mountain Laurel).  There will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  On/off the trail this week for 15.35 miles or 13.19 miles.  Everyone will start with this 6.17 miler.  15.35 milers will finish with this 9.18 miler, 13.19 milers will finish with this 7.02 miler.  Breakfast at 9:45:45 am at El Mercado (1302 S 1st).  There will be gatorade halfway through the 6.17 miler and on the lollipop at Barton Hills/Wilke.

Run every chance you get!