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Week of 11/11/2018

November 13, 2018

Mega thanks to Dr. J from Performance Wellness for avoiding the pollsters but not the fools with their various aches/pains during last Tuesday’s workout!

Coach Al needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Tuesday – ladder (1200, 1000, 800, 600, 400) *click this link for how to accomplish each distance on O. Henry’s “short” track

Our monthly happy hour at La Mancha will commence immediately after Tuesday’s track workout.  Please let Heather know if you plan to be there.

Thursday – 5 mile tempo

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off/on the trail this week for 12 miles or 16 miles.  Everyone starts with this 6.17 miler and then marathoners run the 10 mile loop counter-clockwise on the trail while half marathoners run the 6 mile loop counter-clockwise on the trail.  Breakfast at Cheko’s (1304 W Koenig) at 10:05:05 am.

Run every chance you get!

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Week of 11/4/2018

November 4, 2018

This week marks the first Tuesday of November (how did that happen??)!  O. Henry is a polling location for voting so we will convene at 10th/Wayside in order to avoid the polls.  Dr. J from Performance Wellness will be there so bring your aches/pains!

Coach Al needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Tuesday – 4 x 800 on this alternate, non-track, course

Thursday – 5 mile tempo

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 10 miles or 15.08 miles.  Breakfast at Fareground (111 Congress) at 9:50:50 am.

Run every chance you get!

Week of 10/28/2018

October 30, 2018

Good luck to everyone running the Run for the Water on Sunday!  I don’t recall the race interfering with our parking lot on Saturday morning but be prepared to use TxDOT.  The AIDS Walk is Saturday but appears to be north of the river.

Also, extra good luck to all the fools running the New York Marathon on Sunday!  Special shout out to Ryan who takes with him quite a remarkable and inspirational story.  Can’t wait to read some race reports!!

Coach Al needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Tuesday – timed mile, Indian file mile, timed mile AND a large check presentation to O. Henry from ARC and those of you who donated to the campaign individually…way to coach, Al!

Thursday – tempo runs of 1, 2, or 5 miles by running this loop

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  On the trail this week (theoretically) for 4, 7, or 10 miles.  Breakfast at Maria’s Taco Express (2529 S Lamar) at 8:55:55 am with  FREE cake to celebrate November birthdays!

Run every chance you get!

Week of 10/21/2018

October 21, 2018

Coach Al needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Piknic Electronik may impact our ability to park in the close parking lot (aka our parking lot) on Saturday morning.  If so, use TxDot.

Tuesday – 800m repeats, twice around…backward on the straights, jog the curves
Marathoners = 6 x 800
Half Marathoners = 5 x 800

Thursday – 5 mile tempo

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 7.94 miles or 13.32 miles.  Breakfast at Rudy’s (3914 N Lamar) at 9:30:30 am.

Run every chance you get!

Week of 10/14/2018

October 14, 2018

Coach Al needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Signage at our Saturday parking lot indicates that the Livestrong challenge is Sunday, October 21st.  That may or may not mean that the parking lot will be unavailable Saturday morning.  Be prepared to use TxDot just in case.

Looking ahead, there is also signage indicating that something called Piknic Electronik is the following weekend (October 27th).  Apparently it’s quite a thing in Montreal…this is its inaugural event in Austin.  It is more likely that the parking lot will not be available that weekend.

Tuesday – 400m repeats
Marathoners = 6 w/a partner, 4 solo
Half Marathoners = 6 w/a partner, 2 solo

Thursday – 5k time trial!

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, or 10 miles.  Breakfast at Taco Joint (134 E Riverside) at 8:55:55 am.

Run every chance you get!

Week of 10/7/2018

October 8, 2018

Coach Al needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Our monthly happy hour at La Mancha will commence immediately after Tuesday’s track workout.  Please let Heather know if you plan to be there.

Tuesday – timed mile, Indian file mile, and another mile followed by twice around the track running backwards on the straights whilst jogging the curves

Thursday – 4 mile tempo

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 7.94 miles or 12.1 miles.  Newcomers can take a swing at one of those routes or run 4 miles counter-clockwise on the trail.  Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 9:15:15 am with FREE cake for October birthdays!

Run every chance you get!

Week of 9/30/2018

September 30, 2018

To the best of my knowledge at press time, our Saturday parking lot will be available on Saturday.  If, for whatever reason, that turns out not to be the case…check out TxDOT!  Even if it is open…it’s been filling up by 6:40 am so don’t get caught circling!

Coach Al needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Tuesday – 1000m repeats
Marathoners x 4
Half Marathoners x 3

Thursday – 5 mile tempo

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, or 10 miles.  Breakfast at El Borrego de Oro (3900 S Congress) at 8:55:55 am.

Run every chance you get!

Week of 9/23/2018

September 24, 2018

Listen up because it’s going to be a unique week!

ARC is having Skechers out at Tuesday’s workout.  It seems like it’s been a couple of years so it’ll be good to see what they’ve been up to.

There is an O. Henry football game on the field in the middle of the track on Tuesday night.  We will convene in the southeast corner of the O. Henry parking lot at 10th/Wayside, do the drills, and then do the workout in the neighborhood.  Please avoid the track and football field anytime you see an official O. Henry activity occurring.  Way to coach, Al!

Speaking of Coach Al…he needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Speaking of Saturday…our parking lot will be unavailable.  There are some spots here and there along Riverside but your best bet is TxDot.

Tuesday – 800s
Marathoners = 6
Half Marathoners = 5
Newcomers = 3

Thursday – 5 mile tempo

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  On/off the trail this week for 11 miles or 6 miles.  Everyone will start by doing the 6 miles route linked hereto.  The 11 milers will continue past the zero and do the 5 mile loop on the trail (from the zero to MoPac, cross the bridge, run to the east side of Congress, take the stairs up, cross the bridge, curl left on the south side, then turn left under the Congress bridge heading back to the zero).  Breakfast at Cheko’s (1304 W Koenig) at 9:15:15 am.

Run every chance you get!

Week of 9/16/2018

September 17, 2018

According to signage strewn about our Saturday parking lot, it will be unavailable to us this Saturday (9/22) due to the LIVESTRONG Honor 5k/10k.  Additionally, I’ve peered into the future and predict that it will also be unavailable to us the following Saturday (9/29) due to…ugh.

This might be a good time to familiarize yourself with the FREE TxDot parking about a half mile east of the zero.  You also may want to give yourself a little extra time to get to the zero by 7:00:00 am the next two Saturdays.

Tuesday – ladder (1600, 1200, 800, 400), twice around…backwards on the straights, jog the curves

Thursday – 4 mile tempo

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  On the trail this week for 4, 7, or 10 miles.  Breakfast at Maria’s Taco Express (2529 S Lamar) with FREE cake for September birthdays.  Way to coach, Al!

Run every chance you get!

Week of 9/9/2018

September 10, 2018

 

Dr. J from Performance Wellness punted last week but, fear not, he will be at the Tuesday workout!

Happy Hour at La Mancha is also Tuesday after the workout!   Please let Heather know if you plan to be there.

Coach Al needs YOU to lead a pace group Saturday morning.  Please let him know if you’re available to assist.

Tuesday – 4 x 400 with a partner, 4 x 400 without a partner, twice around (backwards on the straights/jog the curves)

Thursday – tempo runs of 3 miles or 6 miles

Saturday – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 5 miles, 7.02 miles, or 12.13 miles.  5 milers start on the linked route but turn back at Barton Hills/Wilke (water cooler).  7 milers run the linked route.  12 miles run the linked route then add on this.  Breakfast at Fareground (111 Congress) at 9:15:15 am.

Run every chance you get!