Archive for the ‘Workout Reports’ Category

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!

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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!

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!

Thursday 12/28/2017

December 28, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close it’s important to remember…that Tuesday is the first Tuesday of 2018 which makes it the first Tuesday of the month!  Dr. J from Performance Wellness will be at the workout to assist with your running related maladies.  Your hangover is on you.

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 this week for 10 miles (linked route plus a mile out and back on the trail) or 20.25 miles.  Breakfast at Cheko’s (1304 Koenig) at 10:50 am or whenever you arrive.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 12/26/2017

December 26, 2017

Mega mega thanks to Coach Al and mostly Sandy for hosting the most epic of all Saturday post long run mansion shindigs in the ship’s history!  Way to coach, Al!!

The Workout – 1 mile, 2 mile

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (4 mile tempo).  There will be a long run departing the zero (boo) at 7:00:00 am Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 10 miles (linked route plus a mile out and back on the trail) or 20.25 miles.  Breakfast at Cheko’s (1304 Koenig) at 10:50 am or, alternatively, whenever you arrive.

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 12/21/2017

December 22, 2017

Saturday’s long run will NOT be departing from the zero.  It will, instead, be departing from Sandy’s Mansion.

The Workout – 3 mile tempo

News – there will be a long run departing Sandy’s Mansion at 7:00:00 am on Saturday morning (13 miles).  There will be tacos and casseroles and coffee and juice and a voluntary, non-religious white elephant gift exchange.  Bring a chair.  And some warm clothes.  And a towel.  Way to coach, Al!

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 12/19/2017

December 19, 2017

Saturday’s long run will NOT be departing from the zero.  It will, instead, be departing from Sandy’s Mansion.

The Workout – 6 x 400 w/a partner, 6 x 400 solo

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (3 mile tempo).  There will be a long run departing Sandy’s Mansion at 7:00:00 am on Saturday morning (13 miles).  There will be tacos and casseroles and coffee and juice and a voluntary, non-religious white elephant gift exchange.  Bring a chair.  And some warm clothes.  And a towel.  Way to coach, Al!

Run every chance you get!

Thursday 12/14/2017

December 14, 2017

Coach Al needs pace group leaders for Saturday morning’s long run!  Let him know if you can help.

The Workout – 6 mile tempo, linked route x 2

News – there will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 7.94 miles or 18.34 miles.  18 milers take heed…if you’d prefer not to run on the sidewalks per the map you have two workarounds.  #1 – when you get to Pleasant Valley you can turn left and return to the zero via the trail.  #2 – when you get to Pleasant Valley you can turn left and then make a right on Willow, run as far as possible, then return to the mapped route on Cesar Chavez.  There will be liquids as follows:

Water @ the rock
Gatorade @ Enfield/Woodlawn
Water @ Guadalupe/45th
Gatorade @ Dean Keeton/Lafayette (horse, reins, etc…)
Water @ Cesar Chavez/Pleasant Valley

Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 10:20:30 or the precise moment of your much anticipated arrival.

Run every chance you get!

Tuesday 12/12/2017

December 12, 2017

Ginormous kudos to Heather for organizing our final monthly happy hour of 2017!  Way to coach, Al!

The Workout – 6 x 800 (with optional strides x 6)

News – there will be a hill workout on Thursday (6 mile tempo, linked route x 2).  There will be a long run departing the zero at 7:00:00 am on Saturday morning.  Off the trail this week for 7.94 miles or 18.34 miles.  18 milers listen up…if you’d prefer not to run on the sidewalks per the map you have two workarounds.  #1 – when you get to Pleasant Valley you can turn left and return to the zero via the trail.  #2 – when you get to Pleasant Valley you can turn left and then make a right on Willow, run as far as possible, then return to the mapped route on Cesar Chavez.  If you get lost, remember…you can always run extra.  Way to coach, Al!  There will be liquids as follows:

Water @ the rock
Gatorade @ Enfield/Woodlawn
Water @ Guadalupe/45th
Gatorade @ Dean Keeton/Lafayette (horse, reins, etc…)
Water @ Cesar Chavez/Pleasant Valley

Breakfast at Little Mexico (2304 S 1st) at 10:20:30 or the precise moment of your much anticipated arrival.

Run every chance you get!