Saturday, April 7, 2007

ARMY TEN MILER AND ROCKVILLE 8K

We need to form two teams for upcoming races.

The rockville twighlighter in July and the Army Ten Miler. In order to win either of these we will need one or two "A" runners. Someone or several people, who will run sub-50 for Army and sub 24:30 for the 8K. The rest is a wash.

Jake, your assignment is to scrounge the earth for that gem of a runner who is lost and seeking guidance and a team. You have a knack for this so use it---

As for competition, we can get the Pacers guys to run against us and at the Army, there will be awesome competitors from army units around the world. If we are serious, i can ask Jim Hage to write about it in the Post and give it us some PR. For the Army, I have down Matias, Justin(though I have not seen him in ages), No excuses Scott, Philippe Rolly, Dave O Hara and this is where we need someone to throw down a killer time and can put us in a great position. This person has yet to be defined. Also, so you get a sense of the excitement of it all, when you go to the G-town running company next, pick up the newest Army ten miler 2007 calander. there is a great photo of the old Reebok Enclave with Andre Williams, Ray Pugsley and Chris Graff, in these slick Reebok Singlets racing against Dan Brown and the Army team. The duel was created by George Banker and the Army ten miler race directors. Pretty cool stuff.

For the 8K we should have enough bodies to form two teams(coed).

Hopefully by this time we will have distinguishable singlets.

I know these races are way off in the distance but it will be fun billing them up and causing some commotion.

FYI--I have been thinking about a Most Improved Runner of the year award and I am totally at a loss because it seems everyone is improving or has improved. Maybe this is something all of you can be thinking about and then within the next few months we can pick a time to vote on it and then get the store to provide this person with some award like shoes or clothes, etc.

Criteria for selection is improvement in overall times per distance, training consitency, attitude, runner and team support, etc.

suggestions or ideas on this are always welcome.

M

13 comments:

Scott Munro said...

I'm definitely in for both.

Merkel said...

as my fist year on the DC scene I would definitely like to get a feel for both of these races. Put me down for them... I really want to focus on shorter races and see what is possible. While 26.2 is rewarding, it needs to be balanced with other distances and experiences, and I hope to gain some of this following Boston.

Timm said...

definately keep planning these way in advance - Count me in for the Rockivlle Twilighter, but not for the Army 10-miler.
-Nate

Wiggy said...

What is the date for the Rockville 8k?

MAX said...

munro looks serious. watch out! Wiggy, can we stamp the name WIGGY on your singlet? the race is on july 21.

Wiggy said...

hahaha only if you think the chicks will dig it...

Scott said...

Joe that is less than one month after your wedding. I think you get a one month grace period. So anything that comes of wearing that jersey is cool. Oh wait Holly reads these message boards? Crap.

MAX said...

munro, i have told the pacers guys that you are our secret ace in holding and that when you make an appearance, all will be in awe. you have something to shoot for, now--------M

Wiggy said...

ha. moonroe, i am excited to hear you are gearing up for the 8k this summer... with that much time from now and you getting healthy again, you can be in great shape by then! which will be scary

MAX said...

yea scott, its time to put the money where the mouth is and live up to the rep. we love ya man and now that you get massages and are treating yourself like a prince the time is ripe for the real scott mooooonro to bust out.

a legend in the making--------M

Melissa said...

I am very interested in both. Hopefully I'll be recovered from the marathon in time for the Twilighter. That's always a fun one. Jake and I usually go to the Rockville movie theater beforehand. It keeps us out of the sun and allows Jake to load up on nachos and jujy fruits before the race. This year maybe it can be a team outing.

DaveO said...

I'm up for both and am signing up for Army right now! I hope to be back on my feet for Lawyers have Heart and then be ready to rip at Rockville!

LT said...

I too am interested in both races.