Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I know many people are going to the cross country race. However, for those staying put and want to race, please let Jim Daly know.
So far the following are on the team
Demessa came to DC a few years ago from NY and of course, before that Ethiopia.
In Ethiopia he was on the National Team and trained with Geb and others. Running races every week in the states has put some wear and tear on his legs. However, he has the ability to run sub 210 and run a 102 half if he is healthy and rested.
Is anyone able to help him out and get him acclimated to the GRC team training schedule at the track?
Please respond via Max.Lockwood@gmail.com
Monday, November 29, 2010
As most of you know, Coach Jerry Alexander has been coaching a number of guys on the team. The former head coach of UDC and a former assistant to AU Coach Matt Centrowitz, Jerry lives near B-CC and can be found at the track on Wednesday nights donning wind pants with duel stopwatches dangling from his neck. I personally haven't been doing workouts, but those who have say fantastic things about him and from what I observed, Jerry appears to have great ideas and a sound approach to all things training. I know that Joe, Sam, Ryan, The Outlaw, Karl and others have adopted him as a coach and I've spoken at length with Jerry and plan to hop into his sessions once I'm ready - likely in January. There was a lot of talk about a coach prior to our fall team meeting and Jerry seems like THE ideal fit because he doesn't want to change the current dynamic of the team. He is interested in coaching more of the team, but would prefer if you come to him if you are interested. GRCers who wish to remain self coached or keep their old coach can do that while still running with the team on Wednesday nights and with the team in general (of course!) -- the point of the coach is to help those who want to be coached, not to force those who don't. There is no fee.
If you're part of the GRC and interested in Jerry's services, please shoot him an e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don't know what was on the plan for this Wednesday. I'd like to do what I'll call an 8 mile alternator, just like the one's we did back and forth on the trail back in the summer. Obviously the trail is not an option now, but on the track doing the following:
1 mile 10 seconds faster than goal half pace
1 mile 45 seconds slower than goal half pace
I don't know what you guys were thinking, but I think this should also play well into the cross race coming up.
Newton is a favorite of the multi sport athlete and is gaining popularity in the running ranks.
Please note that we cannot give these away to race team members who are eligible for shoes as the shoe is costly and we are bringing them in slowly.
I do however, strongly recommend that you try them on at the store and so on.
PS. Jake, the Kayano or Evolution shoe you wear is for someone who is mechanicaly inefficient or needs a great deal of support to prohibit severe overpronation. It is a good shoe but my guess, it is not the best for you. I think you should try something more low profile.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
We're going to be running tomorrow morning (Sunday) at Greenbelt Park in MD. Matt Ernst, Silent Thunder, Texas Paul and I are planning to meet there at 9am sharp. Two loops should do it (about 12 miles or so) - others may add on if interested. We will be meeting at the usual parking area or if closed, at the high school across the road. Both can be seen here.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
BETHESDA, MD -
PITTSBURGH, PA -
Pittsburgh YMCA Turkey Trot (5 Miler)
Predator -- 26:29 for the WIN
Charlie Ban -- 30:05
WASHINGTON, DC -
Wilson runs 15:46 (5:04 pace) to place second in local 5K
MARIETTA, GA -
Reaves runs 33:36 at the Gobble Jog 10K to place 2nd.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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Saturday, November 20, 2010
Also, it has been confirmed that we will be meeting at 9am tomorrow morning at OLD ANGLERS INN. (parking lot across the street from the inn). See the "where we run" sidebar for directions. Whispers in the wind say Some are looking to do an hour max where others are going long (up to 18).
see ya tonight and tomorrow am,
Friday, November 19, 2010
Jim Hage had hair
Phillipe Rolly was winning all of the races for Pacers
Ray Pugsley ran the same times as he does now
Edmund Burke looks the same as he does now
Chuck Moeser ran and still runs without a shirt
Alisa Harvey was winning all of the open division women's races
The St Patrick's Day race was a 10k and not an 8k
Felix limo and Evans Rutto(famous marathoners) both ran Cherry Blossom
There were no local Ethopian or Kenyan runners
Jay Wind was Jay Wind
The Georgetown Running store was still in its infancy
Michael Wardian was running races every weekend(just not as fast)
I'm just throwing this out there as an option for Sunday. I am certainly not running as much as the rest of y'all, so I defer to you, but I figured this would be a good option?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I'm running the Stone Mill 50 miler on Nov 20. I would love to see some of you out on the trails while I slog along at a 9-10 minute mile pace. When I say I would love to see you, you have to trust me on that--because I might not act so ecstatic at mile 37.
The start is at 7am at Damascus Regional Park, and the course is along the Seneca Greenway Trail passing near Montgomery Village and Germantown and heading all the way down towards the C&O canal. The course map, marked with locations of aid stations, is here. Email me if you want more info. It would be really fun to have some support out there.
Monday, November 15, 2010
In other news, I got word from Houston, and I'm in!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Rockville's Joey Wiegner led the lead with a 31:15, a 23-second PR.
Outlaw and Ryan Hanson from "To Catch a Predator" ran their first races for the team.
10.Joey Wiegner 31:15
11.Paul Guevara 31:38
12.Jerry Greenlaw 31:42
13.Ryan Hanson 31:49
21.Andrew Sovonick 34:06
24.Jordan Snyder 34:50
34.Scott Koonce 35:50
15.Danielle Siebert 40:43
Jordan Snyder, depicted here in a photo found in the National Archives, won the master's division. Though undated, the photo does not include the Washington Monument in the background, leading historians to believe it was taken prior to 1848.
Scott Koonce ran a c. 30-second PR.
After PMurph witnessed PSU get dropped by OSU, Murph took vengence on the competition!!! Great work Patrick! A solo effort as he dropped his nearest competitor by almost 2 and 1/2 minutes!!!
I remember when he used to show up for races wearing US NAVY cotton shirts. This was years ago before he joined Pacers.
After the race I spoke with him and in his laid back manner simply said, the running is going ok and that he needs to bump his mileage up a bit to take on Jake at Cherry Blossom.
Other than that what a day for a race.
I think I noticed Paul and Jerry running a full 90 minutes after the race. How many miles did you guys run?
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
A free pair of racing flats for the first GRCer who crosses the line before mighty Bert
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Also, if you are an active member of the race team and regularly attending group runs, please email me with information for your profile.
Last night I took some young man(name to be left anonymous):), on a roller coaster run. We started from the store and ran up Wisconsin to Mass Ave. From this point, I took him all the way down to DuPont Circle. From here, we took a sharp left and ran up Conn ave all the way to Military and then went left back to the store. It was about 10 miles of tough, hilly running. It was fun, though. We ran hard. Reminded me of when I first came to DC and ran up and down Conn Ave everyday like it was my street. When you feel it, it feels good.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I am disappointed that he did not come but I cannot blame him. Imagine his emotional state after the race and announcement.? Most likely, the last thing he wanted to deal with the day after was a bunch of his greatest fans asking him questions.
Based on his post race interview, he feels bad for letting folks down.
He is still the CHAMP and who knows, he might come back and pay us a a visit.
The Chevy Chase store and the Girls Gotta Run Foundation are grateful for your support.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
At this point in his career and life Geb is far more than a Champion runner(I think). He is a politician, a statesman and a banner of hope for his people. This is why I admire him.
Running is a big piece of his heart and soul and his given him an opportunity to give back and be large. Some athletes take this route but most do not.
As for proving much, I suppose I will ask him.
Getting into reality,
So far the following people have responded about attendence at this event
Ian(if he is still alive). He emailed me and said he is still down for the count from the marathon.
If anyone is missing, let me know. The entrance fee is $25 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, a foundation aimed at supporting impoverished Ethiopian female runners. There is going to be a big crowd so please get here by 6ish at the latest.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
"Hitting the Wall"
The pundits out there say Haile might be washed up or that he cannot beat major competition any longer.
Clearly he is making some good cash for coming to the NYM but he is also doing it for pride and to send a message.
He seems like such a gentle and first class person. What a smile--Will there ever be another one like him?
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
On a side note, we are nearly capped for space for the Haile event this Monday.
If people from the race team are sincerely interested in attending as a guest or as a volunteer, please let me know by COB tomorrow.
From the land of shoes and Body Glide
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
on the line
Needless to say I am disappointed that our store race team came in 2nd out of 10 local store teams. Potomac River Running's Reston store kicked our butt by putting some serious talent together. I do not know any of their runners but they won fair and square.
Their team won with a combined average time of 2:51 and some change compared with our 3:03.
Ian, if you had only kept pace and not nearly died(literally), you might have won the whole thing. oh my.....
there is always next year
Monday, November 1, 2010
Waldon is a resident if the District of Columbia and is HIV positive. His story is long and filled with lore.
To make a long story short, Waldon was battling AIDS and near death on a Hospital Bed some years ago. He was depressed. During his hospital stay, Waldon began to run around his hospital bed and room. He liked the feeling running gave him. Running gave him hope.
He left the hospital and picked up running full time. He has run a few marathons now and runs almost everyday. His disease has subsided enough to the point where he feels he can live a more stable and comfortable life. He serves as a role model for others at the Clinic who need strength and an inspiration to live.
I bring this story to bare simply because I have been to the clinic and met the folks who are now running behind Waldon's leadership.
2 Young, Tim ** 23 Fredericksburg, VA
3 Megerssa, Gurmessa *6 30 Washington, DC
4 Wiegner, Joe * 28 Rockville, MD
5 Molz, Jon ** 23 Richmond, VA
6 Dumm, Andrew * 25 Washington, DC
7 Wertz, David * 34 Arlington, VA
8 Berdan, Dave ** 29Parkville, MD
9 Christian, Will * 27 Norfolk, VA
10 Pauling, Ryan * 33 Baltimore, MD
11 Stasiowski, Ryan * 21 Hanover, MD
12 Zeleke, Birhanu ** 27 Washington, DC
13 Viviani, Will 28 Arlington, VA
14 Flynn, Ricky 23 Lynchburg, VA
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17 Abuya, Jared 34 Fairfax, VA
18 Carroll, Ryan *11 27 Portsmouth, VA
19 Church, Aaron *** 34 South Riding, VA
20 Schaefer, Tim 32 Gaithersburg, MD
21 Dusen, Karl ** 27 North Bethesda, MD
22 Wardian, Michael ** 36 Arlington, VA
23 Aramayo, Ed * 24 Baltimore, MD
24 Angell, David ** 33 Blue Ridge, VA
25 Abernathy, Mat * 21 College Park, MD
26 Shirk, Kevin * 30 Winchester, VA
27 Dewitt, Dan *** 22 Frostburg, MD
28 Doan, Caleb * 20 Virginia Beach, VA
29 Renjifo, Carlos * 27 Columbia, MD
30 Mehmedovic, Izzy 25 Columbia, MD
31 Mercer, Dickson * 29 Washington, DC
32 Battaglino, Alexander 24 Baltimore, MD
33 Decker, Gregory 21 Rockville, MD
34 Ban, Charlie * 28 Falls Church, VA
35 Belasik, Wylie 26 Washington, DC
36 Ingram, Ben 33 Winchester, VA
37 Saunders, Richard 22 Alexandria, VA
38 Sloane, Christopher 27 Gaithersburg, MD
39 Brown, Karsten *36 Front Royal, VA