Wednesday, December 29, 2010
For those of you who still don't know about the race, it's on March 26th here in DC. In addition to the marathon and half-marathon, there's also a team relay option.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Hope to see you there!
p.s. Just an FYI, we are in communication with another local establishment about hosting our happy hours elsewhere after this week. We hope to have a new location (still right in the Friendship Heights neighborhood) within the next week or so. Will keep you posted. For tonight, we'll be at Lia's.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Also, I don't know how many of you had the privilege of meeting Ian when he was working at the Chevy Chase Running Company Store over the summer, but he ran an outstanding debut marathon time of 2:49.
If anyone has any photos of our runners, please send them to either Chris or me~ Thanks! And congrats again to our runners!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
If you are like me and don't have a spiffy Garmin to keep track of your pace, nor do you want to have to do all the math during the race in order to figure out if you're on pace to run your goal time, you can create your own pace bracelet! And it's free. Just go here.
Type in your goal time, and it will spit out a nifty PDF file with your marathon pace bracelet-- print itout & laminate using clear packing tape, and you have your own customized, waterproof (for the most part) pace bracelet. Old-school, but it gets the job done.
(Screen shot of the one I just made for this weekend is at the left)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Came across this event and thought it might interest many in GRC:
"An invitation is being extended to runners of all abilities and interest for an evening of inspiring stories which will inspire you to achieve your running fitness goals. The callenges of running may not be obvious until you lace up your shoes. What are the influences in your life that shape your running schedule and other priorities? Do you have to set a "Personal Record" in every race? Is it important to listen to your body when you run?
The evening of conversation will be held at The North Face Store, 3333 M Street, NW (202-298-5510) The session will be on Wednesday, September 8th, 6:30-8:30 p.m." Speakers will include: Michael Wardian, Elyse Braner, Alisa Harvey, and George Banker. You can find the speaker bios and more information on the event HERE. (Washington Running Report)
And since it's this coming Wednesday from 6:30-8:30, you can still make it to the GRC Happy Hour after the event!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
The course is point-to-point, starting near the Rockville Metro Stop, through Rock Creek Park, and finishing in downtown Bethesda. For more information, take a look at the website:
Let me know if you plan on running it so we can all meet up as a group before/after the race :)
And if you're looking for a half over labor day weekend (week before Parks), complete with beach and weekend vacay~ Tara & Meghan are running Virginia Beach, with Mike looking to get a group together for a beach house that weekend. Take a look at Mike's post about their plans at his post here
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Let's plan on meeting at 6:40 to finish around the same time as everyone else. Leave a comment below if you plan on joining me! Thanks :)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Two of us from the store - Tara and Megan - are running the Virginia Beach Half on Labor Day weekend. I have nothing else to do then, so I'll be cheering them on in between partying on the beach. Which led me to thinking...
Would anyone else be interested in caravaning down to VA Beach over Labor Day and renting a house? Last chance to hit the beach before fall arrives!
I'll be booking by this time next week, so let me know by then.
Monday, July 26, 2010
The registration fee is $90 for the marathon and $45 for the 10K. We will happily reimburse your registration fee once you reach the goals that we have set for the marathon ($1,000) or 10K ($350). Once you sign up to run the marathon or 10K, we will provide you with lots of fundraising advice and ideas. For starters, we are encouraging our runners to use First Giving, which is a simple and effective online fundraising tool.
If you are interested in obtaining a bib for the Marine Corps Marathon or 10K and raising money for the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, please email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org by this Friday, July 30th, as all registration forms are due on July 31st.
If you already have your bib or are running a different fall marathon and would like to run for Girls Gotta Run and raise money for the foundation, please email Greta at email@example.com
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
(Note that you can buy a ticket for the breakfast separately, if you only want to eat and don't want to run. It's $11.24 for breakfast, which is competitive with Morty's. The proceeds presumably go to benefit literacy, or puppies, or something along those lines.)
Online registration ends Wednesday night at midnight, but if you miss that you can still sign up on the spot. If you do enter the race, put "GRC" as your team name. If you've already signed up, it should still be possible to run as part of the team if you email the organizers -- but if not we can sort it out with them on race day morning. Sorry for the late notice on the team, I have to admit I only signed up tonight myself. Hope to see you there!
Monday, July 12, 2010
THIS Saturday, July 17th
Rockville Town Center
Pardon my slackerness in formally announcing this race. Those of you who have done it in the past know how truly awesome it is. It is THE summer race in the DC area. The finish line turns into a giant block party that inevitably goes all night. And the prize at the end... the above photo says it all.
It is possible to sign up throughout the week, or even day-of. Those of you looking to save a few dollars should sign up TODAY (Tuesday).
It's Metro accessible, a fun time, and affordable. I will be there.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Teens Run DC dropped off some info at the store about opportunities to mentor at-risk youth in a training program to run the National Marathon. There are several ways to help with varying levels of time commitment, from leading weekly runs to simply manning a water station.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.teensrundc.org/
We also have the direct contact information here for the director of the program.
See you soon,
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
We will begin the day by meeting Mike and his family at the store at 830am. From there we will go on a nice and easy 45 minute run with Mike and the kids. Upon the conclusion of the run, Mike will entertain questions about his life and running.
The run is free and open to all. There will be post run refreshments served.
Among Mike's recent accomplishments:
4- time National Marathon winner (Washington, DC)
1st at 2010 USATF 50K National Championship
2nd at 2010 The North Face 50 Mile Endurance Challenge-Washington, DC
3rd at 2010 Marathon Des Sables-250K (150 Miles) Stage Race, Sahara Desert-Morocco (Highest finish ever by USA Male at event)
26th at 2010 Comrades Marathon (89K, 56 Miles)-Durban, South Africa (1st USA Runner)
USATF Ultra Runner of the Year-2008 & 2009New York Road Runners Ultra Runner of the Year: 2009
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This Thursday Chevy chase Running Company will be hosting a local certified trainer and a technical representative from Garmin.
On Thursday, June 17, certified trainer Gillian Mounsey will be on hand to lead a pre-run warm-up exercise and stretch routine. Mounsey has been a personal trainer for 13 years, and her physical accomplishments include holding the world record for push-ups, and being the United States Marine Corps National Physical Fitness Champion in 1995.
Visit her website for pictures and more information about her: http://www.gillianmounsey.com/index.html
Gary Rosenberg from Garmin will be here and available to answer any and all of your technical questions regarding Garmin products as well as the use of GPS enabled watches as a valuable training tool.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Thursday at 7 pm!
Come run with co-author of Run Like a Mother, then hear her read on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7pm. Marathoner and magazine writer Sarah Bowen Shea is the co-author of Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity. Following the run, Sarah will read some excerpts from the book and talk with folks about her motivation behind the writing and answer any questions from the attendees. The post run talk will be from 8-9pm. Light refreshments will be served. The event will be held at the Chevy Chase store.
(from the GRC newsletter)
Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
The "dictator" of Rolling Thunder at last year's rally.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
After moving to High Point, I spent the first few months getting settled and learned that the local running store is 30 minutes from my place and runs start at 5:40 on tuesdays and 6:00 PM on thursdays. I get out from the company at 5:30 PM and so I could not attend. I went from weighing 185 lbs from the marine corps marathon to 215 lbs in notime. At that point I had to make a decision and that decision was to immediately sign up for the North Carolina Half Marathon without any training. This is a sane decision for a longtime runner, anyone reading this blog who has not run full marathon distance or is not part of the Georgetown running group should not attempt this.
Anyways... that decision saved my running life. I started to run on my own and then with the Off'n'Running group on Thursdays. One Saturday, I randomly drove up to Washington DC and ran 14 miles with Winnie. I just don't like the the running community here and Winnie is much more interesting to talk to.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, I found my passion for running again. Following a random 5k race hosted by the Triad Triathlon Team, I was invited to a swim clinic where I tried a full body suit and swam 200 meter laps around a bouey. I signed up for the Sprint Triathlon that was to be held at that site the next week and loved it! I never thought a 5k could be that fun again and it was after swimming 800m, biking 13 miles and then running the 5k.
I am now an addicted Triathlete. I have joined the USAT, Triad Triathlon Team, a masters swim group at the Y, a spin class at the Rush, a bike group, still train with Off'n'running and now lift weights at the rush for upper body. I just completed my first Olympic Distance Triathlon called "Over the Mountain" and this is my third Tri to date. I am now 205 having lost 11 pounds of fat and gained 1 pound of muscle and so I compete as a Clydesdale at these events. I will surely do a half Ironman (Swim:1.2 Bike:56 Run:13.1) in a few months time and probably a Sprint or Olympic in between. My social life has improved now that I am in the Triathlon crowd and life in North Carolina is starting to make sense.
Again I really miss you guys and if you have an event that you will cause you to travel South at all I am sooo there. I'm up for a good Half Marathon anytime or a Full with some advance notice.
Friday, May 21, 2010
A few people have expressed (myself included) a desire to run different routes to spice up the Tuesday and Thursday runs. If there's a sizable contingent that agrees, let's start doing a different run on Thursdays.
I'm happy to map out some runs and post the maps here on the blog before the run so people can see where they are. We'd still meet at the store and run in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Additionally, CCRC is looking to expand the membership of the club - how do all of you think we can attract more people to the runs? And, once they come, to make sure they keep coming back?
A few of the ideas that have been bandied about:
-getting a coach to help with programs for a group that's training for the same race (like the Chicago Marathon)
-organizing some stuff other than running like pasta dinners (a la MCM 09) or happy hours at different venues
-setting up pacing groups for Saturday long runs (like DC Road Runners)
Please voice your opinions!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Welcome to the Georgetown Running Company at Chevy Chase blog. We are the sister blog of the Georgetown Running Company in DC. While not quite as addicted to running as our Georgetown brethren, the support level is the same, whether you are just starting out with running, improving your time, wanting to qualify for Boston, or more!
Oh, and every so often race day takes a turn...