Tuesday, August 31, 2010

From pro to beginner...

I thought some people might be interested in this article about Justin Gimelstob's efforts to run his first marathon. Interesting to see how a world-class athlete in one sport can struggle in another.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Hour Tonight


8 PM

Be there!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Army 10 Miler

Hi guys,

One of my friends from Houston has a bib for the Army 10 miler and isn't going to be able to come up and run the race. I wanted to check and see if anyone wants the bib. The race is on October 24th so if you think you'd be interested in running it let me know.

Happy running!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Let's Do the Ten-Miler Again!

For those interested in extra mileage for the Tuesday and Thursday runs. I will be trekking out for 10 instead of the classic 6. The only other difference is an earlier start time 6:25-6:40 is a must. Leave a post or text me if you are going for the 10. I expect to be at the store by 6:20. See you there!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Run At Own Risk

Running today (outside) Not recommended, but if you do; be safe and forget about being dry, that's not in the cards no matter how fast you are.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

9 Miles for Thursday anyone?

Hi All, Once again my training plan is calling for a 9 miler tomorrow (Thursday), so I'm hoping that there are others that would like to join me...already had a few takers at the happy hour tonight, but leave a comment if you'd like to join in so we know to expect you! We'll leave the store a bit early~ at 6:40 from the store. See you tomorrow!

Not quite as creative as Degas here with the cartoons, especially seeing as how it's after the happy hour and I'm looking forward to sleep. Will try harder next time.

Battle Sites in the UK & US

Hi all, apologies if this all goes terribly wrong but it's my first post. I just thought I'd post this link because the Spartan Race comprises of a set of races that take place over here in jolly ol' England as well as the Big US of A (Boston in August and LA in December). I intend to participate in the Cambridge (UK) race next month and, from the looks of it, the course is pretty hardcore! The first three men and women that make it through each race get free entry to the Spartan Race World Championships "THE DEATH RACE" http://www.youmaydie.com/ in Pittsfield, Vermont! Surely thats a big enough incentive?!?!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

10-Miler Tuesday Run...

Just as a reminder, for those trying to keep their mileage up or are otherwise interested in a longer run, I will be running 10 instead of the normal 6 tonight, traffic permitting. Expect to leave the store @ 6:30-6:40pm. See you there!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Looking for a new apartment/house in the NW

Hi All,

Just wanted to see if anyone knows of anyone that is in need of a roommate in the NW area. If you do, please let me know. I am house hunting!


Ultimate Frisbee

Hey gang!

A week or two back at a glorious HH, discussion came up about putting together a GRC ultimate frisbee team to play at the lowest rings of experience for another excuse to run around on a Saturday. This email is to tell ya’ll this is still happening and that we’re starting to mobilize. Since the League website is still a bit slow to update, I’m putting together a list of emails to add to a Google group to starting organizing interested people for a roster / email distro.

This is totally open to anyone in the running club or your friends – so please forward this email at will. If you’re interested just send me an email and I’ll add ya.

Also, this weekend we’re getting together to throw and meet the other teammates at the Washington Monument around 11:00am. If you’ve never played ultimate in a “competitive” setting (reminder: this team is for fun, not for competition so we don’t care at all about our record) this might be good so we can start telling you some basic rules and throwing tips. And if you already know the game, then come anyways so we can hang and throw.

Location: Washington Monument
Time: 11:00am
Look for: Clay and a frisbee

Cheers for now,


Bi-weekly GRC Happy Hour at Lia's

Hello All!

The Georgetown Running Company will be having it's bi-weekly happy hour at Lia's Restaurant on Wednesday, August 11th. With a fantastic happy hour menu including gigantic beers and mouth-watering hamburgers and salads, we hope you join us at 8:00 to catch up and hang out in something other than running clothes!

Please see the Lia's website or contact me with any questions.

See you there!


Parks Half-Marathon, September 12th

For those of you running Chicago or Marine Corps, the Parks Half Marathon falls at the perfect time to get your race legs ready (and still have time to taper of course), and for those of you looking for a half-marathon this fall, this one's right in our backyard! What's better- it's the cheapest half around this season at only $45.

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

10 miles, maybe more for Thursday's Run

Excuse the tardiness of this post. For those willing souls to pound out the extra miles during this evening's run I will be heading out to do 10 maybe more miles. Pace is predicated on when we leave as a group...the later you show the faster we have to go… 6:30 is an ideal time to start but I’ll wait for anyone wanting to do the full gamut, just let me know if you are interested. Either way I'll be hitting the Whole Foods for a cold treat afterwards. See you there.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nine miles tomorrow (Tuesday) anyone?

So my training plan for Chicago tells me I need to get a 9 mile mid-week run in this week. I'd much rather run this with friends than alone... So who's up for running 9 tomorrow rather than the usual 6?

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 :)