Friday, October 21, 2011

Miami Half/Full Marathon in January anyone?

For the last few winters some GRC runners have went to a warmer location to escape the DC cold and run a race. Last year, we went to Charleston and had a great time. This year, I propose -- Miami!

The Miami marathon/half marathon and 5K is Sunday, Jan 29, 2012. While its still nice now, by late January I'm sure you will have had you full of ice covered trails and sidewalks here. Miami is in the mid-70s in January, which will be a welcome break from the mid 30s. The race starts very early in the morning (6:15am), so you will finish before it gets too hot and will have time to enjoy the beach afterwards.

I propose that we go for 3-4 days, maybe leaving on a Thursday night after work and returning home Sunday night or Monday. In the past we have driven south for a winter race, but Miami is 16-18 hours and flights are really cheap ($151 rt last time I looked, from DCA!). Hotels in Miami proper are really cheap also (thank you South Florida housing bubble), Miami Beach is a little more expensive but we could probably find something reasonable if we book early enough.

If you are interested, email Andy and he'll make a separate mailing list to discuss plans.
If you don't have Andy's email, let me know (Grstults [at] gmail [dot] com) and I'll forward your information to him.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Impromptu track workout tonight at 6:30

OK, so it's not so impromptu if I'm announcing it in advance, but it's not a regularly scheduled GRC Wednesday event in any case.

I'll be at the Cordoza High School track tonight at 6:30 to do mile repeats if anyone wants to join me in getting interval work in (doesn't have to be mile repeats, feel free to do your own thing). The high school is in the U Street area (map here - if you set it to satellite view you can see the track, entrance on the 13th street side).

If you plan on joining me, leave a comment, send an email, shoot me a text... so that I know to look for you.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This Weekend! George Washington Classic 10K

This Saturday (February 19th) is the annual George Washington Classic 10K in Alexandria, Virginia. It's a fun race with a flat, fast course-- perfect for going for a PR! I ran it in 2008 and highly recommend it (and I have yet to run a faster 10K since). The race starts late enough, that you can take the metro (yellow line to Eisenhower) to the start too! Go to their website for more info.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Congrats to Runners in Charleston & Orlando Races!

First a big shoutout to Yang for his finish at the Walt Disney World Marathon the weekend before last! He finished his first marathon ever with a time of 4:17. Nice work, Yang!

Last weekend a bunch of us roadtripped down to Charleston, SC to run in their Riverfront Race Festival (and the first ever Charleston marathon). Congrats to everyone who ran!
  • Chris: 5K-- placed 3rd in his age group
  • Mike: 10K-- placed 2nd in his age group
  • Andy: Half Marathon-- and an awesome PR
  • Rodrigo: Half Marathon-- first one!
  • Anika: Half Marathon-- first one!
  • Paula: Half Marathon-- first one!
  • Degas: Marathon-- again, awesome PR
  • Greta: Marathon-- 4th in age group

And don't forget~ Happy Hour at P.F. Changs tonight at 8!