Monday, January 28, 2013

February Schedule

At the recent Board meeting it was decided that we would continue to try some different runs around the area. Lani has put together February's list with a combination of trail (dirt) and concrete surfaces. All of the unique surfaces help us continue to strengthen our body.

February 3, 2013 -- Superior trail run at the Coalton/Meadowlark Trail. Meet at 8:00 am at the trail head parking lot. This is a loop, but this week we will do an out and back as I'm not sure any of us are ready to tackle 15 miles. From the Goddard School you will head north on Indiana to CO RD 128. Take a left and go west to the first stop light which is McCaslin Blvd. Take this north to the Coalton Road / McCaslin Roundabout. The parking lot is on the west side of this roundabout. There are potties at the parking lot. Please carry your own liquids as we aren't positive where we can set an aide station. Since we are doing an out and back you can decide your mileage. Keep in mind, this will be a difficult trail because of a significant elevation change. It may seem difficult but your body will love it in the end. Lani and Denae will lead this session.

February 9, 2013 -- Heart Throb 5k in Olde Town Arvada. There is a 20% off coupon code. Use this website -- with the coupon code 3WARC20 to get the discount.

February 10, 2013 -- Ralston Creek 1/2 marathon -- There is a group from the club running this if you would like to join them. We will also have a group run on the Big Dry Creek trail at 8:00 am. This will be an out and back and again carry your own liquids and you can decide your own mileage. This can be either a concrete or dirt run. From the Denver Boulder turnpike and W 104th Ave continue east bound on W 104th Ave turn left into the parking lot at Armed Forces Tribute Garden.

February 17, 2013 -- Coal Creek Trail  -- meet at the trail head at 8:00 another out and back, dirt run with rolling hills. From the Goddard school continue north on Indiana.  Turn left on CO Rd 128 and then a right on McCaslin Blvd.  Continue passed the Coalton/Meadowlark Trail turn right on Marshall Dr  and park in the dirt lot of Boulder Valley Ice.

February 24, 2013 -- This is the 'official' start date of our training for the Grand Valley 1/2 in Palisade. We will meet at the Goddard School at 8:00 and we will run Candelas. Lesley will provide an aide station at the top of the hill for us.

If you signed up for an aide station and we aren't using you, please see Lani to pick another day.

There has also been discussion of some Saturday runs. If you are running on a Saturday and would like company please post on the Facebook site.

Our Tuesday Track workouts will start the first week on March.

The book club meeting was great! Thank you Wendy for hosting! Our next sessions book is "A Life Without Limits" by Chrissie Wellington and Denae will host, we will update with dates.

Also, be thinking if you would like to set up a relay team for the Platte River 1/2 on April 7th or if anyone would like to run the entire 1/2.

We will also need someone to help out with the trip to Palisade for the Grand Valley 1/2. This person would call the hotel to get a block of rooms and then each 'room' can call and reserve it with their own credit card. This person would also make dinner reservations for Friday night. Some people have talked about staying for the whole weekend and some people would like to come home after the race on Saturday. Also, the race director has offered $5 off our registration fee and an upgraded tech tee. You need to sign up online and then send a check to this address for $5 less. 530 S.1750 E. Price, UT. 84501. You need to mention that you are with the Arvada Running Club. Let me know if you would like to 'lead' this trip.

Monday, January 21, 2013

January Updates

Here are some notes from January…

·         Book Club Meeting this Sunday at 11:00am at Wendy’s house 12562 W. 75th Place Arvada 80005, we will be discussing “Into Thin Air.” Please bring a snack to share; sign up is already on the Facebook site.

·         If anyone is interested we will be getting a collection of clothes together to put the Arvada Running Club logo on. I need the clothes by February 10.

·         The Wednesday Snow shoeing fun will start this week. Watch Facebook for updates on meeting times and places.

·         Heart Throb 5K in Olde town Arvada (for anyone not running the Ralston Creek 1/2). James has given us a discount code. To sign up go to this link and use 3WARC20 as the discount code.

·         Session Leaders for this spring session will be Trisha Krapes, Linda Holloway and Denae Coates.

·         Lani has a calendar for Aide Stations, please see her to sign up for one.

·         Focus Races for this spring have been decided. I will be posting a long run schedule on the website soon!

Ø  Platte River ½ or possibly relay – April 7th

Ø  Cherry Creek Sneak 5K, 5 mile or 10 mile – April 28th

Ø  Palisade ½ marathon – May 11th
      Mammoth marathons has offered to upgrade our group to a tech t-shirt and give us $5 off registration. Register online and then mail your check to 530 S 1750 E Price UT 84501.They will upgrade the shirt automatically.

·         Track workouts will start back up the first Tuesday of March.

·         Tempo Runs will start the beginning of April.

·         Next Book Club will be hosted by Denae Coates and will be reading “A Life Without Limits” by Chrissie Wellington.

·         We now have a fundraising committee consisting of Lani Archer, Rosa Kougl and Stella Peterson. They will have an event during the spring session, please watch for notes on that.