Friday, February 22, 2013

March Notes / Schedule

Happy almost spring! As we enter into a new season of running and a new session with our ever changing system, I want to thank everyone for being so supportive of things we have tried as we move forward with our club and our love of running. As Lori turned over the directing of the club I knew I had big shoes to fill. After all, who could do everything that she does? I have an enormous amount of appreciation to everyone for accepting me as the ARC ‘director’ and for trying out the changes that have been thrown out. I only hope that I’m doing something good. I am so thankful that we have such a supportive group of women and so happy to see how we have embraced our new runners. I have started reading books on marathon coaching and have looked into the classes to be certified; it is a slow process and I appreciate your patience.

On to the notes for March…

For the Grand Valley ½ marathon trip:

Please email me if you are planning to run this race at

Angela has a group of rooms blocked off at the Wine Country Inn for the Arvada Running Club. After your roommate is picked, please call the Wine Country Inn and confirm one of the blocked rooms with your credit card number. This needs to be done by April 1st. After that the Wine Country Inn will release the rooms back into their inventory.

To sign up for the race, 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.

The Platte River ½ marathon and relay is April 7th. Please let me know if you are running this race as well or are looking for a relay team.

It is also in the plan to race the Cherry Creek Sneak which is a 5k, 5 mile and 10 mile. Again please email me your status on this race. I have it on the schedule for the advanced runners to race the 10 mile and then do a good 1 mile warm up and 2 mile cool down.

Also, it was brought to my attention that Arvada has another 5k, 10k and ½ marathon on March 23rd. It is being held at the Arvada reservoir. Click the link for more information and please email me if you plan to race it.

On the website, if you have any pictures I can post on there, please email them to me so I can update the photos. There is a tab for the long run schedule for the Grand Valley ½ on the website and a new tab for our featured runner of the session who happens to be Laura Kopal. Under the tab for quotes, I also try to update that weekly so if you are in need of inspiration, please check that out.

I am in the process of getting runners packets in place for all of our runners. Please make sure I have your questionnaire. I’m having so much fun putting this together and learning about our runners. We have such a diverse group. I will have hard copies of the questions at the Sunday runs in case your computer isn’t cooperating.

Remember the book club selection for this session is “A Life Without Limits” by Chrissie Wellington. Look for the book club meeting to be in April. I will update when the date is confirmed.
Again, if anyone is going to do a Saturday run/hill repeats/run during the week and would like company please post it on Facebook.

And the schedule for March… (Thank you Lani for putting the long runs together)

March 3rd – We are running the Big Dry Creek Trail again, this time however, we will meet on the North side of Standley Lake at the trail head on 100th and just east of Simms St. We will continue to meet at 8:00 through March and then depending on the weather consider moving it earlier. Most of us are scheduled at 7 miles this week. I will put an aide station out, but will update that morning with where the aide station will be. Directions to this parking lot, from 100th and Simms go east and make a right into the parking lot. If you get to the school you went too far.

March 5th – We are so excited to announce that track workouts start today. We will meet at Oberon Middle School at 5 p.m. and Dina and Lesley will run the workout. It is going to be so much fun!

March 10th – We are running the Fremont trail, meeting at 8:00 and parking at the dog park by the Arvada Reservoir. Stacy will provide the aide station. Most of us are scheduled at 7 miles again.

March 12th – Track workout at Oberon, because of Daylight Savings time change, the start time will be pushed back to 5:30p.m

March 17th – Candles again! We will meet at Goddard at 8:00. Kim has volunteered for the aide station at the top of the hill. Since we are scheduled for 8 we will need to add on either at the top of the hill or at the bottom through the neighborhood. Your choice.

March 19th – Track workout at Oberon, meet at 5:30 p.m.

March 24th – Angie has graciously offered for us to run at her house again. We will meet at Starbucks on 64th and Ward at 7:30 to carpool up to Ang’s house. She will have a fabulous route for us to run.

March 26th – Track workout at Oberon, meet at 5:30 p.m.

March 31st – Coalton/McCaslin trail run. We will meet at the Coalton/McCaslin round-a-bout. This will be an out and back again and most of us will be running 10 miles. It will be a great surface to get the mileage in and nice hills for us to work on our endurance. We also are looking for a volunteer for an aide station on this run.