Our summer cookout is TOMORROW!!! That would be Tuesday, August 15 at Meadowbrook after the fun run.
You should bring:
- your own (non alcoholic) drinks (booze is NOT allowed at Meadowbrook)
- a side to share (bring as much food as it would take for everyone in your group PLUS ONE person to be satisfied)
- a chair if you want to guarantee you can sit
- bug spray if you need it
- your own reusable plate/utensils if you want to help the environment get lucky
- something not sweaty to change into if you're running and don't like mosquito bites
Second Wind will provide burgers, buns and condiments. There will be some veggie burgers but no gluten free bread. Marc will be running the grill, and thanks to everyone who has done the work to make sure this cookout will go smoothly
Registration is open for the Women's Fitness 5k, on Sunday, October 1! This is the 32nd year for this club event. Get more details and sign up online here - it's a great race for a great cause. We will be recruiting volunteers soon, so guys can mark their calendars too.
Fun Run: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana (at the intersection of Windsor and Vine - there is a parking lot and you can park on both sides of Vine as you approach the park). We will start out with a timed-ish mile running west and then south, followed by one or more two mile loops continuing in the same direction. Not sure you're up for a fast mile? The Relaxed-Pace Running Group (RPRG) does a 11-15 minute mile pace and walking is welcome. Both these groups go in the opposite direction, so no matter your speed you'll see other club members!
Post Run: Potluck Cookout at Meadowbrook. Got an idea where we should go? Or feedback (good OR bad) about a place we went? Email me! Speedwork: Wednesday at 6pm. This week, we will meet at Orchard Downs in Urbana. Come participate in a fun and different workout each week. Runners of all speeds are welcome to attend and speedwork will alternate between meeting at Centennial and at Orchard Downs.
Saturday group run (marathon training): Saturday at 7am. This week we meet at the Law Library Lot at 4th and Pennsylvania for 12 or 18 miles (on a 6 mile loop!). Even if you're not planning on running a fall marathon, there's a group run distance for you since all routes have an easy way to make a shorter run. Unlike our Spring training program, these runs are open to all club members. Check out the schedule here - routes are not final for all weeks, but starting location and distance options are listed. Maggie Falenschek is this week's coordinator. The route is here: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=592008
Summer weather and water reminder:
The club brings a cooler of water to the Tuesday night and Saturday morning group runs, but no cups - bring your own bottle. Water is not provided at speedwork. In the event of severe weather/electrical storms, use caution and common sense when going on a run. Decisions to cancel fun runs and speedwork due to weather will be made in as timely a matter as possible.