Sunday, April 22, 2018

It's shorts weather!

Here is a look at the week ahead!

  • Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Wild Bills along the Hwy 52 Frontage Road. This place has great burgers at a great price on Monday - but don't forget to walk or run first! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  Tuesday Trail Crew is checking out The Flight of the Timberdoodle at Quarry Hill park in Rochester.  Gather on the West Side of the park near the Tennis Courts at the end of 9th St NE. Bring your favorite post run/hike beverage in case we make it a parking lot party. 
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are heading back to their roots and heading to the Douglas Trail. Gather in the parking lot at the Trailhead located next to IBM along Valley High in Rochester. BYOB&B - Bring Your Own Beer & Blanket.  
  • Thursday 6pm: Team R.E.D. is heading back downtown to Grand Rounds on South Broadway. We'll request the back room that we had last time, as that seemed to work out very nicely. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Off Season Striders!

Sunday 8am - Off Season Striders are getting their strides from 5-West along West Circle Drive in Rochester. Come join the group, all paces are welcome!

Details for the upcoming week will be posted on Sunday.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Zumbro / Boston and Group Runs!

It's a loaded weekend! If you're racing, remember to have fun! - If you're training, remember to have fun!

Best wishes to those at Zumbro https://www.facebook.com/zumbro100/  stay warm!  If you want to track our friends you can do so here...  https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-39133 
And to those running Boston!  A great video in the banner of Bostons page...  https://www.facebook.com/BostonMarathon/  - The full Boston site is at www.baa.org



  • Saturday 7:15pm - The Long Run from the RAC.. it's a wonderful 20 Miler! You can see the route by visiting https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7223420  - Please bring $1 to support the aid stations. 
  • Sunday 8am - Brothers Bar & Grill is the location for the Off Season Striders. Gather near the back door.  4-7 miles if you start at 8am - and 11 or so, if you would like to start at 7am. 
  • Monday 6pm - Brothers Bar & Grill is the choice for Monday Maniacs! Again, gather near the back door (inside if it's cold).  We'll get out for a loop around Silver Lake, and you can add on, or turn back early if you like. 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm - Millville is a neat town, with a great, flat, out and back route! - This could be a great recovery run for some of the Zumbro crew! 
  • Tuesday 9pm - The Night Owls continue to enjoy the routes and social from Glynners Pub on North Broadway. Join the fun! 
  • Thursday 6pm - The Bears Den is the location for Team R.E.D. - we'll have routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles. All paces welcome! - Walkers, join us! 



Friday, April 6, 2018

Spring is Here... Spring is Here.. really, it is!

Saturday 715am:  The Long Run from the RAC was altered slightly due to snow remaining on the Mayowood trail.  18.5 Miles for the Marathon crew... you can see the route at Jim's link https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7221363   which can also be found at the Rochester-MN Running facebook page.
Sunday 8am: Dunn Bros on Elton Hills is where you'll find the Off Season Striders! This is a great spot to hop on the bike path system... additionally, a super spot to catch a warm brew before the snow'nami hits!
Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are hitting pavement from Kinney Creek Brewery in Rochester, because Sarah is in a brewery state of mind!  Join the fun of Monday nights!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  Great River Bluffs State Park is the site for the Tuesday Trail crew! - Weather got the best of them last week, so this is a re-try! A great park, with beautiful overlooks!
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls keep the wheels rolling after dark! - Join the fun from Glynners Pub along North Broadway. Get your miles, and many smiles!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. has our first home host of the 2018 season!  The Kim and Gail Hakes have invited us to their home at 1017 8th Ave NW in Byron.  Our Hosts are providing Tacos, bring your favorite beverage and a dish to pass. Remember, runners and walkers are all welcome!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

The week ahead...

Here we go!

Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are excited to return to LTS, because Life's Too Short! - Join the run and be sure to circle back in for the great social! 
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is heading to the Great River Bluffs State Park. These trails provide incredible overlooks! Meet at the first parking lot to the lefter after the visitor Kiosk coming in to the park. Afters at "The Shed in Ridgeway - it's on the way home for the Rochester Area contingent. 
Tuesday 9pm: The Tuesday Night Owls will take their strides from Glynners Pub in Rochester. The night owls always enjoy the journey, and of course the social! 
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den in Byron - we'll log some great miles, and as you know, you can log those running or walking.  Of course, we'll circle back to the Den for the social. 

Remember, great savings for some upcoming races - if you join Team R.E.D. or renew your membership, you can use promo code: REDMEMBER to save 20% off your entry in any or all of the following three events!  I've extended the promo code to April 6th. You can join or renew Team R.E.D. at http://form.jotformpro.com/form/41986407849976



Friday, March 30, 2018

We are cruisin'

The coaches stopped in the Bears Den Thursday night after the Track Meet, and the Den Staff said the place had been hopping with Team R.E.D! - good to hear! They mentioned it's fun to see that people continue to join the group even if they didn't make it to the run/walk portion of the night.

Remember, great savings for some upcoming races - if you join Team R.E.D. or renew your membership, you can use promo code: REDMEMBER to save 20% off your entry in any or all of the following three events!  I've extended the promo code to April 6th.


Saturday 7:15am:   The Marathon and Half Marathon Training Run takes off from the RAC. This week the long effort is roughly 15.5. miles.  Bring $1 to help with the aid, and when you're available, please consider volunteering! 
Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are kicking off Easter Sunday with a run from Charlies Pub, located at the Hillcrest Shopping Center.
Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are excited to return to LTS, because Life's Too Short! - Join the run and be sure to circle back in for the great social! 

I'll update the rest of the upcoming week sometime this weekend, be sure to check back! 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Monday Funday! Tuesday Funday! Thursday Funday!

Here's how the week is shaping up....


  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are looking for some great miles from Beetles Bar & Grill on 2nd Street. This is a super fun place for a group to get some strides, and come back for the social!
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is heading to one of their favorite hot spots! The Lost Creek Trail in Chatfield.  This is a point to point type run, so meet at Groen park, and carpool to the start. It's super fun.. and of course, 'afters' at Jax in Chatfield. 
  • Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls have it going on from Glynners Pub along Broadway. Easy access to some great paved trails and of course, a great spot for a social post run! 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is back to the Bears Den for the run and the fun.  Plan on 3, 4 or 6 miles and hit up the den for the social! 

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Weekend Has Arrived!

Plenty to do this weekend, have some fun and get some miles!

Saturday 7:15am:  The Marathon and Half Marathon training long run is ramping up!  Join the crew and experience a long run with support of aid stations along the way! Meet at the RAC and bring a $1 contribution. 
Saturday 9am:  Rockin' Robin 10K, 5K and 1 Mile... you can see more details by visiting http://rochestertrackclub.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=28&ArticleID=1055
Sunday 8am:  Brothers Bar & Grill is the scene for the cool kids! Off Season Striders gathers in the back parking lot on good weather days, and inside the back door if it's not so  nice.  Join for the miles, and stay for the social!

I will update next weeks hot spots Sunday, so be sure to check back!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Keep it rolling!

Here comes the weekend... let's have some fun!

  • Saturday 7:15am:  The Marathon & Half Marathon training long run is on from the RAC. 15-and-a-half miles are on the agenda for the long run, with the shorter distance reaching 7 miles.  Bring $1 to support the aid stations.  The route can be found at the following link, courtesy of Jim Li - https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/m/?r=7205814
  • Sunday 8am:  The Off Season Striders are heading to Charlies Bar & Grill at Hillcrest Shopping center in Rochester.  Great place to run from, and of course, come back for the breakfast social! 
  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are heading to Glynners along Broadway.  They've run into some weather the past attempts, but this Monday might be the nice one! Of course the Monday night social is always fun! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew selects Essex Park in Rochester to ring in the Spring season!  Join the crew, you can hike or run, and of course, join the post workout fun at Whistle Binkies North.  
  • Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls continue to roll on down the road.  Join the crew as they gather at Glynners and will certainly circle back for a refreshment and chatter! 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is heading to Grand Rounds for a great downtown run or walk, and then back for the social. Grand Rounds is the beer sponsor of the Nut House Challenge!  
Here are some new Team R.E.D. Race Discounts!  If you register for any, or all of the following before April 1st you'll be authorized to use Promo Code:  REDMEMBER to receive a 20% discount at Checkout. 
  • June 2nd - Mason Run & Chesterwoods - Become a new member, or renew by April 1st and receive a 20% Discount off your race registration.  You must register at https://raceroster.com/events/2018/15523/chester-woods-trail-races-mason-run and enter Promo Code: REDMEMBER to receive the discount.  - You will also receive your Team R.E.D. tee or renewal gift at the Mason Run! 
  • July 14/15 - Minnesota Nut House Challenge -  Become a new member, or renew by April 1st and receive a 20% discount off your race registration.  You must register at https://raceroster.com/events/2018/15791/2018-minnesota-nut-house-challenge and enter Promo Code: REDMEMBER to receive the discount. You'll also receive your Team R.E.D. tee or renewal gift at the Nut House Challenge!
  • July 19th - Team R.E.D. Beer Mile - Become a new member, or renew by April 1st and receive a 20%  discount off your race registration. You must register at https://raceroster.com/events/2018/17386/beer-mile-6th-annual and enter Promo Code: REDMEMBER  to receive the discount.  You'll also receive your Team R.E.D. tee or renewal gift at the Beer Mile! 



Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sunshine! Dancing on Sunshine!

Don't forget to adjust the clocks, and then suddenly, our evening runs are much brighter!

We should all consider keeping a pocket full of sunshine!



Or if your preference is the Partridge family, there's this! - Let's celebrate!




Sunday 8am: Newts North is the location for this romp around the city! Typically 4-7 miles.  Get what you want, get what you need and come back for the social! - which might be what we all need. 
Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are celebrating a birthday requesting, and starting from the Tap House. Riz turns 21, so that should be fun! Join the crew.. log some miles and come back and celebrate. 
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew hits Eastwood Park. Hard to say at this point what the trail will hold, could be best for snowshoe, or best for run or hike.... do what works for you!  Of course, afters are the best! 
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls are hitting Glynners Pub.  They continue to provide opportunity into the evening. If you need to pick up some miles, but those 6pm times are tough, this is a great option! - Also, if you simply want to add on to what you've done already today, rock it! 
Thursday 6pm: Team R.E.D. hits the Bears Den - and once again, the sun will be shining and the temps will be 70ish! - how do I know that?  Well, because track season has started!  

Friday, March 2, 2018

What's Next?

What's Next?  More chances to help motivate others, get to know each other, and make ourselves stronger! Here's a look at the upcoming week!

Note for those wondering: We are very close to unveiling the great work Aspen & Mike have been providing on our newly inherited website... When you see it, please enjoy it, and provide us honest feedback as to how well it meets your needs - it will be a great asset for us, and of course, a work in progress! - I'm excited about it!

  • Saturday 7:15am:  The Marathon & Half Marathon Group run from the RAC.  The scheduled run is 13.4 Miles - and there are all sorts of options to make that shorter, or longer.  Two aide stations along the way. 
  • Sunday 8am:  The Off Season Striders hit the pace from Five West.  We put on some fun miles and come back for a great social!
  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are heading to Glynners Pub and for a run and fun. Get your miles and join the post workout social!
  • Tuesday 6:15pm: Oxbow Park is the site for the Tuesday Trail Crew.  Join the fun, you can hike, run or 'possibly' snowshoe - dependent on the conditions.  We gather at the first bridge (2nd lot on the left as you enter the park).  Afters are at the Bears Den!
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls head to Glynners for another great night of logging miles and chit chatting along the way.  Don't forget to grab a beverage post run for the fun! 
  • Thursday 6pm: Let's celebrate at L.T.S. - because Life's Too Short and we'll be celebrating Brian & Cindy Morgans birthdays! woot!  We'll get out for a run, and then, you guessed it, come back for the fun! 
Also... let's cheer for some fast racing for those traveling for races this weekend! 

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This wild crew is rocking Little Rock! 

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The boys prep for Rock 'n Roll New Orleans!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Here comes the sun - Let's enjoy the upcoming warm-up together during the Week Ahead!

Those who were able to make it to Oxbow Park today enjoyed a great day on the trails!  We saw many deer, and lots of other community members out enjoying the day!

Karla & Courtney are ditching Jeremy

Bethany believes she can still win this race! 

About Mile 3.25 of a great snow shoe adventure

The Deer didn't seem to mind our presence.. and we certainly enjoyed them

The Crew!

Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading back to the Freight Yard as we got "iced out" last week.  Freight yard is located along Civic Center drive, it's a great place to walk or run.. and a great place for a social! 
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is heading to Indian Heights in Rochester. This is a tucked away place that many Rochester residents have yet to find. Join the fun as you can run, hike or snow shoe here!  Afters are TBD - but they will certainly happen!   *the following link will help you find the tucked away location..   http://foih.org/park.html
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls continue to thrive in the evening! If you're looking that after supper timeframe, you should consider this fun crew as they gather at Glynners Pub and get some miles and back for a social! 
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den in Byron to kick off the month of March! Join the fun with a walk or run of any distance and come back for a great social! 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Weekend!


  • Saturday 7:15 - The Long Run from the RAC.. this is a supported run and super fun! Also, please consider volunteering for an aid station sometime as we all know how much we appreciate having those aid stations along the way!
  • Sunday 8am - Off Season Striders heading downtown! - Gather at Brothers Bar & Grill - Remember at Brothers we park in back to not take the prime parking spots before we run away! 
  • Sunday 1pm - HOPEFULLY, hopefully it snows enough to get a snowshoe crew at Oxbow Park! - We'll keep an eye on this, but if we can, we'll gather at the 1st Bridge lot (which is the 2nd parking lot on your left as you enter the park). 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Week Ahead.... and St Pats!

This morning marked the first day of Full & Half Marathon training long runs from the RAC! - I hope everyone enjoyed the chance to get out with that big group, and get focused for the race season approaching!
  • Sunday 8am:  Roosters Too! near Fleet Farm, is the site of Off Season Striders.  Join the crew for a fun run, and stick around for a post workout social! 
  • Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are gathering at the Frieght Yard on Civic Center Drive.  We'll log some miles, and come back to this fun bar for the social! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm: Tuesday Trail Crew is running or snowshoeing the Bronk Plowline. Long loops and short loops available for this fun location. - Parking is limited so the team is meeting at Mandy's place at 6420 Woodland Blvd, Minnesota City. - and don't forget about the fun Afters! 
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are enjoying the location and social from Glynners, and with that said... Glynners it is! Join the crew for the fitness and stay for the social! 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is breaking pattern on the rotation this week, by request of a Birthday girl. Wendy O' has requested the Bears Den - and that's where we'll be! Join the route of 3, 4 or 6 miles and come back for some rock, paper scissors!   
Many of you have had a chance to ride the St Patrick's celebration bus in the past, and if you been on board, you know it's fun! - If you haven't, now is your chance! Typically we've ridden in conjunction with St Pauls Lucky Palooza celebration, but this year we'll ride on St Patrick's day, as March 17 falls on a Saturday,

Check out the details from Paul & Annette below.. 

O'Friends,
It's that time of year again!  Time to get your green on for another bus trip up to St. Paul to celebrate St. Patrick's Day which falls on a Saturday this year!  We'll go pub hopping on Saturday, March 17.  For some odd reason they're doing the Lucky Palooza party on 7th St. the week before, but we're going for the real deal on the 17th.  We have a motor coach reserved for the first 45 people to sign up.  

This year we're going to try a BYOB and lower the bus cost to $20 per person.  So team up on coolers or we'll have cooler space and ice if people want to go the communal cooler route.

We'll hit some of our old favorites like Sweeney's, Billy's, O'Gara's, The Liffey, etc..

We'll leave from Somerby (new location) around noon and be back before 9. 
 
Help us get the word out and invite your friends and relatives.  All are welcome.
 
Please respond asap and let us know how many spots you'd like to reserve.  You can make your checks out to either one of us. 
 
Let us know if you have any questions.
 
We're looking forward to another fun day!!
 
-Paul and Annette O'Chmielewski (paul's cell: 226-7546)
paulchm99@yahoo.com