Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekend and beyond...

Here's what's up for the next few days - hope to see you soon!

Saturday 7:15am:  The Marathon and Half Marathon Training Long Runs continue from the RAC on 19th street. This week's long route is about 16.4 miles... the half route, is about half of that! - Join this run as it's supported with wonderful volunteers!   You can see the route at http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7038806
Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are heading out from Charlie's Eatery & Pub at Hillcrest Plaza (along Hwy 52 frontage road off the 19th St Exit).  This is always a fun group to run with... get it done and come back for the social!
Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading downtown for a run and fun. Join us at the Tap House, located at 10 3rd St SW Rochester.  We can get some miles and come back for brew and smiles! Monday's are a great night to meet some people!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail Crew is heading to the twist and turns of Eastwood!  Meet at the main parking lot along Hwy 14.  These are some fun trails to run, and Afters will be at the Wicked Moose for taco night - the record is 14 tacos, can you beat it?
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls head to the Trail Head of the Douglas Trail for a evening of fun! Join the crew at the parking lot along Valley High next to IBM.  Bring a beverage for some chat time post run!
Wednesday:  Stay tuned as some members have been running tempo on Wednesday... and it sounds like a 'hill' workout from Byron to Rochester is in the works for this coming week. Details to follow.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. heads to the Bears Den in Byron.  We'll hit some great routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles and circle back to the Den for the Social. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's a brand new week!

Here we go again...

Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are running from Newts at Crossroads Plaza along Broadway in Rochester.  This part of town offers a variety of choices for the run..and of course, come back to Newts for the social!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail Crew is heading to the Bill Barnacle State Woodlands. This is a fun location of wide trails and a nice creek.  There is a chance the low ground will be a bit wet, so be sure to bring dry shoes and socks to change into.  The location for the Afters is TBD...
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are out and about with a starting location of Beetles Bar & Grill in Rochester.  Join the fun on the run and the fun when we're done!  Stop in for a drink and chat post workout!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is heading to Brothers Bar & Grill on South Broadway in Rochester. As always at Brothers, please park in the back lot so as to not take up the prime parking in front. We'll hit the trail system and enjoy the sunshine on the run! - Again, back to Brothers for the social!

Save the date:  April 9th, 10am

As many of you know, Claire will be relocating to the Cities soon.  If you're available and would like to help load the Uhaul, please join us! We're packing her up at 10am on Sunday April 9th.  Please email me at bryon.teamred@gmail.com for her address, and so we know how many helping hands will be there...   We'll miss having Claire around, but something tells me we'll still see her even after she moves!

Claire roaming at the Beer Mile

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Great turnout! - More ahead!

There was a great turnout at Team R.E.D. tonight... it's so nice to run an evening run without headlamps!

Here's a look at the weekend...

Saturday 7:15am:  The full and half marathon training runs continue from the RAC.  Remember to bring a $1 donation to help offset the cost of providing bananas and Gatorade at aid stations along the route. The routes are roughly 16 miles for full marathoners, and 7 miles for those working toward a Half.
Sunday 8am:  Five West is the scene for Off Season Striders.  After a great group run, including runners ranging in different paces,comeback for a great social. Breakfast is yummy at Five West!

Interested in participating in a Mayo Clinic Study about running cadence?  As a coach, I'm always fascinated with different cadences, and trying to find that optimal space. See the details below from Becca.  some of you may have met her, she's a Orthopedic Physical Therapy Resident at Mayo Clinic and she helped us course marshal the runners during our Undie Mile!



Mayo Clinic Running Study
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is seeking participants for a running cadence study. As part of the study you would be assigned to one of two groups:
·        Group 1: Run at a step rate per minute > 10% of your preferred step rate
·        Group 2: Run at your preferred step rate per minute
To participate you must:
·        Be injury free
·        Be currently running  a minimum of 15 miles/week
·        Be willing to attend two to three 1 hour long sessions at Mayo Clinic
·        Keep a running log for 6 weeks
Participants will be compensated $15 for each session located at: Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
Interested individuals should contact: mayorunningproject@mayo.edu

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The upcoming week!

It was a great trip to the cities for Lucky Palooza!  It would seem the event took a toll on some of the young guns!

Adam getting some love from Annette

Andy (hope I'm right on the name, we just met) & Christina with a leprechaun photo bomb 

Jerry, Annette and Paul share a laugh!

Jill and Wendy with their matching shirts... and Jerry the stalker in the back! 

Many smiles and lots of noise on the bus! 


Ethan & Ashley all tuckered out.... 

Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are also in a St Patrick's sort of mood as the crew heads to Dooley's in Rochester.  It's a wonderful downtown location providing many options for the run or walk, and of course, come back to celebrate the Irish!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  Whitewater State park is the place to be with the Tuesday Trail Crew. The plan is Trout Creek Valley, the meadow and a climb to the ridge.  Mauer Bros for the afters! Meet at the parking lot near the Nature Store along Hwy 74.
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are gathering at Beetles Bar & Grill on 2nd St in Rochester. Join the night crew as they meander the streets and trails! Of course, the social will follow!
Thursday 6pm: The Bears Den in Byron is our location for 3,4 or 6 miles or running, walking or skipping. We'll make it a St Patricks Day theme, be sure to break out the green and stick around for the social!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A couple of weekend opportunities!

Saturday 7:15am: The Marathon & Half Marathon long runs are going strong from the Rochester Athletic Club!  This time it's 15 miles for the Marathoners and 7 miles for the half marathoners.   The 15 mile route can be found at the following link... the 7 mile route would run to aide station #1 and return to get the 7 miles in.  Have fun all!  http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7035485
Sunday 8am:  The Off-Season Stiders are heading to People's Food Coop in Rochester.  Make sure you moved your clock! or you might be late, might be early, might be on time... I suppose your result will depend on what you do with your clock!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lots of racing going on... and coming up!

If anyone has interest in joining the Team R.E.D. USA Track & Field race team, please let me know by sending an email to byron.teamred@gmail.com  and I'll let you know how to get on the team.  

You do not need to be speedy to join our race team, we are in it for the fun!  It's great fun to travel together to races, and see how we do!   The Team Circuit consists of races ranging in distance from 1 mile to the Marathon.... you join the races that fit your schedule and your training, easy peasy!  The first race in the series is March 25th - O'Gara's Irish Run 8K (rougly 5 miles).

Here's a look at the week ahead... this week could be the last for headlamps in the evening (expect for those pesky Night Owls!)  Let's roll into another great week... oh before that.. click the link below to see Gwen & Kasey make the news in Myrtle Beach!  http://wpde.com/news/local/local-businesses-cheer-on-crowds-for-myrtle-beach-marathon

  • Monday 6pm: The Monday Maniacs are hitting a favorite of many, LTS Brewery is this weeks start/finish and social!  Check it out, there are a variety of paces each Monday, it's a great chance to connect with others!
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail Crew heads to Quarry Hill for 5 or so miles. Once again, you can expect quite a variety of paces, and this group often stops periodically to get people re-grouped.  Plan on Glynners for the after social! Meet on the west side of the park, near the tennis courts at the end of 9th St NE Rochester.
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls at on the Douglas Trail this week.  Meet at the trail-head on Valley High, next to IBM.  This is a fun place for an out and back under the moonlight!  Enjoy the strides, and celebrate with a parking lot social!  
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is heading to Chalies Eatery & Pub for a great run or walk. There are two entrances to Charlies, so be sure to meet by the Pub entrance.  Chalies is located in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at 1654 Hwy 52 North Rochester.  Don't forget to swing back in for the social!  

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Change in the 9am Long Run - RAC instead of Den

Saturday 7:15am:  The Saturday Long Run from the RAC is a 10 and a half'ish distance.  This group creates one of the best environments for the long run.  Many abilities, paces and great aide stations!  Check out Team R.E.D's Bubbles serving up the fun - there's actually a lot of Team RED members in the pic below, I spy.....

ahhh the smiles of the long run!  
Full week ahead posted below with the update.

Sunday 8am: Off Season Striders is heading to Panera South. This is a great location to hit the trails if they're clear, or find the mean streets if they are not! - lots of options, of course, coffee and/or breakfast after!
Sunday 9am:  Several R.E.D. members are planning a long run from the RAC. The plan is 16 miles or so... meet at the front doors and log the miles!
Sunday 1pm: Let's keep this snow around and hit Oxbow Park for a snowshoe adventure!  I advise staying off the river however.  Meet at the first bridge of Oxbow (2nd parking lot on the left as you enter the park).  If you don't have snowshoes, come anyway, we often have extras available, and the park office rents them for $3!
Monday 6pm:  The feb-BREW-ary cycle continues! This time we'll meet at Forager for a great run, and come back for some great fun!  Monday's are always fun... join !
Tuesday 6:15pm:  It's Fat Tuesday and the Tuesday Trail crew is rocking - this week we'll head to Gamehaven for about 5 miles of fun.. then Whistle Binkies on the Lake, and keep in mind, the celebration is a great one with the Turkey River All Stars laying down a Dixie Land sound!
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are heading back to Beetles, given a few inches of snow have covered the trail and a parking lot party is chilly willy! - Plan to hit the mean streets of Rochester and come back for a social with friends!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den in Byron.  Our streets were plowed before I got out of bed today, and I anticipate the trails will be cleared soon as well! Let's get after it with routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles and come back for the social!

Friday, February 24, 2017

A busy Sunday ahead!

Cindy Morgan was right (again)! - We got a snowstorm! The Douglas Saloon was a great place for the social, with music, Giant Jenga and Grant teaching O'Leary how to play pool!

Chris, Dana, Claire, Randy, Adam, Shane, Mike, Brian & Grant


Careful decision making

The celebration!

March 11th - The St Patricks Day bus is filling up... about 6-8 spots remain!  If you want to spend a day with Team R.E.D. at the Lucky Palooza St Patricks Day Celebration -  drop an email to the Chms at paulchm99@yahoo.com   You do not need to be a Team R.E.D. member to attend, and there is NO RUNNING INVOLVED!   St Paul does a great job celebrating this holiday, get your green on and join the fun!




Saturday 7:15am:  The Saturday Long Run from the RAC is a 10 and a half'ish distance.  This group creates one of the best environments for the long run.  Many abilities, paces and great aide stations!  Check out Team R.E.D's Bubbles serving up the fun - there's actually a lot of Team RED members in the pic below, I spy.....

ahhh the smiles of the long run!  


Sunday 8am: Off Season Striders is heading to Panera South. This is a great location to hit the trails if they're clear, or find the mean streets if they are not! - lots of options, of course, coffee and/or breakfast after!
Sunday 9am:  Several R.E.D. members are planning a long run from the Bears Den in Byron. The plan is 16 miles with loops of 5-6 miles to stop for nutrition at your car.  You can run 1-2-3-4 or as many loops as you want.  Stop in the Den after for coffee, breakfast, breakfast-beer or whatever you choose!
Sunday 1pm: Let's keep this snow around and hit Oxbow Park for a snowshoe adventure!  I advise staying off the river however.  Meet at the first bridge of Oxbow (2nd parking lot on the left as you enter the park).  If you don't have snowshoes, come anyway, we often have extras available, and the park office rents them for $3!
Monday 6pm:  The feb-BREW-ary cycle continues! This time we'll meet at Forager for a great run, and come back for some great fun!  Monday's are always fun... join !
Tuesday 6:15pm:  It's Fat Tuesday and the Tuesday Trail crew is rocking - this week we'll head to Gamehaven for about 5 miles of fun.. then Whistle Binkies on the Lake, and keep in mind, the celebration is a great one with the Turkey River All Stars laying down a Dixie Land sound!
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are heading back to Beetles, given a few inches of snow have covered the trail and a parking lot party is chilly willy! - Plan to hit the mean streets of Rochester and come back for a social with friends!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den in Byron.  Our streets were plowed before I got out of bed today, and I anticipate the trails will be cleared soon as well! Let's get after it with routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles and come back for the social!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The week ahead!

Monday 6pm: feb-BREW-ary continues with Monday Maniacs heading to Grand Rounds on Broadway in Rochester. What a fun downtown location to run, walk order eat, drink from!  Join the crew, get some excercise and stay for the social!
Tuesday 6:15: the Tuesday Trail crew heads to Chester woods park for some running and/ or hiking.  Gather by the beach house at sunset and hit the trails! Join the fun!
Tuesday 9pm: the Night Owls are hitting the Douglas Trail for an evening run. Meet at the parking lot at the trailhead along Valley High and enjoy the clear trail and wonderful night air!
Thursday 6pm: Douglas Saloon is the site! Park in the lot along the trail in Douglas. We'll sun north on the trail, so certainly different territory compared to the night owls section. Bring cash for the social as the Saloon & Social Club is cash only!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Long Runs and 10-Grand!

Big News! Like $10,000 Big! 

For those of you who are not on Team R.E.D.s Facebook page, or are simply haven't heard this yet - I'd like to share a piece of great news with you. 

Team R.E.D. has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant for a fitness initiative!  The Byron Community Foundation and Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation are the funders of the dollars - we are so grateful to receive this award and apply it toward a mission of fitness for all! 

More details as to the fitness initiative will be shared after we physically receive the funds!  I will be seeking volunteers for various roles within this initiative... stay tuned and dance! 





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  • Saturday 7:15am: Here we go for... just in time for your long run training for spring Half or Full Marathons! - the longs runs start and finish at the RAC (Rochester Athletic Club).  This weeks run is set for 8ish miles.  Half Marathoners will have a shorter run.  
    • Keep in mind, Saturday's RAC runs are supported with volunteers providing water, gatorade, bananas and what-not.  If you're ever interested in volunteering please contact Lin Gentling at lsgentling@charter.net
  • Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are running from Five West (near Costco).  There are a lot of options as far as how far or how fast you'd like to run.  Then be sure to come back for coffee and/or breakfast! 
  • Monday 6pm: Monday Maniacs continue feb-BREW-ary! Check back this weekend for details as to which pub is the spot! 
Check back later this weekend for information on the entire week ahead... 






Sunday, February 12, 2017

Night Owls!

Sunday (tonight) 9pm:  The Night Owls have added a Sunday Night Run on the Douglas Trail. - taking full advantage of the warm weather and now clear trails! Meet at the trailhead parking lot along Valleyhigh Road in Rochester (next to IBM).
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls will be out again from Beetles Bar & Grill in Rochester.  That's located on 2nd Street and gives many options of downtown, cascade lake or the base around 'the hill'.

Details for the rest of the week are provided in the post below...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Always more!

If you haven't seen the Facebook News ... here it is... two members received great honors of late.

Aaron Nepstad is Volunteer of the Year for the State of Minnesota Track and Field.. the entire state!  This picture below is Aaron with Coach Coleman (also a R.E.D. member), Coleman nominated Aaron for the award.


Gwen Jacobsen is Minnesotas Runner of the Year for her age group... the entire state! The picture below captures Gwen announcing awards for others at the RTC banquet... she's a gracious winner, and a coach/cheer'er for us all.


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Saturday 7:15am:  OSS runs from the Health Living Center.  This is a standard starting point for the weekend crew!
Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are gathering at the People's Food Co-op.  This is a great downtown starting and finishing spot! - Join the fun!
Monday 6pm:  feb-BREW-ary continues... this time with a stop at Kinney Creek Brewery at 1016 7th St SW in Rochester.  - Mondays are a great night to meet people and enjoy some fitness!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  It's Valentines day, and Dan Valentine says "nothing says love like Willow Creek!" - well truth is he didn't say that out loud... but.. Willow creek is the site -- meet at the end of Lone Pine Drive SW off of 11th Ave SW
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls are on as always! Head to Beetles Bar & Grill on 2nd street.. have some fun on the run, and of course, social post run!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den in Byron.  Let's get out and walk or run! Weather is dang near spring like, let's spring our steps! - routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles - yet, no matter what, go as far or short as you want!

Monday, February 6, 2017

feb-BREW-ary!

Tonight 6pm: Monday Maniacs are heading to LTS! The plan is for all the runs in feb-BREW-ary to be from brew pubs! Join the fun, it's really a nice evening tonight, and you'll be in great company!
Tuesday 6:15pm: Carley State Park is the location for this week's Trail Crew! - You can hike, run or snowshoe - whatever works for you!  It's also Larry's birthday, so you won't want to miss out as we've all been invited to his home for the 'afters!'
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls are at it again from Beetles Bar & Grill on 2nd Street. Great location to scoot about, and socialize after! Join the fun!
Thursday 6pm: Team R.E.D. heads to Brothers Bar & Grill on South Broadway.  Park in the back lot, and get ready for a great run or walk on the lighted trail system!
Thursday 7-9pm:  TerraLoco is hosting Southern MN Triathlon night.  Professional Triathlete Matt Hansen (two time Ironman champion!) will be there along with Rochester's own Ruth Brennan Morrey! - Questions and answers from two of the best!

Below is a shot from the snowshoe crew on Superbowl Sunday - Great turnout! Lots of fun!





Sunday, February 5, 2017

Superbowl Sunday!

Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are heading to Panera South.  This is a wonderful starting location as it gives you access to trails or streets depending on the weather. Also, Panera is a great location for a social. 

Sunday 1:30pm: Anyone up for another snowshoe experience?  minus falling in the water? 1:30 pm Sunday  at Oxbow park 1st bridge... might have some Apple Pie for a warmup... not the kind you eat with a fork. Look forward to another big group and we will be back in time for the Super Duper Bowl.