Sunday, April 23, 2017

Here comes another great week!

Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are heading to Dooley's in downtown Rochester.  A great place to both start and finish a run.. just be careful...  if you order Chocolate Milk and a Beer you'll want to specify they should be in two separate glasses!
Tuesday 6:15pm: The Tuesday Trail crew is on their way to Indian Hieghts in Rochester. The run provides a great overlook of the city.  The parking lot for Indian Heights is a little tucked away and located at 1800 Terracewood Dr NW Rochester.
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls continue to burn the not quite midnight oil - Gather at the Douglas Trailhead located along Valley High next to IBM.  Bring a beverage for post run in the parking lot.  One night I'm going to make it, I'm sure of it.
Wednesday 6pm:  The Byron track is the place for speed! The track is located behind the Middle School at 601 4th St NE.  The Middle School track is open to the public most evenings if you want to get out there and run!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is heading to the Freight Yard at 821 Civic Center Drive. This is a location that has seen some change-over, most recently it was Billoti's  - a fun location to hit the trails and come back for a variety of beverage choices!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Boston Marathon Rocks!

Another Boston Marathon is upon us!  - Have fun everyone, enjoy the journey! You can live stream the event on NBC Sports - We look forward to hearing stories of the 2017 Boston Marathon!

Here's how the week shapes up...

Monday (tonight) 6pm .- the Monday Maniacs are heading out fro Kinney Creek Brewery located at 1016 7th St NW in Rochester. Join the fun run and fun fun! 
Tuesday 6:15pm - Tuesday Trail crew is heading for some miles of trail at Lost Creek Trail in Chatfield. This is a fun route to run, and always fun afters!
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are heading to the Douglas Trail Trailhead located along Valley High next to IBM.  Join the fun on the trail and in the parking lot post run! 
Wednesday 6pm - speed session on the track in Byron, located behind the middle school at 601 4th St NW Byron.. I'm hoping to make it and ensure we have music this week! 
Thursday 6pm - routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles starting / finishing at the Bears Den in byron, located at 845 High Point Place NE Byron - Join us as spring has sprung! 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Here comes the weekend - and the Boston Marathon!

Saturday 7:15am: The Marathon and Half Marathon training runs are ramping up! - Join the group from the Rochester Athletic Club, and get your miles with a great crew... there's also the bonus of aid stations along the route! 16 miles is the target for the full marathoners, and approx 10 miles for the half.
Sunday 8am:  The Off Season Striders are heading to Charlies Eatery and Pub for an Easter morning run and post workout social!  Join the fun at Charlies, located at Hillcrest Mall.
Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are heading to Kinney Creek Brewery in Rochester.  Lots of fun to be had on the run, and afterwards as well!  Join in!

Speaking of Monday - It's the Boston Marathon!   Lots of Team R.E.D. members are heading that way and are sure to be well prepared!   You can search the entry list at the following link   http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/entrants.aspx -  and here's the sights and sounds from Wellesley College Scream Tunnel!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gss2i7xFaHg


Saturday, April 8, 2017

What's Next?

Best wishes to everyone taking part in the Zumbro Endurance Races! - Have fun, and don't get lost!  Those of you in Mankato, same message, Have fun and don't get lost - although I do think it's less likely to get lost in Mankato!

Little Tid-Bit - Mankato was originally named Ma-Kato with a Dakotah meaning of Blue Earth due to the clay along the riverbank.  Of course, it then makes sense, Mankato is located in Blue Earth County.  

Group runs are listed below... no matter what pace you like to run or walk... any of these group opportunities create a great chance to get moving, while meeting new people and developing greater relationships with those you already know!

Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are heading to Dunn Bros North, located on Elton Hills Drive. Join for a run and come back for some coffee and chat!
Sunday 9:30 - 10amish - If you're available, you can help us load Claire's Uhaul as she prepares to jet off to the Twin Cities! Contact me to get an address - I can be reached at byron.teamred@gmail.com
Monday 6pm: Monday Maniacs are gathering at the Freight Yard,previously Billotti's, at 821 Civic Center Drive in Rochester. Join the group for a walk or run, and come back for lots of fun!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew find their way to Millville for a relatively flat out and back along the Zumbro River.  Bring your favorite beverages, if the weather cooperates, Afters will be in the parking lot.  Gather at the ball field parking lot.
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls love the cover of darkness.  Meet at the trailhead of the Douglas Trail along Valley High (near IBM).  It's an out and back course, so you can make it as long as you like!
Wednesday 6pm:   It's speedwork on the track in Byron.  We'll turn on some music, and get our wheels cruising.  The speed portion of the evening starts at 6pm, so if you want some time to warm up, please try to arrive earlier.   We can try Byron's newest nigh spot for the social, Sandbaggers.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is heading to Beetles located on 2nd Street in Rochester.  We'll plan on routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles and tour the city! Of course, we'll be back for a social!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Here comes another week!

People have been asking about the availability of the track in Byron... it is available to the public most evenings after 5pm or so...


  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are heading to LTS for a run and fun! We'll get out on a trail one direction or another, and come back for a great social at Life's Too Short Brewing!  
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is about to have a tour of the Root River County park at 4012 80th St SE.  It's a fun place to run and the loop is about 1.9 miles, so choose, once, twice, three times or more! 
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are loving the warmer weather and gathering at the Douglas Trail trailhead located along Valley High (next to IBM). Why are they so excited about the warmer weather?  Because it means a parking lot party! 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is back at the Bears Den for the 1st Thursday of the month.  We'll roll 3, 4  or 6 miles (your choice). Of course, we'll all gather back at the Den for the social!  

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!