Sunday, August 28, 2016

Days are flying by!

I missed an entire weekend of updates! - Here we go for the week ahead!

  • Monday 6pm: Monday Maniacs are heading to downtown Rochester and gathering at Dooley's Pub!  Join us for a run or walk, and come on back for a great patio social!
  • Monday 6pm:  TerraLoco continues to produce $5 5K's for Quarry Hill.  They do such a great job in the community.  
    • As a heads up, TerraLoco is hosting a charity 5K for a cause I'm connected with... on Oct 10th we'll raise some dollars for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The SouthEast Minnesota Trail Runners are hitting Carley State Park for a run or hike! - This Tuesday night crew is very friendly, making a lot of stops  along the route, to keep people together as much as possible.  Always fun! The park is located on Cty Rd 4 South, Plainview... meet at the first parking lot.
  • Tuesday 9:30pm:  The Tuesday Night Owls are out on the Douglas Trail again! - Join them for an out and back starting from the trail head parking lot in Rochester, along Valley High Road, near IBM.  Bring your own beverage to quench your post workout thirst!
  • Wednesday 6pm:  The Speed Work continues on the track in Byron.  Join the crew to fly around the track, and make yourself faster. It's always a rewarding workout! The track is located behind the Middle School at 601 4th St NW.
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. hits the Bears Den in Byron.  Count on routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles - or do whatever distance is right for you!  Come on back to the Den for the post workout fun!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Catching up!

A great morning for the Healthy Human Race today! - Shane and I were getting a long run in and we were able to see many of you competing or volunteering!  Awesome work all!

Let's get right after the schedule, since I'm so far behind with my posts!

Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are heading out from Five West along circle drive near Costco.  This is a great location to hit some trails, or neighborhoods and of course come back for some social time with a yummy breakfast!
Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs hit a location we haven't got to for awhile, it's Whistle Binkies North.  Excellent to run in another area of the city! - Also, a wonderful patio experience post run or walk!
Monday 6pm: TerraLoco $5 5K charity series rolls all summer!  Meet at TerraLoco and support this weeks charity.  Often door prizes, always fun!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  Ho Ho Ho it's off to Oxbow we go! Many know the joys of running or hiking the trails of Oxbow, but do you know the joys of doing it with the Southeast Minnesota Trail Runners?!  Join the fun! Meet at the 1st bridge (main picnic area) Bring a beverage and/or something for munching, as the shelters provide a great spot to re-hydrate.
Tuesday 9:30pm:  The Night Crew is hitting the Douglas Trail again... they are gathering at the Trailhead along Valley High Drive near IBM. - It's a great out and back after the sun has set! Typically a parking lot social, as long as they don't get caught!
Wednesday 6pm: Speed on the track in Byron!  The track is located behind the middle school at 601 4th St NW.  Do not be intimidated from joining a track session, this is a place to make yourself a better runner and no matter what your pace, we all finish when we hit the finish line on the 400M track!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. has a special night planned... and the O'Leary's are the home hosts.  Join us at 805 1st Ave NW in Byron.  The O'Leary's are providing Chicken Wings, Brats, Beer, Water and an acoholic slussee.  If you would like something else to drink, please bring your own, and bring a dish to share.  Also we're planning some yard games with some great trophies, so you would be wise to bring a lawn chair and a competitive spirit!

We're excited to host this night, as we're also celebrating with a Going Away Party for Janelle!  Team R.E.D., Byron Cross Country & Track will all miss her but fine city of Boston and her man Jake get to have her back now!   Come help us send Janelle off with a fun celebration!

Here are Emily and Janelle 'working' with Byron Cross Country....
How can she leave when she already had the greatest job in the land! Coaching!  - photo courtesy of Coach Woo

Friday, August 12, 2016

Great Turnout!

An excellent turnout for the Peterson's home host night - Thanks so much for having us!  The weather held off and provided a great night for a walk or run, along with some back deck fun!

The Healthy Human Race is just 8 days way! - There's still time to register and/or volunteer!  It takes a lot of people to put on a quality race, and any help you can provide is very much appreciated!

Here's a look at the weekend and into next week...

Saturday 7am:  The long run from the RAC is climbing in mileage!  This week it's a 19 mile route for marathoners and about 9 miles for half marathoners.  This is a great way to get your miles, with volunteer support along the way! - Bring $1 to help offset cost of aid station supplies.
Saturday 8am:  It's Western Days in Chatfield.  Join the 10K at 8am and/or the 2 mile at 9:30am!  More details at
Saturday 8am:  Kasson holds it's annual Festival in the Park - Join the 5K or 1 Mile Fun run and enjoy the day!  More details at
Sunday 8am: The Off Season Striders will find themselves out and about.  I haven't seen the location yet, but will update when I do.
Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Cowboy Jacks.  Nothing says fun run like peanuts in a shell post run!  There are a lot of paces among the group, come join us!
Monday 6pm:  TerraLoco continues it's $5 5K charity series.  I can't stress enough what a good thing this is for the community! They make impact each week, and give people a place to come together.
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew heads to Chester Woods... home of the famous Mason Run @ Chester Woods!  Gather at the parking lot near the Beach House.  Come out for a run or hike on the great trails and then we'll settle into a picnic area for a fire and beverages (bring your own fire - Dan will supply the fire).
Wednesday 6pm:  It's time for speed! Get on the track in Byron and go! No matter what your current pace, this workout will make you stronger and faster. The track is located behind the Byron Middle School at 601 4th St NW.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. heads to the Bears Den in Byron.  Come out for a run or walk at the original home of Team R.E.D. - well, it would be the original home, but the Den did move.  At any rate, join us for routes of 3,4 or 6 miles and come back for the social.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Home Hosts Rock!

Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. has another fantastic Home Host!  Mike and Sarah Peterson are located at 708 4th St NE in Byron and they are ready for you!  They are providing something yummy like Burgers or Chicken... and if you'd like to bring something to share that's always welcome!  Bring your beverage of choice and a lawn chair too.. it's bound to be another beautiful night to be outside!

I'll provide the update to get us through the weekend later this afternoon! 

Friday, August 5, 2016

All the fun... and we get to run!

Here's a quick post for the weekend and beyond....

And first...  I wanted to let you know we received a very nice card from the Rochester Flyers for our contribution of $1845.  Knowing the effort that teams puts forth is a great reminder for all of us, that getting to the start line is often tougher then getting to the finish.  You've already accomplished so much by committing to do it! Keep on doing it!

Tonight 5pm-9pm:  TerraLoco is hosting an Olympic Opening Ceremonies Party at Kathy's Pub!  Should be a lot of fun.. if you participated in their Olympic Village Challenge you'll receive some free food and free drink!  - Non-participants could probably come hang out and enjoy for cash!
Saturday 7am:  The half and full marathon training runs from the RAC continue.. they always do!  15 miles for the full marathoners, 8 miles for the half marathoners! - Bring $1 to help support the aid stations. ---  Also, consider volunteering to host an aid station on occasion as the aid stations make these runs the best long runs!
Saturday 8am:  The Douglas Trail 11 Mile Race - this is a Rochester Track Club event and RTC members will receive a $5 discount. Race day registration is available at the start area located in Douglas at the parking lot along the Douglas Trail.   - Watch for Byron Cross Country along the course, providing the best water you've had that morning!
Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are gathering at Panera South for a group run. Typically 4-8 miles (whatever you like really).  Conversational pace, and conversation post run too over a cup of joe...
Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are always out there - and heading to a favorite location- that's LTS - located at 2001 32nd Ave NW, Rochester.  - Great location to hit the pavement, and follow with quality beverages! - Oh, and they have a patio!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail Crew heads to Root River Park for a Ramble around! - It's a fun place as you can loop the space (about 2 miles per loop) and choose your mileage without breaking away from the crowd.  Here's a link with more info about the park...
Tuesday 9:30pm:  The Tuesday Night Owls are heading to Douglas.  Remember, this is the community of Douglas & the Douglas trail... so show up at the parking lot in Douglas along 75th Street to join the fun! Bring a beverage if you wish!
Wednesday 6pm:  Speed on the track in Byron! - Last week was super warm and the turnout was fantastic! - If you're new to a track workout, you can always modify it to what fits your current ability and readiness...  you'll never be more than 200 Meters from a teammate!   Come join the fun.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. has another fantastic Home Host!  Mike and Sarah Peterson are located at 708 4th St NE in Byron and they are ready for you!  They are providing something yummy like Burgers or Chicken... and if you'd like to bring something to share that's always welcome!  Bring your beverage of choice and a lawn chair too.. it's bound to be another beautiful night to be outside!