Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's a brand new week!

Some great racing took place in Las Vegas this weekend!  - Nice job all!

Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are heading to Newts at Crossroads - Voted Best Burgers in Town a million years in a row!  -- Of course before settling in for some food and drink, we'll get out and run! Join the fun!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crews is hitting Carley State Park to run through the Bluebells.  After a couple loops within the park, the crew will have 'afters' in the picnic area, with a bonfire! Sounds fun already! Gather at the 1st parking lot on the right after the visitor kiosk.
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are at it again... get your headlamps out and meet at the parking lot of the Douglas Trail Trail-head. - this is located along Valley High, next to IBM. This is a dedicated group who enjoy the peaceful evenings!
Wednesday 6pm:  Speed work it is... and the track is ready for you!  Meet on the track in Byron (located behind the Middle School at 601 4th St NW).  We'll discuss the workout and get to it!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. hits the Bears Den in Byron.  It was 8 years ago this month when Team R.E.D. stepped out on our maiden voyage from the old Bears Den location.. and now, we're still going strong!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Weather is Awesome!

Day after day, warm or cool,  we are fortunate to be out there doing what we enjoy.. running and walking!

Here's a look at what's happening this weekend. -  Several Team R.E.D. members are in Vegas!  - Run and have fun!

Saturday 7:15am:  The group runs from the Rochester Athletic Club continue to be a big part of our training. Get there, and get it done... super fun to have such a big group and volunteer support!  Bring $1 to contribute to the aid stations.
Saturday 9am:  Color Me Now! in Byron - This is a 5K or 1 Mile run with color being tossed at you.. super fun! The event takes place at the Middle School located at 601 4th St NW Byron. Online registration closes at 10pm tonight  - Event day registration is available starting at 8am Saturday.
Saturday 6:30pm:  The Byron Community Foundation, along with Tim Penny, are doing a check presentation for Team R.E.D.'s $10,000 Grant..  I'm not sure if I have a speaking part, but I'm planning to accept the check and smile!  - If you want to be there for the presentation, please join us.. there's an evening activities starting with a silent auction from 5-7pm, live auction at 7pm.. beer and wine tasting from 6-8pm.. and a live band from 8-11pm.
Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are heading to Brothers Bar & Grill.  Join for fun, and come back for breakfast, coffee or beverage of your choice.  Remember, at Brothers we like to park in back, as the prime parking in front is very limited.

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 -  and here's the sights and sounds from Wellesley College Scream Tunnel!

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
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!