Sunday, September 24, 2017

Let's bring on another Week.... and another Home Host!

Monday 6pm:  It'll certainly be a great night to get out for a run or walk with the crew at Cowboy Jacks on South Broadway.  There are several options of routes from this location, and always a wonderful social, including peanuts in a shell upon return!
Tuesday 6:15pm:   The Tuesday Trail crew has been a super active one!   Join the fun at Willow Creek Reservoir located at 1343 Lone Pine Dr Rochester. It's a nice short loop of 1.8 Miles, you can run as many loops as you like! - Planning for afters in the parking lot, unless the weather is not good, then it's off to Fat Willies!
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls are never afraid of the dark! Join the crew on the Douglas trail for a great out and back.  We meet at the trail-head parking lot along Valley High and next to IBM.
Wednesday:  -  I have not heard from anyone about dong a track workout, so for now, no official workout is planned.  If you want one posted, let me know where you'll be, and I'll get it posted.
Thursday 6pm:  We are all invited to the Eide residence for a home hosted night! Join the run or walk, and stick around for the post workout fun!

  • Dave & Elaine are located at 27116 675th Street, Kasson. Highway 14 ----  go about 3 miles West past Byron and turn left on County road 15 (270th Avenue) and go about 3-1/2 miles and turn left on 675th Street. We are the third mailbox on the left. We will provide pulled pork sandwiches, munchies and water. BYOB, a lawn chair, and a dish to share if you wish! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

... and it's Monday again!

Here we go.. a great week ahead!

  • Monday 6pm - Monday Maniacs are heading to LTS.  This is one of the favorite spots for the Maniacs, and so, we're back!  Plan to run any distance you like and return for the social! LTS is located at 2001 32nd Ave NW Rochester. 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm - Tuesday Trail Crew hits Julius's farm! There is a loop that crosses over itself at one point, so the distance options are nearly limitless.  The full loop is about 2.2 Miles. Bring a beverage and join the backyard social afterwards.  Julius is located at 46601 180th Ave Zumbrota - but due to some construction you'll want to follow the directions below. 
    • Due to the overpass construction people coming from the south should turn off on 480 Street before you get to the Mazeppa exit and that road intersects 180 ave just south of us. If that is too confusing you can just take the 2nd Zumbrota exit (hwy 60) and then go back to the hwy 58 exit and let Google lead you to the address . A note we are just .5 miles past McDonald's on 180 ave and you can't see the house when you turn in the driveway just drive up the hill and it is there
  • Tuesday 9pm - The Night Owls roll along the Douglas Trail, starting at the trail head located along Valley High Drive near IBM.  Break out the headlamp and join the fun on this great out and back location! 
  • Wednesday 6pm - Speed work moves back to the track in Byron. We'll crank up the sound and run around! The track is located behind the Middle School at 601 4th St NW Byron
  • Thursday 6pm - Team R.E.D. heads to the Bears Den! We'd love to see a big crew there for some routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles! - remember, walking and running are both options!- Eating and Drinking is too! 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Home Host Thursday!

Thursday 6pm - It's a home host!  We've all been invited to join Heidi at her place for a run or walk, and of course, come back for some great social time!  

Heidi is providing Sloppy Joe's, Chips & Veggies... she will have water and some beer. - Please bring a dish to share, and any other drinks you may want.  Our hostess is located at 715 2nd Ave NE in the charming community of Plainview.   See you there! 


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fun Fun Fun!

Tuesday 6:15pm - Tuesday Trail Crew!   Join us at Eagle Bluff near Lanesboro tonight at 6:15pm!  It's always fun, and sometimes even more fun!
Tuesday 9pm - The Night Owls run the Douglas Trail from the trail head along Valley High near IBM.  It's always fun, and sometimes even more fun!
Wednesday 6pm - Speed work on the track at Soldiers Field.  It's fast, it's furious and it's all about getting better! - Did I mention it's always fun, and sometimes even more fun?  Well, it is!
Thursday 6pm - Home hosted by Heidi !  Home hosted nights are my favorite, and I'll get you all the details after tonight's cross country meet in Byron!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Tonight is the Tap House!

6pm Monday! - Tap House is the place to be for a Monday Maniac Run and of course a great social afterwards.  Sarah said she would be there if she didn't die, and I have seen photographic evidence that she is indeed still alive!

During the Vikings drubbing of the New Orleans Saints, I'll update the rest of the week... which includes a wonderful Home Hosted Thursday Night!

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Congrats to all of you busting your tail at Superior and the Revel Marathon!  - You are all doing amazing things!

Here's a quick look at what's up Sunday - then tomorrow, I'll update the week ahead!

Sunday 7:30am - Off Season Striders are heading to 5 West. This is a great location to log some miles, and the breakfast social is yummy!
Sunday 4:30-7:30pm - The Rochester Track Club is hosting their annual picnic.  This is a good time to get to know some of your fellow RTC members.  The location is Eastwood park picnic shelter.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Keep it going!

Saturday 7am:  The marathon / half marathon training long runs are hitting a sweet spot! 19.4 miles from the Rochester Athletic Club this weekend, with the half marathon group hitting roughly 10. The route is supported with 4 aids stations, please bring $1 to donate for stocking the aids stations.
Sunday 7:30am: The Off Season Striders hit Roosters Too at 4576 Maine Ave SE Rochester. Join the fun, and stick around for the social side of things.
Monday 7:30am:  The Off Season Striders have a special holiday run, and that kicks off at Dunn Bros on Elton Hills Drive in Rochester.  Don't forget to join for a coffee post workout.
Monday - Note: Monday Maniacs are taking the day off.  
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew hits the Root River County Park located at 4012 80th St SE. This is a grass trail with a 1.9 mile loop, and you can run or hike as many or as few of the loops as you like.  Join the parking lot party, and bring a beer to share if you like!
Wednesday 6pm:  Speed work on the track at Soldiers Field in Rochester again this week. Someday we'll be able to get back to the Byron track and enjoy that new sound system, but for this week, Soldiers Field is the spot.  If you need to warmup, and we all do, arrive a bit early so we can get into the workout at 6pm.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. heads back to the Bears Den for a walk, run and some fun! Join the crew, meet some people and enjoy the original home of Team R.E.D. - routes are typically 3, 4 or 6 miles, but as always, go as far or as short as you want!