Friday, December 31, 2010

Spring Semester Schedule

Hi guys,

I am working on putting together a schedule for this upcoming spring semester so we can train together in 2011.

So far it appears I will be in the gym/outside running at the following times:
Tuesdays 7-730am (starting time)
Wednesdays 845-1030am
Thursdays 7-730am (starting time)
Fridays 1pm and later

I am thinking about having official KSU Running Club Practices...Most likely these will be:
Tuesdays 7am
Wednesdays 9am
Thursdays 7am
Fridays (TBD)
Sat/Sun: runs in the CVNP (Cuyahoga Valley  National Park). This is located about 15mins away and offers some new scenery including nice road running, crushed limestone paths, and some awesome trail runnin!
For those of you who are interested, there are group runs that take place in 'the valley' as well. I can send more information about it out if wanted.

I will talk to our advisor and set a meeting time in late January to discuss upcoming events. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at

Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter Break and Looking Towards the Spring Semester!

Hey guys!!!
 Hopefully everyone is getting ready for those finals...
(or like me, you are finding anything possible to do procrastinate!)

So I would like some feedback over this winter break!
(relating to the upcoming Spring Semester)
Such as:
1. When are you free to run?
2. Where should we meet?
3. Is anyone in running at the field house on that nicey cushy indoor track!

Back to some Ole Business!
T-shirts-we have the design finalized. I need to find an affordable printer for THE Bomb design! Haven't seen the design? Go back two posts I believe....Once I find a printer and get prices...ill be collecting and takin orders!

Base Training-Yay! winter....sometimes I wonder if I'll ever run after this week. Anyway I have started base training running and on the bike for that matter. Basically-long(er) and slow(er) miles. Hit me up ( if you wanna join. I am still kicking here in lovely Kent over the break. I'll Be a Runnin!!!

Late Winter/Spring Races-So you wanna set a goal and have something to work towards, take a look at some races. There are links to races that I have either attended in the past and/or will race again this season and I give 'em 2 THUMBS UP

Here we go:
The Great New Year's Eve Run, 5k in at the Stow high school!
What better way to prepare for a massive hangover than running one of the coldest 5k races you might EVER run...(2 years ago-8 degrees yo. I could not MOVE my later I got ah ya know-shitfaced.)

Run with Your Heart, trail race including a 8k & 15k in the Chagrin area on Feb 31 Registration is almost closed for this one!

Catch a Leprachaun 5k & 15k & 30k, located in the Avon area, takes place on March 6 All road baby. Alot of the miles done within the local bike lanes..and residential streets. (2 years ago-pouring rain and about 35 degrees. There was no need for ice...The body was numb, numb, numb...

Jackson Laughs 5k & 25k, located here in Kent to support a GREAT CAUSE!
Proceeds for this event to go the Fragile X Organization. Jackson was born with the genetic mutation and effects 100,000 Americans.  The race will begin at the Kent State Dix Stadium and will be an amazing event. Not ready to race? Volunteer! I can contact the race organizer to set it up. I've talked with Jackson's father, the race organizer, and said that I would do the best to make sure that the Kent State University Running Club would come out in full force!!
Jackson Laugh's Facebook Page:!/pages/Jackson-Laughs/165709780113966