Monday, March 31, 2014

Weekend Meet-ups: April 5 & 6

Opportunity this weekend for two different meet-ups.

Saturday, 2pm:
Hike and/or Run to McHugh and back from Potter Creek Trailhead. 7 miles full round trip. Options to go as fast (or slow) and as far as you want before turning back. Should be mostly snow free, but muddy in places. Your feet will get wet. Rolling trail with short climbs and descents. Plan on 2+ hours for the whole enchilada. Recommended at least 1 mile (one way) to the first overlooks, or 2 miles (one way) to the high point overlook. This will be a great opportunity to get some early snow free trail miles in with good company.

We are rescheduling Saturday's meet-up to NEXT SATURDAY, APRIL 12th.

Sunday, after church: group meeting in the upper room to check in on training plans, answer questions, and a presentation for beginning runners. Afterwards we will head out for a walk/run on Beach Lake Rd. To the lake and back is 4.5 miles. I will be spending time coaching beginning runners on form, walk to run ratios, nutrition, stretching, and gear during this time, otherwise head out and walk/run at your own pace.

Should be a great time.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meet-up #1: Beach Lake Rd.

The first meet-up of the Awesome Training group is in the books. After a short informational meeting 6 individuals embarked on the Beach Lake Road out and back. The weather was gorgeous, praise God! and the miles clicked quickly by as we ran and walked out to the lake and back. Solid effort by everyone involved. Thanks to Emily, Ginger, Lindsey, Lynda, Matt, and Sarah for getting out there and enjoying a brilliant day.

Thanks also to all who came to the informational meeting. It is an enthusiastic and diverse group and I look forward to all the fun we'll be having this season.

Remember your homework:
• check out the blog (which you're doing now) & complete the form
• email Jeremy your race or fitness goal with the week count
• sign up for strava and request to join the Awesome Training Group

As the sun continues to shine and the snow continues to melt, I await many more miles together.

Friday, March 21, 2014

GO time! First meet-up

It's kind of last minute but spring has sprung and the group is ready to get moving. Our first informational meeting will be this Sunday (3/23) after church in the upper room. This will be a time to get acquainted, ask questions, and outline the structure of the group. It shouldn't take too long so I hope everyone can make it.

Afterwards there will be an informal group fun run for those who are interested in stretching their legs a bit. We will leave directly from the church and head down towards Beach Lake. It will be an out and back run so the distance is determined by how far you want to go. I would recommend at least a mile for some great mountain views, with a full round trip being 4.5 miles. I ran the route (link is here) on Wednesday night and no special footwear should be necessary, but bring your traction devices if you have them and are unsure. It will be a great, casual time to connect with each other and commune with God in His creation.

I look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

We'd like to get to know you better...

So the Awesome Training Group (ATG) has put together a Fitness Evaluation and Goals survey that we would like everyone who will be participating complete. The information gathered by this survey will allow us to make some informed decisions while structuring the group.

The information is confidential and will not be shared with anyone other than the leadership of the ATG, which right now is only myself (Jeremy). Please be as accurate and detailed as possible, and if you are a family group that is going to be participating please have each family member fill out the survey.

Please follow the link here.

I'm excited to get started and this will be a great first step in making sure that this training group will be most excellent for everyone involved.

Stay tuned for info on the first meeting and activity.