Iwo Jima Memorial

Welcome!  This is the home of the world-famous (well, maybe locally well-known) SLR.

Our start time is now 8:00 am.  Every Saturday we meet at North Meade Street Park, a small park northwest of the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) in Rosslyn. The closest address for mapping purposes is 1300 Arlington Blvd, and street parking is available in the neighborhoods adjacent to N. Meade Street. Be mindful of parking signs, since Arlington County enforces them enthusiastically, and please do not park on Marine Memorial Circle (inside Iwo Jima), since parking there is for memorial use only.

At least one porta-john is available year-round near the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the memorial's water fountain is usually on during the summer. We run rain or shine! As far as winter weather goes, the run will go as planned unless otherwise posted via email/twitter/facebook and the SLR website.

All are welcome!  If you don't want to run the same distance or course as the main group, you can go for half the distance you want to run and re-trace your steps back to Iwo Jima.  Mileage options will be given in the email preceding each Saturday's run.  We are always looking for volunteers to bring post-run beverages, and/or mid-run beverages during the summer - the club will reimburse your water and Gatorade expenses. To help with beverages, please send an email to Mike.

For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or email slr@dcroadrunners.org.

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Schedule:

Date Miles Route   Post-Run Beverages Mid-Run Beverages
5/21/2016 11 Four Mile Run Park (map) Jill B. N/A
5/28/2016 13 Cathedral-Clintons (map) Paul & Christine W. N/A
6/4/2016* 13.5 Southeast DC (map) Paul & Christine W. Volunteer Needed!
6/11/2016* 10.5 GWK Shady (map) Paul & Christine W. Volunteer Needed!
6/18/2016* 12 Bluemont L-Loop (map) Paul & Christine W. Volunteer Needed!

 * Starting on June 4, we will be meeting at 7:00 am for the summer months, to beat the heat

Email mike@dcroadrunners.org if you can help out with any beverage needs.  Please volunteer - it's your duty; if you regularly take part in SLR then you should also be volunteering!

SLR May 21 - Four Mile Run Park

Hello Saturday Runners!

This Saturday morning, on May 21, we will be running 11 miles along the Four Mile Run Park route (additional map here). If you'd like to extend the route to 13 miles, you can continue on the Mt. Vernon Trail up past Roosevelt Island on the way back, and return via Rosslyn. For a shorter run, I would suggest out & back on the Mt. Vernon Trail, since the turnoff for the Four Mile Run trail is 5 miles from our meeting point. It's looking like we won't be so lucky with the weather this week, so be ready for some rain, and we'll brave it together!

Please also remember that we will be joined by the Marathon Training Program jump-start group starting this weekend (announcement sent out earlier this week). They will be meeting at our same start point at 7:45 am, for additional introductory info and material from the coaches, before a coordinated start. Let's all welcome our newly expanded group!

Thank you Jill Burkholder for post-run beverages this week! We now have post-run beverages covered until the end of June, but please start thinking about mid-run beverages which (assuming we get volunteers!) will begin on June 4, and let me know when you can volunteer.

Up-to-date future volunteer needs and a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. For mid-run beverages, any week you're able to volunteer is appreciated, but for post-run beverages it's best if you can cover two (or more!) consecutive weeks at a time, to cut down on hand-offs of the bins. If you enjoy or benefit from the entirely volunteer-supported beverages at our runs, please do your part - it's easy, and you'll be reimbursed for all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR News!

Saturday Runners,

In advance of this week's regularly scheduled route update, I wanted to send out some news about our upcoming plans for SLR. As some of you have probably already heard, we're planning to use a co-located start for the Marathon Training Program (targeting Marine Corps) and SLR group runs over the summer months. If you've been running with us a for a few years, you'll remember that we used to do it this way, and so we're going to give it a try again. Hopefully this will help create more crossover between the two groups, and encourage our trainees to transition into becoming year-round regulars at other group runs and club events. The training program will also be formatted differently this year, with program fees waived for all current club members, provided you meet a volunteer requirement. For more details, you can check out the training section of our website, or get in touch with our new Director of Training Programs, Kathy Pugh.

Getting down to the details, our plan is for trainees to meet at the same place we use on Saturday mornings, 15 minutes before the SLR start time, where coaches will go over their adivice for the week. At the top of the hour, we'll do the same route introduction and general announcements that you're used to hearing at SLR, and then the run will begin, with a range of pace groups leading the way.

The start date for the main Marathon Training Program will be June 25, which is 18 weeks out from MCM, but starting this Saturday, May 21, a jump-start group will be joining us, to help trainees build their base with medium length runs. Please help me welcome any and all newcomers to Saturday Long Runs!

Happy running!

Mike

 

SLR May 14 - Glover-Mass-Crescent

Hello Saturday Runners!

This week's route is Glover-Mass-Crescent (additional map here) for 12.75 miles. With the practically non-stop rain we've been getting lately, the trail will probably be on the messy side, however we've at least got a (forecasted) break in the rain from Friday afternoon until mid-day Saturday, so hopefully it won't be too bad. If you'd rather stick to pavement, you can do a similar route by taking Foxhall to Nebraska to Mass rather than hopping on the Glover-Archbold trail. Out & back on the Capital Crescent trail is also an option, and can be as long or short as you like.

Thank you Derek Moore for post-run beverages this week! We will need more post-run volunteers starting after next week, as well as mid-run volunteers starting soon at the beginning of June, so please help out however you can.

Up-to-date future volunteer needs and a route schedule are always posted on our web page, and you can email me to schedule your slot. For mid-run beverages, any week you're able to volunteer is appreciated, but for post-run beverages it's best if you can cover two (or more!) consecutive weeks at a time, to cut down on hand-offs of the bins. If you enjoy or benefit from the entirely volunteer-supported beverages at our runs, please do your part - it's easy, and you'll be reimbursed for all expenses.

Happy running!

Mike

 

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