Thursday Morning Track

Identical to Wednesday night track workouts. This is simply an alternative to those that cannot make Wednesday night or prefer morning running. The workouts each week are designed by Coach Ed who leads the Wednesday night group and can be found on the Wednesday night track workouts.  

Group leaders for this workout are Coach Stephen "Big Guy" Easley and Coach Rich Mendelowitz.  Both are USATF and RRCA certified coaches. Thursday morning Track Workouts are held at the Yorktown High School track. The Address is 5201 N. 28th Street in Arlington, and the track is around the corner from the school on N. Greenbrier in the Football Stadium. The workout starts promptly at 6:00 AM. Most people arrive to do an easy warm-up together starting around 5:40 and then all do an easy one mile cool-down together after the workout.

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Questions can be emailed to Coach Big Guy or Coach Rich.

2020 Holiday Relays - Results Correction

A Pox Upon Coach Big Guy, who should not be trusted with a Spreadsheet, which is why he had Elf Jill do the spreadsheet, then accidently misread it! Sorry! Richard Frame did NOT run twice, as it was Nate Rathjen running 15:28, finishing Second with his Secret Santa Ian Huang.

First Place: Admiral Paul Ryan (16:44) & Richard Frame (13:47) – 30:31

Second Place: Ian Huang (15:12) & Nate Rathjen (15:28) – 30:40

Third Place: Robert Draim (14:56) & Esther Wunderink (16:00) – 30:56


DCRRC 2020 "Secret Santa" Virtual Holiday Relays - Results & Track this Week

Fellow Endorphin Junkies

Tomorrow will be cold and then very wet and windy, so run early, or run tonight, when it is cool but clear. I will get to the 2020 DCRRC Secret Santa Holiday Relays results below, but in the meantime Mrs. Big Guy, Coach Ed. Coach Rich, Vicki, me, and all the leaders of the DC Roadrunners wish you and you're a happy, healthy, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Good Kwanza, Happy Festivus or whatever you celebrate this Holiday Season. We all miss each and every one of you fiercely, and as some of you have already been vaccinated, we are looking forward to some normalcy – and workouts and races (!!!) - in the New Year!

December 23-24, 2020 – NO OFFICIAL TRACK – and if you feel the need, do some 800s, but consider doing something FUN instead!

And now the 2020 DCRRC Secret Santa Holiday Relays Report!

Well, this was a lot of fun for everyone, and I loved hearing from many of you that the special running of the Annual Holiday Relays was not only a "Good Thing," as Martha would say, but a reminder of all the love and good times we share as teammates. We did hit one snag though, we had an odd number of people run the relays, which led to two different scorings – although most of the winners were the same. If we kept Coach Big Guy's time in the standings, we would have had to double Nate Rathjen's time as he was right at the middle of the standings, so the Big Guy withdrew, and here are the 2020 DCRRC Secret Santa Holiday winner's with their times:

First Place: Admiral Paul Ryan (16:44) & Richard Frame (13:47) – 30:31

Second Place: Ian Huang (15:12) & Richard Frame (15:28) – 30:40

Third Place: Robert Draim (14:56) & Esther Wunderink (16:00) – 30:56

If we had kept Coach Big Guy IN, the only difference would have been Ze Dagher in Second Place with a time of 15:52, and Mark Bourgeois in Third with a time of 15:02 – the other winners would have been winners too. Since a technical issue kept them from the standings, the Big Guy will be awarding them special prizes – each will receive a special large craft beer from the Big Guy's legendary cellars. Speaking of the legendary cellars, a special award for trying hard but not in the money goes to Christie Wetzel (Fastest Woman AND 2nd overall finisher at 13:08) and Keith Campbell (who only ran because the Big Guy made him!), who will each receive a bottle of wine for their efforts (Keith can trade for Craft Beer, his favorite). Overall fastest time was – unsurprisingly – Rodrigo Vellon - with a smoking time of 12:08 (family time of 25:16!).

Coach Big Guy is working with Deb Margraff to come up with prizes for first, second and third.

Coach Big Guy will be out doing a fun run tomorrow with Elves Jill (thanks for doing the results) and Keith, with Coach Rich getting back in gear after passing PT!


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