Monday, March 16, 2015

The Return of Wednesday Workouts!

Now that the weather is clearing up, we will be resuming Wednesday evening workouts. However, since the track is currently covered in snow, we are running the roads for the next few weeks.

So here's the plan...

Starting this Wednesday (March 18), we will meet at 6:00 PM at Up-N-Running (208 W. High St). Runners/walkers will have two options:

  1. A workout, such as mile repeats around Elderwood or hill repeats up S. Cherry Street.
  2. Or a run/walk through town, such as the Turkey Trot course.
Needless to say, everything depends on who shows up and our collective ambition level. So bring a friend, and come join us!

Elderwood Loop: It's exactly 1 mile, and it's a "segment" on Strava. If you're not familiar with Strava, check it out. Before too long, you'll find yourself running way too hard at random places on random runs. Because... SEGMENT!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Saturday Group Run Starting From Ebensburg's Newest (and only) Running Shop!

I case you haven't heard, Up-n-Running will be opening their Ebensburg store this Saturday at 10:00 AM! The location is 208 W High St.

UnR is owned and operated by EARCites Kevin and Julie Doyle. Kevin's dad, Ed, started the store in Valencia over a decade ago. Kevin worked there when it opened. Prior to that, he ran professionally in Detroit as a member of Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Julie is a lifelong runner as well, having raced everything from 2 miles to the marathon. So needless to say, these people know their stuff!

To celebrate the opening, Up-n-Running is hosting a group run this Saturday, starting at 8:30 AM. We will start from the store, which is right next to Everyday Gourmet.

Runners can cover whatever distances they choose, and UnR will provide drinks and goodies for post-run recovery.

So come on out for the fun, bring a friend, and please help us to welcome this terrific addition to our local running scene!

Yep, the new store is right where Gearhart's used to be. Don't worry, the gerbils are long gone. Only running shoes and gear from now on.