Thursday, April 23, 2009

Preview run

Once again this year we are going to have a preview of the 10 mile course. Dan Valintine (Of the Winona Running Club ) contacted me about his trail running group running the course on May 17th at 1:00 PM. This will be a week before the Med City marathon so there will be no hard running for me. Usually when we do this we run for a couple miles and stop for a few minutes to let everybody catch up. If somebody wants to go at a harder pace the trails are well marked and I can certainly help with directions. If you don't want to go for the full 10 miles the first 3 are within sight of the park entrance.
Here is a link to the new Winona Running Clubs website.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Good luck to all you Boston Marathoners . I know there are a ton of people from the area running today. Here is a link to live coverage and lots of info.

Friday, April 17, 2009

2009 Caps

OK I finally figured out how to get this picture up here.

Team RED

I went to Byron to join team RED on a fun run. Team RED is the brain child of the always effervescent Tom OLeary. RED stands for Running, Eating, Drinking... two out of three aint bad Matt Shrader and I arrived early and did an extra loop[ of the 3+ mile course. I needed the extra mileage because I haven't had a chance to run too much the last couple weeks. After the run we all went into the Bears Den a local Byron watering hole. What a fun bunch, I might have to make my way over to Byron and join in on a few more of these runs.

Monday, April 13, 2009


The Minnesota Trail Running Series kicks off this weekend . The first race in the series is Trailmix at Highland Park Preserve.
Spring is offically here =-)

April 18
Trail Mix Race Minnesota 25K (50K, 7.5 mile)
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington
May 2
Runnin in the Ruff 10K (2 Mile)** MNTRS Championship Race
May 16
Superior Trail 25K (50K)
June 6
Chester Woods Trail Race 10 Mile (5K)
June 13
Sour Grapes Half Marathon (10K)
Brainerd Arboretum
July 4
Afton Trail 25K (50K)
Afton State Park
OR July 4
Tofte Trek 10K
August 1
Grand Marais Fisherman's Picnic 5 Mile
Grand Marais
August 15
Days of Old Track & Trail 10K
Maple Lake
Sep 19
Walker North Country Marathon (Half, 10K)
Sep 26
In Yan Teopa 10 Mile Trail Run
Frontenac State Park, Lake City
Oct 17
Big Woods Run Half Marathon (10K, 5K)
Nerstrand State Park
October 24
Great Pumpkin Chase 5K (10K)
Lake Elmo Regional Park

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fools Five

I wanted to put a picture of the 2009 Chester Woods Trail Run caps on here that Renee Saxman took but, I got the whole slide show. Sooo... if you want to see the cap take a look at the slide show from the Fools Five road race, the pictures are very good and the race is always a good time. There were several people from the Rochester Track Club that did very well there.
Thanks for the pictures Renee !

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This- n- that

I've been making a few trips out to the trails sometimes by myself and other times with a friend. Its great to be back on the trails again. The trails are dry and runable but, it'll be nice when things start to green up. I did see a dogwood bush starting to show signs uf budding out. Physically I'm feeling great I still am a little creaky starting out the first few miles but its getting better all the time. I've been ramping up the miles getting ready for the Med City Marathon, as of today I,ve got 43 miles in since last Saturday.
I'll be at the Fools Five Road Race on sunday trying to generate interest in the track club and The Chester Woods Trail Run.
Runners world has expanded their Trail Running section. Here is a link to the on-line version.
Good reading