Archive for February 2012

Running over Leap Day!   Leave a comment

Would anyone mind if I changed our email address from "ffcar-running-group" to "blazingsoles". it would mean updating your contact list as the old address would not work anymore. No rush!

An early happy birthday to Kim!

Announcements:

Tomorrow: Rock’n’Roll birthday fiesta run. Details TBA!

Saturday: 8:45 @ Duke Forest, running by 9 (lift from FF for yoda @ 8:45 anyone?) – 7 miles for any blazing roosters, but other distances easily done.

Sign up for the Kidney Kare 5K on 3/17. Register here (https://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1992298&action=ct) and don’t forget to select the Blazing Soles team.

HAC is closed through Friday so swimming will be crowded at CC!

Upcoming Runs:
Monday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5 (beware HAC attack)
Tuesday: Rock’n’Roll Run! @?
Wednesday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Thursday: Stadium Steps (30 min.) + Hill repeats (30 min.) @ Kenan ~ 6

Friday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Saturday: 7 Trail Miles @ Duke Forest Korstian Div on Whitfield ~ 8:45
Sunday: Soggy Sole Swim @ HAC? ~ 5:30
Monday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5

What did I forget?

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Posted February 27, 2012 by yoda in Uncategorized

Sogyy FYI: Homestead Aquatic Center Closed for Maintenance   Leave a comment

So Sunday’s Soggy Sole swim’s suspended!

or at least moved maybe to Community Center. Details TBA.

PS yoda’s still looking for a lift tomorrow….

Posted February 24, 2012 by yoda in Uncategorized

Running through snow and gloom of night   Leave a comment

In honor of tonight’s snowy forecast, I thought a little postal inpiration (no, Rob, not that kind) would be apropos: ""Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." So round and round, we go!

Side note: How does an afternoon recovery dog walk after seven morning miles turn into a half-trail seven miler? The weather was gorgeous, Battle Branch was beautiful and somehow i missed the tun onto Bolin Creek, so took the long way via Estes. Poor Shadow was dragging (dog-tired?) by the time we got home…

Track workout on Tuesdday or scheduled hill work on Thursday? Make your voices heard (or I might schedule both!).

Runs this week
Today: Soggy Sole Swim @ HAC (HAC closes this friday thru 5 March) ~ 5:30
Monday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Tuesday: Campus track workout @McD ~ 7
Wednesday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Thursday: 4 Miles of Hills ~ 6:30 – where?
Friday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Saturday: 7 Trail Miles @ Briar Chapel ~ 9:30
Sunday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC? (HAC closed thru 5 March) ~ 5:30
Monday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5

What did I forget?

PS Don’t forget Kideny Kare on 3/17

PPS HAC closing from friday thru 5 march.

Posted February 19, 2012 by yoda in Uncategorized

Soggy Soles   Leave a comment

Briar Chapel run overlaps meant for some fun hellos today. And a plan for gettin’ soggy tomorrow 5:30 @ Homestead (though the rain might get us most of the way).

Note: Homestead will be closed 25feb-2mar for maintenance:
http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4731

Anyone up for mixing it up this week and doing a track workout at McDougle at 7 on Tuesday (bring a headlamp)? If not, another Gimghoul run….

yoda

Posted February 18, 2012 by yoda in Uncategorized

Roost Week 2 & Karing about Kidneys   Leave a comment

It’s week 2 of training for Owl’s Roost! Just a few more miles to go… 🙂

The training plan calls for a 5k at race pace on 3/17. Fortunately for us, that day is chock full of 5ks in the area. After tossing around a few ideas, we have picked the Kidney Kare 5K for a Blazing Soles team. The race start at 8:30 AM at MdDougle, so is both close by and not too early. And it is a great cause. Registration is $25 ($20 for students) plus $3 fee. Our Team captain is Mary Hamilton, so a big thanks to everyone’s favorite SB!! Register here (https://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1992298&action=ct) and don’t forget to select the Blazing Soles team.

We are doing fartleks (short burst of race pace while running easy) on Thursday evening. Any route suggestions?

Runs this week
Monday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Tuesday: Campus 4 Miler @ FF ~ 7
Wednesday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Thursday: 4 Miles of Fartleks ~ 6:30 – where?
Friday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Saturday: 6 Trail Miles @ Briar Chapel ~ 9:30
Sunday: Soggy Sole Swim @ HAC ~ 5:30
Monday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Tuesday: Campus 4.5 Miler @ FF ~ 7

What did I forget?

Posted February 12, 2012 by yoda in Uncategorized

Update: Out of the Uhwarrie pan and into the Roost! – Saturday Run moved   Leave a comment

1. Saturday’s 9:30am run is being moved to Johnston Mill (pretty trail map: http://www.trailsofnc.com/johnston_mill/johnston_mill_nature_preserve.jpg) due to CITP funciton on Saturday AM. We can do the big loop twice to hit our 6 miles.

2. No one objected to Stadium Steps at 7:30pm tomorrow, so that’s the plan. Anyone want to give me a lift? 🙂

3. Anyone want to see some Shakespeare? http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-making-of-a-king/Event?oid=2748959

Runs this week
Wednesday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Thursday: Stadium Steps @ Kenan ~ 7:30
Friday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Saturday: 6 Trail Miles @ Johnston Mill ~ 9:30

Sunday: Soggy Sole Swim @ HAC ~ 5:30
Monday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Tuesday: Campus 4 Miler @ FF ~ 7

What did I forget???

Posted February 8, 2012 by yoda in Uncategorized

Out of the Uhwarrie pan and into the Roost!   Leave a comment

Congrats and thanks to all my fellow Uwharie warriors/supporters that made this past weekend so much fun. With only one sprained ankle (one of the Troll Boyz) and same light rain, we all did pretty darn well. Who’s up for 20 miles next year??? [P.S. Results are posted: http://www.bullcityrunning.com/events/uwharrie-mountain-run/results/]

With Uhwarie behind us, the next big challenge for the Soles is Owl’s Roost in late April. With so many of us signed up for this trail half, all of our runs for the next 12 weeks will be geard to getting us ready for thirteen trail miles. If you are not running the Roost, come run anyway and jump out early if that’s what your legs need! The training plan for the Roost is ready and on blazingsoles.org. We will be using it to plan and schedule runs (as well as cross-training).

If you are signed up for the Roost, make sure Nana (or I) know so you can be included in OR organizing emails!

Yoda favors: 1) a ride from FF to Briar Chapel ~ 9 on Saturday? 2) Can we do the Stadium Steps @ 7:30 on Thursday or is that too late?

Runs this week
Monday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Tuesday: Campus 4 Miler @ FF ~ 7

Wednesday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Thursday: Stadium Steps @ Kenan ~ 7:30?

Friday: Soggy Sole Swim @ CC ~ 5
Saturday: 6 Trail Miles @ Briar Chapel ~ 9:30

Sunday: Soggy Sole Swim @ HAC ~ 5:30

What did I forget???

Posted February 6, 2012 by yoda in Uncategorized