Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jody's Last Wednesday Morning Run?? 5.26.10

Last week of May and it will be 68 degrees tomorrow morning! Are you kidding me? Don't miss out. Reminder: we are on for a group trail run tomorrow morning in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. 5:17 AM at the very top lot on Squaw Peak Drive. North of Glendale. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace.

Jody Chase is moving!! Jody has decided that she wants to get some real training in so she is moving to Lake City Colorado at the end of the month. This won't be her last Wednesday run with the group but it's going to be awhile. My guess we will see her when it's a negative 20 degrees with 20 feet of snow on the ground:) Everyone is invited to "Jody's I'm out of here Run / Party" Saturday morning. Come on out and line up for a hug. You can go through the line as many times as you like!

Runner of the week: Jeff Jones is on a quest to run the hardest 50 mile trail runs this summer. A different one each month. April it was Zane Grey 50. Last weekend it was number 2, The Jemez 50 mile in Los Alamos N.M. Check out JJ's latest video essay. Great job JJ. What is next month?

Jemez 50M 2010 from Jeff Jones on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hamster Taper Morning Run 5/19

Does the morning weather in Phoenix get any better than right now for a run? I think Not! Reminder: Group trail run in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve tomorrow morning 5:17 AM. Meet at the beautiful trailhead located at the end of Squaw Peak Drive. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace. It's so bright out in the morning now I guess many of you don't even need to set an alarm:>)A Big Runner of the Week Group: Congrats to Honey, Jody, Paulette, Debbie L, Kirk, Jon and Aaron who did a R2R2R last weekend. Sounds like all had a really fun time leap frogging and finished close together. 25 degrees at the top of the north rim. Brrrr

Hotfoot Hamster 12 Hour Run, this Friday night starting at 6pm! Join us in Buckeye at Nardini Manor for a gathering of friends to circle the 500 meter dirt track as many or few times as you would like. This fun run is a no fee, fixed time event. Laps will be recorded and posted throughout the run. More info at the Hotfoot Hamster Website.

Running Hope Through America w/ Lisa Batchen from April 19th to June 19th, 2010. Lisa Smith Batchen, one of the world's premier ultra-runners, will be the first person to attempt to run 50 miles in each of the 50 states. Though two people have previously run a marathon distance in each state, no one has ever taken on the challenge of completing an ultra in the same period of time. Lisa will be in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 8th. It would be cool to get a group out to support her. Jamil is planning to run with her for a least a couple of hours. The Phoenix route isn't posted yet but will be some sort of looped course. Check it out

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jody's "I'm Outta Here Party" Saturday 5/29

Jody's "I'm outta here party!" Saturday, May 29th, we are having a going away party for our Jody girl. Jody is moving to Lake City, Colorado. Boo hoo!!!
Start with a 7 mile trail run at Cave Creek Park on the Go Jon trail. Meet at the trailhead 7:30am, run will take about 80 minutes. Take Carefree hwy to 32nd street, go north on 32nd. (only way you can go) Follow it right into the entrance, pay your 6 bucks. Follow road around until you see "Hiking trails," turn left, next left is where we park.
After our little run, we will go to Jody's apartment pad/complex, for some swimming, BBQ, drinking, relaxing. Jody lives close to the trail, I'll have her print up directions.
Honey and Jeffy are the hostesses with the mostesses, so if you could let one of us know you're coming, we can figure out food, drinks, etc. Thought we could all pitch in so Jody-girl doesn't have to do a thing!
Let's make this so much fun Jody won't want to leave us! :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Run Reminder 5.12.10

Reminder: Group trail run Wednesday Morning in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Meet at the very top of Squaw Peak Drive north of Glendale / Lincoln at 5:16 AM. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace. Guests, visitors, 1st timers always welcomed to join in.
Sometimes our Runner of the Week awards get delayed. As was the case last week. Just blame it on the Zane Grey 50 ....again. Congrats to Dave Cauthon's 25th overall finish of the Whiskey Row Marathon in Prescott. Also, Jody Chase followed up her Zane Grey 50 Finish to run the Whiskey Row Marathon. Jody was the 11th female finisher. Very impressive considering just 7 days prior was Zane Grey (some would call it "Hell Race")

Bring on the Lakers!! One Eye and all!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Morning Run

Ejecutar grupo pista manana: Don’t miss out. Just like a good margarita the ingredients are set for a great run. 70 degrees, morning sunrise, good company. Meet at the very top lot of Squaw Peak Drive tomorrow morning at 5:17 AM. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace. If anyone still has a Zane Grey Hangover, this run will be the perfect cure.