New website for the Chester Woods Trail Run. Check it out!
Here's a link to a Prevention magazine article about Rochester being a walker-friendly city. Thank you to Chris O'Brien for passing it along!
Here's a link to information about the National President's Challenge. It's meant to encourage regular activity of any sort and provides a means for tracking it and offers rewards for your accomplishments. We might be setting up a 'Rochester Track Club' group. Look for more information in the News on the website. Meanwhile, let's all get (or stay) active!
New Nike Need Motivation? adHershey's has a Track & Field program for youth. There's a state meet held in Sartell, MN this summer. June I think it is.
Let's meet K.C. Reed, race director for the Rochester Half Marathon and 5K, second from the right in the photo below (from left Steve DeBoer, Jim Martinson, K.C., Don Gabrielson):
Family? Three sons Chris, Andy and Conner and Cindy
Hobbies? Volunteering (of late) and running
Languages you speak? Only English, I hated French
How did you get started in running? I had asthma and the more I ran the better I felt. I haven't quit since 1970.
Miles per week on average? 25
Your defacto, comfortable as a broken-in shoe training route? Nothing specific, I like to mix up the routes, just ask the guys at noon, i sometimes will suggest we run a route in reverse and does that ever screw up their traditional mindset!
How often do you run it? Whenever we get a little bored running a route, or they are at a loss to pick a route, I'll throw one in to go in reverse.
Favorite carbo loading food? simple pasta, spaghetti
Favorite indulgence food? a weakness for pancakes
Next race? Fools Five, I have to try to beat Renee this year.
Running goals? Twin cities marathon in 2010 with a bunch of guys that all ran together in the middle 90's
Running dream? Having young legs again
Thought for the day: "No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.' --Dwight Eisenhower