Week of 11/27 in Running Club

Hey all!
Hope you had a great break! This email will cover this week’s schedule, information for the competitive team, signups for an indoor track meet this Saturday, and a signup form for a long run at Arcadia this Sunday.
Week Ahead in Running Club
Looks like great weather this week: come enjoy it while it lasts 🙂
Now that the sun is setting when practice starts, make sure to wear bright/reflective clothing if possible!
Mon 11/27-Fri 12/1: Regular club runs at 4:15pm
Tues 11/28: Sprint team workout, meet at 7:30pm in the OMAC lobby.
Sat 12/2: Competitive team track workout and regular club run at 10am, or Alden Invite
Sun 12/3: Regular club run at 10am, or long run at ~Arcadia~
Arcadia Long Run
We’ll have a regular long run on Sunday 12/3 at 10am at the usual place, but for those interested in getting out of town, we’ll also have a group meeting at 9:30am and heading out to Arcadia Park (25ish minutes away) to get in our long run on dirt roads/trails. Fill out this google form by the end of the day Friday if you’d like to come along so we can arrange transportation. Please fill out this form only if you’re sure that you can come.
Alden Invitational
Brown’s varsity team is hosting a home meet this Saturday 12/2 in the OMAC. If you’re interested in racing, please email Alec (alec_bania@brown.edu) immediately with your race preferences and seed times. Here’s the meet info. This race is free for all running club members but we cannot guarantee entry.
Competitive Team
This is our first full week back into training. We’ll have a tempo run on either Tuesday or Thursday, a track workout on Saturday, and a long run on Sunday. Stay tuned for information about indoor track workouts starting soon for those interested in racing this indoor season.
If you’re interested in running a half or full marathon this winter or spring and would like assistance in creating a training plan, please feel free to email me, adam_janik@brown.edu.
Sprinters
Sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers (or those who just want to try out these events) are invited to our weekly organized training sessions under the guidance of our sprints captain, Amy! Practice is at 7:30 pm on Tuesday at the OMAC. Weekly workout plans for sprinters can also be found in our facebook group and website. Bring yourself and your sprint curious friends. Contact ahollshw@risd.edu for more information.
More info:
Email: brownclubrunning@gmail.com
Facebook Groups: (“Brown Running Club” & “Brown Club Running Team”)

Week of 11/19 in Running Club

Hey all!
Thanks to the brave souls who gave the chug challenge mile a go. We had some fierce competition, and it was a ton of fun! We’ll definitely aim to do a similar event next term. This email has our schedule for the week (including a change in our meeting spot), a look ahead at the post cross country season focus for the competitive team, and sprint team info.

Week Ahead in Running Club
**Given that it’s starting to get pretty chilly, for the rest of the term, we’ll be meeting in the Nelson lobby before runs so people don’t have to wait around in the cold. Come early to stretch and put your stuff in the locker rooms (in the Nelson basement)**
Due to daylight savings ending, runs are going to get pretty dark for the rest of the term so make sure to wear bright/reflective clothing if possible!
Mon 11/20-Tues 11/21: Regular club runs at 4:15pm
Tues 11/21: Sprint team workout, meet 7:30pm in the OMAC lobby.
Wed-Sun 11/22-11/26: Thanksgiving break (No practice)

After the Thanksgiving break, we’ll resume competitive team workouts. We’ll also take one more trip out to Arcadia for a long run Sunday December 3rd.

Competitive Team Outlook
With nationals behind us, we’ll be taking a brief break from workouts to recover from the long season, but we’ll still have regularly scheduled training runs. We’ll start getting ready to race again after Thanksgiving break. We’ll have training sessions geared towards people interested in preparing for winter and spring road races (especially a half or full marathon) and for folks who want to get ready for indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the spring.

Sprinters!
For sprinters and jumpers and hurdlers (or those who just want to try out these events), we’ll be starting weekly organized training sessions under the guidance of our new sprints captain, Amy! These will be 7:30 pm, every Tuesday at the OMAC. Weekly workout plans for sprinters can also be found in our facebook group and website. Bring yourself and your sprint curious friends. Contact ahollshw@risd.edu for more information.

For more info:

Email: brownclubrunning@gmail.com

Week of 11/12 in Running Club

Hey all!

First off, congrats to our squad at nationals! The men and women battled sub freezing temperatures in Michigan and went toe to toe with the best clubs in the country, with the men placing 25th and the women placing 22nd. This email has our schedule for the week, a look ahead at the post cross country season focus for the competitive team, sprint team info, and details about a very *special* event this Saturday.

 

Week Ahead in Running Club

**All runs start and end at the bear statue outside the Nelson Fitness Center. Come early to stretch and put your stuff in the locker rooms (in the Nelson basement)**

Due to daylight savings ending, runs are going to get pretty dark for the rest of the term so make sure to wear bright/reflective clothing if possible!

Mon 11/13-Fri 11/17: Regular club runs at 4:15pm

Tues 11/14: First sprint team practice at 7:30pm (OMAC Indoor Track)

Sat 11/18:  Regular club run at 10am

Sat 11/18: Club Chug Challenge Mile at 9pm

The rules: 4 laps of the track, plus 48 ounces of your preferred difficult-to-chug canned beverage. Before each lap chug 12 ounces. If you puke, run a penalty lap. Winner receives bragging rights, eternal glory, and a possible upset stomach. 

Sun 11/19: Long run at 10am

 

Competitive Team Outlook

With nationals behind us, we’ll be taking a brief break from workouts to recover from the long season, but we’ll still have regularly scheduled training runs every day of the week. We’ll start getting ready to race again after Thanksgiving break. We’ll have training sessions geared towards people interested in preparing for winter and spring road races (especially a half or full marathon) and for folks who want to get ready for indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the fall.

 

Sprinters!

For sprinters and jumpers and hurdlers (or those who just want to try out these events), we’ll be starting weekly organized training sessions under the guidance of our new sprints captain, Amy! These will be 7:30 pm, every Tuesday at the OMAC starting THIS TUESDAY, 11/14. Bring yourself and your sprint curious friends. Contact ahollshw@risd.edu for more information.

 

For more info:

Facebook Groups: (“Brown Running Club” & “Brown Club Running Team”)

Email: brownclubrunning@gmail.com

Week of 10/29 and Nike Gear!

Week Ahead in Running Club

**All runs start and end at the bear statue outside the Nelson Fitness Center. Come early to stretch and put your stuff in the locker rooms (in the Nelson basement)**

Mon 10/30, Wed 11/1-Fri 11/3: Regular club runs at 4:15pm

Tuesday 10/31: Spooky Advanced Darkness Cemetery Fun Run (fun run in Swan Point Cemetery, meet at the Bear Statue at 7pm)

Wed 11/1: Competitive team workout (race pace intervals)

Sat 11/4:  Competitive team workout (short tempo) and a regular club run at 10am

Sun 11/5: Long Run at 10am

Gear!

We have the opportunity to order some Brown Running Club branded premium Nike gear at a huge discount (~45% off retail prices), so if you’d like to check out the available swag, we have order forms now open.

Men’s Order Form

Women’s Order Form

 

Sprinters!

If you are interested in competing in the sprints or jumps in track meets this winter or spring, fill out this form. We hope to begin organizing training sessions soon!

 

For more info:

Facebook Groups: (“Brown Running Club” & “Brown Club Running Team”)

Email: brownclubrunning@gmail.com

Recap Week 10/22

Hey all!

A huge congrats to our NIRCA Regional Championships squad! Both the men’s and women’s teams placed third in the northeast, qualifying both teams for Nationals in Michigan in three weeks. (Also shout out to Will, the men’s individual champ!) Results can be found in the schedule page!

Week Ahead in Running Club

**All runs start and end at the bear statue outside the Nelson Fitness Center. Come early to stretch and put your stuff in the locker rooms (in the Nelson basement)**

Mon 10/23-Fri 10/27: Regular club runs at 4:15 pm 

Thurs 10/26: Competitive team workout

Sat 10/28: Regular club run at 10am

Sun 10/29: Long Run at 10am

T-Shirts!

If you ordered a shirt, but haven’t picked it up yet, email joy_jiang@brown.edu.

Week Recap 10/15

Hey all!

Congrats to everyone who raced this morning over at Roger Williams Park. It was a fun course, we had some good performances, and the men’s team (Will, Adam, Isaac, and Trev) took home 1st place (and some spiffy new Saucony shoes)! Results are here (https://pvdfallcomers5kxc.wordpress.com/results-pvd-fallcomers-5k-2017/).

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(Sqaud ft. American 10k Record Holder Molly Huddle)

Week Ahead in Running Club

**All runs start and end at the bear statue outside the Nelson Fitness Center. Come early to stretch and put your stuff in the locker rooms (in the Nelson basement)**

Mon 10/16-Fri 10/20: Regular club runs at 4:15 pm.

Tues 10/3: Competitive team workout at 4:15 pm.

This won’t be a regular workout, but Adam will be leading a short and easy session to tune up for the Regionals meet this weekend.

Sat 10/21: Northeast Regional Championships (Milton, NY)

Regionals squad should gather in front of the Nelson around 6:20am for a 6:30am departure (5pm ish return). We’ll be looking to qualify both our men’s and women’s squads for a potential nationals trips in November!

Those not racing are encouraged to meet up for a low-key run at 10am.  

Sun 10/22: Long Run (or Recovery Run) at 10am

 

T-Shirts!

T-shirts have arrived. If you ordered one, pick it up at practice this week Monday thru Friday, or email joy_jiang@brown.edu to arrange another time.

 

For more info:

Facebook Groups: (“Brown Running Club” & “Brown Club Running Team”)

Email: brownclubrunning@gmail.com

Week 2 Recap

Hey all!

First off, congrats to everyone who raced the CVS 5k! We had some great performances and the club won the team championship in the “Friends and Family Teams” category, which may or may not have been the correct category for us to enter. In summary, this email will have: 1) our schedule for the upcoming week, 2) a quick reminder about the upcoming UConn Invite, and 3) a form for those who wish to order club t-shirts ($15). Finally, if you haven’t already, join our Facebook groups (“Brown Running Club” plus “Brown Club Running Team” if you’re interested in racing), as they’re a great way to track what’s going on with running club.  

Week Ahead in Running Club

**All runs start and end at the bear statue outside the Nelson Fitness Center. Come early to stretch and put your stuff in the locker rooms (in the Nelson basement)**

Mon 9/18-Fri 9/22: Regular club runs at 4:15 pm.

Tues 9/19: Competitive team workout at 4:15 pm. This workout will be a great way to sharpen up your racing fitness, especially for those running UConn this week. We’ll jog over to the Hope HS track and do some interval work at XC race pace.

Saturday 9/23: UConn XC Invite

Depart from Nelson at 8am, back to campus by 3pm.

Saturday 9/23: Regular easy run at 10 am. We’ll have a regular mileage run on Saturday. We may also have a group doing some sort of workout (a tempo run maybe?), if there’s enough people interested who aren’t racing UConn.

Sunday 9/24: Long run at 10 am

Stick around afterwards, and we’ll all head over to the ratty for team brunch!

 

Signing Up for Races

UConn Invitational (Saturday 9/23) — Mansfield, CT

This is a team style cross country meet, featuring a 8k men’s race and a 6k women’s race. We will provide entry and transportation. If you wish to run, please fill out this form by Monday 9/18 at 3pm and we’ll contact you to get squared away with logistics. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ENTRY FOR ANYONE WHO FILLS OUT THE FORM PAST THE DEADLINE. We will leave campus in zipcars at 8am, and return by 3pm. Additionally, this race and all our subsequent races this term will require you to pay dues and register with the club sports website in order to compete with us.

Dues are $20 for a semester or $30 for a year and help fund travel, entry fees, and uniforms. If dues present a financial hardship, get in touch, and we’ll work out a waiver.

 

T-Shirt Orders

If anyone is interested in rocking some Brown Running Club swag, we’re offering dri-wick running t-shirts for $15. To order, just go to this link on the CustomInk website to select your size and pay. The order form will be open until Sunday 9/24. Contact Joy with any questions.

 

For more info:

Facebook Groups: (“Brown Running Club” & “Brown Club Running Team”)

Email: brownclubrunning@gmail.com

Web: brownrunningclub.com

Week 1 Recap

Hey all! Thanks for coming out today for our kickoff run! We had a great turnout and it was exciting to see so many new runners. 

Week Ahead in Running Club

**All runs start and end at the bear statue outside the Nelson Fitness Center. Come early to stretch and put your stuff in the locker rooms (in the Nelson basement)**

Sunday 9/10: Long run at 10 am. We’ll group up by pace and run out the East Bay Bike Path. Long can mean whatever you’re comfortable with, and the out and back nature of the bike path means it’s easy to pick the distance that’s right for you. However, it’s about 2 miles to the start of the bike path, so plan on running at least 4 miles.

Mon 9/11-Fri 9/15: Regular club runs at 4:15 pm. We’ll group up by pace/distance each day depending who shows up. Just like Saturday, we’ll continue to have pace leaders leading runs at different speeds and distances!

Tues 9/12: Competitive team workout at 4:15 pm. This workout will be geared towards those interested in racing this fall. We’ll jog down to India Point Park and do anywhere from 2-5 mile repeats at tempo effort (roughly 30 sec/mile slower than your current 5k fitness). The course is a 1 mile loop, so don’t worry about getting dropped 🙂

Saturday 9/16: Regular easy run and competitive team workout at 10 am. We’ll have a regular mileage run on Saturday, but for those interested in racing, we’ll also have a group jog over to a local track to do an interval session.

Sunday 9/17: Long run at 10 am OR CVS 5k. For those not racing the 5k, we’ll have our typical Sunday long run. For those racing the 5k, we’ll have a group meeting at 9:30 am to jog a mile to the start downtown together.

Signing Up for Races

CVS 5k (Sunday 9/17)

Signing up is easy: just go to the race website and click register. Make sure to choose the join a team option, and select Brown Running Club from the menu on the next page. Online entry closes this Friday. Since the club is not covering entry fees or transportation to this race, you DO NOT have to pay dues or register through the club sports website to run.

UConn Invitational (Saturday 9/23) — Mansfield, CT

This is a team style cross country meet, featuring a 8k men’s race and a 6k women’s race. We will provide entry and transportation. If you wish to run, please fill out this form by Monday 9/18 and we’ll contact you to get squared away with logistics. We will leave campus in zipcars at 8am, and return by 3pm. Additionally, this race and all our subsequent races this term will require you to pay dues and register with the club sports website in order to compete with us.

Dues are $20 for a semester or $30 for a year and help fund travel, entry fees, and uniforms. If dues present a financial hardship, get in touch, and we’ll work out a waiver.

T-Shirt Orders

If anyone is interested in rocking some Brown Running Club swag, we’re offering dri-wick running t-shirts for $15. To order, just go to this link on the CustomInk website to select your size and pay. The order form will be open until Sunday 9/24.  Contact Joy with any questions.

The sizes available are Men’s XS – XL, and Youth XS – Youth XL. Note that the Youth sizes are comparable to women’s sizing, i.e. the Youth Large = Women’s Small, and the Youth XL = Women’s Medium.