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.
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.