Help at all-comers, run the Butte, bump your miles.
Hot town, summer in the city! The USATF Championships just ended this
afternoon, after a four-day run at Hayward Field. Mercifully, it was
only 81 degrees today after some wickedly high temperatures and humidity
the last three days.
There was a masterís 3000m race this morning at USATF. George Hansen,
who trains with us on occasion, won with a huge kick in 8:50. Our own
Josh Gordon got sixth in 8:56 which moves him to 15th on the Club
The OTC all-comers track meets begin on Wednesday and Thursday at
Hayward. I need help in the 7-8-9 year old long jump on Wednesday
evening! Details below...
Butte-to-Butte 10km is on July 4 in the morning. It might be over 100
degrees later in the day. Race at your own risk!
Volume buildup begins now...details below.
Butte-to-Butte is a Fourth of July 10km road race next Saturday. Itís
point-to-point! Hereís the link:
Theyíre still looking for volunteers too. Iím working at registration
at the Hilton on Wednesday and Friday, and holding a traffic stop sign
at 16th and High St on race morning.
The Running Club officiates the 7-8-9 year oldsí long jump on Wednesdays
in July at Hayward Field. Can you help me? No experience
needed...youíll get it! We start at 5:30pm and usually get done just
Email me at email@example.com or text me at 541-954-0263.
The all-comers meets are at Hayward Field, kids on Wednesdays, teenagers
and grown-ups on Thursdays. Meets are cheap, low-key, fun! Thereís a
joggersí mile on Thursdays. Itís a hoot! The link:
Monday, June 29, through Friday, July 3, weíll meet at 8am so that
summer school students can get to 10am classes.
If needed, we can change the summer meeting times.
I live at 1012 E. 21st Avenue. From the dorms and Hayward Field go
south on Agate Street to 21st Avenue. Turn right and go five blocks to
the corner of 21st and Harris. I live at the corner. If you canít find
it, phone me at 541-954-0263.
As usual, Iíll ride my bike while you go for an easy, aerobic run. Fun!
July is the time to start your training buildup if you plan to run cross
country in the fall. There is lots of time, so there is no rush. Most
of you already have been running recreationally for several weeks.
Do you know how many miles or minutes you ran last week? Try to run
five miles farther this weekÖthat's 6-9 minutes more most days. Or, you
can do a week that feels about the same, but add one more run sometime
during the week.
Iíd like you all to do gradual increases in volume during July and
August. Each week doesnít need to be more than the previous. You can
increase for two or three weeks, then take a light week for recovery.
Donít try to run faster. Just run a little farther, but not everyday.
Build your aerobic base now. Iíll suggest some faster running for you
later this summer.
If you want to do relaxed strides on a soft surface occasionally after a
run, thatís fine. Not hard strides...relaxed strides...flowing, feeling
good. If you have a good, grassy surface, run some of them barefooted.
Synthetic fields are great for summertime barefoot strides! Five or six
is just right for now.
If you have access to your high school team or any club, feel free to
run with them! They might be trying to get ready for a season which
starts several weeks before ours, though, so be thoughtful. Just tag
along and enjoy their company. If you run with your high school team,
maybe you can add wisdom as a returning alum.
Our first good chance to race is usually two weekends before school.
Itís a very low-key meet here in Eugene at Lane Community College, the
Northwest Classic...a big high school meet, but a very small college
It is 12 weeks until that meet! Thatís a long time. So, start your
NIRCA Nationals are in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 14.
NIRCA is our national governing body, the National Intercollegiate
Running Club Association). Last year they combined our almost
non-existent northwest region with the southwest region (Arizona and
California) and held a Pacific regional at Stanford on Saturday, October
24. We could not go to that meet and did not go to NIRCA Nationals.
This fall we will host a meet, perhaps near the end of September,
because we canít afford the expense or time to go to the Pacific meet
which likely will be in Southern California.
NIRCA Nationals will cost us about $10,000 for 15 people to go on a
four-day trip to Kentucky.
Iíll give you more details about our season as intercollegiate teams
publish their schedules.
We welcome our newcomers for summer and fall! This week weíve again
added two more:
And here are the other newcomers:
frosh, Sheldon HS, Eugene
new PhD student in education
frosh, Mountain View HS, Bend
new PhD student, Economics
graduate student from Mt. Holyoke
frosh, Forest Grove
summer intern at UO
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Who we are. What we do!
UO Running Club gives students the chance to get together to run, train and race. Most of our sessions are steady runs. A couple of days each week we offer harder training sessions (intervals, repetitions, hills, tempo runs, cruise intervals).
The club is coached by Tom Heinonen, a member of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame who coached the University of Oregon women for nearly three decades. In his time coaching the women, he transformed the team from a young program into an NCAA powerhouse. He retired in 2003 to start the club and has been coaching it since.
In the Fall, we compete in collegiate cross country races throughout Oregon, then finish our season at the NIRCA Championships, where we face other college clubs. In the Spring, we enter in collegiate track meets. Several of our runners earn the opportunity to race at Hayward Field each spring. There are road races throughout the year.
We have a wide range of talent and commitment levels, from recreational runners to All-Americans.
Club members receive an e-mailed workout schedule for the following week every Sunday. There is no fee to join the club.
All running sessions are optional. To join, just show up to one of the practices or contact one of us.
The Running Club is a great way to get together with students and to enjoy running!
'Starting a Running Club?
'Building Your Club?
Read this, a document written by our Club leaders!