Portland, Seattle, Truffles, Couples
Last night a dozen of us went to the House of Track for the final High Performance meet in the month-long life of the 200m banked track in a Portland warehouse. The track will be cut in pieces and hauled across the river to the Oregon Convention Center for the USA and World Championships in March.
One of our athletes, Hiroaki Inoue, got to compete. He triple jumped 12.47m (40’11”), not a great mark for him but a new Running Club record. The rest of our group watched an entertaining meet with ten Olympians and two Bowerman winners.
Next for us is the club mile in the Husky Classic next Friday night. Details below!
Now that I’ve finished cardiac rehab, we’ll have an alternative time for our Tuesday track workout: 2:00pm at the South Eugene High School track. It’s on the north side of 24th Avenue across the street from Amazon Trail. Arrive with your warmup run done!
Men have increased their fund-raising lead. Hmmm.
**We need BOTH vans to depart at 10am! The races are earlier than we expected.**
**If you haven’t already donated your $25 or written letters, you must do so before the trip.**
The Running Club will send two vans of our runners to Seattle on Friday, February 12, for an indoor mile that night vs. the clubs from UW, Boise State and OSU.
Women’s race is scheduled Friday at 8:10pm, men’s race at 8:20pm. Times could change.
It’s a long drive followed by a short race! We’ll stay in a Talaris Conference Center on Friday night (two people per bed), do some sightseeing on Saturday morning and drive home.
There is a $20 fee for the trip...cash or check made out to “UO Running Club”...anytime up to departure. This is in addition to your $25 donation or letters.
Spectator admission charge! $5 cash or credit card.
Race is on the 307-meter Dempsey indoor track at the end of Friday’s session of an NCAA Division I meet, the Husky Classic. There likely will be one women’s race followed by two sections of the men’s race.
Here is our entry list:
For Tuesday track workouts, do your warm-up run BEFORE you arrive! We’ll start promptly (at 2pm at SEHS and) at 5:30pm at Hayward Field. The car gate next to the Bowerman Building is usually the only open gate. Leave your bike OUTSIDE the track. Do not jump over fences.
And never, ever jog in lane one.
If you have classes or work, but you can get to Hayward Field by 6:30pm, we can try a workout. It will be dark!
*Monday, February 8: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?
*Tuesday, February 9:
2:00pm — meet at South Eugene HS track or...
5:30pm — meet at Hayward Field for track workout...meet us with your warmup run done.
Some people ran too fast in last week’s workout. Let’s cool our jets this time!
Middle distance runners and distance runners:
Drills, relaxed strides
3 x 800m (cutdowns? varied pace? tactical?) with 400m jog-walk
On the intramural field: two laps at lactate threshold. Too dangerous out there…lacrosse balls?
Put on lighter shoes...split into distance and middle-distance groups?
1-2 x 600m (3000m date pace) 400m jog-walk
2-3 x 400m (1500m date pace) 200m+ jog-walk
3-6 x 200m (faster) 200m jog-walk...or another 800
5 laps, 4 laps, 3 laps, 2 laps, 1 lap…all with 1 lap jog. Do it if you dare!
Drills...then four laps of running...
You decide what reps you want to do, but it’s got to fit into four laps of running. Speed? Acceleration? Starts? Speed endurance? You’ll know!
*Wednesday, February 10: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?
*Thursday, February 11: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides? Pre-race warmup?
*Friday, February 12: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for a jog to Pre’s or Amazon Trail for tempo run or cruise intervals...or you can do hills in Hendricks Park. Or, drive to Seattle and race the club mile in the Dempsey on the UW campus.
*Saturday, February 13: On your own, an exploring run...be bold!
*Sunday, February 14: On your own, go long, or medium or short, but GO. Happy Valentines Day!
Weekdays we meet on the intramural field at the north end near 15th Avenue. If it’s sunny, we’ll be near the Bowerman Building. If it’s rainy, we’ll meet under the overhang of the rec center near the pool.
Leave your bags in the the locker room. We meet rain or shine. Every session is optional.
To go on the Seattle trip you must make your contribution!
Fifteen women and eighteen men have contributed to Club fundraising! Are you on the list? Here are our 33 Club members who have either written letters or donated $25 or had family donations:
Heather Hernandez, Mira Cohen, Maddie Kelm, Seth Berdahl, Jake Willard, Kela Apau, Lisa Johnson, Mike Matuszak, August Howell, Joelle Bruckert-Frisk, Eric Beyerle, Travis Reder, Kylen Fleishman, Nora Sawyer, Miles Trinidad, Josh Franckowiak, Aaron Danny,
Weston Konneker, Liv Kaupang, Ryan Jones, Dana Fry, Scott Davis, Veronica Blackwell, Taylor Howat, Grant Klausen, Natalie Mossman, Justin Smith, Pieper James, Athena Maher, Kael Newton, Nick Heimberg, Ahmad Rashada, Megan Kupres.
Please help us with this year’s fund-raising. It costs $100 per van to get to meets and go on day trips.
We ask EVERYONE to do one of two things: mail fund-raising letters to friends and family, or personally donate $25 to the Club. Letters yield more money for us, but we recognize that some of you can’t do that. So, we ask you to donate $25 to the Club instead.
If you want to write fund-raising letters, we ask that you send at least two. We provide the wording of the letter, plus stationery, and stamps. You provide the names and addresses. You can change the letter as you wish to make it more personal. It must be printed in the Club Sports office on club sports letterhead stationery.
If you write letters, either of our officers, Martina or Rebecca, will help you once you have names and addresses:
Martina Miller firstname.lastname@example.org or text 907-209-7903
Rebecca Scheer email@example.com or text 503-312-5177
If you donate $25, we take cash and checks made out to “UO Running Club”. See Rebecca or Martina or me at a workout!
Please do your part! I’ll write thank-you notes to your donors, or you can.
The fastest way your family can donate is to go to our website, www.uorunning.com. Look for the “donate” tab on the right edge of the homepage. It’s easy to make a credit card donation! Safe too.
Check these road races:
Tomorrow, Sunday, February 7, the Truffle Shuffle: a two-mile and a four-mile, in Alton Baker Park, two miles from campus.
Saturday, February, 13, the Couples Classic: a fast 5km in West Eugene. Two runners’ times are added together for a team score.
Details of these two races and a lot more are at:
The Eugene marathon and half-marathon are on Sunday, May 1. The flapjack 5km is on Saturday, April 30. There’s a track meet at OSU that same Saturday. Information at:
Fri, Feb 12, Husky Classic Club Mile, Seattle, Dempsey
Fri, Mar 4, Linfield Icebreaker 10,000m, McMinnville
Sat, Mar 5, Willamette Opener, Salem
Sat, Mar 12, Saints Open, Mt Hood CC
(weekend before exam week)
Sat, Mar 19, Rose City Preview , Mt Hood CC
(end of exam week...likely to be cancelled by director)
Sat, Mar 26, Bowles Willamette Invitational Salem
(end of spring break)
Sat, Apr 2, Jenn Boyam Memorial, Linfield, McMinnville
Sat, Apr 9, John Knight Twilight, WOU, Monmouth
Fri-Sat, Apr 15-16, Oregon Relays Hayward Field
(we can get our fastest people and short relays into this meet)
Sat, Apr 23, Titan Twilight, Lane CC, Eugene
Fri-Sat, Apr 29-30, OSU High Performance, OSU, Corvallis
(our fastest people and short relays)
Fri, May 6, Oregon Twilight, Hayward Field
(our fastest people and short relays)
Sat, May 7, Linfield Open, McMinnville
Thur, May 12, West Coast Invitational, Willamette, Salem
Sun, May 15, Portland Twilight, Lewis & Clark, Portland
Sat-Sun, June 11-12, Portland Track Festival, Lewis & Clark
Sat, June 18, Portland Summer Twilight, Lewis & Clark
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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!