Exams, Willamette, break!

Hello, UO Club Runners — (Sunday, March 11, 2018)

Four of our Club members ran the Thursday night OTC 5km road race in Alton Baker Park. Wolf Seifer won it in 17:08. Callista Hunt was second woman in a PR 20:26. Marin Fredrickson did a 21:25 tempo run and Liv Kaupang ran 21:39. And, yes, it was raining. Good running!

Yesterday, Dana Fry was first woman in the Run for the Shamrock 10km. Dana got fourth overall in 42:17. Alright, Dana!

I may disappear this week. My daughter is due to give birth to her first child next weekend. She and her husband live in Renton WA, near Seattle. So, if I’m not there some day at 3pm, carry on! I’ll be gone several days...if not this week, probably during final exams. The Club always meets on school days, through the end of final exams.

There is still time to make your $50 donation to the Club. Forty-two of our Club members have donated so far...

Can you drive? We need van-certified drivers for our off-campus trips. ‘Get certified ...help the Club. ‘Check with Jake or Taylor!

Track Meets Update

With no meet for the whole team until the first weekend of spring term, we have a big gap in our track schedule. Here are your options:

There IS a meet next Saturday, March 17 (two days before exams start). It’s the Rich Allen Classic at George Fox University in Newberg, up near Portland. Deadline is 12 noon this Wednesday, March 14. You must enter on your own, establishing an account on directathletics.com. We will NOT provide transportation. Your entry fee would be $20+online cost. The meet has a rolling time schedule beginning at 11am. Enter yourself! I will not be at the meet.

On the first weekend of spring break, there is a big meet in Salem, the Willamette Invitational, on Saturday, March 24. The meet has qualifying standards (below). I might or might not be at the meet (baby coming for my daughter). Entry deadline to me is 3pm on Monday, March 19. We will NOT provide transportation to the meet because everyone will have left campus. The entry fee is $20 in person on meet day.

Willamette Invitational qualifying standards (marks from 2017 and 2018):

100m men 11.50, women 13.40
200m 23.30 / 27.30
400m 52.00 / 62.00
800m 2:02.0 / 2:27.0
1500m 4:10.0 / 5:00.0
5000m 16:20.0 / 19:30.0
steeple 10:15.0 / 12:00.0

Our first meet of spring term will be Friday evening, April 6, the John Knight Twilight at Western Oregon U. in Monmouth. Most runners will be accepted.

Lucky Clover On St. Patrick's Day!

Next Saturday, March 17, it's the Lucky Clover 5km and 10km races at Dorris Ranch in Springfield at 5:30pm. There is something for everyone!

Choice #1: 5km in the filbert orchards at Dorris Ranch.
Choice #2: 5km on the flat paved bike path near the river.
Choice #3: 10km...you run both of the 5km courses and get to choose which to do first! Someone else might make the opposite choice, but you still race ‘em!

All the races start at 5:30pm. Post race event at the Abbey — Claim 52 Brewing taproom in downtown Springfield.

You can enter at: http://level32racing.com/Lucky_Clover.html

Seven Weeks Until The Long One... (same as last week)

Ian Dobson will give us a $10 discount for entries into the Eugene Marathon and Half-Marathon. Ask me for the discount code when you are ready to enter! Also $5 off for the 5km race the same weekend. Thanks, Ian and Johan Ghillebert!

Seven weeks...

Dead Week Plan: Week #10 Winter Term

Monday, March 12: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?

Tuesday, March 13: 5:30pm — meet at Hayward Field with your warmup run done for:

Middle distance runners:
3 sets of 400m, 300m, 200m, 150m …each with longer rests:
1:00 after each rep on the first set
1:30 after each rep on second set
2:00 after each rep on third set
Jog a lap after each set!

Distance runners:
3 sets of 600m, 400m, 300m, 200m …each with longer rests:
1:00 after each rep on the first set
1:30 after each rep on second set
2:00 after each rep on third set
Jog a lap after each set!

4 x warmup strides, each one longer…walk back
3 x 150m (float 50m, fast 50m, float 50m) ..walk-jog back
2-3 x 300m (strong) …5:00 rest

Wednesday, March 14: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?

Thursday, March 15: 3pm -- meet on the IM field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?

Friday, March 16: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides? Or, a jog to Pre’s or Amazon Trail for tempo run/cruise intervals…or hills in Hendricks Park.

Saturday, March 17: An exploring run on your own...or the Lucky Clover!

Sunday, March 18: On your own, longish run…now it’s six weeks until the Eugene Marathon and Half.

We meet rain or shine. Every session is optional.

Track And Field Schedule 2018

Saturday, March 17
—Rich Allen Classic at George Fox in Newberg (on your own)

Saturday, March 24
—Willamette Invitational in Salem (on your own)

Friday, April 6
—John Knight Twilight at Western Oregon in Monmouth
Saturday, April 7
—Jenn Boyam at Linfield in McMinnville

Saturday, April 21
—Cougar Open at Canby High School

Friday-Saturday, April 27-28
—OSU High Performance, Corvallis

Friday, May 4
—Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field
Saturday, May 5
—Linfield Open, McMinnville

Saturday, May 12
—Portland Twilight at Lewis & Clark

The Road To Spring 2018 (same as last week)

Sat, Mar 17 Lucky Clover Springfield, OR 10K, 5K​
Sat, Mar 24 Bring In Spring 5K Eugene, OR 5K
Sun, Mar 25 McKenzie River Half Marathon Springfield/Eugene
Sat, Mar 31 Easter Egg Stash Dash Eugene, OR 13.1M, 5K
**Sat, Apr 28 Eugene Flapjack 5km DISCOUNT!
**Sun, Apr 29 Eugene Marathon and Half-Marathon DISCOUNT!

‘See you soon,
Tom Heinonen

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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?
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