Mile, Relays, Boston, Justin, Discount

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

We ran the Club mile indoors in Seattle on Friday night, did some sightseeing on Saturday and brought everyone safely back to campus. We only lost a van key once!

Carter Christman and Olivia Ogard were our fastest milers and Ben Rakestraw won one of the guys’ races. The OSU and UW clubs are psyched up for the relay meet in Corvallis in two weeks.

Justin Gallegos is now Captain Viral! Flotrack, Instagram...his mile finish is big!

Dana Fry plans to run the Boston Marathon in April...

Indoor Mile Results

The official results seemed to have been swallowed up on the Husky website but here are our times copied off the scoreboard on Friday night:

Women (only Mira Cohen had run this event before) —
Olivia Ogard 5:42.13
Callista Hunt 5:58.18
Audrey Landes 6:00.34
Jessie Gregson-Williams 6:00.87
Mila Penrith 6:02.87
Chloe Parsons 6:41.85
Mira Cohen 7:01.34

Men —
Carter Christman 4:23.97 PR #6 on Club all-time list, faster than last year’s winning time.
Ryan Jones 4:27.17 PR #12 on list
August Howell 4:29.56 PR #15
Carlos Perez 4:30.21 PR #16
Josh Franckowiak 4:48.35 faster than last year
Jake Bromham 4:51.51
Ben Rakestraw 4:54.76 winner of section two
Tucker Engle 5:00.23
Kylen Fleishman 5:06.11
Jason Bibeau 5:06.46 faster than last year
Jake Willard 5:07.93
Ben Schoonover 5:14.91
Daniel Centeno 5:32.49
Justin Gallegos 7:21.__ faster than last year

Eleven Weeks Until The Long One...

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!

Eleven weeks...

OSU Club Relay Meet...

Time for some planning? Who wants to be in which races on February 24? It’s our relay meet with the OSU Club in their track in Corvallis. Here are the events. No entries needed yet, but think about it!

**Evan Talan from the OSU club has reached out the the Jacuzzi Boys, Club Northwest and the Bowerman “B”. It’s unclear if any of them will compete. We know the Beavs will be there and maybe the Husky club too.

12:15pm Distance medley
12:45pm Sprint medley …200-200-400-800. Mason Williams has one spot in the 200.
1:00pm 3-minute run
1:15pm 150m dash Mason Williams
1:30pm Joggers mile
1:45pm Elimination mile
2:00pm 4x400m relay

Down And Back Frisbee

One of our frisbee records was broken this week: Jonathan Breckheimer ran :38!

It’s the new challenge on the intramural field: the down-and-back frisbee throw. You have to throw and chase the frisbee down the field, end-to-end and back. Both frisbee and runner have to go from white line at one end of the field across the white line at the other end, and all the way back to the start line.

New records:
Jonathan Breckheimer, :38
Miriam Thielman, 1:05

Workout Plan: Week #6 Winter Term

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

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

Middle distance runners:
Drills, relaxed strides
1 x 800m (3000m date pace) 400m jog-walk
3 x 400m (1500m date pace) 200m jog-walk [extra 200m jog after set]
3 x 200m (800m date pace) 200m jog-walk [extra 200m jog after set]
1 x 800m (how fast can you still go?)
Optional lactate threshold run 5:00

Distance runners:
Drills, relaxed strides
1 x 1200m or 1600m (5000m date pace) 400m jog-walk
4-6 x 400m (1500-3000m date pace or tactical) 200m jog-walk [extra 200m after set]
1 x 1200m or 1600m (how fast can you still go?)
Optional lactate threshold run 5:00

Super-distance runners, with Dana Fry:
1600m (faster than 10km date pace) with 400m jog-walk
2 x 400m (3-4 secs per lap faster than your 1600) with 200m jog-walk [next year add extra 200 after set]
1600m (same as first?) with 400m jog-walk
2 x 400m (same as first set) with 200m jog-walk […add extra 200 after set!]
1600m (what can you do?)

Drills, relaxed strides
20 minutes before the lights go out working on 4 x100 handoffs.
[Tom brings mini-cones, batons]
6 x 100m on the minute...how fast do you dare go?
4 x 30m quick from standing start or leaning-falling start...walk back
1-2 speed endurance reps...at least 300m...can anyone attack a 400 or 500?

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

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

Friday, February 16: 3pm -- meet on the IM field for a jog to Pre’s or Amazon Trail for tempo run or cruise intervals…or you can do hills in Hendricks Park.

Saturday, February 17: On your own, an exploring run. And a nap!

Sunday, February 18: On your own, longish run...ten weeks until the Eugene Marathon and Half.

We meet rain or shine. Every session is optional.

Gordans Are Back!

Yesterday at the Couple’s Classic 5km road race Josh Gordon ran 16:01 and Renee Gordon ran 20:39! Josh was 3rd fastest man, Renee was 8th fastest woman less than three months after delivering her their first child! As a team they finished 6th of 63 pairs. Go, Gordon!

Your Donation Time Is Now! (same as last week)

We’re stuck at 39 of you who have donated. Thank you to all our Club alumni and friends who are the backbone of our fund-raising efforts. Twenty-one of you have already donated handsomely this school year!

Now is the time for the rest of you to donate $50 (or write fund-raising letters). Cash or checks made out to “UO Running Club”.

These Club members have already donated:

Jack Rising, Caela Fenton, Cecilie Hansen, Anna Geffen, Champ Davis, Dana Fry, Ben Schoonover, Marin Fredrickson, Magda van Leeuwen, Jake Bromham, Callista Hunt, Johan Ghillebert, Eric Beyerle, Matt McCausland, Tucker Engle, Robert Pedersen, Ryan Jones,

August Howell, Carter Christman, Seth Berdahl, Josh Franckowiak , Ben Rakestraw, Jason Bibeau, Jake Willard, Jessie Gregson-Williams, Adam Sha, Spencer Green, Chloe Parsons, Richard Ruihao Liao, Justin Gallegos, Veronica Blackwell, Nora Sawyer,

Audrey Landes, Mira Cohen, Daniel Centeno, Lucas Hamilton, Drew Cardinale, Carlos Perez, Alex Smith.

Track And Field Schedule 2018 (same as last week)

Saturday, February 24
—OSU Club Relays on the Oregon State track, 12noon.

Saturday, March 3
—Willamette Opener in Salem

Saturday, March 24
—Willamette Invitational in Salem … this is the first Saturday of spring break.

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 In Winter 2018 (same as last week)

​Sun, Feb 11 Truffle Shuffle Eugene, OR 4M, 2M
Sun, Feb 18 Mardi Gras 5K Eugene, OR 5K
Sat, Feb 24 Hamlin Winter Grit Springfield, OR 1.7M
Thur, Mar 8 OTC Monthly Run Series #1 Eugene, OR AB Park 5K
Sat, Mar 10 Run For The Shamrock Eugene, OR 10K, 5K
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?
'Building Your Club?

Read this, a document written by our Club leaders!


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