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Here is what you need to know about Club this week, first in bullets, then with details. Read at your own risk!
— Track workouts start Tuesday at Hayward Field at 5:30pm. Alternative is 8am at South Eugene.
— Bristow Trail race, 5.2 miles, is Saturday, February 7. You enter, we carpool.
— It’s time for YOU to donate your $25. Or write fund-raising letters. Now.
— I’m not taking entries yet for the indoor mile in Seattle. It’s Friday, February 13.
— 24 of us went to Mt. Pisgah and the DQ in Pleasant Hill last Monday.
— I’ll have our racing singlets on sale everyday now for $25. Big yellow O on green!
— Women 13, men 11.
— Lisa Johnson took charge Friday. It was good!
For Tuesday track workouts, do your warm-up run BEFORE you arrive! We’ll start promptly 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, say, 6:45pm, we can try a workout. It will be dark!
Our only alternative now is 8:00am on Tuesdays at South Eugene High School track. Jog south to 24th Avenue, turn right, jog past the Hilyard stoplight a quarter-mile to the track. It’ll be on the right. Allow 15 minutes to get there from campus.
Week #4 workouts --
*Monday, January 26: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?
*Tuesday, January 27: two alternatives...meet with your warmup run DONE!
8:00am -- meet at South Eugene High School track for first track workout of season, or
5:30pm -- meet at Hayward Field for same workout:
...meet us with your warmup run done...
Middle distance runners AND distance runners:
Drills, relaxed strides
2 x 800m (5000m date pace) with 400m jog-walk
2-3 x 600m (same pace) with just 200m jog-walk
3-4 x 400m (3000m date pace) with 200m jog-walk
1 x mystery rep
Drills, relaxed strides
3 x 100m, start in middle of curve (400m race effort) with 100m walk
3 x 150m, start in mid-curve (same effort, but with 50m in middle faster) 150m walk-jog
Choice (or both!):
1 x 300m (strong), or
4 x 30m (explosive) from tall, standing start (“posture reset”)...walk back
*Wednesday, January 28: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?
*Thursday, January 29: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides?
*Friday, January 30: 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.
*Saturday, January 31: On your own, an exploring run...be bold!
*Sunday, February 1: On your own, go long, then the Super Bowl!
We meet on the intramural field at the north end near 15th Avenue. If it’s dry, we’ll be near the Bowerman Building. If it’s rainy, we’ll meet under the NEW overhang of the rec center outside the pool area.
Leave your bags in the the locker room.
We meet rain or shine. Every session is optional.
We ask our Club members to donate $25 or write fund-raising letters!
Now we have 24 Club members who have either written letters or donated $25 (cash or check made out to “UO Running Club”). Are you on the list yet?
Daniel Van Cleave
Fund-raising: We ask every one of you to do one of two things: mail fund-raising letters to friends and family, or personally donate $25 to the Club (cash or check made out to “UO Running 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 write letters, these two people will help you, once you have names and addresses:
Kyle Krahenbuhl email@example.com or text 303-818-3767
Martina Miller firstname.lastname@example.org or text 907-209-7903
We provide the text of the letter. You can alter it anyway you want, to make it more personal. We’ll help you print the letters which must be on Club Sports letterhead stationery in the Club Sports office in MacCourt. You provide the names and addresses. We provide the stamps too!
I’ll write thank-you notes to your donors, or you can.
Letter writing is our single biggest fundraiser every year. You can be part of it! Or, you can donate $25 (cash or check made out to “UO Running Club”).
Let’s try this trail race near Eugene on Saturday, February 7! It’s a 5.2 mile loop, flat, maybe with stream crossings (depending on water levels!). There’s a one-lap race, a two-lap race, and longer ones too. Dang! Check it out at:
We can carpool.
The Eugene marathon and half-marathon are Sunday, May 10, 2015. Mother’s day! The flapjack 5km is on Saturday, May 9. Information at:
The next price break is January 31. The entry fee goes up then!
I found out recently that there are THREE marathons in Eugene-Springfield in May. The masters athlete who told me plans to run all of them!
The University of Washington will host an indoor Club Mile on Friday evening, February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. We’ll take two vans on Friday, drive six hours, race that evening around 9pm, and come back on Saturday after a bit of sight seeing.
One van will leave at noon. We can have the second van leave later if needed, but certainly not after 1pm! Races are around 9pm, a women’s mile first, then two sections of men. Fee will be $20.
I will call for entries in February (not now!), then the first 23 people who respond get the spots.
The UW indoor track is a flat 307-meter oval in “the Dempsey”. The race is one straightaway plus five full laps.
Here are the “Eclectic Edge” races in Oregon during winter term 2015:
Sat, 7 Bristow Trail Runs, Dexter, 50K, 25K, 10M, 5M
Sun, 8 Truffle Shuffle, Eugene, 4M, 2M
Sat, 14 Couples Classic, Eugene, 5K
Sat, 14 Sweetheart Run, Sweet Home, 10K, 5K
Sun, 15 Shamrock 'N Run, Eugene, 5K
Sat, 21 Fall Creek Run-Around, Lowell, 20M, 15K, 5K
Sat, 21 Mardi Gras 5K, Eugene, 5K
Sat, 28 Snow Lover's Loop, O'Dell Lake, 8K, 4K Snowshoe
Sun, 1 Lincoln City Half Marathon, Lincoln City, 13.1M, 10K
Sun, 1 Crescent Lake Challenge, Crescent Lk, 22K Nordic Ski
Sat, 7 Run For The Shamrock, Eugene, 10K, 5K
Thur, 12 OTC Run/Walk Series #1, Eugene, 5K
Sat, 14 Lucky Clover, Springfield, 10K, 5K
Sat, 14 iRun For Kids, Albany, 10M, 5K
Thur, 19 Bring In Spring 5K, Eugene, 5K
Sun, 22 McKenzie River Half Marathon,Springfield, 13.1M
Sat, 28 Rogue River Rampage, Gold Beach, 4M Obstacles
You pay your own entry fees for these races and make your own travel arrangements.
UO cut out the Oregon Preview, Lane dropped their first meet, and OSU is having a dual meet instead of their March meet, so our only choice on March 14 is Gresham:
Fri, Feb 13, Husky Classic club mile, Seattle
Sat, March 7, Willamette Opener, Salem
Sat, March 14, Saints Open, Gresham
Sat, March 21, Rose City Preview, Gresham
Sat, March 21, Lewis & Clark Spring Break Open, L & C
Sat, March 28, Willamette Invitational, Salem
Sat, March 28, George Fox Distance Carnival, Newberg
Sat, April 4, Jenn Boyam Memorial, McMinnville
Fri, April 10 John Knight Twilight, Monmouth
Thur-Sat, Apr 16-18, Oregon Relays, Hayward Field
Fri-Sat, Apr 17-18, Lewis & Clark Invit, L & C
Thur, Apr 23, Titan Twilight, Lane CC
Fri, May 1, OSU High Performance, Corvallis
Fri, May 8, Oregon Twilight, Hayward Field
Sat, May 9, Linfield Open, McMinnville
Sun, May 17, Portland 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!