OSU High? Canby dark. Marathon soon.

Hello, UO Running Club — (Sunday, April 23, 2017)

The Eugene Marathon is just two weeks away! Dana Fry and Robert Pedersen both plan to run the full distance, several others are in the half-marathon, and some will race the flapjack in the 5K on the road. There is still time to enter!

We had a great track meet at Canby High School last night even though the lights went out at precisely 10pm. Luckily, Jonathan Breckheimer had already finished (and won) his section of the 5000m by then! Clay Patrick broke our Club record in the 400m hurdles.

Entries for the OSU High Performance track meet, next Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, are due to me before 5pm on MONDAY, April 24.

We had one more donation last week, by Jaime Barajas. Thank you! Men still lead, 26-21.

The Community mile appears to be a chance to JOG a mile on Hayward Field after the Twilight meet, not an actual race.

Our annual Club barbecue potluck is scheduled tentatively for Sunday, May 21. Save the date!

OSU Meet...Entries Due Monday

Our next track meet is the OSU High Performance in Corvallis, It’s next Friday and Saturday, April 28-29. Perhaps only our fastest performers and our relays will get in.

I must have your entries by this Monday, April 24 before 5pm. Email or text 541-954-0263. Here’s the schedule:


6:30 pm Men's and women's combined 10,000 (1 section)
7:20 pm Men's 3,000m steeplechase
7:40 pm Women's 3,000m steeplechase
8:00 pm Men's 'A' 5,000m (1 fastest section)
8:25 pm Women's 1500m (2 sections, fastest first)
8:45 pm Men's 1500m (2 sections, fastest first)
9:00 pm Women's 5000m (1 section)
9:30 pm Men's 'B' 5000m (1 section)


12:30 pm M Long Jump (1 flight), Triple Jump to follow (1 flight)

Track Events (TENTATIVE) - 1 Section of 800m will be designated INVITE that week
12:30 pm National Anthem and Colors
12:40 pm Senior Recognition
1:00 pm Women's 4 x 100m relay (2 sections)
1:15 pm Men's 4 x 100m Relay (2 sections)
1:30 pm Women's 800 (1 section) …another section later
1:35 pm Men's 800 (1 section) …another section later
1:50 pm Women's 100m Hurdles (2 sections)
2:05 pm Men's 110m Hurdles (2 sections)
2:20 pm Women's 400m (2 sections)
2:30 pm Men's 400m (2 sections)
2:45 pm Women's 100m (2 sections)
2:55 pm Men's 100m (2 sections)
3:10 pm Women's 800m (1 section)
3:20 pm Men's 800m (1 section)
3:30 pm Women's 400m Hurdles (2 sections)
3:45 pm Men's 400m Hurdles (2 sections)
4:00 pm Women's 200m (2 sections)
4:15 pm Men's 200m (2 sections)
4:20 pm Women's 800m (1 section)
4:30 pm Men's 800m (1 section)
4:40 pm FUTURE GREATS 100m; 4-10 year olds, meet at starting line
4:50 pm Women's 1600m relay (2 sections)
4:00 pm Men's 1600m relay (2 sections)

These Club members have asked already to be nominated:

Alex Smith 800
Carter Christman 5000
Connor Hayward 1500
Seth Berdahl 5000
Evan Day 1500, 5000
Emily Jones 800, 1500
Brett Willyard 1500
Clay Patrick 400m hurdles
Jonathan Breckheimer 800
Ryan Jones 5000
Dana Fry 10,000
Justin Gallegos 1500

Relays ??

We’ll try to provide transportation both days. ‘Might be easier to carpool. You pay $10 entry fee.

Our Canby Track Results!

‘Lots of good performances in well-balanced races!

Women’s 800m —
4 Jones, Emily 2:23.35 1 SB
13 Soh, Romaine 2:41.18 2

Women’s 1500m —
4 Jones, Emily 4:52.99 1 PR #8 Club all-time list
17 van Leeuwen, Magda 5:25.50 2 Actual time about 5:12

Women’s 5000m —
3 Fry, Dana 18:43.97 SB #9 Club all-time list

Men’s 100m —
15 Rogozinski, Nick 11.64 -0.1 3
31 Lovotti, Lino 12.07 NWI 5

Men’s 200m —
14 Rogozinski, Nick 23.59 -1.2 3

Men’s 800m —
12 Day, Evan 2:02.15 3
13 Jones, Ryan 2:02.60 3
27 Seifer, Wolf 2:08.37 4
28 Perez, Carlos 2:09.06 5
31 Berdahl, Seth 2:10.37 3
40 Barajas, Jaime 2:35.00

Men’s 1500m —
7 Willyard, Brett 3:58.67 2 SB #11 All-time Club list
17 Jones, Ryan 4:03.63 2 PR
20 Day, Evan 4:05.13 2 SB
26 Berdahl, Seth 4:12.25 3
28 Christman, Carter 4:12.83 3 SB
35 Seifer, Wolf 4:19.15 4 SB
37 Perez, Carlos 4:19.77 4 PR
38 Hayward, Connor 4:20.11 4 PR
48 Hamilton, Lucas 4:29.81 5 PR
60 Gallegos, Justin 6:47.57 5

Men’s 5000m —
9 Breckheimer, Jonathan 16:03.42 2

Men’s 400m Hurdles —
4 Patrick, Clay 57.48 2 Club record

Men’s Long Jump —
20 Lovotti, Lino 5.91m +0.2 19-04.75

Men’s 4x100m Relay
6 UO Running Club 'A' 45.33 1
Patrick, Clay — Breckheimer, Jonathan — Lovotti, Lino — Rogozinski, Nick

Men’s 4x400m Relay —
UO Running Club 3:34.6 (Tom’s hand time)
Clay Patrick 51.9, Brett Willyard 52.6, Jonathan Breckheimer 54.0, Ryan Jones 56.1

Complete results at:

Two Weeks Until Marathon Weekend: 26.2, 13.1, Flapjack 5KM

There are three road races on Eugene Marathon weekend: the marathon, half marathon, and 5km. In the 5km, if you beat the flapjack, you win a year’s supply of Krusteaz pancake mix.

Races are on Sunday, May 7 (5km on May 6). Go to: http://www.eugenemarathon.com/

Workout Plan: Spring Term Week #4

*Monday, April 24: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks. Strides? Relay handoffs?

*Tuesday, April 25: No 3pm run.

5:30pm — meet at Hayward Field for track workout...meet us with your warmup run done:

**Bring lighter shoes or spikes**

Distance and middle-distance runners: The “One is good” workout…
1-2 x 150m (float 50, fast 50, float 50) jog back to start
1-2 x 800m (quality) 400m jog-walk
1-2 x 400m (quality) 500m jog-walk
1-2 x 300m (yup...quality) 400m jog-walk
1-2 x 200m (fast and relaxed) 250m jog-walk
1-2 x 150m (float, fast, float) 250m jog-walk
1-2 x 100m (relaxed stride from middle of curve to mid-straight)

Alternative...relaxed 800m or 400m repeats with short rest

4 x 50m (relaxed stride...jog into it) walk back
1 x 200m (high quality) 5:00+ rest
relay hand offs for 4 x 100m, or pick one --
a) 6 x 100m on the minute...start one every minute, or
b) 2 x 300m (high quality) with 5:00 rest, or
c) 4 x 40m thru the speed zone...(30m buildup, 40m high quality, 30m ease out) walk back

*Wednesday, April 26: 3pm -- meet on the intramural field for an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks.

*Thursday, April 27: 3pm -- meet on the IM field for pre-race warmup or an aerobic run or field conditioning...plus abs or planks.

*Friday, April 28: 3pm — meet on the intramural field for pre-race warmup, or a jog to Pre’s or Amazon Trail for tempo run or cruise intervals…or you can do hills in Hendricks Park. How about an enjoyable end-of-the-week run?

…or race at OSU High Performance!

*Saturday, April 29: Race at OSU High Performance …or a medium run on your own. Exploring run?

*Sunday, April 30: a longish run would be a good idea if you didn’t do it yesterday. Or, if you’re a marathoner, maybe something really easy?

We meet rain or shine. Every session is optional.

Track And Field Schedule 2017

Three more consecutive weekends…

Friday-Saturday, April 28-29
—OSU High Performance in Corvallis…is it “elite”?

Friday, May 5
—Oregon Twilight at Hayward Field…including “Community Mile”

Saturday, May 6
—Linfield Open in McMinnville...rather not go...

Saturday, May 13
—Portland Twilight at Lewis & Clark

The Road 2017

The BIG ones:

Sat, May 6, Eugene 5km, UO campus
Sun, May 7, Eugene Marathon/Half, Hayward Field
Sat, June 3, Newport Marathon, Newport OR on the coast
Mon, July 4, Butte to Butte 10km road , Eugene, point-to-point

There are lots of other road races locally! There all at:


List of Active Club Donors!

Here’s our active list of $50 donors, in chronological order:

Nathan Case, Tia Hatton, Robert Pedersen, Mira Cohen, Olivia Dillon, Marin Fredrickson, Kaelen Recca, Emily Jones, Ryan Jones, Spencer Green, Kara Krnacik, August Howell, Seth Berdahl, Hannah Gaylord, Nick Rogozinski, Miriam Thielman, Andre Walker, Taylor Howat.

Carter Christman, Dana Fry, Eric Beyerle, Rebecca Lee, Nora Sawyer, Liv Kaupang, Dillon Murphy, Veronica Blackwell, Renee and Josh Gordon, Richard Liao, Tanya Jones, Sarah Stubblefield, Kela Apau, Jason Bibeau, Jake Willard, Jack Rising, Miles Trinidad.

Joelle Bruckert-Frisk, Josh Franckowiak, Tucker Engle, Justin Gallegos, Connor Hayward, Jason John, Carlos Perez, Brett Willyard, Joey Smits, Magda va Leeuwen, Jaime Barajas.


‘See you,
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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