Runners on MARS have proven this week that winter is no match for them. On Tuesday, several hearty MARSians ran in -35C. Yesterday, several more battled similar temperatures while completing a long run (16 miles). At 4:30 pm, a lone MARSian (Tina Steele) did the requisite pre-pub run while her right ear disagreed completely with the temperature and let her know afterwards. Other MARSians, while annoyed at the temperatures, were not to be defeated and took their run to the indoor track before hitting the pub. The next Run To The Pub will be Thursday February 20 at 4:30pm to run and 5:30pm at the pub. Anyone wanting to show up a little early to save a table for runners is welcome.
This Saturday at 7 am, we will be doing a 60-75 minute out and back Steady State run from 1027 East Walker Lake Drive. Coffee and recovery snacks afterwards, plus hot tub for those interested. All level of runner are welcome. If you are not a member yet, you can sign up after the run. If you don’t know what a Steady State Run is, it doesn’t matter. You can also run less time if you prefer.
Memberships remain available at The Sportlab and registration forms can be downloaded here. In addition, MARS will be unveiling its sexy new logo very shortly. New tech racing gear and running shirts will also be available for order through The Sportlab soon.
Entries for Vermont City Marathon are still available here. Relay entries open March 1 (a change from February 1). Consider entering the lottery for a 2 person or 2-5 person relay team. There are currently close to a dozen local runners heading to Vermont in May. Why not join the fun?
There are nine spots left at Crafstbury Outdoor Centre’s High School XC Camp June 29-July 5. There are still spots in our vans. Click here for details and contact us for a spot in one of our vans. This is a great way to kick off your summer, meet great teenagers from across the US and jump start your summer running.
The next Masters Indoor Track Meets are February 2, March 9 and March 15-16. Details here.
The website has updated local races for 2014. Click here for details.
See you on the roads.