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5 hours ago

Shannon Matthews

**Wednesday Summer Decathlon** It is week #9 of our Summer Decathlon series (07/26)! The main event is the 3,000m run, followed by a kids run and the optional relay. Poker Run- 4 runners; the team does 1600-1200-800-400; runners get a card at end + wild card; high hand wins.
Please note the 07/26 decathlon will be at BRUNSWICK HS track, Wednesday at 6:30 PM (sign in starts at 6:15). FREE for members, $5 for non-members.
All ages and paces welcome and encouraged! More info at: steeplechasers.org/competition/#sdecath
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Does each runner do 1600, 1200, 800 and a 400?

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2 hours ago

Ken Kotchenreuther

YEP, it's WEDNESDAY which means it's STEPS night... same place, time and pace !!
For the NEWBIE'S - 6pm, east/all saints street garage, your own pace
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Hoping to do well on the WDF 5K and this workout should help! πŸ™‚

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3 hours ago

Lou King

To improve steeplechasers.org website performance, starting tomorrow morning, Thursday July 27, I will be moving the website from godaddy to the DigitalOcean server which hosts scoretility. I plan to leave the current service live so people can view the website during the transition.

To prevent store purchases on godaddy during the transition, I will disable the payment gateway so no one will be able to check out their purchases. I will also disable the new "Add Event" feature we've provided so local race directors can add their own events. There will be a message at the top of each page indicating this transition is taking place, and that the store and Add Event are unavailable. There will also be an announcement post about what is occurring.

Once you see that message at the top of the page and announcement post disappear, this will mean you have access to the website on the new server.
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1 day ago

Heidi Novak

The Social Committee met to finalize the details for the End of the Summer Picnic on Saturday, August 26th from 12-6. Look for more information, including the menu and activities, later this week. ... See MoreSee Less

The Social Committee met to finalize the details for the End of the Summer Picnic on Saturday, August 26th from 12-6. Look for more information, including the menu and activities, later this week.

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Penciling it in...but it's also the same day as MD Heat 25/5Ok, so I may be there on the later end of things.

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1 day ago

Kara Pokras

Anyone know if you can run around the Liberty reservoir off 26? I think it's Carrol Co. I drive over it for work a couple times a month and feel like it's gotta have some good running trails. ... See MoreSee Less

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There used to be some trails around there. I'll have to see if I can find the neighborhood that backs up to it where the trails went in.

I think off cavalier drive, ELDERSBURG there was a small power station that you could skirt around the fence and it would lead you to the trails.

Also just drove by entrance to Patapsco state park. There are trails there, right?

I use an app call All Trails and it has several trails listed.

www.opencyclemap.org shows several trails with detailed topo info.

Yes. I belong to another running group. A couple of years ago we did a trail series around the lake. I believe it was 50 total miles of trails. When I find the link I will forward it on

Found this piece of it. So much to run, will be fun to explore more.

I just posted a link to the trail series we did the other yr

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2 days ago

Melanie Allen

So bummed I had to throw out the rest of the pie because there was mold on it and it wasn't just in one spot it was in a couple spots so wasn't about to chance it 😩 . I had it wrapped up in the fridge. I took a bite before noticing it so hopefully I don't get sick LOL , and by bite I mean like a whole slice. Maybe it's for the best though because I was the only one eating it. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is a common problem in the heat for a few hours. I packed my pie in a cooler with a freezer pack and did not take it out till the awards were presented.

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7 days ago

Brian McEntire

Looking for a local track to run on tomorrow. With Frederick High under construction, is there nearby alternative? Linganore maybe? ... See MoreSee Less

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Oakdale?

It's not a typical track but FCC has a paved loop and I do speed work on it. One of the loops is just over a quarter mile.

Brunswick is usually open in the summer

Thomas Johnson

We ran on the Oakdale Sunday

I will check out Oakdale

Middletown middle is always open

Brunswick

Not sure where you'll be coming from, but MSD has a track on their campus in Frederick that I have used a couple of times (it's over behind the "Harmon Field Playground" as I'm looking in google maps; at the end of Clarke Place). If you're out near Washington County, the Boonsboro track is also always open as well.

We are at Oakdale almost every night and it is always open. You may have to enter to the right of the stadium towards the baseball fields

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3 days ago

Paul Lively

Need suggestions on Bluetooth head phones that don't fall out on long runs. on my second pair in 2 weeks and not happy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Following. I have a couple that work fairly well, but as I only wear one earbud while running, the wire can tug on the one that's in. Anyone have any suggestions for sweat/rain resistant single earbud with Bluetooth connection.

Johnny B Leonardis just showed me ones that have come out recently designed to mount in front of your ears rather than plugging your ears. They sound great and were comfortable, but best of all, they allowed you to still hear what's going on around you. Don't remember the brand name, but you can check them out at If the Shoe Fits/Charm City Running.

Just let "eye of the tiger" play over and over again in your head. Problem solved.

Love my Yurbuds

I have JBL wireless they are the ones that go over the ear. I usually run with one in and the other one just around the ear not in and it doesn't flop around and I can hold a conversation or hear what's going on around me. I've had them since the beginning of the year with some rainy and lately very sweaty runs. They hold their charge for a long time now.. I got mine at Target

Plantronics are great. Last at least 8 hours and the sound is great.

I love the beats ! Never had any problem with them . Plus the sound is fantastic

PowerBeats3 by Dre are awesome. I found them cheaper on Amazon.

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4 days ago

Ameenah Noor

Great job to everyone who ran the pie run today and thank you to the volunteers! It was a tough course but it was worth it ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

Great job to everyone who ran the pie run today and thank you to the volunteers! It was a tough course but it was worth it ☺️

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I second what Ameenah Noor just said. Great race with great people πŸ‘

Me too. I think this is one of my favorites.

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3 days ago

Joshua Roane

The FSRC store has two new additions! We have added shirts with sleeves, and without! Come check out these new digs, complete with our ever so faithful quote "Steeps eat hills for breakfast".

steeplechasers.org/shop/
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The FSRC store has two new additions!  We have added shirts with sleeves, and without!  Come check out these new digs, complete with our ever so faithful quote Steeps eat hills for breakfast.

https://steeplechasers.org/shop/

4 days ago

Qassim Abdullah

Big shoutout for Wendy Rollison who ran her first 10k ever today at the Run for the Pie. You did a great job Wendy πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

Big shoutout for Wendy Rollison who ran her first 10k ever today at the Run for the Pie. You did a great job Wendy πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Wow. Nice job Wendy. Looking good Azhar. It was a hot one today.

Great job you picked a tuff one to start

Way to go Wendy. Earlier this month she completed her first 5K at the Indy 5000!! Way to go girl!! Thanks Azhar for talking her into doing this and sticking with her. Now rest up and enjoy your well deserved pie.

Great Job Wendy! If you can do this 10k you can conquer anything!

Congratulations, Wendy!!!

Awesome job Wendy! This is was a super tough race but you did it!

Wahoo!

Wow, Wendy! That was a tough race! Good job with your training, keep up the good work! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Way to go, Wendy!

Good for you! Now I know why you weren't at Baker Park this morning. I hope you love the pie you took home!

That's am amazing accomplishment. Last years Pie race nearly did me in- and I was training for a Marathon. Well done Wendy!

Awesome job!

Great job Wendy! You're one tough runner!

Congratulations Wendy πŸ‘πŸ»

Yeah Wendy. You were amazing and you should be so proud of yourself.

Way to go Wendy!!!

Congratulations Wendy! Doing 10K on a hilly route in mid-summer heat is something 90% of the population wouldn't do. Welcome to the community of long distance runners!

Thank you for all your help. You were wonderulf

Sorry Wonderful

Actually a 10.1K. This was extended to 2Ο€ miles at Syble Roane's suggestion!

Great Job Wendy! I am so proud of you!

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5 days ago

Val Nolan

Hey Steeps ... not running related it is there a lake in Frederick county that allows dog? Thanks !!! ... See MoreSee Less

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I am not sure about Frederick County but Seneca Creek State Park allows dogs on leash and they have an area near the big tire playground (if facing the playground from parking lot look left) that you can walk through the open field and it's like a little beach. I took my dog there a few weeks ago

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4 days ago

Joshua Roane

Eastern shore bound. Thanks to Syble for driving, so I can spoon-feed myself the delicious cherry pie I earned this morning! ... See MoreSee Less

Eastern shore bound.  Thanks to  Syble for driving, so I can spoon-feed myself the delicious cherry pie I earned this morning!

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I brought that pie

Wow that looks good! Cool picture of road trip!! Great job on tour run.

Syble I guess this means we aren't walking and hiding rocks tomorrow

Have fun you two!! Great run today Josh!

And where was Ms. Syble W. Roane?? Missed you at the pie run.

Ooh nice pie pic!

Tell Syble that her idea for extending the course to 3.14 miles worked out great! It brought the turn-around point to a big old tree that I should be able to use as a landmark from now on.

Im running that bridge in November πŸ™‚ enjoy the pie!

Every one of these damn pie pictures makes me want to eat more of mine! BTW, thanks to whoever brought the lemon meringue to the race. πŸ™‚

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4 days ago

Lib Rood

Some pics from the pie run. The finish line crew was going to have a pie eating contest, but we didn't burn enough calories.😎 Great job runners! Tough course, tough day! ... See MoreSee Less

Some pics from the pie run. The finish line crew was going to have a pie eating contest, but we didnt burn enough calories.😎 Great job runners! Tough course, tough day!

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Thanks Lib! It was great to see you

Thanks for volunteering, Lib!

Thank you volunteers. It was a fun morning!

Thank you volunteers!

Thanks everyone!

YES, THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS! Extra kudos go to Lib Rood and Bill Susa for meeting me at 6:00am and helping with the whole event and to Stephanie Ottavan for doing a great job in her first experience as the official timer, and to Steve Whalen who is gaining a great reputation for being volunteered by his wife Kimberly Whalen! Steve not only served as a course marshall, but he also picked up all the course markers for me after the race!

What a great event!!

I've been a Steeplechasers 19 years and this is the 1st ti.e I've run this race. Loved it

well done Steeps... i know you all melted.....

Huge thank you to Lib Rood and Mark Lawrence and all the volunteers who made it happen. We had a great time because of what you put into it. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks again Mark-you are an awesome guy & Steep! Lib, it was great seeing you & you got your workout in!! Bill, thanks for the blueberry treat! Steve, you were picking up the cones so expertly as you were maneuvering the car & politely waving other cars around you! To the water stop folks, turnaround folks, and the gentlemen at the Mountaindale Rd. spot-Thank You!

Also, Stephanie-thank you for timing-now you know-Mark will be counting on you!! Just kidding!!

Who ever got those porta potties that was nice! Thank you all for putting it on!

Congrats go to everyone that braved this on a steamy morning. Special congrats to Louis J Schiavone and Jenny Hallberg for earning the top choices of pies! Hope you enjoy!

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4 days ago

Peggy Waxter

Cheapest race in town -- the Market Street Mile is just $15 until August 17th. Don't procrastinate -- prices will go up after August 17th.
www.frederickmarketstreetmile.com
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Cheapest race in town -- the Market Street Mile is just $15 until August 17th. Dont procrastinate -- prices will go up after August 17th. 
www.frederickmarketstreetmile.com

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I know those people! Thanks Peggy, love this pic of us.

Fun for the whole family! πŸ™‚

Such a fun race!!

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You don't have to be fast to be a winner at the Frederick Women's Distance Festival!We have the best volunteers putting together this year's race! Thank you to Martha Grib-Kachman, Karlys Kline and Jenny Reed Marino for working on soliciting and preparing our awesome random prizes again.

We'll be doing the drawing while you're out on the course, so don't forget to check your bib number at the random prize table when you finish.

Not registered yet? Time is running out! Online registration closes August 2nd.
www.frederickwdf.com
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You dont have to be fast to be a winner at the Frederick Womens Distance Festival!

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how's that frozen marguerita pie, Phil Biesecker ?

Unbelievably good!not sure if I'm going to be able to run tomorrow because of it!

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5 days ago

Billy Clem

Have fun at one of The Steeps' best events of the year! Risa & I will be missing you guys tomorrow! Make sure to thank Mark Lawrence and all the volunteers! Mmmmm Pie! ... See MoreSee Less

Have fun at one of The Steeps best events of the year! Risa & I will be missing you guys tomorrow! Make sure to thank Mark Lawrence and all the volunteers! Mmmmm Pie!

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I can do 2 of those things at the same time!!

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4 days ago

Melanie Allen

Lol when you're the only one who eats the pie this is what it looks like. My son only had one piece rest was me πŸ˜²πŸ˜„πŸ˜±very bad idea to pick a big pie. wont last long with my sweet tooth lol πŸ˜‹ ... See MoreSee Less

Lol when youre the only one who eats the pie this is what it looks like. My son only had one piece rest was me πŸ˜²πŸ˜„πŸ˜±very bad idea to pick a big pie. wont last long with my sweet tooth lol πŸ˜‹

4 days ago

Zainab Abdullah

Mmmmmm ...pie never tasted so good! ... See MoreSee Less

Mmmmmm ...pie never tasted so good!

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Yum!!!

You earned it and makes it taste even better!

lol I've eaten 2 slices and my son one lol

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7 days ago

Melanie Allen

All signed up for my first race with the steeps 😊pie run 10k. Can't wait. Anyone know how many people usually end up running it? ... See MoreSee Less

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You'll love this race, Melanie. Especially when you're done. πŸ™‚ We had 100 finishers last year: steeplechasers.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/pie-run-results-2016.pdf

Let's just say you'll earn that PIEπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Another first timer here...we are excited! My pie is in the oven now🀞🍴

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5 days ago

Andy Sandrik

Whether you're into running, powerlifting or Crossfit, the only way you're going to see results is by putting in consistent work.

I've lost over 15 pounds since the beginning of June and it's because I established a routine and have stuck with it.

www.publicopiniononline.com/story/sports/2017/07/21/foot-notes-consistency-key/494632001/
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Whether youre into running, powerlifting or Crossfit, the only way youre going to see results is by putting in consistent work. 

Ive lost over 15 pounds since the beginning of June and its because I established a routine and have stuck with it.

http://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/sports/2017/07/21/foot-notes-consistency-key/494632001/

2 weeks ago

Erika Elam

Would anyone be interested in running the sept 22 weekend Washington dc Ragnar relay race? We have about 8 and need a few more πŸ™‚ lmk ... See MoreSee Less

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Interested. Did it last year and had fun. What legs do you need filled.

Omg me!

I will be sending out an email in the next couple weeks after vacation to see if we can solidify a full group - can the 2 of u please send me ur emails? And if you know anyone else lmk! We really wanna do it!

Oh maybe!!! Can you put me on the email list? Thomasfamily2007@yahoo.com

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5 days ago

Val Nolan

Good morning !! Could someone add me to the Marathon Training Facebook group please ? I have registered but have not been added Thanks !! ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Mark Lawrence

HELP! I'm getting ready to put on my 10th Run for the Pie 10k Saturday morning. The event is older than that. It was created by the Lowery family years before I took it on. It's simply been an event used to fill-in what used to be a down period on the running schedule. Barb Lowrie would make pies for the top finishers. 30-40 runners would come out to brave the hilly course in mid-summer heat. When I took over as RD, we changed the concept to what it is now. Everybody brings a pie and everybody leaves with a pie. Pies are picked in the order of finish. The event has grown, and some have told me it's their favorite event of the year! It now warrants the formalities of pre-registration and porta-johns, and CAR POOLING IS NECESSARY TO FIT EVERYONE! . What's missing this year that has never been a problem before are a few good volunteers. I only need about half dozen people. So far, the only thing I have covered is the water stop. WHO'S AVAILABLE TO HELP? ... See MoreSee Less

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Lou and I will do race-day registration, but we need someone to hand out the bibs for pre-registered runners.

I'll take care of handing bibs out

What else besides bib's do you need help with.

I can help - what time do you need me there?

I can help. Let me know what time to be there. Also if anyone lives in the Braddock Heights/Middletown area and wants to carpool let me know

I'll jump in, Mark Lawrence. Just say the word.

I can help, let me know what you need

do you still need help?

Ok folks. Thanks for responding! Just to be clear, the half dozen volunteers I need are for the whole event, not just registration. So my request is for people who are not running. Need two early risers to meet me at 6. One to help mark the course other to start set-up and be in charge of parking. Who doesn't mind getting there early (volunteers for this could run, but I need to know if you are going to run or you're volunteering to help with the whole event).

I'll be there at 0600 for setup/parking/bib pickup.

Ok folks. I was a little worried on Wednesday, but I think we got it now! Look forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning! I can smell the pie!

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5 days ago

Jason Lawrence

Sign up for the fourth annual Run for Recovery 5K! This is a really fun race and it is for a great cause. The proceeds go to help people who struggle with addictions. People are dying at an alarming rate as a direct result of addiction. Being in recovery myself, this is a cause near and dear to me. Come be part of the solution! Thank you.

Fourth Annual 5k Run For RecoveryAugust 19, 2017, 8:00amMonocacy Village Park 409 Delaware Road Frederick, MD 21701THIS IS A FUN EVENT. It's about having fun and bringing people together. This run is for the beginner, the jogger, the competitor, the athlete and the runner. This is the Fourth Annual Run For Recovery 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run. The mission of this race is to raise awareness and educate others about any kind of addiction, as well as promote health & wellness and healthy lifestyle alternatives. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by addiction. Addiction does not discriminate.

This year the 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run will begin as soon as the runners have started. The 5K starts at 9:00am.

Prizes will be given out to winners for different age groups. There will be music, face painting and chances to win lots of door prizes from businesses throughout the county. Also, there will be goodie bags and T-shirts available to those who are preregistered by August 10th. Shirts will then go on a first come first serve basis.. Onsite registration will be available race morning starting at 8:00am. PRICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE 5K AND 1 MILE WALK/FUN RUN WILL GO UP AFTER AUGUST 1 AND FOR RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS.

We had over 400 people come out to participate in last years event. We were very pleased with the turnout and we are looking forward to this years run. Please join us and help spread the word.

This is a great opportunity for your business to receive exposure and help support a worthy cause. Any and all donations are welcomed. As a participating sponsor you will receive:

For $250:

Opportunity to include branded items in runner goodie bags

Reference in all promotional materials

Listed on Up & Out website as sponsor



For $500

Set up table/tent at event

Opportunity to include branded items in runner goodie bags

Reference in all promotional materials

Company name or logo on T-shirt

Listed on Up & Out website as sponsor



Checks can be made out to:

Up & Out Foundation

PO Box 817

Emmitsburg, MD 21727


Several vendors will be set up to promote health & wellness and healthy lifestyle alternatives. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event or setting up a booth/table, please feel free to contact us. www.upandoutfoundation.org/

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us through Eventbrite or our website.
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7 days ago

Jenny Hallberg

Anyone want a ride from Frederick to the Pie Run on Saturday? I have 3 spots remaining in my car. Meet at 6:55 at the Prospect Plaza shopping center right off the Jefferson Street exit on 15 (address is 417 South Jefferson Street, Frederick). Plan is to leave there at 7:00 to be at Pie Run by 7:20.
Prerequisite is that I must know you in person.
PARKING IS REALLY TIGHT AT RUN FOR THE PIE 10K! Definitely consider carpooling if you can!
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Can I take one of those spots?

Could I take a seat?

Riding with Jenny you have a 50/50 chance of making it or being stuck on the side of the road 😜

Robbie Blaylock...huh? I think you may have me mixed up with somebody else. I've never been stuck on the side of the road before...

Any room for one more, Jenny?

Yay, all spots have been taken! Folks in my car, we'll plan to meet and park in front of the Rugged Wearhouse at 6:55. That has seemed to work well in the past. See you all on Saturday!

Can you remind us of time and address for Run for the Pie on Saturday?

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6 days ago

Rich Secrest

Be sure to beat the Kaley pre-entry price increase. Fees increase for the Fred Kaley Distance event tonight at midnight. Be sure to register ASAP.

33rd Annual Fred Kaley 5K/5Mile/Kids' RaceAugust 5, 2017, 8:00amGreencastle-Antrim ShsCourses: 5K : Starts and ends on outdoor track in rear of building and follows nearby town streets. (5K/3.1 miles)
5 mile: Follows same course as 5K but then splits off onto a 2 mile cross country section with finish same as 5K.
Awards: Trophies will be given to the overall male and female champions as well as the top gender finisher in each age group.
T-Shirts: Only pre-registrants (by 7/20/17)are guaranteed a short sleeve t-shirt.
Registration: Begins at 7:30 A.M. in G-A High School Cafeteria (behind building)
Races & Costs:
οƒΌ Kids’ Race/Children 12 and Under: $10 (no t-shirt but will receive a medal at finish) 8 A.M. Start
οƒΌ 5K Race: ($15 until 7/20/17) ($20 after 7/20/17) 8:30 A.M. Start
οƒΌ 5 Mile Race: ($20 until 7/20/17) ($25 after 7/20/17) 8:30 A.M. Start
Return Checks and Forms to: Greencastle Flyers 14769 Bain Rd. Mercersburg, PA 17236
Contact: greencastleflyers@gmail.com or 800-797-6489
Make Checks payable to: Greencastle Flyers Club
Applications, Maps, Results, Photos and other info available at www.greencastleflyers.org
5K Age Groups: 15 & Under 16-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-69 70+
5 Mile Age Groups: 19 & Under 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-69 70+
β€’ Must be present to receive T-Shirt and Award.
β€’ No Refunds / Event will be held Rain or Shine!
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7 days ago

Katie Marple

Hi everyone, I bought a Garmin Vivoactive HR+ this weekend to help me track my miles and I love it! The heat today prompted me to run on the dreadmill but I decided to track my running using the Garmin too. (Selecting no GPS, indoor run before starting)

When I finished running, the Garmin indicated I had run almost 3/4 of a mile more than the dread mill did. Can anyone tell me what happened or which one is likely more accurate?
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Your watch is accurate. It's measuring your arm swing and combining with other metrics in your profile based on personal algorithms. The treadmill is simply guessing based on how far the belt has travelled. It has no reference to your stride length, height, personal speed, etc. You'll also find, the longer you are on it, the further that gap will get from each other.

Sometimes it takes a garmin a few outdoor runs to properly measure an indoor run

Treadmill is all about time and hr anyway.

Thank you!

That's interesting. My Garmin is typically less than what the treadmill says.

In the same boat (but forerunner 235). I run 3 miles on treadmill which my Garmin reads as 3.6! I'm curious too as prior to the purchase of the watch,? I was running 3 and 4 miles on the treadmill 3 times a week (long run on weekend).....so if I follow the watch mileage I'll technically be running less weekly mileage...hmmmm

I'd say it's a safe bet that the treadmill is more accurate and more consistent than a GPS watch. If I were you, I would recommend running for time instead of distance when you're on the treadmill. In other words if an outdoor 3 miler at an "easy" effort takes 30 minutes, then set your treadmill to 30 minutes and focus on keeping your effort level equal to what it would be outdoors. Also, turn up the grade 1-2 percent, this will give you a more realistic road feel.

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6 days ago

Alicia B Swindler

****Please share with friends far and wide!

This beautiful girl is still looking for a home. Now that she's nursed her babies and they've been adopted, it's her turn to be pampered!

Great with kids, excellent manners, loyal, and very chill!

Click on the link below to learn more and apply!

ophrescue.org/dogs/6036
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****Please share with friends far and wide!

This beautiful girl is still looking for a home. Now that shes nursed her babies and theyve been adopted, its her turn to be pampered!

Great with kids, excellent manners, loyal, and very chill!

Click on the link below to learn more and apply!

https://ophrescue.org/dogs/6036

1 week ago

Joe Palkovic

How long does a pair of running shoes last everyone else? I usually try to make mine last a year, but even with a light training year this past year, my current pair seems done after about 10 months... ... See MoreSee Less

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Usally between 300-500 miles but can tell also by fit and wear on the bottoms.

Just had this discussion myself. My asics only got just under 300 miles before I started having knee pain. Got a new pair of mizuno wave riders last Friday and the pain is gone. Here's a picture of my old asics--see how worn these are? That's a sure sign it's time to replace, regardless of how many months it is.

I think everyone's mileage varies. I usually get about 250-400 miles in mine, depending on terrain and weather (I find heat and salt in the winter can wear them down faster). But even if it's less than that, if they feel done to me, they're done.

Mine only last 300 miles. I keep track of mileage for every pair.

Back pain or knee pain is my sign it's time for a new pair.

I usually get shin splints

Mine last until the price drops on Amazon for the pair i want. So between 100-1000 and I will stockpile if I'm not ready to wear them.

Depends on the cushion/srability. My Evos and Minimuses, no cushion, have lasted about 6+ years. I have a couple of Topos with some cushion, we'll see how long they last.

I usually get at least 1,200 miles out of my trainers-- roughly the point at which the outsole has started wearing through to the midsole on the forefoot, and/or when the holes in the toebox start getting too big. Have undoubtedly gotten up to 1,500 miles with a couple pairs... Usually it's the shoe that gives up before I do!

I've never tracked the mileage on a pair of shoes, but now that everyone seems to be talking about it, maybe I will. Just doing some quick math it seems like 300-500 miles would only be like 6 months (or less if I'm training for a marathon).

Joe, it will vary from runner to runner as well as from shoe to shoe, but I think you've got it about right.

I've had mine for almost a year, I have two that I switch between. They seem like they are in pretty good shape and look like the have a lot of miles left.

I'm actually fascinated with this thread. Joe has a lot of shit to think about with his next pair of shoes .

I like to buy 2 at a time and alternate them but I usually get 300 -600 out of a pair , you can tell when you feet hurt

At least a year. 1000 milies at a minimum.

I assume you are talking about road shoes. I generally have about 3 or 4 pairs I am rotating and I used to not track miles but based it on how the outsole looked before I would retire them. I know I am getting much more than 300 miles because during high mileage training that would mean they would last less than 4 weeks. I estimate I was getting closer to 800 to 1000 miles. I starting using a phone app to track shoes and my current pair of Hoka Claytons are looking pretty bad at 450 miles.

800+ for every pair I've had.

Mine vary and I don't track miles on shoes anymore. I rotate through several different pair and change when I can really notice the difference in the midsole, or the outsole has worn through to the midsole. My longest runs are usually in the Olympus 1.5, which don't last very long. Most seem to be in the 300-600 mile range or do though.

It's about mileage 500 miles

After 250 miles on normal running shoes I can feel a difference. By 300 I can feel it in my body. I have been running on Hoka's and can get over 800 miles on them with no issues.

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1 week ago

Dustin Aschenbach

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There is the Summer Decathlalon at 6:15pm at Brunswick High School.

There used to be a group that ran on Wednesday but idk if they still run. You can always join the FSRC group run group. Any planned runs should be posted there

I think the Monday/Wednesday group that is open to all is on hold for the moment since it is currently the Women's Distance Festival training group. Once that race is over (Aug. 5th), then I believe it opens back up to everyone. You should definitely check out the FSRC Group Runs page. It's a good resource.

Will do, thanks everybody!

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7 days ago

Nicole Davis

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When you cant resist having a little fun with the plain white shirt for the race you DNFd, again, at the same point.

1 week ago

Billy Clem

Hello Steeplechasers, tonight is the first FSRC Marathon Training Group run of the season. If you I haven't signed up but would like to come check it out you're welcome to join us. We were meeting at 6:00pm outside of Tally Rec Center on the 2nd. Street side.
6 mile route and I will have turn by turn directions.
I think I will be walking about 2 miles instead of running 6 (because my legs have not recovered yet) if anybody would like to join me πŸ™‚ Syble W. Roane, Mark Lawrence
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Is there beer at the end of the walk? 😝

Is this Saturday or Sunday, please

When is the marathon training ,I guess I should check the page.

Is there a Steeps Marathon Training Group Facebook like before? I can't find one

if you run by MY house in cloverhill, I can furnish bathroom facilities, water and encouragement (I will be the one drinking beer on the front porch)!!!

Hello Billy Clem ! I'm registered - could you please add me to the group ? Thanks πŸ™ ❀️

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1 week ago

Oksana Lightfield

Who do you see for acute lower back pain? I think I sprained my lower back yesterday and it's not getting any better, unfortunately. Hopefully, it's just a sprain. Have been lying down and using ice and ibuprofen so far. Would like to know if anyone can recommend a good specialist in the area who is supportive of running. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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I've had really good experiences with New Market Chiropractic

When I sprained a muscle in my lower back, I saw my chiropractor and massage therapist multiple times but what ended up giving me relief from the pain and ultimately healing was muscle relaxers prescribed by a general practitioner. I waited 6 weeks to go see one and it was the most painful 6 weeks of my life. ETA: A chiropractor friend of mine told me to be careful with back injuries. A chiro may not be the best thing if you've sprained a muscle.

I see Dr. Rao at pain and spine specialist of Maryland

Frederick Chiropractic Wellness Center

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1 week ago

Beckah Sivilli

Favorite place to get fitted for shoes? ITSF doesn't have a good supply of shoes in size 10.5/11 for women so they're out. ... See MoreSee Less

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They can order for you and will!

Road runner in Rockville or Columbia.

Stick local please

It only takes maybe a week to get in

Two Rivers Treads in Ranson, WV

The problem is I want to try them on. I went to them and did order from them, but I would like to have a selection to try on. I had to order my shoes just to try them on. I would like to be able to feel a few before committing again.

Try Dick's.. selection improving..ask for myself or Brent..25 years of technical running experience at Feet First..31 years coaching distance.. I speak the "language"

Have you considered trying on men's pairs? A women's 11 is a men's 8-10, depending on the brand. My cursory google research suggests that you should expect the heel area on a pair of men's to be a little roomier and the ball area might be a bit snug, but at least when I have tested shoes in the past, it was always the way the sole felt under me that told me immediately whether it was a pair for me or not. For example Brooks just don't feel right to me and Mizunos don't either. I suspect I'd have the same experience with women's shoes but I wear a 12 so I've never had the chance to try. You can fit to feel and then ask the store to stock you the women's pair in the color you like. And to Michelle Mitchell's point - yes, please stay local. Many of the stores' employees are members of the club and their livelihood comes from our patronage.

New Balance on #26?

A bit of a drive - but RnJ Sports in Rockville. If you've never been you will think you are in the wrong place -as it is in a "industrial" complex on the second floor. I would call first to see if they have your shoe and approximate size. Also ask if they will order with no obligation to buy. Many running shoe stores do this. Inside Scoop - they have a "running club" where you sign up for an email (I know, I know - but they are few and far between)...but give you 20% off purchases. This is one of the primary reasons I go -- good fittings and the 20% off.

I highly recommend Run Moore in Westminster. The owner is an old neighbor of mine. I can put you in touch if you would like (but i know it's a hike).

Beckah Sivilli I wear the same size. To Evan's suggestion... I often wear mens shoes. I've always found that the mens versions of Saucony and New Balance fit well. I'm currently wearing Saucony Zealots and an old pair of New Balance 1010 trail shoes in men's.

I prefer the fit of men's shoes more then women. I've been wearing the Saucony zealot in a men's 8.5 and love them.

I'm an RnJ fan. I work in Bethesda and they are across the street from my office. Good prices. I also have clown feet!πŸ˜‰

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1 week ago

Rebecca Morrow

I recently purchased a pair of Hoka running shoes in a size up from my normal size. It is definitely an adjustment from the Merrell's I was wearing (which were super minimal) I am feeling a lot of pain in the arch of my foot while running - almost like a rubbing pain and was curious to know if that is part of the breaking-in process or if maybe these shoes aren't for me. Any thoughts or input is greatly appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is it a sharp, random pain? Merrells did that to me and I was told they're a little too narrow in the arch for me. May the Hokas are too narrow there?

I got hot spots on the arch near the ball of each foot with my Hokas. I switched the insole out with an old pair of New Balance shoes that always treated me right & the problem went away! πŸ‘

I feel if you need to break in your shoes then their the wrong ones

Hokas tend to have a pretty high arch that may not be hitting you quite right. What model did you get?

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Many of you know Lisa and Tracy Hickman in the running community-- please keep their son, Trevor, in your thoughts and prayers as he struggles to recover from a traumatic brain injury. You can also follow his progress in the Caring Bridge site.We ask for your prayers for Trevor Hickman and his family . He is a graduate of St John Regional Catholic School and a rising junior at Saint John's Catholic Prep. While at a Boy Scout Camp in New Mexico with his father, Trevor fell while climbing and has suffered a traumatic brain injury. Please pray for his full recovery and for his family to have the strength and faith that they need during this time. ... See MoreSee Less

Many of you know Lisa and Tracy Hickman in the running community-- please keep their son, Trevor, in your thoughts and prayers as he struggles to recover from a traumatic brain injury. You can also follow his progress in the Caring Bridge site.

1 week ago

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1 week ago

Nicole Davis

Hubby wants crab cakes for anniversary dinner. I hate things from the sea. Where should we go to dinner? ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes, not running related, but my most concentrated group of locals who know the restaurant options.

a bit pricey, but Dutch's Daughter has great crab cakes and all kinds of other food!!

Roasthouse Pub!

I loved hootch and banter's crab cakes and I know they had other delicious stuff in the menu!

G&M or Timbuktu. gandmcrabcakes.com/

Hooch & Banter! The crab cakes are amazing- NO FILLER. Everything is wonderful.

Brewers Alley

A longer drive but totally worth it!! Best crab cakes and prime rib. www.carriagehouseinn.info/Menu/0/Menus.aspx

I used to love Dutch's crabcakes until I had one at Madrones. Theirs is the bomb !!!

an excellent experience.... great crab cakes and lots of other options. excellent and knowledgeable staff. the staff lnews what ypu neef before you do. great service without intrusion. great wine selection. www.trrestaurant.com/#menu

G&M

There is a cool small spot in Mount Airy called the Brick Ridge Inn. Very good crab cakes, lots of non-seafood choice. Todd does an excellent job.

I love the crabcake at hootch and banter!

We are heading to Old South Mountain Inn 😍 it's so good, and so romantic. Check it out and make sure they have something for you! I'm sure they do!

Monocacy Crossing is very nice

Red Lobster has a crab feast special going on. I had two crab cakes topped with shrimp. Salmon, mash potatoes. All topped with a hollandaise sauce. Called crab cakes & carb-oscar salmon. They also, have shrimp-topped crab cake dinner. Check it out on-line

I like the crab cakes at Brewer's Alley and also at Tasting Room. Obviously you'd get out of Brewers for less $$.

There's a new little place on 7th Street across from the hospital called Mackey's that ironically has very good crab cakes and good BBQ too.

Dutches Daughter in Frederick, the best!

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And this doesnt even include all the Steeps Runners, amazing Race Director, Volunteers & Supporters! 
Man the before picture is a whole lot prettier than the after! :-)
Risa Cohen Clem Mark Lawrence Kevin Sayers Bill Susa Mike OGrady Martha Grib-Kachman Michelle Mitchell Brenda Becker Dorman Crys B Achuo Mike Geisler David Welch David Miller Kirsten Benedict Casii McVey Dodd Tim Gene Dodd Nikki Martin Dee Gager Heidi Novak Syble W. Roane Joshua Roane Kim Brainard Rich Potter Jenny Hallberg Jason Lawrence Javier Montenegro Siobhan Leonardis Johnny B Leonardis Lance Dockery  Evan Machusak John Godinet Lisa Johnston Jim Treece Eric Eller Lou King Harriet Langlois Robbie Blaylock Catherine Badger Robert Hall
Who am I forgetting? Yesterday was a blur for me.

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Some good looking people! Congratulations to you all !!!

Where's Evan?

BIG THANK YOU to Dennis Bridges (who doesn't monitor FB too much) for stepping up to take charge of the Delauter Road Aid Station! He was ably assisted by Catherine Badger, Lou & Harriet, and several others that I believe are already mentioned above.

Thank you to all the Steeps volunteers. Terrific race because of you. Shout out to RD Kevin Sayers, one of the best.

I loved that either on the trails or at the aid stations, there was always a Steep in sight. Proud to be a member of this group, and couldn't have done it without you all!!

You guys are amazing and truly inspirational! Congratulations!

You all did the hard work and I'm proud of each and every runner who attempted this. We just tried to make it easier for you to feel comfortable and finish strong.

It never ceases to amaze me how all the volunteers jump at the chance to help us, touching our sweaty, smelly selves and going out of their way to make sure we are running healthy. Thank you!

Special thanks to Robbie Blaylock for coming out to get me when the wheels fell of and Kerry McHugh for being my personal crew.

Yup, the volunteers are awesome. Thanks for all the aid and support.

I'm still so impressed with all of you. Job well done. It truly shows the mind and heart can overcome any obstacle! Congratulations

Truly thankful for this club and all the work the volunteers do... And all the work you all do for each other as runners on the course. I miss you all so much and will never forget any of you! Keep holding each other up! It's what makes us a family! Again, thank you for all your love and support over the years... and for many more years to come! β€πŸƒ #gosteeps

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My 6 (almost 7) year old son would like to know what the average time is for a kid his age to run a mile. He is a very active boy. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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Whatever he gets and is happy with 😏

If a 7 year old can sustain any running pace for a full mile they're doing well.

I've been stressing the "go slow and go long" with my 6 year old and we generally do our miles around 12:30 pace.

A 7:30 for a 6 year old age grades to about 72% which is regional class. So fast, but not phenomenally fast. But I'm with Mark, a 6 year that can hold any pace for a full mile is doing well. At that age group that is what we work on most. Slowing them down and working on continuous running. And learning the difference between slow conversational training miles and racing miles. A more "average" time for a 6 year old would be around 8:00 or 8:15. If he loves running that much, I recommend signing him up for youth cross country this fall. Quite a few local teams, some more competitive, some more relaxed, but all seem to focus on lifelong, healthy running habits.

They're all different. I paced a 7 year old to a 1:40:59 half marathon, but that was a world record.

I think 10 minutes is a good goal for a 6 year old especially if you're at 10:45 now. Then you can reduce it by a minute per mile per year. By the time he's 10 he'll probably be able to do a 7:00 minute mile. He won't really need to work too hard to reach that goal but you will have to show some dedication--running 3 times per week for a couple of months. Patience is the key. At that age, you can see a PR or 2 almost every week if you just stick to it. And there will be plenty of time to do other sports. When middle school comes he can take it a bit more seriously--try to get under 6:00. And same with high school. That's what I would probably encourage.

My son has always been eager to please but also equally fearful to disappoint, so I am always very careful to manage our expectations with our ~3-per-week runs and never look at pace until the run is over. I remind myself that the mental toughness even for something like sprinting the last 50 feet of our run is something that I've built over three decades of life experience. It seems simple to me but it's all new to him.

According to this 11:40 or faster and he's running greater than 50th percentile. runningschool.org/onemileperformancestandards.xls

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1 week ago

Nicola Hildreth

Is there a group going out Saturday morning? I need to run an easy 8 miler. 10:45 - 11:00 pace ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Alicia B Swindler

Not exactly a running partner, but she'll reward you with love and companionship!Anyone looking for an oversized Boston Terrier-looking pup??

This momma raised her beautiful pups, and is now looking for her happily ever after!

She's laid back, sweet, and great with kids!

Learn more and apply here

ophrescue.org/dogs/6036
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Not exactly a running partner, but shell reward you with love and companionship!

2 weeks ago

Kim Brainard

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Great job everyone!

Awesome job!

Great job. Kudos

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Holy crap, you captured some of the pain on our faces didn't you. Janadel Harris

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1 week ago

Janadel Harris

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When your bestie has crewed every CAT50K 🐱 for you .... this must be a sign...

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WGW Time!!!

More than awesome!!

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2 weeks ago

Kim Brainard

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CAT50k finish congratulations to everyone!!

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Congrats everyone!

Congratulations

Way to go - totally awesome

Congratulations!!

Awesome job, congratulations!

Congrats everyone!!

Congratulations everyone!

Amazing!! Congrats to everyone πŸ™‚

Congrats to all Cat50k runners! You guys are SUPER cool! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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2 weeks ago

Barbara Smith Meely

Thoughts on Patapsco Valley 50K? Would it be a good race for a first 50K? The cut off time seems doable. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is a very nice race. The course is similar to but easier than the Maryland heat race this August

I've wondered about it as well. I think I'm sticking with Virginia Distance Races for another year first though.

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If you are out using the trails this week, you'll notice these orange directional signs which lead users around the trails.

These are up for a weekly running group who will be using the trails to run on. So, expect these to be up for a couple of weeks.

While I'm finalizing the map before print, this is a great opportunity to get out there and run, ride or explore the trails if you haven't yet.....especially if you think you'd get "lost" otherwise.
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2 weeks ago

Kim Brainard

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Way to go

Way to go guys! πŸ˜²πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸΌ

Way to go guys!!

Woot! Awesome guys!

Awesome job guys!

Congratulations all

Better folks than I --awesome

Totally awesome - all of you πŸ™‚

congrats!!!!

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2 weeks ago

Tina Garland

Hi steeps. I have been suffering from horrible shin splints for about 6 weeks now. I have changed shoes, am stretching, and am now running in compression sleeves. Any other suggestions? It is really impacting my runs. Thanks in advance! ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you been increasing your mileage too quickly? That's when I notice shin splints. Also when my shoes start to get worn down. Compression, ice, and ibuprofen are what helped me when I had them. You may have to take a break or at least lower your mileage for a little while too.

My mileage has remained the same since the Frederick half. I don't think I am icing enough. Thanks!

See Josh Funk! Could be worn out shoes ? How did you change shoes, brand ? Style ?

Use a tennis ball or lacrosse ball and rub the areas that hurt. That helped me

Ice and compress! Try an ace wrap or compression socks.

Go see R2p Josh You may need additional exercises to get stronger. It could be a core weakness.....

3rd for seeing Josh Funk. Those guys are magical.

Gait analysis by a PT

I have a Shin Splint on my left leg for two months. I have worn a compression sleeve for two weeks and no improvement. I cut down running to a mile a day for the past week. Also I am taking ibuprofen and some other drugs that shall remain nameless. I don't think it is better, it still hurts today. Maybe I will try ice. Next Tuesday I have to start Marathon training even if I am not better. I wish I had a cure too

PT will get you back on the road fast I used pivot Chris Rossa 3 weeks before Roanoke marathon ended 2nd in AG and no pain

Thanks everyone. I just contacted Josh.

Get your foot to move with the ground on contact by using good running form. Accomplished by not stepping out in front of your center of gravity.

I was having a shin splint problem a while back. I'm a new runner. I have no expertise, training or specialized knowledge of any kind. Please do not take what I have to say very seriously. Having said that, I tried several different self-care ideas before I came across the following isometric stretch: Take off your shoes and socks. Kneel, knees together, shins flat on the floor (I used a carpet, but a yoga mat would be ideal), legs parallel, with your feet pointing out behind you. With me so far? Now, ease your hindparts backwards and down, ever so gently. Hold for about ten counts. Don't go crazy, and certainly don't do it past the point of discomfort. It's not that this worked for me so much as I heard choirs of angels because of the near-instantaneous relief. It wasn't totally gone, but the improvement was really amazing for me, and several months have passed without a recurrence of the problem. Proceed at your own risk, no lifeguard on duty, etc.

Tina, I'm just curious about whether or not you land on your forefoot when running downhill?

My biggest issue with shin splints was when I started wearing a new pair of shoes that had too much control. Changing to different style helped. R2P are great.

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2 weeks ago

Lisa Stern

As I prepare for my move to Florida, I wanted to send a quick message out to the Steeps to thank you for everything that this amazing club has taught me and offered over the last four years. Not only did I meet some of the most amazing people and made friendships to last a lifetime, I have learned so many things from this group. There are a few people that I would like to thank, Billy Clem thank you for all your words of encouragement, your smiles, your hugs, your laughter and everything that you do for the steeps, there is just no one out there like you. Janadel Harris, thank you for steering me along during my training runs and guiding me during my path to become a marathon runner. Heidi Novak, your daily posts during training was everything this club needed. You have a way to lift people up with your motivation. To everyone else out there thank you for everything. This Saturday will be my last group run with the Steeps for now. I will be running with the half training group. As I leave Maryland and start my new journey, I want to leave you with this:
Never Quit, if you stumble get back up, what happened yesterday no longer matters, today is another day so get on track and move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it.
So this is not goodbye, this is see ya real soon.........I will miss the steeps for sure.
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Good luck Lisa Stern. You will be missed.

Thanks for the kind words Lisa! I'm proud of your accomplishments! And your desire to help others achieve their own. You're one of the best "we" runners (vs. "me" runner) I know! Enjoy Florida! Will we see you at happy hour tonight?

All the best to you in FL, Lisa. ❀️

What will the boys at R2P do without you - Zach Baker Josh Funk

Lisa you did it, I've got no words. Thank you for all that you've done for us and for your fellow participants in the programs. Thank you for your incredibly generous words. You've always been supportive even during tumultuous times in your life.

Thanks so much for the kind words. I totally agree with Jan and Billy. You go out of your way to make others feel welcome and to encourage them during the training programs. It's been great getting to know you. Best of luck in Florida.

Good luck, Lisa Stern.

Good luck! We will miss you.

Have fun in the sun keep in touch

You will be missed Lisa. Thank you for your encouragement during the spring training program. Wishing you the best of luck in this next chapter of your life.

Lisa best of luck in this next chapter in your life I am sorry I won't see you before you leave. Safe travels.

We will miss you Lisa! Wishing you nothing but happiness on your new adventure.

Best wishes Lisa Stern!

Aw, good luck Lisa! I'm gonna miss you.

I wish you nothing but the best! I hope you find another awesome running club in your new city!

Wishing you the very best, Lisa Stern! You take care! Keep in touch!

We show have a sassy and steady run before you move.

Wishing you all the best in every new venture!

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2 weeks ago

Beckah Sivilli

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Messaging you

Upper back?

Yoga

The lumo lift or similar products can be very effective.

I mean this in the most serious way possible (know things can be interpreted different ways via text), what is your definition of posture?

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2 weeks ago

Lorraine Sullivan

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2 weeks ago

Crista Strople Horn

So excited to list Altra as one of our sponsors for Rick's Run. Be sure to register to join us on September 17th at Greenbrier State Park to demo a pair of Altras and receive some freebies, like my awesome new buff and trucker hat I received at the Frederick Steeplechaser's Summer Decathlon. You too can be super cool.

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So excited to list Altra as one of our sponsors for Ricks Run. Be sure to register to join us on September 17th at Greenbrier State Park to demo a pair of Altras and receive some freebies, like my awesome new buff and trucker hat I received at the Frederick Steeplechasers Summer Decathlon.  You too can be super cool.

www.rickstrailrun.com

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Trucker hat looks nice

Already registered and I will be wearing my Altra Lone Peaks!

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2 weeks ago

Barbara Smith Meely

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2 weeks ago

Rakesh Trivedi

Hey everyone awesome Group, glad I am a part of it.. since the Soltice 8K. My Patellar tendons are really sore, getting better though. Has anyone had this, and aside from PT, and anti-imflamatories, what else Can you all recommended? ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Qassim Abdullah

Steeps family,
Azhar Ibrahim and I are thinking of adding biking to our running training and for general fitness. Any advice on type and/or brand of bikes will be greatly appreciated? We will probably do most the rides on the C&O canal. Thanks in advance.
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Well you've got a couple options to consider. First what's your budget?

Not really sure where to start. Perhaps $500 max for a bike, less will be great as we may discover that biking is not for us as we both have lower back problem.

My husband and I both have Trek bikes. We got hybrids for road and canal riding.

Treks are a good brand. So is cannondale. You can check with Keith at 3 points there in Brunswick. He sells cannondale and Fuji (another good brand). If you scroll down to the bottom you can see the trek hybrid bikes. www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/c/B528/

It might be tough finding new at that price point. I wouldn't recommend dept store bikes. The quality is not good and they are built with the lowest end parts you can find which won't last long.

Josh and I both have Trek bikes. I would suggest checking out the bike doctor. We purchased ours from there and they offer a yearly tune up for the life of the bike.

Don't worry about the brand of bike. Most of the brands sold at the bike shops listed above will be fine. A bike manufacturer really only makes the frame, all the other parts are from a 3rd party. A good bike shop, near your house, with knowledgeable sales people is most important. You will end up visiting the shop time after time for service, parts, and advice. What is great for one person, may not "fit" someone else. Sizing / comfort is critical.

I just bought a trek Marlin 4..love it..used it on C&O 3 times, did well

I use Wheel Base, but that's mainly because they're downtown like me. I've heard good things about several places in the area. The bike I have is good for the canal. It's considered a hybrid bike. It's a road bike with some trail riding features like heavier/thicker tires and fork shocks.

I would suggest hybrid if You're doing most of your rides on n the C&O.

I also got my bike from the bike doctor. They didnt have a trek that fitted me but I got fitted on a really nice Felt bike... Which I actually took out today and had a blast on!

Thank you everyone!! It's great to have people to ask so we know where to start.

Look at Bikesdirect.com, I've bought both my hybrid and road from bikes from there.

Like buying running shoes, I think there's a lot of benefit going to a specialty shop locally especially when you are trying to figure out what you need. The consultation is worth more than what you might save buying on-line or at a big box store.

While a mountain or hybrid bike is more practical, should you decide you want to do road, I have a great road bike for sale.

I've thought about doing this also so thanks for the post so I can refer to later.

Ideally your going to want a bike with skinny tires. Don't get a mountain bike unless you plan to ride trails.

I think it's smart to start with an inexpensive hybrid/sport bike. That will allow you to ride on all types of terrain and decide what you like best for your next bike! If you like riding, there will be a next bike! Any of the four local bike shops in Frederick can set you up. I have purchased bikes from both Wheelbase Bikes and The Bicycle Escape.

Highly recommend a hybrid bike for riding on the canal, and you'll also be good on the road with it particularly until you know if cycling is for you. I ride a Specialized Vita and my husband rides a Giant. We've purchased four bikes from The Bicycle Escape and have been very happy with their guidance, knowledge and patience as we figured out what to buy. As others have said, the brand is not as important as the fit, just like shoes, which is why a specialty shop is so important.

I too got my bike at Bicycle Escape over by Wegmans. I got a Specialized hybrid.

i just got a trek FX hybrib and love it

oh i got it at wheelbase tell them regina sent you

Bike escape

About 8 yrs ago Brady and I got Trek hybrids as anniversary presents to each other. Best present ever! There are so many really great bike shops. They can help you out. We've bought from (and would recommend) the Bike Dr and Bicycle Escape. Both places were really helpful (and it sounds like the other shops are good options too)

Might I suggest Gravel & Grind located downtown? I've been eyeing the Bedford 7 πŸ™‚ gravelandgrind.com

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2 weeks ago

Kerry McHugh

I signed up to volunteer at Delauter for Cat50 this weekend but haven't gotten any details on when/where to be. Anyone know? ... See MoreSee Less

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Email Kevin directly. There were some email issues with the new system.

last year you could check in early and get your shirt, but parking was tough cause all the runners and such. I never checked in, I just showed up at delauter and they brought the shirts down with all the supplies.

Just heard back from Kevin. He did say parking was an issue so go straight to Delauter. Thanks, all!

i sort of want to park 4-5 miles away and run to delauter on the trail and run back to my car when i am done so I can do my ragnar Double run day, but i don't know where is the best place to park. I am not familiar with that trail at all.

It occurs to me that I haven't a clue where the aid station even is, so I don't think I can be much help, Robbie!

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2 weeks ago

Sam Kinser-Lakin

Trying to find info for the 50k tomorrow. Either to volunteer or maybe cheer some fellow steeps on! ... See MoreSee Less

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Cat 50 k starts at the tea room at gambrill Start time 8 am

I'm going after I run in Middletown. You can follow me there if you want

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2 weeks ago

Harriet Langlois

New FSRC Store Item: Women's Training Shirts - $20. We have some shirts available from this year's 5k training program. Regardless of whether you're enrolled in the formal training program, these are great shirts for running around Frederick. Their bright orange color ensures that you'll be seen out there on the roads.

steeplechasers.org/product-category/apparel/
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New FSRC Store Item: Womens Training Shirts - $20.  We have some shirts available from this years 5k training program. Regardless of whether youre enrolled in the formal training program, these are great shirts for running around Frederick. Their bright orange color ensures that youll be seen out there on the roads.

https://steeplechasers.org/product-category/apparel/

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Hi! I just ordered a training tank top. Where do I pick it up?

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2 weeks ago

Mike OGrady

Without Change there would be no Butterflies. Tomorrow I look forward to CAT (25K for me) but it will be with a heavy heart as I remember my friends Glen Brake and Larry Key. It will be good to see so many of my trail running friends out there. Good luck all ...... Mike ... See MoreSee Less

Without Change there would be no Butterflies. Tomorrow I look forward to CAT (25K for me) but it will be with a heavy heart as I remember my friends Glen Brake and Larry Key. It will be good to see so many of my trail running friends out there. Good luck all ...... Mike

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See you in the morning Mike

GOOD luck, see you guys in the morning,

See you tomorrow, hope to run a few miles with you!

Thank you

May you soar with the spirits

This'll be my first CAT anything-the 25, of course & can't wait to see you Mike!

Passed by a bench today on my run. Middle of Vermont. Thought of Larry... burst into tears ! Good luck tomorrow. I'll be rooting for you !!!

Running with Glen and Larry will keep a smile on your heart and their spirit in your run.Run happy and run strong

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2 weeks ago

Alicia B Swindler

Another cute jogging buddy! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Jenny Hallberg

So, I think my trusty GPS watch may have had its final run. Anyone have an old one that they're looking to sell? No fancy features needed; I just want something that will track my total time and distance. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sending a PM.

Oh no! Good luck and I'll keep my eyes open for anyone selling

Check out that pawn shop on 40. Married husband is the store manager there. That's where she hot her garmin

I have my old one that still works! πŸ™‚

I have a refurbished 410 at home, let me know interested!

I have a Garmin 220 with a chest strap heart monitor that has never been used. Let me know if you are interested.

Wanted to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who responded to this! I was able to find something from a fellow Steep that met my needs. Really appreciate you all! πŸ˜€

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2 weeks ago

Carlo A Alfano

Wanted to share a sneak peak.

Yesterday I walked the finished section of trail at Rivers Edge Trails with my mapping guy to get an accurate layout of what we completed.

Next we'll color code, name and get the distance for each section of trail.

Remember, there's still much more trial to be built later this summer/fall. Just waiting for one more state approval.
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Wanted to share a sneak peak. 

Yesterday I walked the finished section of trail at Rivers Edge Trails with my mapping guy to get an accurate layout of what we completed. 

Next well color code, name and get the distance for each section of trail. 

Remember, theres still much more trial to be built later this summer/fall. Just waiting for one more state approval.

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That's helpful. Still can't figure out how I ended up coming out on the side of the middle school. Definitely took a wrong turn

That is awesome Carlo A Alfano. I can't wait to start hiking on it. I live about a mile from it. Thanks for your efforts on this, what a noble cause πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Where is this trail

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Is there anyone who is:
a) definitely going to work the Delauter aid station for CAT50
b) willing to schlepp some drop bags/special goodies there for us and
c) coming to happy hour tomorrow night (so we could give said drop bags to you)
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Where's the Delauter area? Happy hour? I h-e-a-l-p!

I will be rolling through Delauter twice and hanging around all day. I can happily carry, cheer and bring you anything you need. I will also be at happy hour tomorrow night πŸ™‚

I am ready and able to work an aid station if help is needed

I'll be around as well. Anyone want any potatoes?

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2 weeks ago

Billy Clem

Hello Steeps, did you know there is a proposed trail between downtown Frederick and Walkersville? This would be an awesome addition to our running options in and around Frederick. It would go over Route 26 and The Monocacy River! Check out this page and please take the time to fill out the quick 2 minute survey.
Let's see how many Steeps we can get to take the survey! Comment below or like this post when you take it. Then share the post with friends and family!
bikefrederick.org/mct/
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Is there a link?

Click the article heading for the survey... πŸ‘

Done.

Done!

Done ...this would be awesome

Done!

Done

Took the survey. Guess it's best to say you will run into Frederick and buy stuff.

Done!

Done.

Done.

Done

Done!!!

The segment over 26 from downtown has been on the books for many years - the East Street Rail Trail. It is partially funded. The bridge over 26 is not yet funded. The new proposed Monocacy trail would extend this to Walkersville. It will be so great for both running and riding!

Awesome Guys, thanks! Share the link with friends you think might like the trail. These projects are hard to get moving without a real push from the community.

Done!! That would be fantastic

Right by me. I like it 😊

Done!

Done!

Proposed $10.3 Million for under 4 miles of trail. I hope they plan on doing some fundraising for the project and not just lobbying.

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Hey Steeps! Thanks for the plug. The Frederick Bicycle Coalition is promoting this trail. We've met with city, county, and state representatives and all have been supportive. Please follow our Facebook page to be sure to get updates on this important multi-use infrastructure!

βœ… this would be fantastic.

Done.

Done!

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2 weeks ago

Melissa Wyatt

Hi all! I'm looking for recommendations on a good multi sport, waterproof activity tracker. Or just something to track swimming. I have things to track running and biking. But thought I could combine all 3. Thanks in advance. ... See MoreSee Less

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www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-01297-00-v%C3%ADvoactive-Black/dp/B00RE1UL52/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=149... --- I have a few friends that like this watch .. meets everything and doesn't break the bank like a Fenix or Forerunner Multisport would.

Yeah was going to suggest the same thing. Vivoactive fits your needs.

I have a Vivoactive and love it.

I also have a vivoactive, and think it would do all that you're looking for.

Does it work in open water? I wanted to track when I swim in the lake.

I have a Vivoactive HR which I use for pool swims and also for running. When I did an open water swim I used the run feature for the GPS and switched it manually afterward to a swim. Garmin also makes more specific swim watches but my Vivoactive HR is good enough for what I use it for.

Vivoactive if you go for it search the garmin factory. Has great discounts

Love my vivo HR! Huge upgrade from my surge.

@lindsay do we need the the heart rate strap?

Garmin 735xt for a true tri watch. I don't have one but it seems to very popular among the tri crowd. Allison, any friends have this watch? buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/541225/pn/010-01614-01#

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2 weeks ago

Heidi Novak

Don't forget the July Happy Hour is tonight. There won't be one next month, since we have the picnic, so don't miss out on all the fun.
Here's the link: Don't be Tardy to the Party
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Dont forget the July Happy Hour is tonight.  There wont be one next month, since we have the picnic, so dont miss out on all the fun. 
Heres the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/300345980435627/?ti=cl

2 weeks ago

Carl Pritchard

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Great fun at the Ice Cream 800

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Carl, I was pushing myself for Independence 5000 so that's what you heard and I barfed at the end. Ha, ha, ha! Not at You.πŸ˜‚

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2 weeks ago

Mark Lawrence

Frank Strakonsky is looking for help with the XC program at Frederick High. He's looking for an assistant coach who can run with the boys. Ideally capable of sub-20 minute 5K's. If anyone knows someone with the time for after school practices and has that kind of ability, nominate them (or at least tell them about it). ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm interested I am a substitute teacher except Monday and Tuesday evening I work, but other than that I am free 😊ok nvm I am not a sub 20 more like a sub 30 lol. But seriously though if he needs help I'd love to

Wish i had the time.

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2 weeks ago

Heidi Novak

Did someone say ice cream?? Don't forget the Ice Cream Social is taking place at the Decathlon at Brunswick High School tonight. The warm-up starts at 6:30 and then the main event, the 800m starts afterwards. Thanks to Charm City Run for sponsoring this event. ... See MoreSee Less

Did someone say ice cream?? Dont forget the Ice Cream Social is taking place at the Decathlon at Brunswick High School tonight. The warm-up starts at 6:30 and then the main event, the 800m starts afterwards. Thanks to Charm City Run for sponsoring this event.

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Very true meme !

What's after the 800 meter run?

So If the shoe fits has official change their name? I thought they were going to keep it the old name

Have fun tonight! Run fast and eat a lot of ice-creamπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦

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2 weeks ago

Ken Kotchenreuther

Yep, it's Wednesday!
Must be Steps night!!
Same place, time and pace!!!
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3 weeks ago

Heidi Novak

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.!!! Nothing says summer time like ice cream with friends.

Mark your calendars for the 800m decathlon and Ice Cream Social Wednesday, July 12th at Brunswick High School (101 Cummings Dr, Brunswick, MD 21716).

A huge shout out to Johnny B Leonardis and Charm City Run (formerly known as If the Shoe Fits) for sponsoring the event. Bruster's will be there scooping ice cream for everyone!!

The 800m is a Grand Prix event, so we hope to see lots of people there.

Heidi and Syble
The new Social Committee Chairs
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.!!! Nothing says summer time like ice cream with friends.

Mark your calendars for the 800m decathlon and Ice Cream Social Wednesday, July 12th at Brunswick High School (101 Cummings Dr, Brunswick, MD 21716). 

A huge shout out to Johnny B Leonardis and Charm City Run (formerly known as If the Shoe Fits) for sponsoring the event. Brusters will be there scooping ice cream for everyone!!

The 800m is a Grand Prix event, so we hope to see lots of people there.

Heidi and Syble 
The new Social Committee Chairs

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Wed is the 12th 😊

BRUSTER'S IS THE BEST!!!!!!! THIS WILL BE AWESOME!!!

I'll be at swim practice at the pool up the hill from there. I'll wave as you all run by! πŸ˜€

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