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3 hours ago

Jason Lawrence

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the best aid station ever today! ... See MoreSee Less

10 hours ago

Michelle Mitchell

How can we sign up for Goodloe Byron 10 ahead if time ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I read that the link would be posted soon. Maybe tomorrow

Yep, soon. Kimball was running JFK for the 40+ ish something time today but think Mark Lawrence said it would be up shortly.

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1 week ago

Maureen McWilliams

Im looking for 10 miles or so Sunday @8ish, 9 min pace..new market or mt airy ... See MoreSee Less

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I would be up for that this Sunday

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4 days ago

Alissa MH

I may be in need of someone to help me identify/fix my treadmill issue. Any out there use any particular handyman/woman?

Thanks!
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Call Bob he is local. I have a gym quality treadmill that he fixes. He fixes cardio equipment for local gyms. Super reasonable and nice! 240-755-4050

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17 hours ago

Barbara Smith Meely

I had to take Cassidy to a school volunteer project this morning and just passed the beginning of JFK, very exciting!! Good luck to all running it! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Heidi Novak

A HUGE thank you to Charm City Run Frederick and Johnny B Leonardis for hosting last night's happy hour. Great turnout, delicious food and lots of shopping took place. If you're in need of winter gear, they have you covered.

Thanks also to everyone who stopped by to pick up their volunteer gifts. If you weren't able to come, or didn't know you were receiving something, there will be other opportunities to pick up your gift.

Look for something in the next week or so about the December Happy Hour.

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A HUGE thank you to Charm City Run Frederick and Johnny B Leonardis for hosting last nights happy hour. Great turnout, delicious food and lots of shopping took place. If youre in need of winter gear, they have you covered.

Thanks also to everyone who stopped by to pick up their volunteer gifts. If you werent able to come, or didnt know you were receiving something, there will be other opportunities to pick up your gift.

Look for something in the next week or so about the December Happy Hour.

FSRC Social Committee

 

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Thanks Johnny B Leonardis!

Yes it was great! Thank you guys!

Loved it! Can’t wait for the next one😊

Thanks! Had a great time!

Great evening. Thanks for hosting Johnny!

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1 day ago

Zainab Abdullah

I can't find info about registering for the Byron 10 mile race...is it closed? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I was just about to post something about this 🙈

It's on, but we still don't have the info for on-line registration. I've been told arrangements have been made with Mount Saint Mary's, and I know I'll be there to mark the course and do the timing. The race is normally small enough that everyone could register race day morning.

there should be a link on here any day now. i heard it was coming soon

Thank you!

The race director is an airline pilot and he's been flying a lot lately. I know he'll be grounded this weekend because he's running the JFK. My bet is he'll put it up on Sunday while he's recovering.

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3 days ago

Chad Merrill

Here's my best marathon finish to-date! Thought I would share the photo finish with the group. Harrisburg marathon on Sunday, November 12, 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

Heres my best marathon finish to-date! Thought I would share the photo finish with the group. Harrisburg marathon on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

 

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Join Strava so we can steal, er, I mean borrow your training secrets

Lol

congrats, I remember seeing you out on the course... it was a good day!

Wow, what a stellar time. Congrats!

Going back to Boston ? 2019? I'm earned my BQ... maybe I will see ya there.

2019

Congrats Chad , I lost my marathon virginity in Harrisburg

Wow! Impressive time Chad! Way to rock it!

Congrats! Good work.

It looks like you left it all on the course.!!

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1 day ago

George Corbi

Looking at getting a new treadmill. Anybody have recommendations and or know of any awesome Black Friday deals. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Suzanne Wireman

Baby, it's cold outside! Ok, maybe not today, but it will be cold. I am so overwhelmed by cold weather running gear. What kind of jacket/shell situation should I be looking for? Looking for a lightweight wind proof thingamajig that won't break the bank. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I wear one no longer made, but it is very similar to the Patagonia Houdini which is pretty popular. I also have pants in a similar fabric. I can generally just layer my summer short and long sleeve stuff under that. Occasionally I might through on a light weight quarter zip. But spend good money on a quality jacket. Mine has lasted me a decade and seems capable of lasting another. Cheaper super light jackets don't seem to breathe well enough.

Until it gets below 20 degrees or gets too windy, it's normally enough to have any wicking, warm long sleeved running shirt and a decent-to-acceptable jacket (my go-to outfit is an Under Armor ColdGear long sleeve, with some random Fila Sport jacket). I'd recommend the Fila Sport line at Kohls as good super-cheap supplements to your winter running wardrobe, at least in conjunction with better long-sleeved base layer choices.

I run in a smart wool pullover - great for rain and cold. If it is really cold and windy then I add a think windbreaker. Mine is a helly hansen that I got at costco for $12.99 over 20 years ago. The smartwool breathes so not too hot and the zip collar can be adjusted to let a little air in. It is still warm even when soaked.

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2 days ago

Dave Snipes

Hey Steeps, giving thought to leaving federal service (only 10.5 years in) and going private sector. Anyone work over at Detrick and/or know anything about the Lock Harbour Group? Please PM if you have any intel. Thanks in advance 👍🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Roseann Abdu

Friendly reminder!!! Submissions for the winter Intervals newsletter are due December 1st! Guidelines are as follows:

• 500 word max
• When possible, please submit a photo or image with your article and include photo credit/image source
• Send submissions to newsletter@steeplechasers.org

Looking forward to reading contributions for this edition!
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3 days ago

Bill Susa

Finally getting around to the update. We collected $803 that went to the ALS Association in honor of our good friend, John Godinet at the Steep's Membership Meeting/Movie Night! Thanks to everyone who contributed!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Finally getting around to the update. We collected $803 that went to the ALS Association in honor of our good friend, John Godinet at the Steeps Membership Meeting/Movie Night! Thanks to everyone who contributed!!!

 

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These are my BEAUTIFUL friends, Kathryn Butler snd Andura ,

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1 week ago

Mark Lawrence

Folks, With the Turkey Trot coming up, I almost forgot, there's a race we're committed to providing support this Saturday! The Ballenger Creek Elementary School Bobcat 5K with a 8:0am Fun Run and 8:30 5K. We need help with the 5K finish line to arrive by 8:00 and I need one especially generous person to come at 7:00 to help me mark the course. Who's available to help? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Hey Mark, I can be there at 7am to help mark and stay through the race.

Do you need more volunteers?

Mark, I can be there.

Still need a couple more (helpers that is) 🙂

Thank you to everyone coming to help us out! It is going to be a cold one.

Here if you need help 240-405-7027

Mark Lawrence was this last weekend?

No finish lines this weekend. It's JFK weekend!

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Foam Rolling and Stretching with J. White Racing and FitnessNovember 30, 2017, 6:30pmC. Burr Artz Public LibraryLearn how to use your foam roller and stretches to help prevent injury, increase recovery rate and boost hip mobility. Bring your foam roller and a yoga mat if you have one and dress ready to roll!

Jesse White, Full time personal trainer, triathalon/endurance coach, 5X Ironman finisher specializes in helping you reach your goals through wellness and fitness. Physical, mental and performance training are the cornerstones of J. White Racing and Fitness
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Foam Rolling and Stretching with J. White Racing and Fitness

4 days ago

Ken Kotchenreuther

It's WEDNESDAY, it must be STEPS night - same time, place and pace.... ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Nicole Davis

We need help finding a location to host an RRCA coaching certification course. Maybe you own a company or work somewhere local that might have something that fits our needs. We need a space that can accommodate 35 participants and a couple lecturers for a Sat/Sun full day course. Also need to have a small area available to told a couple tables of food. Catch is that RRCA doesn't allot much funding for room rental, so it needs to be somewhere we can get for free (preferably) or, through knowing the right people, can get at a crazy reduced rental fee. - Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Can you still sign up for the course? I missed out last time it was in Frederick.

When would you want to do this? Do you have a date in mind yet?

Would you consider a church?

Check out the Shookstown civic center. They are pretty reasonable and the space should fit your needs

Maybe the Walkersville town hall. Nice large space on the 2nd floor.

Will you need space for 35 with tables? I may have a space where we could fit 35 but chairs only.

Walkersville Red Cross, YMCA and Talley rec center, though open times might be an issue.

If people are willing to travel to Columbia, I’d be willing to open my training room for you. We can support 30 with full wi-fi connections, white boards and facilities as needed.

Hood college?

We have a training facility in Frederick on Tilco Drive that would fit the bill, at no cost. I would need to know dates pretty quickly to hold it.

Thanks all, I am getting some great leads and ideas. Checking on a few dates right now.

I would have a community room available but it is down in Rockville. Space for about 35 plus computer and large tv.

Nicole Davis will you update on the start of this class and how to go about registering?

Bernard brown center downtown has reasonable rental rates. www.hacfrederick.org/bbcc/

What about the area above the pool in Urbana

How about the Bernard Brown building on Market Street? The same building as United Way -- I believe they offer their space for free.

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2 weeks ago

Pete Ippoliti

I'll be flying in from out of state for the JFK
50. Anyone able to share a ride to the race from Silver Springs MD area? I can bring donuts 'n coffee!
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From Silver Spring, you should also post here in Montgomery County RR: The County in which SS is located. www.facebook.com/mocoroadrunners/

Cross posted in a few groups, but if anyone's able to share a ride to JFK that would be amazing!

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1 week ago

Harriet Langlois

Here are the details for next Saturday's JFK Aid Station.

JFK50 Mile 19 Aid StationNovember 18, 2017, 8:00amC &O Canal Lock 34Come out and cheer on the runners at the FSRC JFK Mile 19 Aid station! Last year our aid station was awarded first place among the 14 aid stations! Yes - we're pretty wonderful!

Our aid station is located at Lock 34 on the C&O canal.

To get there, take U.S. 340 to the traffic light just before you cross the river and make a left onto Valley/Keep Tryst Rd. Follow Keep Tryst Rd. to a right onto Sandy Hook Rd. Follow under 340 and past the RR tunnel and past the trail entrance to Maryland Heights until you reach Hoffmaster Rd. on the right. Once past Hoffmaster Rd. there is a little parking area on the left. That's where we meet.

However: the National Park Service has asked us not to park in the lot above the aid station this year. There is parking along the road at Maryland Heights or Sandy Hook or about a mile walk from Harpers Ferry using the foot bridge and the towpath.
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JFK50 Mile 19 Aid Station

5 days ago

Heidi Novak

Just a reminder that the November Happy Hour is this Thursday (November 16th). Charm City Run Frederick is hosting. Happy hour starts at 6:30, but there's an optional 3-mile run around Baker Park starting at 6:00. And let's not forget 15% off of all regular priced merchandise!!

Thankful Thursday-November Happy Hour

Please remember to RSVP.

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Thankful Thursday-November Happy HourNovember 16, 2017, 6:30pmCharm City Run Frederick'Tis the season to be thankful, and this month we are thankful to have a wonderful local running store that has offered to host our November Happy Hour.

Charm City Run Frederick (formerly known as If the Shoe Fits) will be hosting our event on Thursday, November 16. They will be providing beer and wine, as well as some tasty treats. In addition to this, they will offer 15% off everything (sale items excluded), and any frequent buyer rewards will stack with the discount. Perfect time to start your holiday shopping!!

For those of you who want to get your run in and still make it to happy hour, you can meet at 6:00 for a 3-mile run around Baker Park.

In keeping with our thankful theme, if you were not able to make it to the Membership meeting earlier this month to pick up your volunteer appreciation gift, we will have them at the store for you to pick up.

Please RSVP so John Leonardis knows how many people to expect. Even if you can't stay the whole time, we are hoping you can stop by for some food, drinks and of course, some shopping!!

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Thankful Thursday-November Happy Hour

1 week ago

Alli Kampo

Hey Everyone! I am looking for a good physical therapist that works specifically with runners. I was diagnosed with patellofemoral syndrome (Chondromalacia- runners knee) and need to start physical therapy. Please let me know if you have any recommendations. Thank you!

Also, OrthoBethesda is a great place! I visited with Dr. Craig Miller and he was amazingly helpful, knowledgeable and kind. The office has the latest and greatest technology too. Much much better than MMI.
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Rehab to Perform is amazing.

Rehab2perform

Another rec for Rehab 2 Perform

Jared at Rehab to Perform

Rehab to Perform

Ugh, runner's knee is no fun. I've also had it off and on. Best wishes for healing!!!

Structural Elements

I had this many years ago in high school. I can't recall how it was treated..I would suggest seeing Jarred Boyd at R2P.

Rehab 2perform excellent place!!

Frederick sport and spine fixed my runners knee.

I've used both R2P and Frederick Sport and Spine, both good places. I have also used Craig Miller and I was very impressed -- I was disappointed when he moved from Germantown.

All these suggestions are excellent. You can’t go wrong here. R2P and Frederick Sport & Spine are both great. Mark & Kelly at FS&S. Josh & Zach at R2P (don’t know Jared but heard nothing but great things). You’ll be in good hands.

Rehab2perform!!! I have used them before and currently am with them for a hamstring issue..they are awesome.

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6 days ago

Chad Merrill

Just ran A new personal best at the Harrisburg marathon of 2:55:23:51! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congratulations Chad.

Fantastic! In other news, I have your Rockville 10K 1st place age-group award in my car.

Sweet what did I win? Will you be at the title basin on Wednesday? I cannot stay because I had to go to work

Pardon grammar errors I am using voice activation on my phone

You won a sweatshirt and a gift certificate for a free appetizer at the Rockville Hard Times Cafe.

Way to go!!!

Awesome !

Congrats & Amazing!!

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1 week ago

Kerry McHugh

A few of the Steeps at Stone Mill, mile 42. Sorry I didn't catch all of you!! ... See MoreSee Less

A few of the Steeps at Stone Mill, mile 42. Sorry I didnt catch all of you!!

 

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Totally awesome!!

Thanks for the photo Kerry.

Awe!! Didn’t realize you were going out there. I’d have joined you.

Thanks for being there.

Great seeing you Kerry!

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1 week ago

Evan Machusak

Congrats to everyone who ran Stone Mill today, and shout out to Dustin Campion who finished 2nd overall in a blazing time of (approximately) 7:45! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I️ was behind him

That time is ridiculous on that course! 90% rollers, he must have crushed those uphills.

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6 days ago

Monique Marie

I'm sorry I can't find this in the events when is the Byron's run? ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Mark Lawrence

Last week for on-line registration! Price goes up if you wait for packet pick-up or race day and you risk us running out of these beautiful 15th Anniversary shirts! And it's a Steeps Grand Prix Event! Don't delay, sign-up today! www.wsiturkeytrot.kintera.org ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Melanie Allen

Greetings from sunny Florida. First off I'd like to say a big congrats to all those who ran and volunteered for the stone mill 50, you all rock! Next I'd like to say I will hopefully slowly be able to ease back into running again next week and one of the reasons I wasn't able to run wasn't just because of the accident but because there will be a new future steeple chaser making his/her debut May 29, 2018! 😃 ... See MoreSee Less

Greetings from sunny Florida. First off Id like to say a big congrats to all those who ran and volunteered for the stone mill 50, you all rock! Next Id like to say I will hopefully slowly be able to ease back into running again next week and one of the reasons I wasnt able to run wasnt just because of the accident but because there will be a new future steeple chaser making his/her debut May 29, 2018! 😃

 

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Awe! Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations! Love the cute hat! Creative! So excited for you!

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1 month ago

Victor Edward Cretella

Please consider supporting Lily's Hope 5k. The race is on November 12: www.facebook.com/events/1962040987352402/

After five years of remission, Ewing’s Sarcoma is back. Lily, now, age 16 is older, wiser, stronger, and ready to beat cancer again. The past five years have left Lily constantly giving back to her community through PPF and Lily's HOPE, helping other families who are faced with cancer. Last year Lily became a childhood cancer advocate with TheTruth365, speaking in front of thousands demanding that childhood cancer gets more than 4% of funding. Lily has a tough road ahead of her with treatment, however, we know with Lily's twinkling personality, her strong faith, and the love of family, friends, and this community, cancer won't know what hit it. Register to run, be a sponsor or volunteer at: runsignup.com/lilyshope5k

Lily's Hope 5K Run/WalkNovember 12, 2017, 9:00amWest Winds Tennis & Fitness CenterAfter five years of remission, Ewing’s Sarcoma is back. Lily, now, age 16 is older, wiser, stronger, and ready to beat cancer again. The past five years have left Lily constantly giving back to her community through PPF and Lily's HOPE, helping other families who are faced with cancer. Last year Lily became a childhood cancer advocate with TheTruth365, speaking in front of thousands demanding that childhood cancer gets more than 4% of funding. Lily has a tough road ahead of her with treatment, however, we know with Lily's twinkling personality, her strong faith, and the love of family, friends, and this community, cancer won't know what hit it. Register to run, be a sponsor or volunteer at: runsignup.com/lilyshope5k
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Lilys Hope 5K Run/Walk

 

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Super. Hero. <3

Wouldn't miss it! Love you Lily!!! #lilyshope 💛💪🏻

I am in! #WEAVERSWARRIORS

Let us know when you need volunteers for the event. We are in!

♡♡♡

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2 weeks ago

Regina Clark

Anyone interested in a Veterans Day run 11/11 we can experience Echo Taps also .
Start at 915 at the stadium run thru the graveyard and follow the taps down market street to Memorial Park .
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I would LOVE too,

Darn, I will be in Richmond

How far is the run?

Yes sounds great!

Sounds wonderful. I'm in.

My husband and I would like to do this as well.

What a great way to start Veteran's Day!

you got the LINK

It's my idea just show up honey all about fun and free . Echo Taps happens every year it stars at 1030

oh okj

its going to be cold !! but just think they had to fight cold hot rain snow ,they slept on the ground huddle up to each other sharing the 1 wool blanket they carried. My Father in Law told us the story that the more people you got to join in your huddle of people the more blankets you had and since he was a bigger man he got to be on the outside so one of his sides was usually exposed most of the night.

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1 week ago

Alexia Tanski

I’m looking for a running coach. I’m a beginner runner and I’d like to do a 5k short term and a marathon long term. Any recommendations would be appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Lauren Cramer with More Miles Personal Training and Coaching

There are a number of us that at RRCA certified coaches. But you might also want to consider our free programs for 1/2 and full marathon . Otherwise myself ; Billy Clem; Heidi Novak; Luanne Houck. And probably 3-4 others.

Janadel Harris rocks the run coaching party!!

If you’re a current Steeps member we’ll have FREE training programs from 5k-marathon. There’s a large half marathon training leading up to the Frederick Half Marathon. What’s your current running level/distance? Breakfast runs start up soon as well if you want to come meet fun people. You can say here or send me a Facebook message if you’re more comfortable.

whats your time goal?

Sent you a PM

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1 week ago

Crys B Achuo

Good luck to all the Stone Millers tomorrow! I recommend a double shot of tequila at the Stone Mill aid station to help you float through the 2nd half of the race... and be really glad there will be no rain along with the cold... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I remember that aid station from last year. I shoulda took the shots. Definitely not passing it up tomorrow

I will see you all at the trailhead 1.25 miles in and 1.25 miles to go. I'll be the cold guy. Have fun!

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Will the Steeps have an Aid Station at JFK 50 again this year? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I️ just asked the same thing today. I’m ready/willing/able to volunteer!

I️ think something will be posted soon about this. Eric and I️ are excited to grill up some cheese sandwiches this year again!

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Any info available on volunteering at the FSRC Aid Station for JFK? ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Jennifer Lange

I️ wanted to ask an opinion question since i feel like i haven’t run in the cold wind since i did the shamrock marathon. Would you run in the dark 35 degree weather with 15mph winds or just stick to the treadmill. I hate the treadmill and avoid it at all cost but just wanted opinions if it’s unrealistic to think i won’t be miserable outside in that temp and wind tomorrow 😂 i can do below 20 cold but the wind is what’s making me wonder 🤔 ... See MoreSee Less

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Outside. Always outside! 😉 Getting out there is hard, but once we get running we warm up quickly.

And something over my face always helps me with the wind.

I am a big fat cold wimp but I go outside in the dark and I have this coat that is like 5 sizes too big and 10 years old that keeps me toasty but it dark I'm warm

35 degrees and 15 mph wind? I would hate it, but I hate my treadmill more, so I would probably just suck it up and go outside.

If I have to stay in I bike and do wt intervals no treadmill

Outside!

Ha thanks everyone... that made my decision for me for outside. I seriously avoid the treadmill usually unless it’s dangerous outside. I think doing the shamrock with hail and strong winds and cold traumatized me 😂

Only right answer is what’s right for you. It’s totally personal preference. If you are training for a potential cold weather race then definitely run some outside but no need to run them all outside, (unless you want to). I hate the cold but I must hate the dreadmill more because I haven’t run on one in a few years. 😆

#ColdWindSucks

I love cold running!

I always ask myself why am I doing this? Since most of us don’t get paid to run the answer normally should be because it is fun. Fun doesn’t always mean you won’t suffer. If you have big race coming up that will be run in the cold wind then maybe this would be a good race specific training run, but getting on the treadmill which you hate and busting out 20 miles will build mental toughness. All up to you. PS, you should run outside. 😋

I would run outside. Then when I have a sucky pace time I would have a ready excuse. You run on the treadmill and do well but in the back of your mind is that doubt that it really doesn’t count.

I can't guess what the proportion is, but while physical condition is the lion's share of race performance, the remaining portion is your mental condition. Winter running breeds mental toughness. Coincidentally so does treadmill running. The miles tick by painfully slowly. I save the 'mill for when running outside is impossible due to snow.

outside

Outside!

I also hate the wind, and I do the treadmill when it's cold and windy. Even though I hate it, it's not too bad when you do intervals and catch up on "This is Us." 😊

You can still escape the wind and be outside! The parking decks or the canal, somewhere protected.

Depends on my mood.

I can't run in the dark - no street lights. And I don't have a treadmill. And 22 degrees is my limit - and I am a wuss. I factor in the wind chill - LOL

It will be 20 on my Garrett County

On days when I have a longer run planned but it is very cold and windy and I am tempted to treadmill it - I usually will try to get outside on a route from my house. Usually by a mile in- the temps & wind don't really bother me. However, on the days when it does bother me- I can easily run back home and get the rest of the run finished on the treadmill. Usually the hardest part is walking out the door.

Outside but with something on head to block wind. I use a buff when temps are higher and Costco balaclava when temps are lower.

On cold windy days, I tended to favor in town runs where buildings would help provide some wind shield.

It's too easy for me to get sick running in the cold, so it's my treadmill or the track at the Y during the winter. I only have trouble the first 10 miles on the treadmill; past that it gets easier, no matter how far I go.

I would stay under covers

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1 week ago

Caren A Clark

I am looking for a triathlon training group here in Frederick.... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Frederick Area Triathlon Community

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1 week ago

Jesse White

Hey all! If I wanted to get in touch with someone to organize a foam roll/stretching class for everyone who would I talk to? Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Monique Marie

Hi! 2 questions! When is too soon to give blood after a race (my Marathon was Sunday) and when should I run again? Tomorrow? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I’ve never run a marathon but I like to run nice and easy the day after a half for only about 15-20 minutes. And I mean nice and easy.

I've felt aok giving blood after a race. Before it i avoid it the whole training season, unless i want the extra challenge!

I️ would just see when you feel You can run again and start slow and easy and short distance

I always go more by feeling

Giving blood after a race shouldn't be a problem. As far as when to run again after donating, I would wait at least a couple of days, and then play it by ear. Replace your fluids, increase your protein and iron, and run easy. As long as you don't get lightheaded, you should be fine. I just wouldn't try to push it too hard.

Yesterday would have been okay. Since it is raining and cold I would just wait until tomorrow

The run part all depends on how you feel and if you give blood. I ran 3 days after my marathon but it was rough. Stopped 2.2 miles in to talk to Allison Lee Young then couldn’t get my legs going again so had to walk the mile back. Walking however is GREAT for getting your legs moving again. Same with easy biking or swimming.

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2 weeks ago

Dave Snipes

Here’s the live finish!!! 👍🏻🇺🇸❤️

ABC7NY
Amazing! Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the TCS NYC Marathon in 40 years today. Congratulations to her and all the runners! More: 7ny.tv/2ixY2q4
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Ha read her lips as she is coming in “F*^%%^ YEAH “ love it

I just started crying watching this! 💕

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2 weeks ago

Ken Kotchenreuther

It’s WEDNESDAY..... STEPS day
6pm
East street/all saints street garage
Your pace
Walk. Run, steps - you decide
Happy Hump Day!!
For any newbie- I’ll have my
KC RED on as always.
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2 weeks ago

Casii McVey Dodd

One of my favorite mother runners was volunteering at the finish line for NYC. Long after the hoopla was over, Shalane and Meb came to give medals to finishers!
www.facebook.com/adrienne.martini/posts/10155872249718669
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Oh man. I must have missed them! Do you know what time yet were there? I finished around 3pm.

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2 weeks ago

Jordan Young

Anybody have a chiropractor they would recommend in the Frederick area? Please and thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Cramer Chiropractic in Germantown (301) 972-9191 i know not frederick but he is who i recommend

Spring ridge is good.

Spring Ridge Chiropractic

Park Bench Chiropractor

Awesome thank you guys!! Christine Stafford park bench was #1 on yelp. i think i may have a herniated disc, have any of you dealt with that?

I think you're in New Mkt too? Brady Malone likes the place here on main st.

Park Bench!

Mellon Chiropractic

Stay away from Spring Ridge very bad experience with their billing dept.

Oh on a stay away note...the one past Best Buy shopping center, on the left. They wanted me the pay my entire deductible on the first visit. Not my copay, the deductible. And that was BEFORE I even saw the doctor. #crazytown. I walked out.

Park Bench Chiropractic

Dr. John in Thurmont. Center of Life Chiropractic.

Dr. John in Thurmont. He doesn't take insurance. He has the honor fee. www.centeroflife.us/ It is my sincere wish for everyone to experience Chiropractic. Each person is given the privilege of paying by their honor. The suggested offering is $20-$30 dollars. You pay what you can…it may be more, it may be less, it may be the suggested amount.

Midatlantic Chiropractic Center in Frederick. They don't take insurance, but they cured me of sciatica in just a couple months, and worked wonders for my back. Dr. Rashiadian and Dr. Heatherly are great. www.midatlanticclinic.com/?utm_source=gmb_auth

Ballenger creek chiropractic

Dr hinkle in Frederick and Kathy is amazing for a massage! Park bench reinjured me when I severely injured my back last July.

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2 weeks ago

Amethyst Tymoch

Looking for a new tradition? 5k with brunch option and drink specials!

1st Annual Mt. Airy Fairway 5K Turkey Trot at ChalledonNovember 23, 2017, 7:00amThe Links at ChalledonStart your holiday with the 1st Annual Mount Airy Turkey Trot! Join us for a family friendly 5K or 1 mile fun run and charity event right here in Mount Airy. Run a 5k then stay for brunch at @[188515961195825:274:The Links at Challedon]! Giving thanks has never been easier.

Proceeds to benefit the @[325547404151541:274:Mount Airy Net (Mt. Airy Net)] to help provide local help for food, clothing, shelter, utility and other essentials.
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2 weeks ago

Heidi Novak

Thankful Thursday-November Happy HourNovember 16, 2017, 6:30pmCharm City Run Frederick'Tis the season to be thankful, and this month we are thankful to have a wonderful local running store that has offered to host our November Happy Hour.

Charm City Run Frederick (formerly known as If the Shoe Fits) will be hosting our event on Thursday, November 16. They will be providing beer and wine, as well as some tasty treats. In addition to this, they will offer 15% off everything (sale items excluded), and any frequent buyer rewards will stack with the discount. Perfect time to start your holiday shopping!!

For those of you who want to get your run in and still make it to happy hour, you can meet at 6:00 for a 3-mile run around Baker Park.

In keeping with our thankful theme, if you were not able to make it to the Membership meeting earlier this month to pick up your volunteer appreciation gift, we will have them at the store for you to pick up.

Please RSVP so John Leonardis knows how many people to expect. Even if you can't stay the whole time, we are hoping you can stop by for some food, drinks and of course, some shopping!!

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2 weeks ago

Gwyneth Whieldon

Jason Scaroni ran his second marathon in two weeks this morning at the Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon. It was kind of a choose your own adventure course (looking at the flybys, it appears that almost every runner ran a slightly or extremely different version of the route), and it was misting or raining the whole way -- but he still rocked it with a 3:33! ... See MoreSee Less

Jason Scaroni ran his second marathon in two weeks this morning at the Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon. It was kind of a choose your own adventure course (looking at the flybys, it appears that almost every runner ran a slightly or extremely different version of the route), and it was misting or raining the whole way -- but he still rocked it with a 3:33!

 

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I picked up a pair of bone conducting headphones and listened to music the entire time. Super helpful. Thanks Bill Duke for the suggestion.

All jokes about bad course marking aside, the half marathon that's held at the same time was probably the most beautiful, perfect half course I've ever run, and I would whole-heartedly recommend it!!

Nice!

Great job Jason...

The red-ish color is closest to the official route. My track is black. The course should have been a little short, but I hit 26.2, so maybe my route wasn't too bad? Though it did add an extra 300 ft of climb.

I can't believe they dropped the ball for a second year. The course itself is really ambitious, and as such, you would need a really big volunteer effort to make sure all the runners knew their way. I'm glad you got your 26.2 done Jason Scaroni - if nothing else, it's Strava official!

Great time Jason!

Great job!!

I spoke to 2 marathoners that ran over 30...unplanned ultra runners!!!

Way to go Jason.... I've said it once I'll say it again... you're a machine

well done Jason!

Way to go Jason!!!

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2 weeks ago

Jennifer Newcomer

Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago and since it’s still swollen and painful, the chiropractor benched me from running for at least 2 weeks and recommended rest, ice, compression, and elevation. How do you all get through injury times where you cannot run? It’s my stress relief and I feel like I’m going to be so aggravated since I can’t run 😬 ... See MoreSee Less

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Swim?

Agree ^ Swim for cardio. And seated strength and core work!

I can’t swim as I don’t belong to a gym. But I do 4 days a week of strength training.

Run anyways and get more injured

Yoga? Acupuncture for stress and meditation 🙂 or wine 😉

I understand. I had a high tibial osteotomy (before knee replacement). No weight bearing or swimming for 8 weeks. I did a ton of arm and ab work- also wine. Fabulous!

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Marie Muren Burnett?

You can pm me

She's very popular around the club. 🙂

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2 weeks ago

Joshua Roane

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Weekend OT at work made better by the Steeps.  Loving this mug!

2 weeks ago

Mark Lawrence

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Monique Marie

Shalane Flanagan looks remaerkably comfortable running with the lead pack at mile 18, Meb's running with the leaders as well.

Flanagan strong!

Flanagan did it! I'll never mess up her name again 😄

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2 weeks ago

Paul Lively

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1st timer..Just got my race bib. Corral 5. I'm looking forward to it 🙂

Me!

Yes

Yes!

Yes!! It was great and I’m grateful it didn’t rain

Yes, My 2nd time

Yep!!

It was a great race. And perfect running weather! Not cold, windy, or raining! 👍🏃‍♀️

Great race despite the gray skies! Our fourth annual!!!

Loved this race

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2 weeks ago

Rakesh Trivedi

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David Everhart at Structural Elements in Hagerstown.

Josh Funk at rehab 2 perform Jarred Boyd.

Rehab2Perform

Rehab 2 perform

I’ll second (or is that third? Or fourth?). R2P.

Lol.. yeah have been there however I think I am looking for fascia stretching I guess I should ask if they can do that as well

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Steeps representing at Shaffer Farms this morning!

2 weeks ago

Kerry McHugh

Our "little" Facebook group has grown to over 2,000 members! If you're hanging out here on Facebook and haven't yet taken the plunge to join the club itself, now's a perfect time to sign up. New registrations from now through the end of December will be valid through the end of 2018. It's only $20 a year, and any member here can tell you how much you get out of that $20, from training groups to discounts on races to social events.

Any questions, feel free to reach out to me or Nikki Martin, your friendly Membership Committee, either here or at membership@steeplechasers.org. Happy running!!
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If you're on the fence, check out what some of our members have to say about the value of their FSRC membership: steeplechasers.org/membership/why-did-you-join-the-steeps-and-what-do-you-get-out-of-it/

The best thing I heard last night was, “I don’t know why I waited so long to join.” I’ve met supportive, encouraging, and fun people. I’ve met people training for their first 5K and others training for their 20th 100 miler, we’re all equal here. Shit, even if you don’t run that much you’ll enjoy the happy hours, post-race celebration tents, free races, breakfast runs, and of course the fun people! We are a 100% volunteer run club!

Or come out to help at a finish line! That's lots of fun!

Bill Meckl Steph Nicole

Bill Meckl, there is a walking group on Sunday mornings... Syble W. Roane, do you have more info on the walking group you could share? I'm not sure who's leading that but I know we talked about it briefly last night!

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2 weeks ago

Regina Clark

I know plenty of you would like to share the warmth with coats on the creek ,if you have coats for me I plan on being at the Byron run you can bring me the coats , my brother and him family will be at the Santa run he will be happy to collect them . Or contact me ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great idea. We should repost this right before the runs.

Regina my son collected a few coats at the WHS we were going drop them off at the rescue mission. Would you like them instead. My 15 yr old is all about helping the less fortunate. How can he get involved with coats on the creek?

By Santa Run do you mean the Candy Cane Dash? We have a few coats for you but I won’t be at Byron this year.

Billy Candy Cane Dash Dec 2 thanks for clarifing

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3 weeks ago

Rakesh Trivedi

Hi everyone..any suggestions on a running shoe.mainly paved surface. I have orthotics, no arch support is not a big necessary.
I am planning on running 100 miles for November...thanks!! Not to concerned with budget as long as they are good and easy with slight arthritic knees..lol.
(...and a great place to by them..)
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New Balance 1080 from Charm City Run in Frederick.

Two Rivers Treads in Ranson, WV is awesome and well worth the drive

Go with the Altra Escalantes. These shoes are hot right now. evangoesrunning.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/altra-escalante-review/

Escalante’s are awesome. I haven’t worn them for longer than ten miles as I have orthotics for my big toe arthritis bone spur issues that keep the joint from getting blackish and painful. I used the Olympus 1.5 for my 50k, and they were great. The Olympus 2.0 was too narrow for me and I haven’t tried the 2.5 yet. I tried on the timp and they seemed pretty comfortable. The Olympus has high volume which helps a lot with fitting the orthotic. They are super cushioned and if you have an issue with hitting the side of a rock and rolling an ankle the thick soles may be an issue. These are all zero drop though, so you may not have time to transition before your race. If you find something that works, can you post it here. I like to rotate through shoes as I think it helps keep me injury free along with strength exercises.

Uh oh the can of worms question. 🙂 I hate to be a buzz kill but there is no “right shoe” we can recommend. Hit Charm City or Road Runner Sports for a run analysis but know that there are so many different opinions and it’s really trial and error to find what you like. The running specialty stores have great return policies and customer service. They know how personalized a shoe is so if something feels terrible after a couple weeks you can bring it back and find something that works for you. It is such a individualistic thing.

...the specialty stores also have better relationships with the shoe companies so they understand the products much better than the big box stores.

I buy whatever is on sale

Yes anyone tried Altra escalate? I tried Hoka 4mm drop..wasn't a fan..

Brooks Ravenna 9 is being released this month, decent cushioning and decent weight, it has a little support and is a good shoe for a pronator. I also wear orthotics too and the Ravenna fits them well. The previous model the Ravenna 8 is also a good shoe and is still available online Saucony Ride 9 is also a great shoe..... I would go to a specialty store to be fitted and to try on various models, to see what fits best, and if you are not sure most specialty stores will let you try them out on a treadmill or take them right outside the store for a "test ride" Not sure about stores around Frederick, I live in Lancaster PA recommend the Inside Track here, I joined the Steeps because the company I work for has a warehouse near Frederick and I have to travel down there a few times a month, so I joined the steeps to find some people to run with! 😀

Matthew, thanks for the info, I went to charm city run, and they were awesome. I test drive 6 sneaks, (Saucony as well @ $160!!) And finally went with Altra Escalante...I like the comfort and front box support, may not need to wear orthotics...I'll keep u updated..

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2 weeks ago

Bill Susa

Well Steeps, I’m proud to announce that we collected $778 that will be donated to the ALS Association at tonight’s membership meeting! Thanks for fighting ALS alongside John Godinet. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Ken Kotchenreuther

It's WEDNESDAY !! STEPS tonight, same time - 6pm, same place - east street/all saints street garage, same pace - you decide. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Found more Steps to do at the Sacre Coeur....they have more than the Bell tower!

The membership meeting is there tonight at 6, make sure to say hi!

Meeting clients tonight. I'll try again next week.

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3 weeks ago

Trey Williams

I was wondering there are any running coaches in the group? I would like to know the best path to become one and how to provide value to others. Any info would be be greatly appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

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Check your messenger. I sent you info.

ok will do. thank you Chioma Offurum-Obuekwe

Go to the RRCA website and look for the schedule of coaching classes. There are very few and seats are limited...

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Can anyone recommend a hand/wrist specialist? Local is better for my schedule. Thanks!

[I think it's a nerve issue. No obvious 'oh crap!' moment of injury. But it's been painful and practically useless for 2ish months (had to wait for insurance to get situated)].
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Kristin Nesbitt at MMI on TJ drive

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3 weeks ago

Lindsay McGriff

Looking for anyone on here who might be interested in training for a first full IM. Considering IMMD 2018, but would LOVE a training partner before I take the plunge and sign up! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I still have my suit! Just need a little coaching before I take the plunge!

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Looking for some training for a 1st time marathon advice / thoughts / words of experience. My training starts now, so it unfortunately doesn't work out to just join the next marathon training group.

I'm reading about not making my long runs too long or too high a percentage of my weekly mileage. I run before work, and running 3 mornings is doable. Any suggestions on what has worked for others? 7 miles is going to be my weekday run max. I just can't get up any earlier than that!
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Hi Katie! I'm sure there are a lot of people with the club that would love to give you some advice. It would be helpful to have a little more information though. When is your marathon? Which one is it? What other races have you run? What kind of mileage are you currently running per week? What is your goal for the marathon?

Hey there. I get the time restriction. Sometimes when it's super busy I would do 2 a days run AM and PM. Or I would run in the PM one day and run the AM the next day back to back. Both options I would count the mileage as a long run. Happy Running! You can do this Mama!

Trust in the weekend long run! 3 other days should be plenty, especially if one of them is some kind of speed or hill workout.

You can certainly follow the training plan that Billy Clem put together for the full group this fall. You would just need to tweak the dates. As for the weekday runs, you should be able to get in your miles before work, as most weeks it's not more than 7 miles. As for the weekend runs, I would try to get in all your miles in one long run vs. an am or pm run if you can. I know it's tough with the kids schedules, as well as Brady's running plans.

Following this thread - my husband and I are considering our first marathon. Just ran Baltimore half and doing Disney 2 course challenge next week. We started running seriously is June and run a 10:30 avg.

I ran 3 day a week for 5-5.5 miles. 1 day was speed, 1 day was hill repeats adding up to the 5 and one nice easy run. Then one long run on the weekend. I did a lot of 13 14 miles and only 1 20 mile run. I also strengthened trained on my off day.

My husband and I are doing our first marathon in two weeks and we followed Marathon Training Academy’s Beginner Plan, and it never went over 7 for a midweek run. It was a great plan for us- we feel prepared and didn’t have difficulty with the plan. I recommend checking them out.

Don't worry about the idea of the long run's proportion of weekly mileage being too high. At the mileage you're going to run on a 3 weekday schedule of no more than 7 you are going to have a peak week with a long run broaching 40% or more of your weekly mileage and the coaches who warn against that usually cite a 20% or lower as an ideal max. That's not reasonable for someone running less than 70 or 80 miles a week (which is almost all of us).

Katie, have you looked at the Hal Higdon free plans online? The Novice 2 would be great for you. His plans are good for people with busy lives. You can move the weekday runs around a bit as needed. My only suggestion is to rest the day before your long run once they get up to 14+, and don’t run back to back “effort runs” (Tempo, interval, long). Your base is perfect and you can really ease into a 16 week program if you’re starting now. Four total running days w/ 7 Mile max weekday is very doable. Here’s a link. You could do a modified/hybrid version of this and the one I set up for the fall. Work it around your schedule. It doesn’t have to be ridged on mid-week distances, but overall consistency is the real key to marathon training. That’s how you’ll see those adaptations your system needs to take on the distance. Winter is tough and every run won’t be enjoyable but stay positive because the brain is a crazy powerful tool that can help you accomplish crazy things. www.halhigdon.com/training/51138/Marathon-Novice-2-Training-Program

I used Hal’s beginner for my first marathon. I basically use the intermediate with a few changes now.

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3 weeks ago

Roseann Abdu

Calling all Steeplechasers! Submissions for the winter edition of our Intervals blog/newsletter are due December 1st. So if you have club news or running-related stories, interests or expertise to share, get those fingers typing and tell us all about it! Submission guidelines are as follows:
• 500 word max
• When possible, please include a photo or image (don't forget the source!)
• Send submissions to newsletter@steeplechasers.org by December 1st
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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3 weeks ago

Kerry McHugh

Garmin question: My watch keeps reading my runs as hundreds and hundreds of laps. Best I can tell from the Strava links, it thinks I'm starting at lap 200-and-something and then tacking on my actual miles at the end of that. Much as I'd like to be setting world records and running 298 miles in 2 seconds/mile, I'm really not that fast. Any ideas on how to fix? It's a vivoactive, and otherwise seems to be working just fine. ... See MoreSee Less

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I would back up the data and do a hard reset from garmin. Should have instruction on their website

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3 weeks ago

Gwyneth Whieldon

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Thanks for organizing Syble W. Roane and Heidi Novak!

 

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Dang. Missed a great crew.

I think you meant to tag Heidi Novak 😁

I wish I could have made it, but one still not allowed to run and two were at my father in laws house for dinner. 😞

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3 weeks ago

Heidi Novak

Looks like Mother Nature isn't cooperating, so let's just meet at 2:00 at Isabella's.

Costume Run/Walk and Mystery Happy Hour

Costume Run/Walk and Mystery Happy HourOctober 29, 2017, 2:00pmWilliam Talley Rec CenterOkay ghosts and goblins, it's time to break out your Halloween costumes for our Costume Run and Mystery Happy Hour.

We will start at the Talley Rec Center at Baker Park (where we meet for the group runs) and run or walk through Downtown Frederick in our costumes before ending at one of the bars. This is the mystery part of the event.

Costumes are optional, but who doesn't like dressing up? Also, there will be prizes for the following categories: Best Costume-Female, Best Costume-Male and Best Costume-Group.

Hope to see you there.

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3 weeks ago

Heidi Novak

My costume is done, now it's time for some fun. Gonna take a chance with the rain and get in a run (or walk).

We've decided to stick with our original plan and meet at Baker Park at 2, then run around downtown for a bit before heading to happy hour. In the event that it's raining, or if you just want to meet us at the restaurant, we're meeting at Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar (44 N. Market Street). They're expecting us in our costumes, so no excuses!!

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Costume Run/Walk and Mystery Happy HourOctober 29, 2017, 2:00pmWilliam Talley Rec CenterOkay ghosts and goblins, it's time to break out your Halloween costumes for our Costume Run and Mystery Happy Hour.

We will start at the Talley Rec Center at Baker Park (where we meet for the group runs) and run or walk through Downtown Frederick in our costumes before ending at one of the bars. This is the mystery part of the event.

Costumes are optional, but who doesn't like dressing up? Also, there will be prizes for the following categories: Best Costume-Female, Best Costume-Male and Best Costume-Group.

Hope to see you there.

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4 weeks ago

Mark Lawrence

This Saturday is our next event where we're providing Race Support and it's a popular one! This is Frederick High School's Headless Horseman 5K with proceeds going to help fund their growing XC program! The 5K starts at noon so volunteers need to arrive by 11:30. Once again, you can get your training run done early and still have time to volunteer at the finish line! Hope to see lots of Steeps out there running, but if you're not running the race, VOLUNTEER AT THE FINISH LINE! (you'll be glad you did 🙂 ) ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Let us know who wants to help!

I can help, Mark Lawrence

For any of you who have come out to help with little races where it was really easy, understand that this event isn't one of them. There could be 300 runners in this event and we'll need a good full crew where everybody will be busy. That's my way of saying, "Help!"

I would love to help but not sure I’d be much help after getting surgery on Friday. I’ll heal quickly and be back out helping soon.

I have to be in Germantown tomorrow or I’d be glad to help. Sorry

I can help

Good News! Just got word that Gwyneth Whieldon and Jason Scaroni will be joining us. Rick Albee will also be there to do his expert job of timing.

I’ll try to be there.

After getting good news about others coming, I've got some bad news.. Rick Albee is not able to make this one. Still need one more person!

Event went super well with the help of our great crew! THANK YOU to Peggy Waxter, Azhar Ibrahim, Crys B Achuo, Ken Kotchenreuther, and to the team of Gwyneth Whieldon and Jason Scaroni who brought their friend Clark to help as well. Jason even helped me unload my truck after it was over (and my son Adam Lawrence helped me load). Took a team effort, but we got it done! Congrats also to Frank Strakonsky, David & Vicky Vicki Cameron Lee and all the folks who put so much effort into making this event successful and continue to promote XC running at FHS. This year also featured new FHS assistant coach and Steep Tim Stevenson who played a huge role in marking and un-marking the course. With the exception of a couple of fast HS runners who went out to the lead and made a wrong turn, the event when exceptionally well. Fortunately, Josh Henson followed the cones and went on to lead the field along the right route and win the race!

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3 weeks ago

Paul Lively

Is anybody running the across the bridge race next weekend who has a parking pass I could hop a ride with I could help with cost of pass and gas or whatever. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Ken Kotchenreuther

YEP, it's WEDNESDAY.... STEPS
same place ( east/all saints street parking garage), same time ( 6pm ), same pace ( you decide ). I WILL be there tonight !!
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Hey Ken, I'll meet you there

My cell: 240 606 7443

Are you doing this every Wednesday? I'm new to the steeple chasers and to running. Will there be any slow pokes like me?

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3 weeks ago

Heidi Novak

The weatherman said rain, but have no fear. We'll skip the run, and still drink beer (or beverage of your choice).

We're monitoring the weather for Sunday and will post something by noon with any changes to the Costume Run/Walk Mystery Happy Hour. Even if we don't run the costume contest is still taking place, so if you haven't got a costume yet, you still have time. There are prizes for best costume (male and female) and best group costume.

Costume Run/Walk and Mystery Happy Hour

Hope to see you there.

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Costume Run/Walk and Mystery Happy HourOctober 29, 2017, 2:00pmWilliam Talley Rec CenterOkay ghosts and goblins, it's time to break out your Halloween costumes for our Costume Run and Mystery Happy Hour.

We will start at the Talley Rec Center at Baker Park (where we meet for the group runs) and run or walk through Downtown Frederick in our costumes before ending at one of the bars. This is the mystery part of the event.

Costumes are optional, but who doesn't like dressing up? Also, there will be prizes for the following categories: Best Costume-Female, Best Costume-Male and Best Costume-Group.

Hope to see you there.

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3 weeks ago

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Tomorrow!!! Day of registration is only $20.

3 weeks ago

Ed Montgomery

Some more shoes on the feet of some great kids. Shoes are just the start! But we need your support to provide more! www.justbettr.org ... See MoreSee Less

Some more shoes on the feet of some great kids. Shoes are just the start! But we need your support to provide more! www.justbettr.org

3 weeks ago

Sam Kinser-Lakin

Helping homeless!!! Who wants to join! I am cleaning out my closet and you know all those pesky drawstring bags. I’m filling mine with blankets, hat, gloves, and whatever else useful I can stuff in there. If you have any of these items, help someone stay warm this winter. I’ll probably drop bags this week or next Saturday in downtown Frederick. If enough are interested maybe we can make it a group event👍🏼😉 ... See MoreSee Less

Helping homeless!!! Who wants to join! I am cleaning out my closet and you know all those pesky drawstring bags. I’m filling mine with blankets, hat, gloves, and whatever else useful I can stuff in there. If you have any of these items, help someone stay warm this winter. I’ll probably drop bags this week or next Saturday in downtown Frederick. If enough are interested maybe we can make it a group event👍🏼😉

3 weeks ago

Tony Penny

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You can improve your time using Galloway as well. There are people who are part of my virtual training program who run sub 8mm using Galloway.

I haven’t used Hanson mainly because their program is like 6 days a week of running. I like the Hal Higdon half plans because they have different levels. Speaking from my own personal experience if you just keep running and maintaining your base weekly mileage you should get faster naturally.

If you aren't already running at least 4 days a week for distances comparable to what Hanson's plans have you at, I'd be careful about moving to 5 or 6 days of running - partiuclarly the doubles on the weekends. Running 10+/5+ on Sat/Sun for virtually the entire program is going to be tough if you're not already running 30-35 miles per week.

I coach Galloway. Look at the interval you are using. Possible switch it up.

You can add in 400/800 m repeats with Galloway to work on speed. You can change your intervals as well. The race pace runs are a good place to experiment with intervals. Be careful with adding extra days or adding a lot of extra miles as it’s a good way to get injured.

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3 weeks ago

Allison Lee Young

My organization Asian American Center of Frederick still needs strong volunteers to help set up 500 tables for the free Community Health Fair 10/28! I’ll be there tomorrow morning 10/27... come work with me!

This is an event that provides FREE health services for the community. No health insurance or paperwork needed. We have lots of volunteers in the afternoon and day-of but need help with set up in the morning! Please message me if interested.
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My organization Asian American Center of Frederick still needs strong volunteers to help set up 500 tables for the free Community Health Fair 10/28! I’ll be there tomorrow morning 10/27... come work with me!

This is an event that provides FREE health services for the community. No health insurance or paperwork needed.  We have lots of volunteers in the afternoon and day-of but need help with set up in the morning! Please message me if interested.

4 weeks ago

Conny Pritchard

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I did! It was my 3rd straight time running MCM 😁 I love the race, the people and the MARINES!!!!

I've only run 3 marathons, and this was absolutely my favorite..

I also ran it. My 4th Marathon (3 MCM/one Richmond) .....I felt there was not enough water stops and to many runners....like running with smaller numbers of people. Volunteers were great! Blue Mile emotional. Marines Handsome.

Ran for the 2nd time, needed aid on the bridge. That mile and half did me in. Still beat last years time by 13 minutes. Love the race and will definitely do it again!!

3rd year beat last years time by 27 minute and miss a PR by 3. Had to stop several times for a sock issue, but I was consistent.

It’s my perennial favorite. 12th time.

It was my first marathon so I loved it. The race itself I loved, it kicked my butt, but I loved it. Some of the organization around the race I felt lacking, which surprised me.

My fourth marathon but my first MCM! Enjoyed the support, solemn and emotional on the blue mile, and great marines OORAH at the end! Need to have water/aid station on the last bridge on mile 21 🤔 though for those who didn’t carry their aid...and family link up wasn’t that pleasant having to walk so far after running 26.2 miles 😞

i DID i DID.....I FINISHED...that's all i got for now...Once i get my feeling in my legs bacl...I should know more 🙂

This was my first marathon. (I've done several Disney and RocknRoll halves this year) I loved the race overall! I would recommend it for everyone. I'm a serious back of the pack run/walker. I only beat the bridge by 10 minutes so it was a bit stressful. Mother nature wasn't exactly kind with the sun and heat, but the race itself was superb. Everything people talk about- support, course, fans, race items etc was great.

15th MCM. My most frequently visited race.

Some people don't like to brag, but I don't mind bragging at all. My wife ran the MCM in 3:20

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4 weeks ago

Harriet Langlois

When I collect the mail from the FSRC PO Box, it is always a treat to see these thank you letters from the nonprofits that we support through the proceeds of our Steeplechaser signature races. Including the funds that we've earmarked for our own FSRC Memorial Scholarship and our Lincoln Elementary School running club, we raised $49,405 for the community in 2017.

Thank you to our race directors , our volunteers, and our sponsors for helping us make a difference in the Frederick community again this year.
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When I collect the mail from the FSRC PO Box, it is always a treat to see these thank you letters from the nonprofits that we support through the proceeds of our Steeplechaser signature races. Including the funds that weve earmarked for our own FSRC Memorial Scholarship and our Lincoln Elementary School running club, we raised $49,405 for the community in 2017. 

Thank you to our race directors , our volunteers, and our sponsors for helping us make a difference in the Frederick community again this year.

 

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This made me day! We're making a difference. So happy to be a part of something so special. Thanks for your hard work and dedication Harriet Langlois.

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This is truly awesome! Lots of hard work goes into all this!

Let me put this out there as a challenge-let’s raise (at least) another $595 to donate to the ALS Association to show support for John Godinet and make it over the $50K hump. Let’s collect at the upcoming movie night and happy hours. I’m in for $20. $575 to go...

$50...please let me know where to send or if I can PayPal it - that would be the easiest.

Can't make the movie night but I am in, let me know how to donate

Folks, slight change. Please make checks payable to ALS Association not FSRC. If you aren’t going to be at the membership meeting, mail to Susa, PO Box 236, Burkittsville, MD 21718. I’ll compile and remit. Thanks!

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