I'm getting bored doing my long runs at the C&O....got 16 miles tomorrow....can anyone suggest somewhere else to get this mileage that would be shady and not super hilly?? I don't mind if I have to drive a while! ... See MoreSee Less
Believe it or not, after a very short reprieve, the fall Race Support season begins this Saturday with the Run for Recovery 5K in Monocacy Village Park. This has been a pretty popular event over the last few years held for a worthy cause (Up and Out Foundation). If you're not running, consider volunteering! Volunteers will need to arrive at Monocacy Village Park by 8:30 to be ready for the 9:00am race time. WHO CAN HELP?Here's a link for more info about the event and the causehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-run-for-recovery-tickets-33879498492?aff=erelexpmlt: ... See MoreSee Less
THIS IS A FUN EVENT. It's about having fun and creating a common bond. This run is for beginners, the jogger, the competitor, the athlete and the runner. This is the Fourth Annual Run For Recovery 5K ...
Thanks Syble and Perry! Pam Burke has also volunteered, so that makes 4 of us. Could still use a couple more.
Need two more volunteers for the finish line!
I can do it but I will have Mia with me. Is that ok? Or is the finish line too much to have an 8 yr old there?
Hey Mark, I can be there.
Ok! That should do it for this one! Thanks everybody! Look forward to seeing you there!
Congrats to Korey Shorb and everyone involved with putting on a successful event with over 200 participants this morning! And a big THANK YOU to the Steeps volunteers that did the race support for the event! Perry Washington was there from the very beginning to the very end helping to mark and unmark the course in addition to working with me to help produce the results. Thanks to Rick Albee for his normal fantastic job of timing the event and seeing things through until we were all packed up! Thanks to Syble W. Roane for teaching Pam Burke how things work pulling tags and to Risa Cohen Clem for helping to keep order in the chute. We proved once again that it takes a great team to keep order at a finish line! 🙂 Great Job Everyone!
I *may* have a MCM bib to transfer and I wanted to gauge the interest. My training is going great but my littlest training buddy isn't so keen on other people and I'm not sure I want to traumatize her or my husband so I can run a few hours with 30,000 of my best friends. ... See MoreSee Less
I'm having a lot of tension in my neck and upper back lately. This is not helpful in my long runs as I prepare for a half in early September. (because I also hold a lot of upper body tension when I run.) I'm wondering what the optimal timing is for a pre-race massage. ... See MoreSee Less
No closer than 10 days prior is what I've been told ..
I just read a great article in Runners World about pre and post race massages. I can't find it but will continue to look. 10 days pre race sounds right- nothing new too close to a race is what they say.
The "Graveyard Track" behind my house is one of the places that taught me how to run.
I've wondered many things over the years while running this loop, which surrounds an African-American cemetery filled with soldiers from every war since 1860.
Lately I've been wondering... what those buried here would think if they knew, more than 150 years after the Civil War, we're still having a debate over whether it is right to accept those of different colors, religions and beliefs.
Steeps -- Don't Wait! Register for the Market Street Mile by Midnight tonight to be included in the $30 LaPaz gift card drawing. Plus, this will be the last day for early bird pricing and to order the 2017 MSM tee shirts. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations on training up for your first Half!!! It's been my experience (with the help of my coach and friend Michelle) that loops or out-and-backs are good for your long runs. So plan a 3 mile loop and that allows you to refill on water or hit the head if needed. For your longer runs (12 miles) I suggest running 3 miles in one direction, turn around at the 3 mile mark and return to your starting point (drinks, pisser) and then run three miles out and back in another direction. You've just completed your longest run and you're already home 😀. I'm sure others will chime in, great group of peeps and LOTS of knowledge and wisdom. Run in good health my friend.
If I remember correctly it was several weeks. I had several different surgeries so I'm not 100% sure. I think it will depend on tumor size, etc.
About 10 days for me and I wrapped my breasts tight so there wouldn't be any movement when I ran
Thank you, ladies!
Not more than a week for me. It was a pretty quick recovery.
Another question: how long were you out of work? Surgery is on Thursday and I'm hoping to get back to work on Monday.
At least a couple of weeks. Mine was on the outside of the breast so I had issues with pressure from my arm. I only missed 2 days of work.
I have in 2008 and I may have taken 1 or 2 days off. Wore a compression bra. It was not a big deal. The radiation for 6 weeks made me tired but did not miss a run just a bit slower. But you need to pay attention to your body as every surgery is different. My prayers are with you.
Anyone ever experience lower back pain as a result of tight hamstrings? I've increased my weekly mileage quite a bit and recently have had back pain. Not tremendous pain, just achy...like a pulled muscle. Suggestions? ... See MoreSee Less
yes, and actually it was my SI joint.. a visit to the chiropractor helped.
Yes. I agree with Erica. Make sure you are stretching your glutes, hams, and lower back. Core exercises will help as well.
Learn to love your roller.
And if that doesn't help and you need higher intervention, for PT: Rehab 2 Perform. For a great chiro: Donald Blake Berry at Berry Chiropractic. Dr Berry is much more
Than I chiro. Very skilled with kettle bells and other methods to help improve core strength
down dog is a great way to streth those tight hammies
I think I had a ruptured disc a few years ago. The pain was very similar to what you described. When it first happened it was achy all of the time. Over the course of the next 1+ years it slowly got better. I never had it diagnosed. But it behaved exactly like google said it would.
Yoga, yoga, yoga
I have. I have a Piriformis Syndrome and I have did everything for exercising everyday....I think it's going away and I wear two compression shorts down to my knees and a wrap. That helps.
So, I ran 10 miles today. My right hamstring is definitely tight. I found a yoga for runners and did that before and after. I also rolled it tonight. I think my back is related to my hamstring.
Do you know #1 reason for back pain tight hammies
Thoroughly foam rolling my legs and glutes. As well as yoga/cross training helped me
Aqua jogging/deep water pool running. Can anyone offer any insight or helpful tips here? Should I buy a special belt or a vest to stay afloat, and if so, what kind? Also, what are my indoor pool options for Frederick county? Any input at all is appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less
Ymca typically has belts that you can use. keep your running form and be prepared to feel exhausted 🙂
I didn't post that I was "looking for recommendations." Facebook is getting smarter/creepier all the time!
You can have a belt-I can not tell you where to get it. I can tell you on your wall. There are all kinds of exercises. I have been doing it for many years. If you ask me, I can show you how to do it. It will make you a stronger runner!
I take a class twice a week that I believe has added to my cardio fitness as well as general core strength. The cool water and resistance has aided in recovery from runs as well. It's not a great substitute for running but a nice addition, if you have the time.
What is this?
Is it for injury recover?
I'm 6 weeks removed from my ankle surgery and did a little walking/swimming combo at the hotel pool.
The Frederick Y has classes it kinda of helps you get the jest of it they have the belts there . I enjoy the classes take them just for a change in the winter
I love my Aquajog belt and Water Dumbells that I got from Amazon. Since I have a pool at my house, I Aquajob for 30mins daily. It is great recovery from my long runs as well ♡
In the Fall the Ft Detrick indoor pool will reopen. They have under water treadmills.
I think there is a water running class at the YMCA. Not sure if it is drop in (you can pay per class if you're not a member) or a session class. There is a floatie belt that people wear (I think, don't quote me on this). I never did the water running class but I did the deep water aerobics class when I was pregnant.
Thanks for the input, guys! I appreciate it a lot!
This was on Jeff Galloway's site yesterday: August 14, 2017
Question: Do any of the cross-training exercises help one run faster?
Answer: Water running can help runners improve running form. The resistance of the water forces the legs to find a more efficient path. Put on a flotation device and go to the deep end of a swimming pool (usually at least 5.5 feet deep). Move your legs in a running motion that replicates how you run on land – no knee lift, extending your leg a little forward, feet low but kick out a little in the front, and bring the whole leg behind as the lower leg moves behind you. Start with 5-10 minutes and build up to 15-30 minutes. You can do this work out on a non-running day or as a second workout on a running day.
OMG It's Wednesday..... Must be STEPS night.... same time- 6pm, same place- all saints street garage, same pace - you decide !! Gonna be checking out FHS this weekend to see if it is available for a couple of weeks while the weather is still good. s t e p s ... See MoreSee Less
The annual End of the Summer Picnic is less than two weeks away and we have 50 people signed up. If you're not one of the 50 it's not too late. Here's the Evite link for all the details and to RSVP: evite.me/5Mz6y87Evm
Hey folks. I thought I would pass on some good news about Little Bennett Regional Park. Those of you familiar with the Western Piedmont Trail know that it crosses the creek but the tree that was put there to use for crossing washed away a few years ago. Well at long last, a bridge is being installed! This is welcome news to runners like me that enjoy running on trails but prefer the nice and easy ones. I don't know when it will be completed but will report back when I find out. ... See MoreSee Less
Don't be shy. Share your club news, running experiences or expertise with us in the next edition of Intervals! But don't wait too long. The deadline is Sept 1st, which is right around the corner. How do you do it? Four simple steps: 1.) Write your article and keep it under 500 words 2.) When possible, submit a snazzy photo or image and include a photo credit or image source 3.) Send submissions to email@example.com 4.) Bask in the glory of your awesomeness ... See MoreSee Less
A great opportunity to meet Michael and Chat about MCM
MedStar Health Group Run and Marine Corps Marathon trainingAugust 22, 2017, 12:00am1120 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-3401, United StatesIf you are in DC on August 22, 2017 come and join me at 6:00pm for a quick run 30 min run with the team from MedStar and then we can review our nutrition and hydration for the Marine Corps Marathon.
Tuesday, August 22 Nutrition and hydration for MCM runners Kate Ayoub, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, MedStar NRH at Friendship Heights
Location MedStar Health Orthopaedic and Sports Center at Lafayette Centre Building 1 1120 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 Click here for directions
I used Dr. Peterson at Shady Grove Orthopedics for a meniscus tear earlier this year. He was terrific. My daughter has also seen a couple of other doctors in the practice for various issues, and I've been happy with all of them. They have a Germantown office in addition to their office off Shady Grove Rd. It was definitely worth the drive.
Properly developing Frederick’s Westside Regional Park could help make the city a regional destination for sports tourism, Maryland Sports Commission executive director Terry Hasseltine explained th...
We need the fields and pool for sure!! Long overdue.
If they added a diving/swimming facility to this plan, I might agree with them.
Traveling less sounds good, but this one comment wasn't:
"87 percent of Americans who have kids between 8 and 16 years old invest 82 percent more into their kid’s sports than into their retirement portfolios."
If it cost $97 million to develop how much are they going to charge to use the fields and how long until there is a positive return
The aquatic center I think is much needed.
Awesome, love it. It will encourage residents to improve their lives quality. 👍
I think it's much needed...I just hate the idea of anything bringing more traffic 🙈
We are definitely in need of another indoor pool facility.
Very interest since I'm in real estate. Another great industry to add to our diverse business Community
My kids don't do any sports, so that aspect of it is interesting to me, but won't really impact me personally. However, I am interested in the Aquatic Center. The map shows an indoor pool and a "water park." If it's just a splash park like the one in Germantown, again, I'll have no need for it. But Frederick definitely needs more public outdoor pools. And I like that they have 5k loops planned throughout the area as well.
I hate to sound cynical but at a time when more and more Americans are getting less and less active - including kids - I can't imagine how there is possibly a need for an additional 7 soccer fields. I live in a planned community (Urbana) designed, essentially, for family rearing and we have a district park with 3 soccer fields and 2 ball fields and they're empty 95% of the time.
Wish I could've gone to see this presentation. Have been told plan includes sufficient trails/paths to run 5K races.
Needs to be a public-private partnership or the price is steep for a city this size. Must also serve kids of all socio-economic backgrounds to adequately serve needs of community. Planning of surrounding development and supporting infrastructure is a big consideration. In essence - devil is in the details.
That's good news- I think drawing the kids in that particular neighborhood is a huge priority.
I would like to see tax money going to the more vulnerable or needy. This funds fields for people from out of town to help restaurants and hotels make money. Let's try and be the best small town we can be instead of infinite growth
Online registration for Rick's Run closes in one month. Don't miss out on your guaranteed Rick's Run running hat by waiting to register on race day. Trail newbies, don't be intimidated by the dirt paths. There's a certain serenity when you're surrounded by nature. Join us September 17th at the beautiful Greenbrier State Park to find out for yourself. Bring your whole family and enjoy the lake when your legs say enough. www.rickstrailrun.com... See MoreSee Less
Be sure to click the correct event (5.22 vs Ultra Challenge) on the upper left of the screen. Entrants who were entered manually after signing up at the expo will not receive a confirmation - that's just how UltraSignup works.
Yikes, I just committed myself for the 5.22 mile run!
Join the OHS Sports Boosters for a fun, color filled run over the challenging hills of Spring Ridge on September 17th, 2017 at 3 PM. You could run the Rick O'Donnell 5.22 Trail Run in the morning and top off your day with a color filled run in the afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less
Oakdale Athletic Boosters welcome you to join us as we run, walk, and jog while raising funds for our school! This fun run/walk is open to EVERYONE in the community and we hope to see you there! The M...
The Frederick Steeplechasers have been bringing the Market Street Mile to Frederick for 33 years. This family-friendly race leads you down Market Street into the heart of historic downtown Frederick. ...
A Big Ole' Steeps Shout Out is deserved by Rollin' Dirty I and II! Proud to be a Steep and see them step out of their comfort zones to tackle the very technical trails of Ragnar WV - tough in daylight, even tougher in darkness with little sleep. Good job guys! ... See MoreSee Less
Hoping for some feedback.. Going down the stairs this morning, I noticed a slight popping just above my right heel. There is no pain...just feels as if the tendon is catching then releasing...making it kind of pop. Walking and running feel totally normal...but going down the stairs or squatting and standing back up will make it pop. I have no idea what this is or if this is something I need to worry about. Obviously I want to head off any major issues...any ideas? ... See MoreSee Less
I have had the exact symptom you are speaking of! Curious what feedback ya get!!
I've had a strange popping just like that higher up in my calf (not in my heel, but more like lower calf/high ankle), and found it was just a result of really, really tight calves and feet. Lots and lots of stretching and foam rolling made it go away and it never blossomed into anything further. Maybe try rolling out your lower legs/bottoms of your feet if you can?
I think if there's no pain, there's nothing to worry about. I have a symphony of pops, grinds and crackles. But of course I'm a bit older than you. 🙂 (Even if there was pain, I'd counsel not to worry for some period, maybe several weeks)
Thanks...it seems to have disappeared for now after a good rolling/stretching session.
I've experienced that once in a while. Agree with Lou King. Without pain there's nothing to worry about.
Free (lightly used) Altra Torin 2.5 size 10 Women's, if interested. I've had several pairs of Altra Torin shoes before, but this run must have been small (I think they're closer to a 9/9.5).
I've only run about 5-7 miles in these, but it would be a mistake to try to run more (and I stupidly bought them from a place with a no returns policy.) Figured I'd see if anyone here was interested before donating them (or if anyone has suggested places to donate gently used shoes, I'd love to hear them!) ... See MoreSee Less
I would be interested in trying them. I wear a 9 in street shoes and 9.5 in running shoes, but have not worn altras. I have been experimenting since asics has been messing with the nimbus😫
If I can wear them I would happily give you some $$
I'll take them if they're still available ...my fave shoe and my size!
ONLY THREE Marine Corps Marathon guaranteed spots left! We have three guaranteed spots for MCM left for FIRST TIME MARATHONERS that are current Steeps members. You still have to pay the regular registration fee but it is a guaranteed spot. Do not delay if you want to do this comment below. You must register by August 16. If we do not fill these three remaining entries with FIRST TIME MARATHONERS we can open it up to anybody who is a registered member of the club. ... See MoreSee Less
Hey Runners! If you are still looking for a Marine Corps Marathon bib Support Our Soldiers Freedom, Inc. still has charity bibs available with a super low fundraising goal! All proceeds go towards providing assistance to veterans. ... See MoreSee Less
Registered this evening! From Central PA love running thought this would be a good way to meet some new running friends! Looking for more info on Marathon Training plans... I will be participating in the Pittsburgh Marathon for my second time this year #steelcity ... See MoreSee Less
This has happened to me before as well. A couple of things that I have done that have worked include uninstalling the app and then installing it again and restarting my phone. Did you add your device back to Garmin Connect? If so did it sync?
It can see the 4 digit code but when it tries to add it back in, it times out. UGH! 🙁
Hmm... never had that issue. Hope you get it figured out 🙂
Thanks! I uninstalled the app. Seems that they pushed an upgrade since the last time I synced and it's messing with a LOT of people!!! 🙁
Try connecting the Garmin via your computer, to see if there's a software update that needs to be pushed to the watch. Lately, I've had to be sure both Connect is up and the watch is unlocked in order to get the two to sync.
Hi! Thanks! I have never connect my Garmin to a computer! I'll try that tonight!
I had this problem for a month or so. Very frustrating. Always had to reboot the watch and phone, but now it seems to be working better.
This has happened to me and I can't remember the fix but I do remember calling Garmin. They were very helpful. Also if there's too much stuff on my watch it won't sync
A friend of mine is unable to run the marine corp marathon this year and would like to transfer her entry. The entry fee was $166 and the transfer cost is $50. She would take the best offer! Let me know if you are interested and I can give you her contact information! ... See MoreSee Less
The half and full groups are great for longer group runs, and it's totally ok if you can't make all the runs or don't have a specific goal race. Both groups are free to sign up for paid Steeps members, and both groups run Tues PM and Saturday AMs (usually). The Mon/Wed group is great, too, to run around town! And seconding David's mention of the trail group as well. We don't have regularly scheduled trail runs but you can usually find a group going out most weekends and scattered throughout the week. Welcome to the Steeps!
Welcome to the group, Mary!
Thanks for the info and warm welcome. I joined the group (paid). I look forward to running with the group soon. I'd love a long run on the trail or in town this weekend. I've been on the C&0 and hope the group gets out there soon.
Folks, registration fees go up on August 1st. Register now and beat the price increase! Even if you've never run trails before, come out and support the FSRC Scholarship Fund! (We're in need of volunteers too-sign up using the same link below.) #fsrc ... See MoreSee Less
The Rick O'Donnell 5.22 Mile Trail Run and 8-hour Ultra Challenge, held in beautiful Greenbrier State Park, Boonsboro, MD, is ideal for your first trail race, timed event or ultra-distance goal. The...
The Frederick Steeplechasers have been bringing the Market Street Mile to Frederick for 33 years. This family-friendly race leads you down Market Street into the heart of historic downtown Frederick. ...
We're only 10 days away -- AUGUST 17th -- Pricing goes up -- last day for early bird rates -- Last day to order MSM tee shirts -- Drawing for a $30 gift card to LaPaz Mexican Restaurant for all early bird registrants Visit www.frederickmarketstreetmile.com to register ... See MoreSee Less
Dan Cardenas on FSRC Trail Steeps - Dan is my captain
FSRC Trail Steeps = Dan Cardenas, Rachel Huffman Ridgway, Lindsey Weaver, Nicole Davis, Christopher Fenton, Rylee Schwee, David Miller, Craig Combs
Also, Christine and Dan and Amy and I have all coordinated the "saving" of spaces when we get up to the site on Thursday, so we'll all be in one large area about half down the top side of the runway.
Me! Onward, Beaches team captain is Amy Weed and we have a couple other steeps! Susan Hinegardner and Riley Hinegardner.
I'll be there with a Team RWB team. I know just one of my team members so I may end up at a Steep's site like a lost pup. Lol!
Your always welcome Tracy
Me. I'm running with Robert and Christine. I have no idea which team I'm officially on.
Me, on Christine Stafford's team
Not running this, but we have a place where this race is happening...there is a water park at the campground that offers $5 entry for 4-6 pm on Sunday. The water is always quite cool and refreshing after running on that mountain. Good plan too if you have family along. Good luck everyone!!
I thought it was better than last year's course. Thank you!
Loved it! Perfect blend of rolling hills
Loved the course. First year running it and I would do it again
Loved it! Thank you Harriet. Also thank you to Mark Lawrence and all the volunteers!
Gotta love a downhill finish. Thank you - it was great!
This was a great course and I liked it better than last year's course.
It was a great course. The volunteers were awesome. The whole experience was awesome. And I really liked the cold, wet towels at the finish 🙂
A veteran MCRRCer, but first-time FSRC WDFer, commented on the great organization of the event. It was for the volunteers, too. In other words, great RDing, Harriet!
much much better course even tho i only helped near John Godinet's station
I loved it!
Great race, well organized, well supported! Spectacular weather. Will do it again next year.
I loved the new route
Loved it too!
Loved the course today!
loved the course! the friend that I brought along said it was one of the best 5Ks she's ever participated in!
Liked the course very much even if all I could do was walk it..Good luck with your surgery
I really liked this route. Thank you Harriet and Lou for all your hard work. This is the best 5K!
First time running it, and it was good.
My first time running this race so I can't compare to previous courses but I liked it a lot!
Thank you Harriet, Lou, Heidi, Syble, Nikki, and all of the volunteers! This is always one of my favorite races. The supportive atmosphere of the training group adds to the experience. It's so much fun seeing everyone race morning.
When I finished I said to my daughter Elizabeth McKee how I liked it much better!
*5k race series update* The last race in the FSRC 5k series is Krumpe's Donut Alley Ralley this Friday, 8/11 in Hagerstown. A link to race sign up and more info posted in the comments below. More details on this years 5k race series can be found on our competition page: ... See MoreSee Less
The Steeplechasers has an annual Grand Prix series made up of the FSRC races as well as other races in the local area, and hosts the Summer Decathlon track series. Results of these series are posted o...
I am outraged!
Oh, wait, no I'm not. Thanks for all you do, Lou. 🙂
I rebooted the server -- not sure what was going wrong. Would have to do some forensic analysis, but may not find any information with that. In any case, scoretility and steeplechasers.org both seem to be working at the moment.
Once you save the route, copy the web address and paste it.
If you are talking about opening up the same route that you created in MapMyRun in the MapMyRun App, then I think you can just use the Send to Phone button/link on the Web site. Then, when you open up the MapMyRun App, you should be able to see and access the route.
Has anyone tried exporting the route and importing it into RunGo? I wanted to try out the audio directions to see how that works. I used mapmyrun for the Middletown 11 last week, and hate taking out my phone all the time.
My daughters and I would like to thank you for another fantastic Women's Distance Festival 5K! This is our very favorite 5K! Today, my youngest, Jacey fell on the course. So many women offered kindness and encouragement to her. We are grateful. This event is always so well-organized. I know the hard work that goes into it. Thank you very much! The Schaffer Girls ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Kim, and I hope Jacey's spill was minor. It was great to see you three out there again this year. Congratulations on your age group placements!
I should have clarified...Jacey is fine, a scraped elbow. (Perhaps not wise to run in brand new shoes.)
I 💜 how runners take care of one another!
Thanks for the thanks 😀👍🏻 indeed, Harriet does a fantastic job of pulling everything together!!! This is my third year volunteering and I always have fun, love being part of something that brings joy to so many. Looking forward to next year.
Good evening, everyone! Results are up for today's Women's Distance Festival 5K. This was a Grant Prix race, so Grand Prix series standings have been updated accordingly.
It's already been said numerous times today, but I have to give a huge shoutout to all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make today such a great event. I think this race is definitely the most fun 5K of the year! It's so much fun to see so many great people out on the course either running or volunteering, and I tremendously appreciate all of the encouragement I received while I was running! You guys are THE BEST EVER. Even though 5Ks in August are hard and painful, I think I found myself grinning the entire time! 😀
Women Distance Running festival today: What a great race. Thanks Harriet Langlois and all organizers for organizing this race. It is uplifting to see so many women participating in it, many of whom are their first race. Here are few shots at results ceremony ... See MoreSee Less
Good afternoon, everyone! Results are in from Wednesday's Summer Decathlon 1 Mile, the final event in this year's Decathlon series. I also have results available from the 20 minute timed run. Congratulations to all participants, and a huge thank-you to Tim O'Keefe and all of the other volunteers for putting together another year of great events!
Both the Marathon and Half marathon training groups will be running Sunday. How long you looking for?
Trail is running too.
Marathon training 14
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 7:30am, Frederick Keys Stadium Upper Parking Lot
SMT Frederick Keys 14 Turn by Turn
LEFT on Stadium Dr. (to end)
(.3 miles) RIGHT onto New Design Rd.
(3.6) RIGHT onto English Muffin Way
(4.1) RIGHT from Circle on Ballenger Creek Pike
(5.9) RIGHT onto Crestwood Blvd.
(6.9) LEFT onto New Design Rd.
(7.6) LEFT on Stadium Dr.
(8.1) LEFT on Market St.
(8.6) RIGHT onto Carroll Creek Path (to end)
(9.2) RIGHT onto Patrick St.
(10) LEFT onto Monocacy Blvd.
(11.4) LEFT onto Church St.
(13.1) LEFT onto Market St.
(13.7) RIGHT onto Stadium Dr. (back to start)
If anyone needs extra miles bf marathon group meets - I'd be able to join you.
This is terrible Christine. I'm so sorry.
And yes fellow runners, this is why we have to be so careful out there. ❤️
This is a fellow Frederick residents mother...my dear friend. This years frederick half was her first long distance race. Please think of her in this difficult time. You will probably see her running around town the next couple of months to train for her first marathon!
Ok I know there is a group run Sunday, but Sunday's I have church and wouldn't be back in time. Anyone free tomorrow that's not doing the WDF or volunteering, I would love some company. I'm about a 12-13 marathon pace. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to the Steeps, Rob! If you're looking for trail running, check out the FSRC Trail Runners page as well as this one. (A group of us are running at Little Bennett on Sunday AM if you'd like to join; distance very much TBD, all paces welcome.)
Welcome!! Hope to meet you out on the trails in the near future.
I wish I could join Sunday but I'm a restaurant manager so my hours are all over the place lol, I'll definitely join up on some runs soon!
Good morning Steeps....the post you have been waiting for is finally here...details about the End of the Summer Picnic....YAY!!
The Social Committee has a fun filled day for the group planned on Saturday, August 26th from 12:00 - 6:00 at Utica Park in Frederick. For more details about the annual picnic AND to RSVP please visit: evite.me/5Mz6y87Evm
Frederick Women's Distance Festival participants (volunteers & spectators too!) can register on-site for the Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run at a discount this Saturday. Stop by the Spook Hill sponsor table to register (check or credit card) and walk away with a special Spook Hill thank you gift! As a reminder, Spook Hill is an FSRC Grand Prix event. www.spookhill4mile.org #runspookhill #mdwine #fsrc ... See MoreSee Less
Check out the swag for Rick's Run on September 17th. The hat is included with your registration. The hoodie can be purchased for just $20 on the Rick's Run registration site. Order the hoodie soon because we have a limited number to offer. Proceeds go to the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club Memorial Scholarship. Five scholarships were awarded this year to well deserving Frederick County athletes who showed commitment, perseverance, and character. Thank you for supporting our future through your participation in Rick's Run.
Thank you Suzanne Mullin Koppanen for bringing this to my attention. This looks like a great event for anybody who loves to run because we all have injury downtime at some point or another. It's put on by the hospital so I'm assuming it's not a sales job but if someone has more information on this, please post below. Get Back to Running Seminar
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Hi Steeplechasers! Was wondering if anybody would be interested in running the Ragnar D.C. Relay Sept 22-23? Need 1 (or possibly 2) to fill our 6-person team. Each team member will be running between 27-30 miles during the 2-day event. Let me know if interested as soon as possible. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
Run those 5...5 feel-good, comfortable miles. No need to run hard. Heck, you probably walk at least half that doing day to day errands 😉
I have over 100 so I can give you a few miles....LOL But seriously, if you choose to run today make it an easy run, especially if you are planning on doing tempo tomorrow. You don't want to do back-to-back effort days.
The ladies are unanimous, looks like I will run like a girl
Run Carl Run!
Run today rest tomorrow
I was in a sort of similar situation, but I needed 7.5 miles. I am in no rush to 100 especially with a grueling ragnar coming up next weekend. Hope you got the 100 though
Before egging you on to run, a little context would be helpful. For instance, what's your mileage been like over the last 6 weeks, and what do you have coming up on the agenda. Maybe the most important question to ask yourself is this "Is what I'm doing right now going to get me to the start line healthy?"
Run that shit
Run the 5. You won't derail your running endeavors by running 5 miles.
Remember that the weekdays on our training plan are flexible. You pick which 3 weekdays you want to run. We do suggest resting the day before our long run if possible but that's it.
This allows for "real life" and rest when your body needs it.
Hope you ran if you felt good.
Thanks for all of your encouragement. I just finished 5.02 miles at 10:18 PM. That is 100.09 miles for the month and 7 months in a row over 100
I'm still looking for a few volunteers for the Women's Distance Festival on Saturday, August 5th. The Steeps men have a long-standing tradition of supporting this race, and we always appreciate the help of our female members who are not planning to run that morning.
We need a couple people to direct arriving vehicles, one more person to help with race-day registration, three more course marshals, and two food-table attendants. Actually, the parking attendants and race-day registration volunteer can still run the race, as their duties will complete before the race begins.
If you can help out, you can either comment here, or go signup at our online volunteer tracking system using the link: signup.com/go/UAuZpj
what time do you need to be there to help with registration ,I may want to run also
just signed up!
I can help. I just need to be able to pick my daughter up after the 1k. Don't know if timing would be an issue with that
I can do race registration. I'm not run. Then can help out with food.
I am doing race set up. I could do more after but I am not sure what race set up id
Karen Mansor and Linda Petronchak are you helping?
I'm running with my daughters, but if there is something we can do before the 5K, we are happy to help.
OK - I just found out that the group that had signed up to do one of the water stops in Clover Hill has backed out. We've got five openings there. Signup for these and the other openings is at: signup.com/go/UAuZpj
Effie Nom, you up for this,
I can't go I am teaching spin at 8 am...conflict!!
I'm doing the shirts!!!!!!
I don't have to run. I can help wherever after packet pickup.
Hi! I can help with food pickup / management if you still need it!
What do you need help with? I'm not running. Jennifer Lange you wanna volunteer with me?
Thanks everyone!! There are two spots left: A course marshal in Clover Hill and someone to direct traffic/parking at FCC. Use the link in the above post to sign up if you can help with either of these.
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Question for the ladies out there who spend most of your days on your feet: what kind of day-to-day shoes do you wear? Ideally, I'm looking for something semi-professionalish looking, but a more casual style or sneaker is also fine. ... See MoreSee Less
Toms. I have Clarks brand of casual shoes as well. Skechers make great comfy shoes.
Rockport makes some really comfy "standing around all day " shoes for men. I'd look around their womens section.
In my hospital and clinic days I wore Clarks. Now that I have a little more income I tend to like Aetrex when I can't wear running shoes.
Thank you for the suggestions, folks! Appreciate it!
Danskos, all day long if I'm at work. Oofo slides if I'm at home.
Skeechers!! Have a dozen pairs of them- different styles and colors.
I wear hoka at work on my feet and movin all day 12 hours
Aisics and Danskos at the hospital or Merriels
Cole Haan Nike Air
Tieks- best flats ever invented
I require very comfortable and functional shoes due to foot issues. I live in my dansko clogs. I think they look great with dresses, skirts and trousers!
CROCS! They have some models that are actually stylish and they are REALLY comfortable for people who stand on their feet all day. I paid a pretty penny for Danskos before my Crocs and they did not work for me.
I have some nerve damage in my feet, called Morton's Neuroma. When I have flare-ups, Crocs are my go-to shoe.
Thank you everyone for your well wishes. I was very touched to receive your card today. I am happy to share that my surgery went without complications and I am now home from the hospital, with almost no pain at all. The staff at Johns Hopkins is truly amazing and we are lucky to live so close to such a spectacular provider. I walked two miles today and I'll be back on the roads in no time (and maybe rocky trails a little later on). ... See MoreSee Less