Hey runner friends!
The next WRC long run is this Sunday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown. We’ll have three pace groups of 7:00/7:30, 8:00/8:30, and 10:00/10:30 min/mile. Distances will vary as many folks are recovering from fall marathons, but most of our runs are out and back so it’s easy to add on or cut back.
Afterwards, we’ll meet at Dean & Deluca for coffee/carbs/conversation.
If you need inspiration to come out and meet us, check out our fun group at happy hour on Thursday
Hey runners! We are long overdue for a happy hour but that changes next Thursday – read on for details!
WRC Fall Happy Hour
Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Irish Whiskey – 1207 19th Street NW Washington, DC
Hope to see you there!
Last Sunday, WRC runners Julia Taylor and John Kendra ran the New York City Marathon and, true to form, ran great!
Julia, who is in the middle of her training cycle for the California International Marathon, ran a 3:52:13 – awesome! We can’t wait to see how she does at CIM.
John ran 3:02:57, a Boston Marathon-qualifying time.
We’re incredibly proud of both of you and your superb performances in New York. We’ll see you when you’re back to running after a well-deserved break!
Marathon season is in full swing with Marine Corps Marathon last weekend and the New York City Marathon this weekend! Best of luck to Julia Taylor and John Kendrick this weekend. Both have been incredibly dedicated to their training and we can’t wait to see all that hard work pay off.
Congrats to Mark Lee, Nathan Hauke, and Mike Sanders for their excellent efforts at Marine Corps Marathon! Mark ran 3:40, Nathan a 3:50:07, and Mike edging the 3 hour mark with a 2:59:58. Now, take some quality recovery time and we’ll see you back out at a run sometime soon!
For anyone running a marathon this fall, we’d love to see race reports! Send them our way if you’re interested in posting on the WRC website and Facebook page.
Sunday Distance Run for 11/1
Our next Sunday Distance Run is scheduled for Sunday, November 1 at 8:00 a.m. in front of the CB2 Store in Georgetown. Parking is free on Sunday. Because it’s the first day of the month, we’ll take our First Sunday photo!
We’ll have groups running anywhere from 8-20 miles at 7:00-7:30 min/mile pace, 8:00-8:30 min/mile pace, and 10:00-10:30 min/mile pace. Most of our runs are out and back, so you can easily add on or cut back depending on your weekly requirements.
Afterwards, we’ll meet at Dean and Deluca for coffee, carbs, and conversation.
DON’T FORGET: The clock falls back one hour this weekend, meaning an extra hour of sleep and an even better run (or, more time celebrating Halloween).
Marine Corps Marathon weekend is quickly approaching and it’s one of the most exciting weekends in DC, especially for the runners! I ran past the Iwo Jima memorial yesterday and saw the mile markers ready to be placed throughout the city. Although I’m not running it this year, it still gave me butterflies!
As you can imagine, there will be many road closures this weekend and as such, WRC will not be hosting a Sunday Long Run. We’ll meet back next weekend on November 1.
However, be sure to go out and cheer for our runners as they put their months of hard work to use at MCM! Nathan, Mark, and Mike are running it, along with Walter from Florida who joined us for our happy hour back in June. We’re proud of you and know you’ll do amazing! Have fun out there, runners!
The next Sunday Distance Run for WRC is on Sunday, September 27 at 8:00 a.m. We’ll meet in front of the CB2 store in Georgetown.
Every week, we have three pace groups – 7:00-7:30 min/mile, 8:00-8:30 min/mile, and 10:00-10:30 min/mile – all running between 8 and 20 miles.
There will definitely be a group running 22 miles at 8:00/8:30 pace on the Capital Crescent/Beach Drive loop. Most of our runs have out-and-back options, so if you’re looking to run less (or more) you can always add on or cut back regardless of the pace group!
After the run, we’ll gather at Dean & Deluca for coffee and carbs
See you there!
Local track group, the Cardozo Crawlers, are hosting an eight mile trail run in Rock Creek Park on Saturday, September 12 at 7:00 a.m. The run starts at Picnic Area #6 (parking lot is just north of Military Road NW – see MAP) and heading up the Valley Trail to the Western Ridge.
All are welcome! Pace will be conversational and the company will be top-notch
For more information and to RSVP, click here.