Masters Runners: Deadline Approaching…Like NOW

Fellow Amazing Masters Runners: If you have been considering competing in the 2013 USA Track and Field Nationals Indoor Championships, which are to be held practically NEXT DOOR on the fab track in Landover, MD, the deadline for online registration is this evening, before dinner. 8 pm.

There is late registration which will be an option until the 27th of February, but that will set you back an additional $50.

What do you get when two runners converse during a 10.5 mile run?

Answer: Planning for a 21 mile run!

After much deliberation, Rachel and I have decided to conquer the Rock Creek—Capital Crescent loop (approximately 21 miles) during the regular Sunday Long Run this Sunday, Feb 24th. The loop goes through Rock Creek park, Georgetown Branch Trail, and Capital Crescent Trail (back to Georgetown). We would love to have fellow WRC’ers join in with us!

See you on Sunday!

George’s Very Vigorous Birthday

WRC’s namesake, George, is pretty much booked for the entire weekend, especially given all that’s happening with the club. On Saturday at 8 AM, he’s leading the 2013 Board Members on a trail run through Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, the site of the very fun Spin in the Woods (XC) 8K which is held in April. Then around 9 AM, George will trade in his unforgiving minutes on a stopwatch for minutes written with a space pen, as he attends the kickoff board meeting, while being graciously hosted by WRC’s VP, Carla, at her home in McLean, VA.

Paperwork finally in order, George will hardly have time for a disco nap before pursuing an ambitious Sunday tricorne:

One can only sympathize with the guy, if good old George doesn’t feel very much like pushing product (e.g. mattresses, appliances, late model cars, cupcakes) on Monday’s observance of his birthday, and opts instead to take an ice bath and a day off.

No Snow Sunday in Washington DC

A great group showed up for a sunny Sunday run.  We knew our friends to the north were getting their cardio in with snow shoveling repeats…but we broke a nice sweat and thought about sunblock.