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#1 Rick Lovett

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:22 PM

We will again do the popular Saturday Mornings on the Grass workouts during the cross-country season. Friday track will continue to be on, for those who want to remain at Duniway or whose schedules don't permit Saturday morning workouts.

Here is the present schedule. NOTE: it is subject to change, so please check this page as each run approaches.

All start times are warmed up and ready for strides.

Nov 17-- Mary S. Young, 9 am. Meet in "upper" gravel parking lot.
Nov 24--RACE, Seattle. Not many of us will be going, however, so there will be Saturday Morning on the Grass, if desired. Westmoreland. 9 am. Meet on west side of the pond.
Dec. 1--TBD, but probably Wilshire, 9 am
Dec. 8--USATF Nationals, Spokane

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Posted 02 September 2018 - 09:43 PM

I know it’s in Vancouver, but you really ought to consider the Ft. Vancouver area. The U.S. National Cross Country Championships were held there a couple times. There is an expansive grassy area that could easily accommodate a 2000m+ loop. Plenty of parking. Easily runnable with good inclines & declines.

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 02:46 PM

I know it’s in Vancouver, but you really ought to consider the Ft. Vancouver area. The U.S. National Cross Country Championships were held there a couple times. There is an expansive grassy area that could easily accommodate a 2000m+ loop. Plenty of parking. Easily runnable with good inclines & declines.


It is indeed a good location and accessible enough on a Saturday. (Easier than Pier Park for most of us.) That said, we have four courses to preview in five weeks, and I want to do Sellwood on the extra week. Also, IIRC, we discussed this last year and didn't do it because Fort Vancouver is a National Park, and might need special permission.

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 07:02 PM

Rick - this is exciting! Does the 9am start time mean 9am already warmed up?

 

I don't think I can make the first week but will plan on the other Saturdays!

 

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:14 AM

These are always great workouts for XC prep.  Thanks for putting together, Rick!



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Posted 07 September 2018 - 05:29 AM

Thanks Rick! Been looking forward to This for some time now. This topic might be worth a Facebook post on the team page. Maybe even a calendar event? Also, I'm in for Sept 8th.

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

Times are warmed up and ready for strides.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 05:58 PM

We had near perfect conditions at Fernhill. However, only the most hardcore xc enthusiasts came for the first Saturday session. Hopefully we can get a better turnout at Sellwood.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:24 PM

I agree with Steve. Hint, hint, show up folks!

Attendance was four

 

me

Steve

Lyndy (36 weeks pregnant!)

Val

Next week is at Sellwood. I walked the course on Sunday, and it looks good.



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:59 AM

Hi Rick, what will the workout be like this week? A continuous fartlek type of thing? I'm pretty early in my season, and so I'm trying to gauge how well this will fit in with my training.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:34 PM

Hi Rick, what will the workout be like this week? A continuous fartlek type of thing? I'm pretty early in my season, and so I'm trying to gauge how well this will fit in with my training.


These will be tempo repeats on a slightly longer than 2K loop, with a break midway through, and recoveries of 0.3 or so between loops. Effort is up to you. Sorry to be slow seeing this and replying.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 01:12 PM

We had 13 this week.

 

me

Dan

Dan

Tom

Steve

Corinna

Susan

Josh

Tom

Val (10)

Caitlin

Chelsae

Shannon



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 04:50 PM

We had 9 this morning. Not bad with six regulars either out of town or racing. I also collected a BUNCH of shoes. Spread the word that I'll be there to collect them again at the race, next week.

me
Daniel (welcome!)
Dan
Raghav
Joanna
Josie
Tom
Chelsea
Theresa

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 01:55 PM

For the fourth Saturday Morning on the Grass workout, at Mary S. Young, we had 13

Sarah (helping to set up)
Me
Dan
Dan
Chris
Joanna
Val
Lauren
Tom
Janne
Steve
Josie
Corinna

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 01:58 PM

For the fifth Saturday Morning on the Grass, we had six.

me
Chris (supporting)
Janne
Val
Dan
Josie




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