Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Running, Racing, Hugging, Smiling: 2017 Masters Women 100 Meter Track Championships

By now, we're fairly certain that you have heard about Julia Hawkins, who just ran a 40.12 in the Masters Women 80-100+ 100 Meter USA Track & Field outdoor championships this past Saturday. If you haven't heard about this, watch USATF's video below.  Hawkins, by the way, apparently started her running career at age 100, so it really is never too late, you know.

Also, that's Christel Donley (82) in the lead.

Even if you have already heard about this, and even if you have watched the video, watch it again. The whole thing, especially the hug at the end, really is the best thing.

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Coach Kiprunning LinkedIn Links

Social networking never stops.  And so it is with that never-ending end in mind that we have begun building a LinkedIn profile for Coach Kiprunning.  We invite you, via the link in the previous sentence, the marginal icon link on this blog, or the permanent footer link on the Coach Kiprunning website, to connect with us on LinkedIn.  We'll be thrilled to be in your network.

As with all social media work, our LinkedIn profile is still very much in progress.  Nevertheless, we will be happy to interact with you over there as well.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Now Open: The Klingle Valley Trail

Saturday, June 24, 2017 saw the opening of the Klingle Valley Trail in Northwest Washington, DC. The conversion of this former commuter artery into its present state has been a long and controversial one that stretches back to 1991.  WAMU offers a fairly comprehensive overview of the various jurisdictional tensions that have surrounded this small stretch of land.

For runners, walkers, and cyclists, the completion of this trail project will (just about) seamlessly connect the Rock Creek Trail along Beach Drive with the trails at the Tregaron Conservancy, which remains one of Washington's best lesser known attractions.  Run there when you can!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Coach Kiprunning--Personal Coaching to Help You Reach Your Performance Goals

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It is truly difficult to believe that we are rapidly approaching the middle of the summer.  Amazingly, the fall racing season is just around the corner.

If you have racing plans for any distance, we encourage you train with Coach Kiprunning.  Whether you are training to complete your first 5K or are a seasoned marathon runner, Coach Wilson will help you work toward your racing goals.

Coach Komen offers in-person training for runners who are local to Washington, DC, as well as online training for runners who are spread across the globe.

Likewise, for runners who are looking for grab-and-run training schedules, Coach Wilson is able to offer customized training plans that athletes can implement at their own convenience.

Most crucially, Coach Komen is currently accepting experienced runners for membership in the Kiprunning Sports Club, which is sponsored by Under Armour.

If you have any questions about these coaching services, you can contact Wilson using the automated form on his website.  He will gladly receive your inquiries.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 2017 Kiprunning Sports Club Saturday Long Run Update

As usual, the summer weather in Washington, DC is getting hot and humid.

Therefore, to keep safety concerns at the forefront of our workouts, we are rolling back the start time of the Kiprunning Sports Club Saturday long run to 6:00 am.

I understand that this time is early.  However, starting at this time will ensure that we get the bulk of our weekly workouts in before the temperature rises to unhealthy levels.

As usual, we will continue to meet at Georgetown Running Company, which is located at 3401 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20007.

If you have questions about joining the Sports Club, please contact me.

Run steady, and run safely.

Coach Wilson

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

What Are Your Plans for 2017 Global Running Day?

June 7, 2017 is Global Running Day.  We here at Coach Kiprunning would like to know what your plans are for this day.  [Said in Joe's professor voice: "running" does not count as an answer.  Be more specific!  Use complete sentences!]

We'd love to hear from you.  Give us a sense of your plans down in the comments, or feel free to hit us up on Facebook and Twitter.

For my part, early tomorrow morning, I will complete my last Washington, DC run before a short trip to New Mexico, where I plan to do some additional running later this week--because, of course, when you are in Walter White's territory, you run.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Race Recap: 2017 Capitol Hill Classic

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Coach Wilson Komen (left) with former trainees after the 2017 Capitol Hill Classic 10K
After a short break, Wilson Komen returned to race the Capitol Hill Classic 10K.  It was a great day for running--cool, overcast, a flat fast course--and we at Coach Kiprunning had a great time.

We've put together a photo album on our Facebook page, and we welcome all of you to view it--and, of course, to like our Facebook page.

If this past Sunday's race is any indication, it is going to be a great summer.  We hope to see you out there.