Monday, April 23, 2018

Racing Dual: Pike's Peek 10K and New Jersey Marathon Relay

April 29, 2018 will be an active day for representatives of Coach Kiprunning.

Wilson Komen will be participating in the Pike's Peek 10K, while I will be running as a member of a relay team for the New Jersey Marathon Relay.

Our team name: The Shooter McGavins.
We've written about the New Jersey Marathon before.  It's a great race--moderately sized and pancake flat.  The weather can swing either way fairly dramatically, but for the most part, the temperatures are perfect for long distance running.

I suppose you might be wondering why our relay team took its name from the worst sports villain in all of movie history.  I honestly can't say.  The naming duties fell to me, and I am notoriously bad at naming things.  (This might be why I do not have children.)

Beyond that, we will be at the shore, home of lobsters.

Also, there's the fact that, at one point in the past, when I was having a little trouble putting together solid marathon training, I told my wife that I was just like Shooter McGavin: I couldn't get my hands on a jacket.


via GIPHY

Outside of those things, there isn't much of a connection. We're nice people.

Keep up with this blog for updates throughout this exciting week!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 Food from the Bar Campaign Kickoff

Coach Kiprunning was honored to be a part of the Food from the Bar Campaign Kickoff for the third consecutive year.

This year's event marked the tenth anniversary of the campaign.  To date, Food from the Bar has helped supply approximately 3.5 million meals for food insecure populations in the DC region.

Food from the Bar pamphlet with campaign facts and volunteer dates

The 2018 event was sponsored by DC Road Runners and the law offices of Koonz, McKenney.

You can read more about the campaign and about the Capital Area Food Bank on the event's official website.

We've added a modest photo album from Thursday's event on the Coach Kiprunning Facebook page.  We welcome you to share and tag the album as much as you would like.

Thank you again to the event organizers for inviting us to be involved with this excellent initiative.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Coach Kiprunning Is Supporting the 2018 Food from the Bar Campaign Kickoff

For the third year in a row, Coach Kiprunning has been invited to be a part of the Food from the Bar Campaign Kickoff, sponsored by the Women's Bar Association, the Capital Area Food Bank, and DC Road Runners.

This year's event is being held this coming Thursday, April 19, at Buffalo Billiards in Dupont Circle.

We've shared the official Facebook event invite on the Coach Kiprunning Facebook page, and we welcome all of you to join us on Thursday.  This event provides vital resources for food insecure populations in Washington, DC, and we are honored to have the opportunity to support this excellent cause.

We hope to see you on Thursday.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Cherry Photoblogging

This past Sunday's Cherry Blossom Ten Miler was an excellent event all around.  Wilson Komen, as he has written before, routinely competes in this event, and 2018 was no exception.  Coach Komen, now a masters runner, is eyeing a major marathon performance later this year.  The Cherry Blossom Ten Miler served as an excellent training run for him, while also providing him with excellent photo opportunities!

Wilson Komen and Meb Keflezighi at the Washington Monument
Wilson Komen (right) with Meb Keflezighi

Wilson Komen and elite runners
Wilson Komen (second from right) with elite runners

finish line at the 2018 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler
Finishers at the 2018 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

the Washington Monument
It was a clear, crisp day

2018 cherry blossom tree
And a beautiful day, as well

Joseph P. Fisher with Meb Keflezighi
Joseph P. Fisher (right) with Meb Keflezighi

Feel free to view more photos from Sunday's race on the Coach Kiprunning Facebook page.

Also, smile.  It's finally getting warm, DC!

Monday, April 9, 2018

2018 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler Photos

We had a great time at yesterday's Cherry Blossom Ten Miler.  The race, as always, was beautiful.  The weather, though a little cold, was still well above average, and the clear skies made for a gorgeous run through Washington, DC's famous Cherry Blossom trees in peak bloom.

cherry blossom trees on the Potomac River

cherry blossom trees on the tidal basin

cherry blossom trees at the MLK Memorial

We have compiled a large photo album on the Coach Kiprunning Facebook page. We encourage you to view more photos there--and, of course, to tag yourself!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Kiprunning Sports Club in the 2018 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

The Kiprunning Sports Club will be participating in this year's Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run on Sunday, April 8 in downtown Washington, DC.  We look forward to running with you on what we hope is a great spring day.

Cherry Blossom Trees

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Test Driving the New Theme

Hi!

Look at our new theme!  It's new!

Everything is where it was, but just about everything is a different color.  We like it.  We hope you like it!

Right now, we're just testing things out, because--guess what!--the backend HTML changes whenever the theme is changed, which leads to wonderful surprises!

This post is meant mostly to ensure that we have addressed all of those surprises so that they will disappear for good.

In the meantime, get out there.  Run!  It's a beautiful day.