Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Summer 2017 Kiprunning Sports Club Saturday Long Run Update

Given that we are on the brink of the hot DC summer weather, we will be moving back the start time of the weekly Kiprunning Sports Club Saturday long run in order to avoid the heat.

For the duration of the 2017 summer season, we will start our Saturday long runs at 7:00 a.m. We will continue to meet at Georgetown Running Company, which is located at 3401 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20007.

When the temperature begins to drop in the fall, we will adjust the start time back to 7:45 a.m.

Please contact me with any inquiries about Sports Club membership.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Congratulations to All DC-Area 2017 Boston Marathon Finishers

RunWashington has published an excellent list of the DC-area finishers of the 2017 Boston Marathon.
Full disclosure: I have the good fortune of knowing Raj Bhanot (pictured above), so that tweet represents the closest I have ever been to celebrity.

Coach Kiprunning congratulates every Boston Marathon finisher--but we also wish an emphatic, hometown word of congratulations to the many DMV finishers.  Great work on a hot day, everyone. Enjoy the accomplishment.  You've earned it.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Send Us Your Boston Marathon Thoughts

Well, it's official: it is less than one week until the running of the 2017 Boston Marathon.  Current weather predictions are suggesting an ideal day for racing, and we certainly hope that is the case.

In preparation for the big event, we welcome the opportunity to publish your good wishes/race strategies/positive energy for the good of everyone who is running.  We would be happy to do this in a variety of ways.  The easiest is for you to hit me up on Twitter.  Right after I hit publish on this post, I will Tweet it out to the universe.  If you reply to that tweet, or if you just tweet directly to me, I will catalog your thoughts, and then I will publish them here later this week.
Alternately, you can contact me directly at the email address listed in the right margin of this blog.

Finally, of course, you can post your thoughts directly to the Coach Kiprunning Facebook page.

Please know that none of this is a profit generating enterprise for us.  We simply want to help share some good running mojo for the Boston runners.  We welcome your assistance in this endeavor.

In the meantime, rest up, enjoy the taper, and eat well!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Coach Kiprunning at 2017 Food from the Bar Campaign

For the second year in a row, Coach Kiprunning was honored to be a part of the Capital Area Food Bank's Food from the Bar Campaign.  This year's event was held at Buffalo Billiards in Dupont Circle, and it received co-sponsorship from The Women's Bar Association and DC Road Runners, as well as support from Koonz, McKenney Law Firm and Thompson Coburn.

We have posted photos from the event in a dedicated album on our Facebook page.  We invite you to view them and to like our Facebook page as well. 

Once again, we are grateful to the organizers of this event for asking us to be a part of it, and we look forward to additional opportunities in the future.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Some Brief Notes from the Webmasterrunner

To start, I acknowledge that "webmasterrunner" is not a word.  I also acknowledge that "webmasterrunner" would probably be better spelled as "webmasterunner," but I digress before I've even begun.

I apologize that it has been somewhat quiet on our humble blog over the past few weeks.  I've been spending a good chunk of my time working on various aesthetic enhancements to the Coach Kiprunning website.  Since I'm still at the bottom of the learning curve, those kinds of things take me inordinately long periods of time to do.

After a solid weekend in front of the computer, it feels good to come back from The Matrix--just in time for good spring weather, no less!

Neo from The Matrix gif
Unfortunately, I do not look this handsome after coming back from The Matrix

So, some notes:

-Wilson Komen ran in this past Sunday's Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, enjoying a good run as he eases back into competitive racing with an eye on the masters division

Wilson Komen competing in the 2017 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler
Wilson with Some GRC and Capital Area Runners

-The Kiprunning Sports Club continues to meet at 7:45 am on Saturday morning for our weekly long runs.  Contact us if you are interested in running with us. 

-On this Thursday, Coach Kiprunning will once again be co-sponsoring the annual Food from the Bar Campaign.  This year's event will be held at Buffalo Billiards in Dupont Circle.  The event begins at 6:00 pm.  Please come join us.  You can register through the WBA website.

-And finally, humbly, I'm looking forward to my own return to competitive running.  After a strong finish to 2015, I had to attend to a variety of personal matters, and as a result, I took some time off.  The upside is that I've been able to assume the role of Coach Kiprunning webmaster, which has been a lot of fun.  Now, I am simply, as the opening to this blog post should suggest, appending the title "runner" to myself once again.

I plan to ease my way back into things at this year's New Jersey Marathon weekend, during which I will briskly jog the race's 5K run.  As I've written before, the New Jersey Marathon, and its various assorted races, is an excellent event that falls at a perfect time for competition: late April/early May.  Looking back, I estimate that various Coach Kiprunning runners have competed in the weekend's various races every year since the spring of 2012.

This year will not be an exception to that trend.

And that's it for now.  Keep reading, and by all means, keep running.