Monday, December 2, 2019

Coach Kiprunning at Jingle All the Way 5K

There will be more about this soon, but for now, the brief announcement: I will be representing Coach Kiprunning at this coming Sunday's Jingle All the Way 5K.  This will be my first race (of sorts) since my ankle surgery in November 2018.

I suppose a disclaimer is in order for any and all of my medical professionals who might be reading this post: I am not racing this race.  I've merely reached the point in my rehab where it is a good idea to get out and to be around other running enthusiasts.  I'm merely trying to see if I can hold down a pace that's about ten to twenty seconds faster on average than what I have been running during my training.

This is a low-stakes just-for-fun kind of thing, and I am looking forward to it.

More to come!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Coach Kiprunning SEO Update

We're in the process of completing a major SEO upgrade for the Coach Kiprunning website, as the following tweet indicates:
This upgrade is a little overdue, and we are hoping that when it is finished, we'll be able to offer a greatly enhanced user experience.

In the meantime, pardon our dust, as the expression goes.  Lots of things will look uneven, and we know that the various meta things that exist behind the scenes are currently empty.  Do not worry.  We will be filling them in.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Congratulations to Babak Jahromi, Grandma's Half Finisher

Babak Jahromi competed in the 2019 Grandma's Half Marathon, setting a new PR in the process.

Babak Jahromi standing at the finish of the 2019 Grandma's Half Marathon

Babak continues to push himself toward faster and faster finishing times, but for now, he is happy with this one, and we are happy for him.

Congratulations to Babak and to all of the Grandma's Race Weekend finishers!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Good Luck, Grandma's Race Weekend Racers

The annual Grandma's Weekend Running Festival (I sort of improvised that name) is happening this weekend.  Coach Kiprunning will be participating at the half marathon level, and we wish our participant--and every participant, in every race--the best of luck.  We hope, and we know, that you will do well.

Coach Kiprunners have participated in a variety of the race events held during this weekend over the years.  The last time that the group was represented in Duluth was in 2013, which, incredibly, was six whole years ago.

Most notably, way back in 2009 when Wilson Komen was beginning his coaching career, one of his running partners, Christopher Raabe, won the marathon.  (There's more on that victory on RunWashington, and we encourage you to read the article in its entirety.)

We know this weekend well, and again, we wish every participant much success.

Also, one piece of advice: bring warm clothes for before and after the race.  It can get quite cold up there!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Another Year, Another Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

Wilson Komen competed once again in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Miler.  This particular race--April of 2019--was his first race as a US citizen, about which he is very proud.

Wilson Komen standing in the finisher's area of the 2019 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler
Thumbs up to all the finishers!
Wilson finished in 57:27 for sixth place in his age group.  Coach Komen runs the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler almost on an annual basis.  Feel very invited to read his reflections on the race and his 2016 race recap.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Race Photos: 2019 Four Courts Four Miler

This past weekend saw Pacers Running host three different events in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.  Though Coach Kiprunning was not an official participant in any of these events (this time out), we did attend the Four Courts Four Miler to take some sunny Saturday pictures.

a small black dog with an orange scarf standing on the street
This dog is a very good dog.
Our full photo album, which not only contains pictures of some great runners but also some very, very good dogs, is available on the Coach Kiprunning Facebook page.  Give it a look!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Coach Kiprunning Webforms Are Working

Well, we have another, less exciting reason to celebrate.  We have completed the installation of new webforms on the Coach Kiprunning website, so they are now all working.

Contact Wilson Komen if you are interested in training with him.