Saturday, March 31, 2018

Test Driving the New Theme


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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Race Results: Rock 'N' Roll and Scope It Out

Wilson Komen is making his return to competitive racing as a masters runner.

He recently won his division at the 2018 DC Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon with a 27th overall finish and a time of 1:16:21.

This past weekend, Coach Komen finished in second place at the 2018 Scope It Out 5K with a time of 17:35.

Wilson is currently preparing for the 2018 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Kiprunning Sports Club Long Run Cancelled Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Kiprunning Sports Club will not be meeting for its regularly scheduled long run this Saturday morning because we will be participating in the Washington, DC Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon.

We are looking forward to a great race--for us and for everyone involved.  We're looking forward to running with you.

The Sports Club will reconvene its regular long run schedule on next Saturday, March 17.

Run Steady,

Coach Wilson

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Required Running Reading: Sir Roger Bannister's 3:59.4 Mile Finish and Photo

Writing for Deadspin, David Davis has posted an excellent article that details the historical context of Sir Roger Bannister's 3:59.4 mile finish and the photograph that immortalized his achievement.

You should definitely read the whole thing.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

It's Thursday. Have a Run and a Beer and a Smile

It's Thursday, and I'm thinking about beer, as you should be!

A few days ago, I was doing the rounds on, when I stumbled across the most important article ever.  "6 Best Post-Race Beers," the title informs us.  Truly, this is a must-read for every human being.

Joseph P. Fisher drinking a beer at the Run Disney race series
The author, in beer-drinking stance, while his wife runs a race
I suppose one big caveat is in order: please note who is writing this post.  It is not Wilson Komen, an elite athlete who sports a 2:17:07 personal best in the marathon distance.  I do not remember his post about his diet mentioning anything about beer.  No, your author is Joseph P. Fisher, an average man who runs a lot and enjoys drinking beer. 

Choose your mentor wisely.

Also, like with our GU flavor survey, we invite post-run/race beer-drinking selections from all of you.  Drop your choices in the comments here or on our Facebook page.  If nothing else, ongoing discussions about this very important philosophical question will result in a list of beer options.

Everyone wins!