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March 22, 2012: City of Duluth Trails Closed
By: Pakou Ly
Public Information Coordinator
City of Duluth
City of Duluth trails closed to public use due to wet conditions
The City of Duluth’s Parks and Recreation Department is asking the public to refrain from using city hiking trails, snowmobile trails and cross country ski trails. Due to the annual spring thaw these trails have become soft and are now vulnerable to being damaged with deep ruts and possible erosion.
The public can help prevent damage to these trails by staying off them until warmer temperatures and drier weather improve trail conditions. A notice regarding the reopening of trails will be provided as soon as conditions permit.
Trails that are open to the public at this time are the Lakewalk, the Munger Trail and the Western Waterfront Trail. In addition, the far eastern part of Skyline Parkway near Hawks Ridge is also a good place to walk as well as the far western end of Skyline Parkway, west of Spirit Mountain. These portions of Skyline are still closed to vehicular traffic.
March 20, 2012: The Purpose Driven Run
218-722-4745 ext 175
Chris Gardner, a great Y member, father, structural engineer, and ultra runner is going to attempt an amazing feat at the downtown Y. Chris is going to begin running on a treadmill on the main level at 6:00am on Monday, April 9th, and run continuously until the Y closes at 10:00pm, all in the name of raising money for the Duluth Y Strong Kids Campaign (Don't know about Strong Kids? More information is here: http://www.duluthymca.org/giving).
His goals are to run for 100 miles and raise $3000 in 16 hours. Everyone is invited to run with Chris to encourage and support him. There will be three treadmills set up in the lobby of the Y, and everyone is welcome to run. It is $1 a minute to run with him for a minimum of 15 minutes. Contact Angel Hohenstein if you would like to sign up.
You are also invited to celebrate with Chris when he finishes his 16-hour run at 10:00pm. We will make some noise, add up the numbers, pop some confetti, and cheer for Chris as he dismounts after an all-day run on the treadmill.
Social Media Links
GiveMN: http://bit.ly/FWjoQB (You can donate here)
March 1, 2012: Zilch to 5K Running Program
Group running is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you make some great friends, you’ll also have the support of Eve Stein, the back of the pack patient running trainer who is a certified coach with 20 years of coaching experience in running, Nordic skiing, and tennis. In addition, you will have fellow beginning runners who will encourage and motivate you as enter the awesome world of running.
We will offer 2 runs per week in the West Duluth area at locations such as the Morgan Park track, Munger trail, Western Waterfront Trail and the Public School Stadium track. A full schedule will be handed out during our introduction night that includes workouts for the entire week. Meetings will include easing into running with a walk/run program that allows you to participate at your own pace, safe stretching, core, and other strengthening exercises. Everyone’s individual abilities will be taken into account and your coach will make sure that you are within your comfort zone so you have a safe, positive experience!
Participants are not expected to be at every run; however, to get the most out of the class doing the suggested workout for the day would be beneficial. The back of the pack coach will be at all of the runs to follow along with the class participants and no one will ever have to run alone. Our first meeting is Tuesday, April 10th, at 7pm at Tortoise and Hare Running store. We will not be running on the first day because it will be an intro and informational meeting where you can try on shoes and clothing with no pressure to purchase and get information on what might work best for you. This meeting is for registered participants only. We will not have on-site registration at this time. Contact us to register today.
Early registration, by April 1st, enters your name in a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate from Tortoise & Hare.
First meeting date: April 10th, 7pm at Tortoise and Hare
* 10-week training plan
* 2 Group Runs each week for 10 Weeks
* Unlimited Access to an Experienced coach
* Training Schedule and Informational Handouts
* Drawings and discounts
* Technical shirt
* 20% off coupon for 1 purchase at Tortoise and Hare Footwear.
* Weekly motivational emails
Upcoming events idea for motivation
* William A Irvin 5k on Friday night, June 15th. You can run for Kevin Peterson who is on the Grandma’s Board and has Pancreatic cancer. Registration for the 2012 race opens March 15th and will close quickly.
* Midnight Sun Run 5k. This event takes place at midnight on June 22nd. This event fills quickly.
* The Sidewalk Shuffle 5k is a weekday noon event the second week of July.
* The Park Point 5 Miler is Friday, July 20th, at 6:30pm.
Your back of the pack coach will be at all of the above listed events to fully support all of you!
January 3, 2012: Runner Articles
Two artcles about area runners appeared recently in the press. Eve Stein wrote an article about Gene Curnow in Silent Sports on January 1st. Eve touches on what Gene has meant to the running community through the years and his recovery from cardiac arrest last fall. Also, Rick Lubbers has an article about Mark Stodghill in today's Duluth News Tribune. Mark recently participated in and, even more impressively, completed the Savage 7, a seven-day endurance event in Florida where participants complete a marathon every day.
Silent Sports: Gene "The Machine" Curnow
Duluth News Tribune: Marathon Man Adds On Miles
December 25, 2011: Run for Life Running Club
Social Running Club, 5K, Half, and Full Marathon Training
Run for Life is a 6-month running group where members will have a social network offering accountability and support. Select from two training groups depending on your personal goals.
Informational meeting on Tuesday, January 3rd at 5:30 pm to answer questions, sign up, and meet other members of the group.
Social Running Club and 5K Training
Did you know, running for 30 min, 3x a week for 6 months is all that most people need to make running part of their lives for good?
This run group is focused on making running fun and an enjoyable mode of exercise. Progressive in nature, we will meet once a week, but will assign two homework runs. The group starts from scratch and invites members to investigate training techniques such as hill repeats and interval training. A number of optional races (5K and 10K) will be advertised to the group for motivation and training within the 6 months.
Half and Full Marathon Training
Already running? Looking to improve, give your running a boost, or challenge yourself?
Join the Run for Life Marathon and Half Marathon Training Group! Keep running a part of your life with training variety and new running buddies. Includes three group runs: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Initially the runs establish base running fitness, but evolve into training runs based to personal ability and goals. The group also includes informative seminars on various running topics and exposure to endurance weight training, Kettlebells, TRX and Plyometrics.
Contact Stephanie: firstname.lastname@example.org or Caro: email@example.com or the Duluth Y at 218-722-4745.