North Shore Distance Running Club Newsletters

By billp on 7/27/2017 5:34 PM
Greetings Fellow Runners –

Endurance athletes have many common traits. Two of them are adaptability and perseverance. All of our runners showed flexibility by adapting to the new route, necessitated by the flooding. They pushed themselves through the obstacles created by the water, heat, and humidity to get their requisite miles completed. Congratulations to all of the endurance athletes who completed last Saturday’s run. The mental and physical strength that you demonstrated will help on race day.

Last week’s and this week’s run – As indicated in the opening, last week’s run was a tough one. Although this week’s run will be longer, the conditions will be much better for running. Unfortunately, the trail won’t be much better than last week, so our course will be modified similar to last week’s route. The mileage is below:

Novice marathon - 13 miles

Intermediates - 13 miles

Advanced – 17 miles

Our novice marathon runners may be running as far as they’ve ever run previously,...
By billp on 7/20/2017 6:01 PM
Greetings Fellow Runners –

The rain has affected running again this week, and will change our plans for this Saturday. We will be running our scheduled mileage on Saturday but have altered the route to account for the flooding. The long runs are very important to marathon training so it would take a significant event to force us to cancel. Our cancellation policy is outlined below. Hopefully, this week’s rain only affected people’s running plans and those who flooded last week didn’t have any additional problems from Thursday morning’s downpour.

Last week’s and this week’s run – Although the flooding changed our route slightly last week, because it was a cutback run we didn’t have to alter it much. Since it was fairly cool, running along the Route 176 trail to add on mileage wasn’t that bad. This week’s distances are longer than last week’s, and the forecast is for hot and muggy conditions. As a result, we’ve modified the planned route to allow us to get in the prescribed...