North Shore Distance Running Club Newsletters

Author: billp Created: 1/28/2016 6:05 PM
Greetings Fellow Runners – How did you survive this week’s Polar Vortex Redux? This was the roughest week for running outside all winter. Today was tolerable; the 15° temperature wasn’t bad since there was negligible wind. Wednesday morning’s temperature was similar but the light snowfall made the footing challenging. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday were really cold, with brutally frigid winds on Sunday and Monday mornings. It should be warmer for this weekend and stay decent for the next week or two. That’s good for everyone but me. Without notable weather, what am I going to write about in the newsletter’s opening? Last week’s and this week’s run – There was a couple of notable items from last Saturday morning, which otherwise was a fairly standard winter run – the ice and a couple of guests. The ice was the result of Friday’s thawing before Saturday’s 20 degree temps. It made it slow going in spots, especially before the bike path at Barat and on the bike path around the train sta
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...
By billp on 7/13/2017 5:50 PM
Greetings Fellow Runners –

With this week’s flooding, I hope that this newsletter finds everyone safe and dry. The conditions for running this week were terrible. When it wasn’t raining, it was oppressively hot and humid. Between running in the rain, dodging puddles, and profuse sweating, my clothes and shoes were constantly soaked. I couldn’t leave my shoes on my deck to dry since the rain would get them wet again. Let’s hope it dries out this weekend. Remind me when winter running starts up again.

Last week’s and this week’s run – Since I had a schedule conflict, I started and finished last Saturday’s run early. It was nice running weather and I really enjoyed my long run. I’m sorry to have missed Team DetermiNation’s treats at the end. There won’t be any treats this week, other than reduced mileage since it’s a cutback week. We’re heading south on the DPR Trail and may have to slightly modify our route due to flooding. Our planned mileage is below: