Week of 6/12/17: Workouts, post Dipsea, Track, Hill Repeats,

Hi Folks,

We’ll meet Thursday for track workout at Terra Linda HS at 7:30 & 8:45 am. I haven’t heard from the AD, but summer has started and we should be okay. I am going to stop by the school to get the okay; Tuesday night group with Frank have been using that location for a while now. Note that the summer location may not be practical for some of you, though traffic should be far less with school out of session!

DIPSEA: Gerald, Lisa, I and others planted ourselves on top of Cardiac to record the top 50 numbers, get them radioed in to the finish; then see how the order changed by the top runners crossed the finish line. After that first top 50 it became too difficult to record places and names. Also, Gerald has put many photos on Facebook; he may have caught you dashing up Cardiac!


After Cardiac, runners begin their push towards Stinson, all in single file, willing themselves to pass one or more runners. ( photo by Bob Cullinan)

Jamie arrived first; two minutes later Jerry topped Cardiac, then “Seabiscuit,” Hans Schmid some 17″ later, followed less than a minute later by Diana, then 20″ later in 5th place by eventual winner, Chris Lundy. The amazing Alex Varner 16th and over 6′ behind to 2nd overall – amazing! How he got through all those people ahead of him if remarkable. Hans ended up 35th; Jamie ended up third.. If I remember correctly, when the first person over Cardiac has a 4′ lead over the second person cresting Cardiac; they usually win it. Sissel Bernstein-Heber was 6th at Cardiac; ended up 15th at the finish; Hibbard was 7th/ended up 9th; Ames was 9th/ended up 7th; Clay Bullwinkel was 10th / finished 8th; Brad O’Brien 26th at Cardiac/30th at finish. You get the idea: lots of shuffling of places because you have to be good at downhill too.

Young Alicia Helmer, running her first Dipsea qualified for Invitational; mother, Kathleen is also qualified with 216th place. Fun to see!…..more to come


Dini, Jack and Alyce all got through as a family!


Carrie pausing for aid at top of Cardiac.


Judi places 3rd in AG for Double Dipsea! Race organizers made the correct choice moving the start earlier to 7 am to avoid some of the heat.

6/14/17. WEDNESDAY 8:15 am MADISON AV GYM workout with Kees at Warren’s.

6/15/17 THURSDAY 7:30 & 8:45 am starts for TRACK at Terra Linda HS.

6/17/17 SATURDAY 7:30 am Start for HILL REPEATS/Cross Training. Seminary College of Seminary Drive. Arrive 7’ish, park along Seminary Drive and do the warm-up loop and come up to the first crossroad up the entry road to the College where I’ll have the exercise stations set up. We’ll have 4 exercise stations completed with every 5 hill repeats for 20 reps total. This is followed up with Loaded Carries and tire pulls. 

Jeanie, Gerald, Alyce, Dini, Jack , Richard,Shirley and others coming so far

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