Wednesday, January 13: Here’s how it works…

Each new year brings new people out to our Wednesday night runs, and I forget that it can be intimidating to show up at a run not knowing the procedures.   Below is our “How it works” for Wednesday nights, which should help.  But more important is you, our “regulars”.   If someone looks lost, say “hi” and make sure they get going in the right direction with the right group.

How it works…

  1. Wednesday morning – Check the blog for any updates and changes, and reacquaint yourself with that week’s route.  Print out the route if you think you might get lost.
  2. 5:45 (sometimes a little earlier) – The Lasty Nasties start their run.  The Lasties are our walk/run group that starts before the main group.   If you typically run slower than 12 minutes per mile you should consider joining this group.    (Here is their Facebook page.)
  3. As you are arriving, the map of the route for that night should be hanging on the porch of the yellow house.
  4. 6:08 – We begin announcements which should take about a minute.
  5. 6:10 – Greet someone new, and prepare for your run.
  6. 6:11 (ish) We don’t just start running en masse.   We leave in groups, and someone will be starting those group from fastest to slowest  – starting with under 7:30 pace, and going in 30 second increments (7:30 – 8:00, 8:00 – 8:30, etc…), with a short gap between groups.  The last group is 10 minutes per mile and over.
  7. During the run safety is priority number one!   We encourage you to run as hard as you want, but this is not a race.   So  (1) run on the sidewalk as much as possible, (2) wear something that creates or reflects light, (3) be careful at intersections, don’t assume cars are going to stop, and (4)stop if one of your fellow runners needs help.
  8. There is nothing permanent scheduled for after the run, but bring a change of clothes (or not) – and head over to 3 Crow or one of the other local establishments for a drink and/or some dinner.

   Route #2

round the bird

After the run…

NRC is hosting an informational session on Cold Laser Therapy.   I know nothing about this, but there will be beer…

This Weekend

Our full/half marathon training is back at Shelby Park nature center.  The marathon group meets at 7:30, the half group at 8:00.


6 Responses to Wednesday, January 13: Here’s how it works…

  1. Blevins says:

    I’m in town for work, Knoxville native, and I’m going to try and make it out to this!

  2. […] This is our one out-and-back run.  We head over the pedestrian bridge, up Demonbreun and around Musica (that is if you want to do the whole route; with an out-and-back route you can turn around whenever…)   There always seems to be sidewalk construction on Demonbreun, so be very attentive during this run.   If you have questions about how things work on Wednesday, read last week’s post. […]

  3. […] (Sorry about the late posting…you guys know the drill.   If you’ve never joined us before, take a minute to read up here.) […]

  4. […] you are new to the group, here are some details about our Wednesday night routine.  The days are getting longer and the weather is great.  So stick around after the run to enjoy 5 […]

  5. […] If you are new to the group, take a moment and read this. […]

  6. […] Here is a blog posting about how things work on Wednesday nights.   Take a moment and read up if you have never joined us before. […]

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