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“Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race or about how many miles you ran last week. It is, in a much more important way, about community, about appreciating all the miles run by other runners, too.”
This past Saturday Morning I finished a nice easy 4 hour run with Lisa P, Don Jewell and Bill Carlton, jumped into my truck and headed home. I’m maybe a mile and half down the road when I spot a group of young men from the Stroudsburg Cross Country team moving gracefully and quickly and soon thereafter a group of young ladies and young Tommy DeSchriver their energetic coach who has a much older twin brother that is all business, a real stick in the mud reporter at the Pocono Record. I was tired, but the sight of these young folks perked me up, I felt my heart quicken and suddenly I’m thinking, could I quickly pull over and park my truck and maybe I could run fast enough to stay with them for a half mile or so? Young Tommy has no trouble stayin’ with the kids. He is a poised, magnificent runner! At the Record he can look tired and drawn but out on the road with his young teammates around him he looks vibrant and full of endless energy. On the roads and trails Tommy is a runner first and foremost. Tommy is everything I want to be if I EVER decide to grow up!
From the youngest to the oldest runner, from the fastest to the slowest runner, we all play a part in a community that will be as great as the sum of the love, care, and effort we put into it. Each one of us can inspire others to do better. Each one of us can encourage someone to take their “first strides” into fitness and better health. Each one of us can inspire another person to continue their running and fitness training. You never know when and where someone is watching and finding your training to be an inspiration! Run with pride in your eyes. Run with joy in your smile. Run with your glorious spirit shinning for all to see. Run with the satisfaction of knowing with each step you grow stronger and fitter. You are a part of a nationwide community of people dedicated to fitness. You have greatness within you; please share it, share it with EVERYONE!
Carmen Ortiz-Campione competed in Bald Bear Tri at the Bear Creek Resort in Macungie. She pulls alongside a downed rider with blood everywhere (not hers). She, being a nurse, administered help along with another competitor who was a doctor. When all was OK, she hopped on the bike again only to dismount and help another competitor with dizziness and chest pain. All turned out OK. She is amazing. I think we should encourage more “Carmens” to compete in tri’s. I know I’d feel safer.
Bald Bear Triathlon
Race Place 48
Division Place 42
Gender Place 12
Age Place 2
FROM DEBBIE LENNOX:
I took on the double challenge at the Fronhofer Tool Triathlon (http://fronhofertooltriathlon.com/) in Cambridge, NY yesterday. I did an olympic at 9am and then a sprint at 2pm. With the combined time of the 2 races, I was the overall female winner by over 6 minutes!!!! The swim really helped my time. I had the 5th fastest swim overall in the olympic (1st female) and the 2nd fastest swim overall in the sprint (1st female).
It was a fun challenge with some great swag. Picture attached. I got the glasses for winning my age group in both the sprint and the olympic races and then the towel, 1/2 gal of maple syrup and coat hook thingy for being the double winner.
Double FTT Time 4:01:10
Sprint Time (.5m swim, 14.7m bike, 3.1m run) – 1:27:5
Olympic Time (1m swim, 24.9 m bike, 6.2m run) – 2:33:12
If you care to see all my splits, results are at
FROM LINDA YEAGER:
The 33rd Annual Princeton Freewheelers event – This past Saturday Doug Nichols, Mike Werkheiser, Frank Brown and I traveled to Mercer County Community College to participate in this cycling event. We all set out to do the 100 mile ride. We were joined by my brother and a couple of riders from his cycling club in Northern NJ. This isn’t a timed event but it was my first century ride so I made sure I checked my cateye to see my time at the 100 mile mark. To my surprise I was just under 6 hours which was about a 17.5 mph pace. Our total distance was 102 except for Doug and Mike. They started later than us and took a wrong turn and came in with 115 miles!
This is a fantastic event. All of the rest stops offered water, Gatorade and lots of food. You had the option to stop 4 times for the 100 mile course. Afterward they had a full meal for all of the riders. You can see more details or check out next year’s event at www.princetonfreewheelers.com
LISA FLORY told about 15 folks ran Paulinskill Valley Trail this past Sunday. Way to go folks that’s an EXCELLENT turnout!
FROM ROADRUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA: On September 20, 2013 the Road Runners Club of America will promote the 8th Annual RUN@WORK Day and the 2nd Annual RUN@School Day, nationwide fitness efforts.
THIS WEEK AND WEEKEND:
TUESDAY EVENING – 6 pm from the Y – Fartlek workout for those who wish to do or try this 90 seconds speed followed by 2:30 recovery for a total of 4 minutes per repeat.
THURSDAY EVENING – 6 pm from the Y – Yasso 800′s at the Stroudsburg High School Parking lot – as many as you need. (we run from the Y to the parking lot to warm up and back afterwards to cool down.
FROM ROD – Saturday @ 6:30 am – from the HICKORY VALLEY PARK (mile 23 on this year’s RFR course) several of us will be doing a 20 mile run that can be fitted to your distance and your pace very easily. Please join us if you care to.
What am I missing?
GROUP SOCIAL & TRAINING – RUNNING – CYCLING – SWIMMING:
AMERICAN RIBBON MILL at the west end of ANN STREET in Stroudsburg
Mill Rats run/walk/cycle – 7:30 AM daily – Wed evening at 5:15 PM – walkers & runners from very doable walking paces through running paces from 12 mpm to 7 mpm. Distances are from 3 miles to 20 and more at times. There is a fit for you, please join us!
POCONO FAMILY YMCA – http://poconoymca.org/ Group social/training runs – 6 pm Tue & Thur evenings, meet at the front door. Dan Rusk and Scott Ewing firstname.lastname@example.org – FROM SCOTT – Runners do not have to be members of the YMCA or any other organization to run with us. We encourage beginner runners to come out with us and highly recommend runners should wear reflective vests/jackets/hats/gloves when running, especially with the Y group on Tues/Thurs.
POCONO AREA RUNNING CLUB – www.poconoarearunningclub.com – email@example.com – & FACEBOOK.
TRI POCONO MULTISPORT CLUB – Jeff Silvernale – 570-807-0349 – firstname.lastname@example.org and FACEBOOK
READY SET RUN (shoes & running apparel plus all sorts of running/walking paraphernalia) – 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg – Trish D’Imperio – Facebook.
FIRST STRIDES – Women’s Beginner Walking and Running Program www.firststrides.com
VERTICAL EARTH MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 762 main street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – 570-872-9088 – http://www.verticalearthinc.com/events – This is a fabulous bike and bike paraphernalia store!!!
LISA PIZZUTO – ESU Women’s swimming coach and ADULT SWIM PROGRAM DIRECTOR – LPizzuto@po-box.esu.edu
UNLIMITED PERSONAL TRAINING – 1240 North 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA Across from Grey Chevrolet on rt 611.
570-242-8910 – KELLY SCOT SMITH
STROUD CROSS FIT – GAYLEMARIE KOLB – www.StroudCrossFit.com – facebook.com/stroudcrossfit
PRETZEL CITY SPORTS – http://pretzelcitysports.com/adventure.html a great resource for races all over eastern PA
JESSICA DEPETE AT FREE FLOW ACUPUNCTURE – Keeping runners up and running since 2005!
435 Main Street (3 doors down from Ready Set Run!), Stroudsburg PA 18360
570.801.1369 www.freeflowacu.com www.facebook.com/jessicadepetelac
RUNNING THE POCONO’S and BEYOND – http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/
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MILL RAT EVENTS:
08/05 – FIRST STRIDES – Stroudsburg Middle School – 6:15 pm
08/06 – FIRST STRIDES – Brodheadsville Pleasant Valley School Complex – 6:15 pm
08/10 – HERO RUSH – Albrightsville PA -http://www.herorush.com/events/pennsylvania-nj/
08/12 – FIRST STRIDES Stroudsburg Middle School – 6:15 pm
08/13 – FIRST STRIDES Brodheadsville Pleasant Valley School Complex – 6:15 pm
08/17 – SHAWNEE MTN MUD RUN & KIDS MINI MUD RUN – www.shawneemt.com
08/18 – 2013 Run Wild at Lehigh Valley Zoo 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Walk – http://runwildatlvzoo5k.com
08/24 – BLUE VALLEY FARM SHOW 5K at 5:00 p.m. at the farm show in Bangor. Info at 610-588-1925 until 8-21st then 610-588-2818
08/25 – The “River Rat Triathlon” – http://www.riverrattri.org/
08/26 – FIRST STRIDES Stroudsburg Middle School – 6:15 pm
08/27 – FIRST STRIDES Brodheadsville Pleasant Valley School Complex – 6:15 pm
08/31 – STROUDFEST – http://www.poconoarearunningclub.com/
09/07 – RACE FOR RESICA 5K on September 7th at the East Stroudsburg South High School Stadium. Registration forms can be picked up at Resica Elementary School. Please email: email@example.com with any questions. Mail completed forms and a check to: Race for Resica 5K, 1 Gravel Ridge Rd., East Stroudsburg, Pa 18302. All proceeds go to rebuilding the Resica Elementary Playground.
09/08 – VIA MARATHON – http://www.viamarathon.com/
09/08 – 17th Annual Harrisburg Half Marathon – http://www.harrisburgymcaraces.com/halfmarathon.htm
09/09 – FIRST STRIDES Stroudsburg Middle School – 6:15 pm
09/10 – FIRST STRIDES Brodheadsville Pleasant Valley School Complex – 6:15 pm
09/15 – The 35th Annual Dutchess County Classic – http://dcclassic.com/race-info/
09/16 – FIRST STRIDES Stroudsburg Middle School – 6:15 pm
09/17 – FIRST STRIDES Brodheadsville Pleasant Valley School Complex – 6:15 pm
09/21 – Trails 4 Tails Ultra Run and Relay – www.trails4tails.com/
09/23 – FIRST STRIDES Stroudsburg Middle School – 6:15 pm
09/24 – FIRST STRIDES Brodheadsville Pleasant Valley School Complex – 6:15 pm
09/28 – EIGHTH ANNUAL LEVEE LOOP TRAIL RUN & WALK – www.srosrc.org
09/29 – POCONO LAKE REGION 13.1 – www.lakeregioncc.com the marathon route will begin at the Lakeside Elementary School in Honesdale, PA and the finish line is at the Wallenpaupack Area High School track.
10/05 – FAMILIES FIRST 11th ANNUAL 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK- Wind Gap Borough Park – Rain or Shine – Time: 9:00 AM – Registration will begin 7:45 AM on race day – http://www.penargylfamiliesfirst.org/events.html
10/05 – LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER MORE OR LESS 10K & 2 MILE – Active.com.
10/13 – The 18th STEAMTOWN MARATHON – http://www.steamtownmarathon.com/ registration opens 4/1
10/18, 19 & 20 – The Runner’s World Half Marathon & Festival – http://rw.runnersworld.com/rwhalf/
11/10 – THE RIVER RAMBLE – Ready Set Run, 431 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-424-6431 www.Readysetrunpoconos.com
11/10 – HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://www.harrisburgmarathon.com/
12/07 – 3rd ANNUAL JINGLE JOG 5K RACE & FUN Walk – Proud Participant of the Hudson Valley Grand Prix 5k Series