Lots of miscellaneous running stuff to pass along today:
Meet up tonight
Tonight is the February Erie Runners Club membership meeting. It’s at the Plymouth Tavern in the front room at 7 p.m. You’ll get race reports/updates and free food (wings, pretzels) and drinks (pop, water, beer).
Pencil in a winter half?
ERC race director and Big White Trailer timing guy, Jim Lang, is talking about putting together a winter half marathon at Presque Isle which fits quite nicely into the training schedule for anyone working toward a spring marathon (or half). Possible dates are 3/31 or 4/1.
Note that this will be a very informal half marathon, likely a looping course, one central aid station, no shirts/awards, but this also means it will dirt cheap to participate in. I’ll keep you posted on this developing event.
And speaking of half marathons….
Earlier start for PISP 1/2
There’s a new start time for the Presque Isle half marathon scheduled for July 15. Race starts at 6:45 a.m. at Beach No. 1. This is, in my opinion, a great move because this race always seems to be on a sweltering 90-degree day, so getting an earlier start in the cooler part of the day is a good thing. More info on the half here.
Quad ski Sunday, or nothing
The 4th event in the 2011/2012 Quad games — the 5-mile ski — has been postponed for the fourth (or is it fifth?) time to this Sunday, Feb. 26. If it doesn’t happen this Sunday, it won’t be rescheduled and will be canceled. The next Quad season — the 30th annual Quad Games — begins in April 15 (swim at Edinboro University). Squeee…can you believe we’re talking about spring events already?
Seven days of summer
Speaking of spring, the family and I are really looking forward to it after visiting summer in Florida last week. While we can hardly complain about the killer winter running conditions we’ve had here in Erie this year (don’t you feel like we cheated death or something?), I have to tell you it was a sweet reprieve to run in a skirt and tank top past palm trees, singing birds, and blooming bushes. A view from our running route last week: