We had some new faces show up last week for the run and that gets me excited about what Run Richmond is starting to accomplish. There has been some questions sent to me over the last couple of weeks about our group runs and I want to make sure I address those for anyone else wondering. Run Richmond is technically considered a “Running Group”, but I am not a person that likes to fit into molds and I don’t have the intention of creating a traditional “Running Group”. Continue reading Cold Group Run
They named it the Resolution Run, but I plan to start using this race as a gut check each year. What better than a 5 mile run each January 1 to see if you have kept up with your training throughout the year. Plus you get the added bonus of motivation to make sure you don’t over do it with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
I plan to sign up for this one and encourage you to do the same. Run Richmond can make the Resolution Run our first group race. If there is enough interest I could even get Run Richmond shirts made that we can wear.
Running or walking either one is OK for this. If you think you aren’t going to have a good enough time sign up anyway. The goal for this race each January should be to see how you have changed in a year. This is perfect for beginning runners and walkers. It has enough distance to give you a good challenge, but not so much that it isn’t doable. I looked the course map up and it is flat so you don’t have to worry about hills messing with your motivation. Get that first time recorded this year and see how much better you do after a year of group runs with Run Richmond.
I don’t know about you, but I over did it yesterday. That sweet potato casserole was good enough to make me go back for seconds. Now I need to run. A couple of us are planning to meet at 9:30 at Orange Leaf to go for a 6 mile run through town. Come join us if you can. We will most likely run around a 9:00 pace, but that can be adjusted some if you you want a little more or less.
Congratulations again to Eric Baldwin for winning the Swiftwick socks. Just like a good Run Richmond reader should he ran right out to Soft Shoe and made his choice. We fully expect you to wear these socks anytime you run with Run Richmond so make sure you don’t use them during the week.
Thanks again to Soft Shoe for your support of Run Richmond and getting this great photo of Eric and his prize. I see lots of running shoes in the background. I was talking yesterday about trail shoes maybe I need to come by and try a pair of those Hoka Ones.
If you read this blog then you most likely live in or around Richmond, KY and are aware of the passing of Officer Ellis. This is a tragic murder of a man out doing his job. He has a wife and a young son that will deal with the repercussions of one man’s decision for the rest of their lives. I hope Richmond will get behind this family in a way that shows how much we love and respect what Officer Ellis did for his community.
First Gear a local screen printing company is selling these shirts. This is a great gesture on their part because 100% of expenses and proceeds go to the Officer Ellis Fund at People’s Bank, Madison County.
If you are able please buy a shirt and wear it proudly for years to come. My hope is that the Ellis family will see these shirts frequently for a reminder that Richmond has their back.
I now have a course map up for the EKU Woodchip and Farm Trails. These are great trails because they are easy to get to and offer two completely different workouts. You can combine the two trails and get right at 5 miles in. If you have never been there I can assure you that it will be 5 miles you will remember.
Click the map and it will take you directly to the EKU Trails page or you can check out all of the maps we have available by clicking the course maps menu on the side of the page.
It may not always seem like it when you are out there on a long run by yourself, but running has been seeing a big surge in popularity over the last several years. 5K races are still by far the most popular race, but the half marathon is the fastest growing race distance. As a matter of fact the number of people that have raced a half has nearly doubled in the last decade.
Don’t get discouraged when you are out there alone, but also don’t feel like you have to be out there alone. Look for people to run with. Put a note up on this site or just start asking around. You may be surprised how many people will be willing to join your run.
Well the next step is getting closer. The website is in the works…as you can clearly see. When it is finished there will be a list of times and places for group runs, maps for places to run, a page for info about running gear, upcoming races (events) and hopefully a lot more interesting stuff.
Run Richmond first became a dream of mine less than two weeks ago so I am very excited about the momentum being built. I have had numerous conversations with local businesses and leaders that want to find ways to partner with Run Richmond. Please be patient as this gets going, but I have big plans for Run Richmond and eventually it will all come together. Continue reading Run Richmond feels more real as of right now!