This week’s notes: (I’ll be updating during the week)…Those running CIM (less than a month to go) have their last longer run this weekend; some can do two medium runs and include the Clarksburg Half on Sunday. I’m also going to meet with a group of you for some Saturday or Sunday track 4-6 mile tempo runs and mile repeats in near future….THIS SUNDAY, 7 a.m. last long run from Rancho Nicasio and 13 miler for those who are not doing CIM… Remember to check upcoming races this month in Looking Ahead section..
UPDATE on 11/7/11…VOTING important to support trustees who got our COM Track repaired.
PLEASE SAY “THANK YOU” WITH YOUR VOTE! Please vote for the reelection of College of Marin Trustees Eva Long and Jim Namnath, who were stalwart supporters of the successful effort to save the COM track. In December 2011, two years after disclosure of the initial plan to permanently demolish the track, COM will complete the renovation of this vital facility, which is central to the college’s athletic programs and is the only such facility in Southern Marin that is nearly-always open to the community. While some other board members were openly hostile to public opinion, viewing it as a challenge to their authority, Trustees Long and Namnath understood the alignment of public interest and the long-term needs of the college. Unfortunately, Long and Namnath were unsuccessful at convincing COM to allocate the small amount of additional funds necessary to finish the track with the surface that is most long-lived and modularly repairable (and therefore less likely to once again fall into disrepair). But we citizens of Marin are thankful for what they did accomplish in saving the COM Track, and more broadly, consistently standing up for the most fiscally prudent long-term solutions. Show your gratitude by voting for Eva Long and Jim Namnath — and by spreading the word. Votes for newcomer Jack Wilkonson, whose priorities align with those of Long and Namnath, would also benefit the cause of fiscal responsibility and responsiveness to the community interest. I just read the item, “Please say thank you with your vote” on your website. I am not a member of your group, but I am writing to you as a 24-year former member of the College of Marin board. For too many years the majority of the college board members chose to operate in a vacuum with no regard for meeting the needs of the external community. Jim Namnath and Eva Long have fought long and hard to have community needs recognized as part of the decision-making process at College of Marin. They were verbally attacked and derided by some board members, but did not falter and continued to reach out and listen to a wide range of diverse opinions. I was very glad to see your group supports Jim and Eva, two committed and hardworking board members. Our college and our community are very lucky to have them representing us. Would you please contact your members and ask them to send letters to the Marin IJ and the weekly Marin papers expressing support for the re-election of both Jim Namnath and Eva Long. The entire community should know how they have earned your support. Thank you, Phyllis Metcalfe, COM board member 1979 – 2003
RESULTS: Eve Kuhlman finisher her Florida Ironman in 16:30:55 and managed 11th in 55+ division. Some results from US Half Marathon on 11/6/11. Dave Champagne, 1:54:03 and 5th in division; Gayle Shimokaji 1:56:08, 7th in div, Kevin Porter, 2:13:33. Times were affected due to having to run out/back on only the West side of GG Bridge which made for stops, one-person wide traffic for much of that stretch. Oh well….. ..NYCMarathon held on 11/5/11 had 47, 107 runners ( a record) running on a perfect day. Top three finishers broke the decade old record of 2:07:46 with Boston record setter (2:03:02), Geoffrey Mutai, knocking substantial time off the CR with a 2:05:06! (this is not a fast course).
11/8/11. TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. TEMPO from China Camp’s Buck’s Landing pull-off area.
11/8/11 TUESDAY 9 a.m. HILL REPEATS Meet at Log Cabin off Tenn Valley Road. We will do a varied series of hill repeats: we have PA XCountry final coming up on 11/2011 ! ALSO, next Tuesday I thought we’d meet for RRG – partial course this time. Go up RRG, left at Double Bow Knot to head to Mt. Home Inn, meet you there to give ride bike; others who want to continue on Sun Trail to Windy Gap and back on Dipsea to Mill Valley have that option..
11/9/11 WEDNESDAY 8:45 a.m. MADISON AVE GYM workout at Warren’s house at #148 Madison Ave, two blocks from Civic Center off N. San Pedro Rd (turn left on Washington Ave)…
11/10/11 THURSDAY 9 a.m. group meet at Ross Common for 7M course mixed with Tempo runs / hill repeats over dirt terrain.
11/12/11 SATURDAY 8 a.m. ED’s TRACK SESSION at Novato HS (unless football game going on; then he moves it to San MArin HS).
8 x 600 (200) at faster than 5K race goal pace.
11/12/11 SATURDAY and 11/13/11 SUNDAY weekend. Last Long run (or 22 in two days) before CIM.
SUNDAY, 11/13/11. Long Run: RANCHO NICASIO LOOP 21.25M at 7 a.m. from Rancho Nicasio and also I can drive those of you who want to do 13Miles to start at Samuel Taylor bike path.
11/13/11 CLARKSBURG HALF MARATHON at 9:20 a.m. at Delta HS, Clarksburg (off 99). This is the PA Half Marathon Championships race, so if you show up, your efforts count towards team scoring! Fast flat course. Go to: http://www.Clarksburgcountryrun.com for details.
11/20/11 PA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS in GG Park. Women 4M: 9 a.m, Master Men6M: 9:45 a.m., Open Men6M: 11 a.m. Near Polo Fields : Lindley Meadow/30th Ave off JFK Drive.Let’s get as many of the group for this good all dirt terrain race – and it counts for club scoring..
11/24/11 MARIN COUNTY TURKEY TROT 8:30 a.m. at IVC. Jason needs 30 volunteers to put this on. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start. College of Marin – Indian Valley Campus, NovatoJoin us for our 11th year of hosting the only Thanksgiving Day road race in Marin County. The newly named “Marin County Turkey Trot” will host a new format of races in 2011. Challenge yourself with your choice of either the Pilgrim 5K or Indian 10K distances. Or if having fun is your goal then the Gobbler Mile run/walk is back for its 11th year!http://www.marinruns.com/11th-annual-marin-county-turkey-trot.html Allow yourself some guilt-free indulgence this Thanksgiving Day by spending the morning burning off the calories you will replace later with pumpkin pie. The Youth Gobbler 1 Mile and Turkey Trot 5K are run cross country style on the trails of Marin’s Open Space. The new and improved Pilgrim 10K is an out and back through the beautiful IVC campus and along Ignacio Blvd. So register early, this race really fills up, and your apple cider will taste especially yummy as you drink it from your finishers mug.