This Tuesday is the LAST track-workout, 6:15 at the Portsmouth High School…26 weeks of great track workouts is coming to an end…of course we like to celebrate, so in celebration of an end of another great track workout year, we will be meeting a Margaritas after the workout for some beverages and munchies. Thank you to Coach Dan and Coach Paul for your dedication and enthusiasm each week. In appreciation, CAA gives each coach a $250 Runner’s Alley gift certificate as well as $300 in cash.
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Runner’s Alley news….
Got Aches?, Got Pains? We’ve got the answer….head over to Runner’s Alley tonight(October 4th) from 5-7pm…and speak with a professional PT about your running injuries…and it’s free! Come check it out! 104 Congress Street, Portsmouth.
Summer Apparel is on Sale Now at Runner’s Alley, select items are 30% off…
Next Tuesday, October 9th, join us at the Music Hall for Ultrarunner Diane Van Deren’s amazing story. The VIP Reception is at 6:00pm, and Van Deren’s talk beings at 7:00pm. VIPs will get the opportunity to meet Diane and enjoy appetizers and drinks. All of the tickets sales will be donated to the Portsmouth TrackBoosters. Check out www.runnersalley.com for more info.
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One of our goals of 2012-2013 is to start doing monthly member profiles. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow CAA runners with a few short questions. This month we have featured Stephanie Brewer. You might know Stephanie from the track workouts, the Monday night runs and/or the Saturday morning runs. Once you meet Stephanie you will never forget her wonderful smile, positive attitude and sense of humor…and she is a heck of a runner as well! Stephanie is on her way to Chicago this weekend to run her 2nd marathon, the Chicago Marathon.
How did you get started running?
When I was going to grad school at East Stroudsburg University in PA in 2006, I had a professor who was a big marathoner. She convinced me and a classmate to run the 1st ever Pocono Mountain Marathon. Neither of us had ever run a race, let alone run consistently unless it was for sports.
What do you like most about running?
I’ve always been a competitive person. I played soccer, basketball and softball in high school and college. When I was done school, it was tough for me to find leagues to continue playing these sports. Once I starting running, I found myself just wanting to do more and better myself each time. It is so addicting! And nothing is more rewarding then the way you feel when you finish a run!
What is your favorite type(s) of run (trails, group runs, long runs, speed workouts)?
I love the group runs with Coastal. You can always find someone that’ll be running your pace or distance and the conversations make the runs fly by. I do enjoy track as well, its a good change of pace for the week and of course, my favorite track workout is hills!
What is your favorite race (if you like to race)?
Distance wise, I love half marathons. Just enough training involved so that it doesn’t consume your life. I always like to be half marathon ready. My favorite one is the Seacoast half, but Wallis Sands is a close second.
What do you like to do outside of running?
I love Portsmouth, so anytime I have a chance, we are finding something to do downtown. I also like spending time at the beach, doing yoga, weight lifting, skiing and baking (but I don’t bake that often because I tend to eat it all).
What was your most rewarding running experience?
I’d have to say completing my first marathon, especially considering it was my first race ever. I had no concept of the distance, so I think that helped me get through. I had no idea what I was getting myself into! I still remember the way I felt when I crossed the finish line and realized what I had just done. It has taken me 6 years, but I’m going to give it a try again at Chicago this Oct! It’s been such a great experience training with all the Coastal members. I don’t think I could do it alone!
Running the Seacoast Half Marathon course…Saturday, October 27th at 8am from the Portsmouth High School.
If you are training for the half or just would like to run the course, join us on Saturday, October 27th. If you do not want to run the 13.1 miles, you can continue straight at the gas station back to the highschool and that will be about 9 miles. We will have 3 waterstops on the course for you. In addition to the CAA group, the Runner’s Alley group will be joining us as a way to introduce them to our club as well as help motivate them through the 13.1 miles.
Also, the Seacoast Half is looking for volunteers…in the past CAA has provided over 50 volunteers for registration and course work…if interested in lending a hand on Sunday, November 11th, please contact Jeanine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Looking for CAA Board Members! Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 16th at the Redhook Brewery at 7pm…if you are interested in joining us or learning more about becoming a board member, please email Vicki Arel at email@example.com.
That’s all for now…