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Annapolis Running Digest - December 2008 -Update

Greetings Runners, Cyclists, and Swimmers

This eNewsletter is a compilation of items of interest to the local running community; local race information, accomplishments, and anecdotes from the Annapolis running, cycling, swimming, and triathlon ‘family’.


CONGRATULATIONS!   Local runner and past A-10 Winner, Michael Wardian has been named Ultra Runner of the Year by the Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running.  They named the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year.
Ultra men open: Michael Wardian, 34, Arlington, VA, wins his first Ted Corbitt Memorial USATF Ultra Runner of the Year Award in 2008. Wardian posted wins at the USA National 50K Championships, the US National 100K Championships (where he made his first USA National 100K Team), the USA National 50 Mile Trail Championships. He finished 21st at the USA Mountain Running Championships and second at the USA National Trail Marathon Championships showing his versatility over shorter distances. He also posted wins at the JFK 50 Miler and the Lake City 50K.

1st Annual Speedo Run
Saturday, December 20
Castlebay Irish Pub, Annapolis
$10 Registration
eddiegmc@gmail.com www.wild-rovers.com/santaspeedo
This inaugural one-mile jog through downtown city dock begins and ends at Castlebay Irish Pub. Runners are required to wear a Speedo-like bathing suit, with holiday colors preferred. No thongs! Be sure to wear your running shoes, and a little bit of holiday flair at your discretion, such as a Santa hat and beard. Bring a bag to put your clothes in while running and be sure to wear your Speedo under your street clothes so that you can strip down at run time. Everyone is encouraged to participate! After the run enjoy a party at Castlebay with a raffle and giveaways.  Schedule:
Noon–1:45 p.m.: Registration and libations
1:45–2 p.m.: Strip down and file out to the street
2–2:30 p.m.: Speedo Run!
2:30 p.m.: Party, Raffle, and giveaways.
Proceeds benefit Camp Letts, the oldest organized resident camp in the Washington area that provides youngsters from the Baltimore-Washington area and beyond a secure and exciting environment to kindle friendships and master new skills wile learning more about themselves, their peers, and the world in which they live.

Periodization - Thursday, January 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastport Branch Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive/ Annapolis, 21403 Instructor:         Eric Sorenson  A time and place to every season…..The biggest mistake that athletes of all sports tend to make is to train the same way most or all of the time.  Periodizing, or breaking your calendar into distinct blocks of specific types of training, allows you to train the energy systems and skills necessary to achieve your best results.  Learn more about how to put together and execute a training plan to have you prepared for your best season ever! RSVP to Sarah Robertson at sarahsr@aol.com

They started Tri To Help which is an indoor triathlon event.  http://www.tritohelp.org/

Maryland - February 21, 2009
Brick Bodies Reisterstown Health Club & Aquatic Center
2 Chartley Park Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
(410) 833-3386

Merritt Athletic Clubs Towson
8757 Mylander Lane, Towson, MD 21286
(410) 821-0160

We have finally succeeded in getting the RRCA to hold coaching certifications in Annapolis.  The certification programs will be April 25 & 26 in Annapolis, MD and May 23 & 24. The 2 day program includes 16 hours of coursework and an online multiple choice exam with immediate results.  The certification is designed for coaching adult endurance runners for road running and get volunteer coaches certified.  There are currently more than 600 (5 in Annapolis) RRCA certified coaches across the US and in Canada.  Click here for more information.

Baltimore Running Festival Registration Opened December 13th.

Registration for the 2009 event opened December 13th at 8am.  This will mark nearly 10 months from when the gun will sound to start the 9th Annual Under Armour Baltimore Marathon.  It also marks 12 Days Until Christmas when many of you will sit around with your family and open your new pair of running shoes or your Under Armour Cold Gear for those winter training runs. In keeping with the Twelve Days of Christmas theme and in the holiday spirit of giving, the Baltimore Running Festival is giving you up to $12 off your race entry if you sign up tomorrow.  Further details are below but lets just say if you sign up early you save more.  If you are interested in taking the Double Dare in 2009 by running both Baltimore Running Festival on Oct. 10 and the Frederick Running Festival on May 3, remember you must sign up at www.frederickmarathon.org.  Doing so will allow you to save $13 off your total entry fee for both races ($10 which built into the fee charged whie registering and $3 by only paying the active.com surcharge one time.) 

“"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt


Stay Healthy;


Ron Bowman
c: 410-570-0003
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