Pittsburgh Marathon Clinic

Who: Club XC Runners, Club Cross Country President Ryan Hogan, Luke Watson (former professional marathoner for Mizuno), and any NVRC Members who wish to attend
What: We will spend some time going over the course map and elevation chart from the Pittsburgh Marathon/Half, and then Luke Watson will share strategies and tips for running your best race yet. There will be a time for an open group discussion as well.
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7PM …. and lasting until 8pm
Where: Room 258 in the Willard building on the PSU Campus

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NVRC Web Site Weirdness Hopefully Fixed

Some of you noticed (and let us know) that, when searching for our Club using Google, some of our web pages had links that were redirected to “pharmaceutical” sites. Please accept our apologies for this, and for the fact that we web jockeys didn’t believe it was even happening. (It turns out that through a misunderstanding of how people were getting this to occur, we were not able to recreate the occurrence, and hence thought that the people reporting it had a virus!) In any case, we seem to have located and fixed the problem. There was apparently a hack on the web software we use for our site that caused the re-directs. That has (we hope) been fixed and enough time has elapsed so that Google’s magical cache is cleared. Let us know if you notice this again. We promise to believe you this time!

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Healthy Kids Running Series Coming This Spring - Register Now!

The Healthy Kids Running Series is coming to State College! This is an amazing program for kids Pre-K through 8th grade aimed at promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. The Spring series will begin in April with races being held Sundays 5:30-6:30 for 5 weeks. Race location: Circleville Park. Go to http://www.healthykidsrunningseries.com/race_locations/state-college-pa/ for more information and to register. Register today!!

New And Improved 2013 NVRC Race Series Begins With First Night

The NVRC Race Series Cup and Volunteer Achievement Awards are activities designed to help NVRC members earn awards based on their participation and achievement in local races and Club activities. The Race Series Cup and Volunteer Achievement Awards have been significantly revamped in order to increase your participation in and enjoyment of local racing. The 2013 NVRC Race Series begins on New Year's Eve with the First Night Resolution Run 5K. Here are some of the important changes:

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Website Blog Layout

The blog layouts on the site are ordered by date, but one article is forced to always display first. This is done using a kludge so I'm documenting it here: The main article has it's date set to the far future, currently the year 2030.

Thursday Track Report: Spun Silk And Sunshine

September 20, 2012

The last Thursday Track workout of the Summer saw Jim Myers, John Domico, Tom Cali, Lance Bland, Judd Michael, Bob Cornwall, Marv Hall, Rick Stehouwer, Andrew Webb, Michael Goldfine, Dean Capone, Andy Maguire, Jake Clements, Will Smith, Rich Harter, Torrie Raish, Jaimie Wright, Mike Casper, newcomers Mike Martin and Charlie Vasey, and Marty Mazur head to the track under sunny skies with mild temperatures and some challenging breezes.

Bwana took a minute to introduce a couple of newcomers to the Crew. Charlie Vasey, whose wife is a post-doc at Penn State and has been a regular at the mOUnTaiNBACK Discovery Runs, came by to tweak his fast-twitch muscles. And Mike Martin, a mOUnTaiNBACK DCR veteran, stood at the shallow end of the pool for a while before jumping in with the big kids. After the intros, Bwana pulled out an old not-so-favorite: NX200 on the minute (or 65 seconds, runner's choice). Like all the Thursday workouts, how much good they do depends on whom you pair up with and whether you find the “sweet spot” of the workout effort curve. Anybody can run continuous 200s at an 8 minute mile pace with no rest. But cut that 200 time down from a minute to 50 seconds and things are no longer smooth as silk. That last 10 seconds before your minute is up seems like an awful short time to catch your breath. It gets worse the faster you go, so don’t go too fast, but get a good workout in!

On the cool down jog, Jaimie asked Bwana where he gets his ideas for the workouts. Bwana revealed some of his sources, but maintained enough tact and couth not to tell her where he pulls some of them from. Next week is the beginning of Fall. Bwana will be all week working on a gem to pass on to all of you.