Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Heat Wave

This isn't the weather that I'm used to starting spring training with. But I'll take it! Last week I got in three 30 minute runs, and I felt great about it. Okay- let me revise that statement: I thought I was going to keel over and die for 80% of the time that I was running, and then afterwards I felt great that I had been able to get back home alive. For those of you--like me--who have been trying not to make eye contact with your running shoes every time you open your closet, I found an interesting (and brief) article on Runner's World with some helpful advice about getting back into shape: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-267--13390-0,00.html. Check it out and as always, make sure to brag about all of your hard work on DailyMile and Facebook.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Leddy Park

Unfortunately CRT had not been informed that we were required to bring a toddler to public skating at Leddy Park this afternoon, but luckily we were still allowed in. (To be honest, I don't think it was a rule, but we did still feel quite outnumbered by the amount of five-year-olds.) Most of kids who were there "learning to skate" were still able to do circles around us, but nevertheless we CRT members were still able to get some exercise, figure out how to skate backwards, and just hang out together.
The skating rink outside of Spinner is also frozen finally. There's no rentals over there though. If anyone has their own skates, I'll join!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Surviving the Cold and Keeping in Shape this Winter

January and February are tough times to be a runner in Burlington. The icy sidewalks look less tempting than ever, and it's impossible to decide whether to dress warm and overheat halfway through the run, or under dress and freeze for the first half. Luckily for us, CRT is offering some refuge this winter by offering some cross-training alternatives.
As a team, we've been planning some activities that can help avoid the dread of keeing in shape this season. Geocaching, skating, rock climbing, and working out in the gym are all on the agenda for the spring, aside from our regular runs. Come to our monthly meetings to stay up-to-date with events, and look for more information on our Facebook group, Twitter, and Daily Mile.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Just got back from yoga. It was my first class ever, so I went in being less than an expert on yoga moves, etc. But now that I am back I feel:
1. Super flexible
2. Weirdly energized and sleepy at the same time. In a good way.
3. Much less sweaty than I was 20 minutes ago.
4. Proud of self for surviving/not making a total fool of myself during the lengthy yoga sesh.

It was definitely a challenge -- especially since I struggle with diferentiating my left and right -- but I feel refreshed now that I've done it!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Anyone interested in skating with CRT once we get back to Burlington? I've been trying to get out and skate over vacation, but lately the ponds have been either melting or covered in snow. If you've got skates, bring them back to school with you, and hopefully we can get some good ice while we're back at school.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Running TImes

The weather's getting colder and the days are getting shorter; remember that CRT has new practice times at 7 AM and noon during the week. Take some time away from finals prep and go for a run in the next few days. It will clear your head and help you be more productive when you do hit the books!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Racing in the Rain

    Seven CRT members drove down to Montpellier today for the Fallen Leaves 5k.  We competed with 40 other runners in a rainstorm, which made it a cold, but refreshing ending to the season for many of us.  The course was on a cinder track and fairly flat bike path, which made it a very smooth run without too much slipping and sliding in the mud.  Our own Dayna Comeau and Jacob Mott won first place in their age groups.  Next weekend there will be another race at the same course in Montpellier.