Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Much needed Rain

Mother nature has put a damper on things this week as far as running went, but it was nice to have the much needed rain for our trails so we can have beautiful wildflowers in the spring time. :)

I am really impressed with how well everyone is doing and what you have all accomplished in such a short time. Really well done! For our very new members, and runners, you guys are knocking it out of the park by coming to the runs, track, even doing awesome on the trails! Our veterans, you guys are taking it to new heights as well with pr's, cross training, new goals you are establishing for your selves. Awesome job you guys. It makes a mama duck proud. :)

I have to say a big thank you to Road Runner Sports, Edge Cycle Sports, Powerade, TriSlide, Jill and Dr Tarjoman, Xterra, Renegade, and OC Chili Running Series for helping us along and being a great support. Dr. Tarjoman's office has a great offer for our students as well..

Dr Tarjoman &; Danielle have agreed to offer you this 'Valentine's month' special of $99
for a first time client of this office -even past the exp time in this email.
Also as is offered on their web site www.tarjomanchiropractic.com
- to see Jill for the first time is $49.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Volunteers Needed

Road Runner Sports Adventure Run Volunteer Orientation
Join us on Wednesday, Jan 25th from 6-7pm for a fun run from the store.
And from 7-9pm learn how you can earn FREE shoes, gear and prizes by volunteering just a few hours a month at this fun event. There will be FREE Beer and pizza at the meeting. :)

Fun Run RSVP

Facebook RSVP for Volunteer Orientation.

Here is a video to give you a better idea of what the Adventure Run looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alwqSGTUnwA and you can also go to Thursdayadventurerun.com for more details.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fun Race Considerations

The OC Chili Winter Trail Run Series

Race Date: February 11, 2012

Register Here

OC Trail Tale members email us for your discounted race entry.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, February 10 
4:00 – 7:00 pm - On Site Registration & Packet Pick Up at  Tustin REI Store - 2962 El Camino Real Tustin, CA 92782
Saturday, February 11
7:30 am – On Site Registration & Packet Pick Up Opens
8:30 am – Race start
10:00 am – Raffle
9:00 – 11:00 am – Campfire and Chili Cook Off!

Fun and Friendly Reverse Triathlon 
Race Date: February 19, 2012

Steelman Sprint Triathlon Challenge
Sprint Triathlon Distance: 5K Run – 12 mile Bike – 100 Yard Swim
This is a reverse Triathlon designed to challenge all levels. It begins with a 5K run, transitions to a 12 mile bike ride and ends with a 100 yard swim.

Date: Sunday Feb. 19, 2012 8:00 AM
Fontana Park 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana CA 92336

Register @ Active.comOnline Registration Closes Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 11:59 PM PST
On-Site Registration; Race Day 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM

25% Coupon Code: SSTC25

Sprint Triathlon: $75.00 (Register Early and SAVE!)

5K Run: $25.00
No refunds, rain or shine

Awards: First, Second, and Third in each age division, and a commemorative piece to all participants.

Early Bird Packet Pick-up: 
Saturday Feb. 11; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Fontana Park 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana CA 92336
Thursday Feb. 16, Friday Feb. 17, Sat. Feb 18; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Don’s Bike Shop 384 South Riverside Ave, Rialto CA 92376,  

Race Day Packet Pick-up: 6:00 AM @ Fontana Park
Childrens 1/4 Fun Run, Health and Fitness Fair, Vendors, Childrens Fun Zone

San Juan Hills Trail Run
Caspers Wilderness Park Trail Run – March 25th, 2012
5K Run | 10K Run | 1K Kids Run
Event Description: This park offers 8,000 acres of protected preserve nestled among the river terraces and sandstone canyons of the western coastal Sana Ana Mountains. The 5K and 10K runs take place on the easy-to-moderate trails in this scenic park where runners can expect to see wildflowers in bloom and other wildlife. Our 1K Kids run is fun and easy! All courses are on well-groomed trails and aid stations will have water and sports hydration drinks.
Event time(s):
Saturday, March 24th, 2012 – Packet Pickup (check back soon!)
Sunday, Marchth, 2012 (Race Day) – Arrive 7:00AM, Race Starts at 8:00AM, Kids Race at 9:15am
Event Located at: Click Here for Map
Click Here for Course Map
Pricing: 5K $40 | 10K $60 | Kids 1K $15

Monday, January 16, 2012

Run Happy

WOW, where do I even begin? This week was amazing with amazing athletes! You guys rock! We started out Monday night at Road Runner and celebrated Pete's birthday with what looked like 60 people! Awesome job you guys! Thank you to Rubios for donating some awesome yummy food for the evening! I hope you all got some tacos, and some chocolate cake, it was good! Road Runner Sports has really opened it doors to our group. We would really like to thank them for being such great hosts, and welcoming our group to their store. Please utilize Road Runner for your hydration, clothing, and now Trail shoe needs. :) They have a great selection of Trail shoes to choose from.

Tuesday was a great swim night, and everyone is really doing a great job with their swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am really impressed with how far you guys have come in such a short time. Just think, some of you could not even get your face wet not too long ago, and some of you set records this week! :)

Wednesday was a great track night, and you all did great for your very first track (speed) night! Awesome job! We will have some surprises for you on Wednesday nights, remember, not to cheat yourself and it is always to your ability, not the person next to you.

Thursday of course was(optional) swim again, and you guys brought it.

Saturday was our first brick ride and run! Great job out there in the freezing cold brrrr! You guys looked like regular triathletes! Thank you to Edge Cycle Sports for giving a great clinic on tire changing and talking to our new cyclists about anything they had concerns with. The donuts and coffee were fantastic, and warmed us up after our cold ride. Please see Edge for your bike needs, they are fantastic and the service is always friendly.

We also had our road runners trying to get in some miles. I hope you liked my traveling aid station. I had a lot of fun doing that, and felt like I could service everyone and check on you guys well that way. Not to mention, I felt really fast!

Sunday was our favorite day, our trail day! I hope you all had as much fun as I did. Great job you guys, you are no longer trail virgins either! You all looked and did great! WHOA! I can't wait for you to do your first trail race! I am sorry to say though that we did not have a creature feature. :( Maybe this coming week. I am hopeful.

This week is just about the same, but we will have a different route on Sunday. So eat, sleep, rest, have a drink, and get ready, cause we are marching on!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Let's get this party started

Don't miss out on the
BIGGEST Running PARTY of 2012

Monday Night Jan 9th @6pm at Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills
Hosted Rubio's Taco Bar- Yummy!


Q. What is the cost of the program?
A. $125

Q. How many weeks is the program?  
A. Our 12 week program schedule
Winter- Jan 9- March 31
Spring- April 2-June 23
Summer- June 25-Sept 15
Fall- Sept 17- Dec 8th

Q. What does the program include?
A. 5 days of training, awesome Bambo training shirt!, cool swag bag, Road Runner Sports 20% discount, and Race Entry discounts, 12 week training program. AND NEW FRIENDS.

Q. Where do you meet?
A. Locations of where we will be meeting.

Q. What Training Levels do you offer?
AProgram Overview

Questions? run@octrailtales.com