The leaves on the trees have begun to change and radiate fall’s beauty thru it’s vibrant hues. It’s this time of year that many runners revel in all the glory of the crisp air and sanctuary of the outdoors. With much anticipation of training that will culminate towards fall marathons, trail runs and the community of runners enjoying this time of year together, I am happy to announce today’s blog post titled, Capital Strider’s Happenings and RMC Podcast Interviews.
RMC Podcast Interview with Capital Striders
Capital Striders representatives, Kristin Adkins, Amber Crews, and Jason Kenyon were all kind enough to take time out of their busy schedules organizing and hosting the upcoming fall trail races, Des Moines IMT Marathon Volunteer coordination, and the 100 mile November Challenge to let me ask them a few questions during a group interview.
Capital Striders is a running club group based in Des Moines, Iowa and is currently about 550 runners strong. They offer a well-rounded amalgamation of various types of training runs, group runs and is heavily involved in the Des Moines area running community. Listen to their interview thru the podcast link below that describes and talks more in details about some of their specific training runs thru out each week.
Upcoming Races and Fall Motivation
Amber Crews and Jason Kenyon tell us some of the race highlights of two of the upcoming trail races that the Capital Striders Club will host.
Fast approaching at the end of October (October 27th, to be exact) is the “To Grandmother’s House We Go” trail race. Included here is a link for registration and race details. http://www.capitalstriders.org/to-grandmothers-house-we-go. The race distances of 5k, 10k and 15k offered are based on the 5k loop thru Brown’s Woods. They even encourage and give prizes for those that are brave enough to come in costume and honor the Red Ridinghood them.
The other scenic trail race being held before the end of the year is the “Sycamore 8“. This race travels along the Des Moines River and if you’re one of those cold weather runners, then mark your calendar for this year’s race to be held on December 1st. Link for registration and race details here – http://www.capitalstriders.org/sycamore-8
Along with the weekly offerings of speed work on a track, hill runs for strength, and Saturday group runs, the club offers some more informal trail runs which you can find out about location announcements by following the ‘Capital Striders’ Turkeys‘ Facebook page.
In addition to the weekly group offerings, there is also what’s called the ‘100 Miles in November Challenge‘ spearheaded by Kristin Adkins. With a couple years under its belt, the 100 Miles in November Challenge has been proud to collaborate prize offerings with Fleet Feet Sport and Heartland Soles to award a pair of new runnings kicks. Local Hy-Vee dieticians have also contributed runner’s swag in the past like a new Fitbit watch. If only I lived 2 hours closer, I’d sure be taking advantage of this late fall motivational running group.
Runner’s at Heart
It’s always fun to hear about an individual’s specific reasons for running, their personal motivation or their proudest running moments. Within the Ep. 8 – Capital Striders RMC Podcast episode, you’ll get to hear Amber tell you about her zen 50k in Portland memories and how she came to identify herself at a young age thru running, Jason’s Rocky Mountain Park experience and his downhill hail running PR, and Kristin’s battle with Mother Nature at last spring’s Boston Marathon and how she came to find her role with Capital Striders.
FREE Race Registration Giveaways Contest!!
Capital Striders was generous enough to give away 1 FREE race registration for each of the upcoming “To Grandmother’s House We Go” and “Sycamore 8” trail races. If you’d like to enter the contest, here are the parameters;
- On Facebook and/or Twitter – “Like” both the Capital Striders and Runnermomcoach pages.
- Share this blog post thru Facebook and/or Twitter via the Runnermomcoach Facebook/Twitter page, on your personal Facebook/Twitter page. This can be done by simply clicking on the SHARE button at the end of this post.
- Be the first to directly e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with screenshots of 1 and 2, along with which race you would like to receive FREE entry into by 10/25/18.
- Ready?…Get Set…GO!!!