Saturday, November 29, 2008

turkey day 5k

Wayne Kryduba's Turkey day 5K photo slideshow is up. Check it out here.

Can you name these runners? Hint: they are faster than almost everyone.

Friday, November 28, 2008


I just ran 6 miles and my sweat smelled like stuffing.

I love Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

dome running

MDRA Dome Running is going on at a Metrodome near you!

Run the dome Tuesday & Thursday (except holidays) from 5 - 8 p.m. Cost is only $1, enter at gate D, park in the upper lot for free.

Friday, November 14, 2008

treadmobile - surely a sign of the apocolypse

This is either the most pointless or the greatest invention of all time.

Behold the Treadmobile.

Instead of running from place to place, you can run in place while traveling from place to place. Wrap your head around the physics of that.

The soundtrack to this video will remind you of the theme to every 80s sitcom ever. It's like Weather Channel "Local on the 8s" music meets a bad John Tesh composition.

If you can stand it, watch until the end. The Treadmobile passes a Porsche.

A Porsche. Seriously.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

MDRA jackets are in

New red MDRA Brooks wind jackets are in. They are available for the bargain price of $45 (that includes postage). Email Heidi at with size & shipping info if you want one.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

contest winners!

Last night the MDRA board voted for our favorite TCM/10 mile limerick. The voting was so close, we're going with a state-mandated recount. Final results should be in by February.

Just kidding.

Two entries were so outstanding that we just couldn't decide & called it a draw. Winning limerick #1 comes to us from Nathan Campeau:

I was running my best of all time
When my bowels woke up and said hi!
Then appeared close to me
A heaven-sent biffee
So I still had a PR at the line!

Poetry about port-a-pottys will always have a special place in my heart. Deep in my heart. The bowels of my heart, if you will.

Winner #2 is a TC10 limerick from Chad Bjugan in Chaska.

Their once was a runner from the west.
Who thought the TC 10 was best.
He tried to stay with Alberto.
But his legs would not go.
And Salazar swatted him away like a pest.

Chad includes this footnote: "Alberto beat me by only 30 seconds. It was funny most of the younger or less informed runners didn't even know who they were running next to."

You may not have bested Alberto, Chad - but your TC10 limerick vanquished all challengers.

Our winners will be receiving MDRA goodies soon. I'm not sure what the next MDRA contest will be, but I'll think of some way to get some shwag in your hands. Keep apprised of future contests here, or on the MDRA Facebook Group.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

grand champions

Big shouts-out are going to Kirk Walztoni and Eileen Moran for winning the overall Grand Prix titles! Awards will be handed out in all age groups at the MDRA annual party on January 17th.

There are special grand prizes for anyone who completes all 13 races and another prize for anyone who completes 10 of the grand prix races. If you missed out on the Grand Prix for 2008, you can register for the '09 GP at the MDRA annual party. Cost is only $5!

For those of you who live or run in Minneapolis, the Park Board is seeking opinions on their latest round of trail improvements. Here's the skinny:
Thank you for your previous participation in the planning process for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB’s) comprehensive plan. Community input is currently being sought for the development of a new Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the MPRB through a Bike, Walk and Roll Survey and a Field Sports Survey

Thank you for your continued support of the Minneapolis park system!
Sound off. Improve parks.