Friday, January 23, 2009


News from the frozen half... in everyone's best interest, it's not a half tomorrow. Your extremities will thank you. From the race director:

Just a note to let you know that the half marathon course has been shortened to approximately 6.5 miles (or half of the marathon distance) for tomorrow. The start time will remain the same at 9:00am.

The 5K race will go on as scheduled and start at 9:15.

The half marathon turnaround is just East of 35E on Sheppard Road and will be at the break in the median there so that runners can go westbound on the way out and eastbound (or with traffic ) on their way back. We will move the water stop to this point and will be serving individual bottles to the runners. This should make it easier for volunteers.

Friday, January 16, 2009

MDRA annual party tomorrow!

Don't forget, the MDRA Annual Party is tomorrow, January 17th at the 2nd Floor cafe of the Edina Community Center.

11:30 - 1:00 pizza, pop, ice cream - socialize
1:00 - 2:30 awards, door prizes (two Garry Bjorklund half marathon entries, Grandma's entries, MTCM entries, Medtronic 10 Mile entries, Fargo, Get in Gear....and the list goes on!)

Be there.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

how crazy are you?

You may have noticed a lack of activity lately here on ye olde runblog. That's because it's like, really really cold, and I haven't been running much because of it. I'm OK with my wussiness.

So, who is the craziest among us? Put your personal temperature/mileage record in the comments. My best is an 8 mile run at 15 below zero. I wore 5 layers top & bottom, so it wasn't that bad. It wasn't that awesome either - but I survived.

So, who can top that? Right now there's a guy in Embarrass laughing his ass off at me after running in -40 degree weather.

Normally I'd take my hat off for that kind of feat, but today my ears would get frostbite if I tried it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

avoid snow - run inside tonight

Just a last-minute reminder that the MDRA Grand Prix gets underway tonight, Monday, January 12th, with the Meet of the Miles. The race is held at the U of M Fieldhouse at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

you gotta get up to get down

Get on up next Saturday, January 17th and cruise over to the ECC for the MDRA Annual Party. The shindig starts at 11:00 & includes free pizza and pop, prizes, MDRA Grand Prix awards and everything else that is running-related and fun.

Many of our members renew their membership at the annual party. If you haven't renewed yet & want to continue receiving our magazine (pictured below), the Annual, discounts on running shoes & everything else an MDRA membership provides, swing by and renew next Saturday.