Recovery Pump Seminar and Demonstration
Doug Weatherby of Recovery Pump will give a presentation of the Recovery Pump endurance athlete recovery system. He will include the science behind the system as well as the benefits it provides. There will be plenty of demo units on hand, so come out and check it out! www.recoverypump.com. https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132317590177678
How about something different?
Head over to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown tonight to watch the Fuji Bicycles Pro-Am. Races begin at 7:30 pm and admission is FREE on Tuesdays. The Breakaway Cafe opens at 6pm. http://www.thevelodrome.com/
Speaking of the Velodrome, check out today’s Groupon deal:
This Week’s Group Runs
Finish Line Group Run starting and ending at The Finish Line, Emmaus. Meet the gang at 6:00 pm and head out for an evening run through Emmaus. All paces welcome. Check out The Finish Line Facebook page.
Making Strides, a women’s speedwork group, meets tonight at 5:30 pm in Lehigh Parkway. The run is lead by fearless leader, Ingrid Gerber, and word is she makes up the evening’s workout just before the run begins, so you never know what you’re in for. No worries, it’s always fun and a great way to meet other women. Making Strides Facebook page.
Bears and Brews Trail Run – Join local runners at Bear Creek Resort for a 5 mile trail run around the resort property. Run starts at 6:30 pm, meet in the upper parking lot off Doe Mt. Road. Microbrew exchange after the run if you are interested in tasting some brews other than your usual. Check their Facebook page for more details.
Join the Breakfast Club Runners at 7:30 am for an easy run with a great group of folks, followed by breakfast (the best part!) Meeting spots vary and are usually announced by Wednesday or Thursday. Check the group’s FB page for details on each Saturday’s run.
T-rex Trail Run at Trexler Nature Preserve. For those of you signed up to run next month’s inaugural Quadzilla 15k, this is your chance to get a preview of the course. The trails are challenging but most of us walk the hills so don’t worry that you’ll be the only one walking them. Meet at 7:30 am at the TNP Environmental Center parking lot off Orchard Rd. Check Facebook page for details and directions.
Appalachain Trail Fat Ass – Dave Decker is at it again! He is bound and determined to make trail converts out of all of us. Two weeks ago we met up to run the trails at Lehigh University, this weekend he’s invited everyone out to run a short section of the AT. The run should be about 11.5 miles long. Check event page for more details.
At The Races
Lots of great stuff this weekend ranging from a 5k walk supporting local health and human services, a 5k run supporting ALS, the Warrior Dash or the Average Joe Triathlon. There is also the Race for the Caring Place – Kids-only Duathlon this Sunday for the little ones. Check out the June event calendar for details, links and more exciting events coming up.
There are some great events coming up over the next few weeks. I thought I’d highlight a couple for you to get you thinking about YOUR next challenge.
Hawk Mountain Hill Climb (June 18, 10am) – Not only is this area beautiful and a bird watchers haven, the trails are quite challenging to hike and run. There is a 5k road run/walk and an optional Family Educational Hike on the North Lookout Trail (bring your binoculars.) Proceeds benefit the Sanctuary.
Muddy Bear (June 19, 11am) – Team effort duathlon taking place at Bear Creek Resort. 5 miles of mountain biking, 2 miles of trail running and four obstacles. Teams work together to finish this unique and challenging event.
Half Sauer/Half Kraut (June 26, 7:30 am) – Opt for 13.1 or 26.2 miles in this German-themed trail race, now in it’s second year. Once again you’ll be served and entertained by Heidi and Hans along the way, then celebrate afterwards with a traditional post-race Bavarian tradition, Beer and Brats!
Quadzilla 15k (July 17, 8am) – Challenging and beautiful all at the same time! And how many of you can lay claim to running with buffalo? This race will test the best of you as you run through a local treasure, Trexler Nature Preserve and home to Lehigh Valley Zoo. In fact, included with your race entry you will receive one free entry to the LV Zoo. Course is chock full of a variety of terrains: single track, jeep trails, fields and meadows, hills, and includes a creek crossing, a couple stream crossings and a fast finish. http://quadzilla15k.com