Big week for running: Crawler track workout on Wednesday; Town of Runners screening on Thursday

After a week off due to the snow storm, please join the Cardozo Crawlers at Bannecker Track tomorrow morning (1/29/14) at 6:30 a.m. for Yasso 800’s. Sounds like a funny name, but it’s a great way to predict your spring marathon times.

Basically, if you’re trying to run a 3:30 marathon, you’d run a 3 minute and 30 second 800 with equal rest. We’ll repeat this 6-8 times and will structure the workout around your specific needs. Read more about Yasso 800’s here.

Don’t Forget! 
On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Georgetown University Law Center, the Washington Running Club will be hosting a free screening The Town of Runners, a documentary about young runners in Bekoji, Ethiopia. Click here for more information.
DC is really is a great place for runners. We hope to see you on Wednesday and Thursday!
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You’re Invited: Town of Runners Screening on January 30, 2014

You’re invited you to a screening of Town of Runners, a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji – an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world’s greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba,Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu. Narrated by their friend Biruk, it follows their highs and lows over three years as they try to become professional athletes. Through their struggle, the film gives a unique insight into the ambitions of young Ethiopians living between tradition and the modern world.
 
The Details
When: Thursday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Georgetown University Law Center, Bernard P. McDonough Hall, Room 203, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (closest metro is Judiciary Square)
Who and How: everyone! Admission is free, but space is limited.
More info: Check out the Washington Running Club’s website at: http://www.washrun.org/2014/01/town-of-runners/
 
Many thanks to our friends from the Washington Running Club who worked very hard to put together this amazing event! It’s sure to be an inspirational evening.
 
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday workout – bitter cold edition

It’s freezing here in DC as with most of the United States. For those of you who braved a run in these frigid temps – wow! For the rest of us, we can make up those missed miles with 800m repeats tomorrow, January 7 at 6:30 a.m. at Bannecker Track. Hope to see you there!

This past Saturday, we had a wonderful evening at Jeff’s celebrating another year of running and friendship with the Crawlers. We were met with delicious food and some really nice gifts from the White Elephant including craft beer, deep massage tools, gift certificates, and hand warmers (those would come in handy on a day like today!). Thanks, Jeff, for hosting such a great event! 
 
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Are you looking for a little motivation to run during these cold winter months? Don’t forget about the Crawlers team on Jantastic – an online running community that will give you some accountability and encouragement during your winter training.