Monday, July 30, 2012

Green-To-Glen Ten Recap

Thanks again to all that joined us last Sunday for a great morning on the trails!  Here are the highlights:

We had one participant in the 4-legged division.  Charlie did his best to lap the field by running from the leader to the caboose, over and over again.  I'm not sure there's anything better than seeing a dog take off down the trail.  Pure bliss.

Charlie also managed to take out one runner.  Mary fell prey to his spontaneous backtrackings and arrived at the finish line with dirty hands, asking "What's my prize?"

The Grand Prize -- a copy of Scott Jurek's Eat & Run -- went to Logan. Logan drove a scooter from Oshkosh to the finish line, then ran to the start line, and THEN ran back with us.  What a guy!

Chrissie (sorry about the spelling if it's wrong!) and Naomi joined the GTR's for their first trail run and were all smiles at the end.  Thanks for coming, Ladies, and see you at the next one!

Several participants took advantage of the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale I had packed for the finish line. Considering we finished running just before 10 AM, I was a bit hesitant to bring beer along...but it's official, we're a trail running group!  It's never too early for a beer after a nice jaunt in the woods.

Dad duties called for me, so I didn't get to partake in the breakfast at Fudgie's after, but next time I'll be there!  Thanks again to everyone, and we'll see you at the next run!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Green-to-Glen Ten

Green-to-Glen Ten is this Sunday! Both runs will start at the Greenbush Group Camp at 7:30 AM. The 10K course will leave directly from the Group Camp and head NORTH on the Ice Age Trail, covering 6.5 miles to the Glenbeulah Trailhead on Hwy P. The 10 Milers will run an out-and-back along the Ice Age trail to the SOUTH, turning around just before Hwy 67, and then run the Ice Age Trail North and ...end at the Glenbeulah Trailhead.

THIS WILL BE A POINT-TO-POINT RUN! If you would like to leave your car at the Glenbeulah Trailhead (where we will be finishing), be there by 7:15, and I'll pick you up and take you to the start line!

All paces are welcome. Dan Crouse has promised to run the slowest 10 mile time in the history of the Northern Kettle State Forest, and we'll have some faster runners as well. Bring a friend!

Any Questions?  Comment away!

I am hoping to run the course this week, so look for a Garmin Post showing the route!

PS...Post-race Fudgies Breakfast is an option as well.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Glacial Trail Course, Mile .5-7

Today I spent a couple hours on one of my favorite routes on the trails.  Starting at the Old Wade House, I ran the Old Wade House Connector Trail (about 1.5 miles) to the Ice Age Trail, and then ran the IAT south to Hwy 67 before turning around.  This route of about 13 miles has a bit of everything--short/steep ups and downs, gradual climbs, dense forest, and open praries.  It's also the first and last 7 miles of the Glacial Trail 50 mile/50 k and is therefore a great training run for those interested in that event held in October.  Here are some pictures from the run today:

 My favorite tree along the trail
 Up close to the terrain.

 The uphill to the evergreens near Shelter 5.

 Tony's Tree.  Jump over it and he'll buy you a beer.  I went around it.
The Prairie.  Kind of like the scenes of Maximus returning home in Gladiator!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Green-to-Glen Ten

Join us on Sunday, July 29th for the First Annual "Green-to-Glen Ten" trail run!  There will be a 10k (around 6 miles) and a 10 miler to enjoy.  Both runs will Start at the Greenbush Group Camp (same place as the Night Run) and will finish at the Glenbeulah Trailhead. 
We are aiming for a 7:30 AM start, but feel free to get started earlier if you'd like.  Transportation will be available to get you back to your car if you want to leave it at the start line, too. 
There's no cost to run,  but by participating you'll get the chance of winning a raffle prize -- details on the prizes still to come.  It's gonna be a good run...and if you have yet to run on the northern-most section of the Ice Age Trail (North of Hwy 23) ... you're in for a treat! 
Questions, Comments, Concerns are welcome, so let us know!