TUESDAY TRAILS AT REDLAND M.S.

Howdy, Howdy, Trail Dogs,

Time for the last Tuesday trail run of February! Spring is around the corner and we are starting to feel it. Tonight will feel more like late March than February but you never can tell. There is sure to be another blast from the North at some point. Don’t put your running mitts away just yet and, more importantly, stay sharp on your snot rocket skills! They come in handy all year!

OK, announcements then the details:

  • HOOO-WEEE!!!! Registration is open for the 13th Annual Farm Park Challenge Endurance event and Marathon. Mark your calendars for May 4th (go ahead and say it, you Star Wars freaks – May the 4th be with you!)! Located in the center of Montgomery County at the Agricultural Farm Park in the budding metropolis of Derwood! Pick your poison – 3 hour, 6 hour or 10 hour trail challenges or the marathon. It’s always been a great day to come run and hang out at a beautiful venue with some of your filthiest trails buds. More info here http://farmparkchallenge.com/
  • Mark your calendars! Muddy Shoes Saturday Trail Series starts April 6th! We pick up where the Winter Trail Program leaves off. Regular Saturday runs that take us to trails and venues that you might not have seen in a larger group. We also provide after run refreshments (remember ice cold mini-Cokes?) and chit-chat. Mingle with your trail besties! Keep an eye out for details as we get closer to the date.
  • We have swag! Muddy Shoes Baseball caps (a mere $15), Buffs ($10) and Reusable Cups ($5). See Coach Phil or Coach Mike (Chau)

Ok details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 27 February 2024

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Counter-Clockwise. Lower Trail first

Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/ABPQC

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.

C U there cuz THESE TRAILS AIN’T GONNA RUN THEMSELVES!

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes

TUESDAY TRAILS AT REDLAND M.S.

Howdy, Howdy, Trail Minions!Another Tuesday is upon us, and we are hittin’ the trails! Join us this evening for a nice little adventure in the Forests of Derwood. Days are getting longer but you’ll still need your headlamp. Weather will be fine so you can’t use that as an excuse. Just get yer butt out there!OK, announcements then the details:– HOOO-WEEE!!!! Registration is open for the 13th Annual Farm Park Challenge Endurance event and Marathon. Mark your calendars for May 4th (go ahead and say it, you Star Wars freaks – May the 4th be with you!)! Located in the center of Montgomery County at the Agricultural Farm Park in the budding metropolis of Derwood! Pick your poison – 3 hour, 6 hour or 10 hour trail challenges or the marathon. It’s always been a great day to come run and hang out at a beautiful venue with some of your filthiest trails buds. More info here http://farmparkchallenge.com/ – We have swag! Muddy Shoes Baseball caps (a mere $15), Buffs ($10) and Reusable Cups ($5). See Coach Phil or Coach Mike (Chau) Ok details: Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school) Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855 Date: 20 February 2024Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15Course: Clockwise. Upper Trail first Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/ABPQC Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without.Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers. Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race. C U there cuz THESE TRAILS AIN’T GONNA RUN THEMSELVES! Cheers,Muddy Shoes

TUESDAY TRAILS @ REDLAND and OUTTA THE WAY CAFÉ!

Trail Doggies!

Looks pretty Wintery out there right now but things should calm down by this evening. It’s gonna be a chilly but precip will be gone. We can handle chilly, right?!

Furthermore, it’s the second Tuesday of the month so we will be heading on over to the Outta the Way Café (address below) afterwards for some grub, suds and mingle. Always a good time!

Announcements first, then the details:

– Yeah, Baby! Registration is open for the 13th Annual Farm Park Challenge Endurance event and Marathon. Mark your calendars for May 4th (go ahead and say it, you Star Wars freaks – May the 4th be with you!)! Located in the center of Montgomery County at the Agricultural Farm Park in the budding metropolis of Derwood! Pick your poison – 3 hour, 6 hour or 10 hour trail challenges or the marathon. It’s always been a great day to come run and hang out at a beautiful venue with some of your filthiest trails buds. More info here http://farmparkchallenge.com/

– We have swag! Muddy Shoes Baseball caps (a mere $15), Buffs ($10) and Reusable Cups ($5). See Coach Phil or Coach Mike (Chau)

Ok details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 13 February 2024

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Counter-Clockwise. Lower Trail first

Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/ABPQC

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without

.

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Outta the Way Café Address: 17503 Redland Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

(Please bring clean shoes so we don’t track mud all over their floor)

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.

C U there cuz THESE TRAILS AIN’T GONNA RUN THEMSELVES!

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes

TUESDAY TRAILS AT REDLAND M.S.

Hello Root Kickers!

I submitted an online work request to Mother Nature to bring Muddy Shoes a nice evening for a February trail run. Guess what, she obliged! (No, not really, just got lucky on the forecast) Looking at temps just under 40 with a very light breeze and no precip. Picture perfect for this time of year. Still some patches of slop up on the spur near Muncaster Road but otherwise the trails are in great shape. Come out and run with us and you’ll be in great shape too!

Announcements first, then the details:

  • Holy Crap! Registration is open for one of MoCo’s best trail events – the 13th Annual Farm Park Challenge Endurance event and Marathon! Located right in the center of Montgomery County at the Agricultural Farm Park in the budding metropolis of Derwood! Pick your poison – 3 hour, 6 hour or 10 hour trail challenges or the marathon. Its always been a great day to come run and hang out at a beautiful venue with some of your filthiest trails buds. More info here http://farmparkchallenge.com/  
  • We have swag! Mussy Shoes Baseball caps (a mere $15), Buffs ($10) and Reusable Cups ($5). See Coach Phil or Coach Mike (Chau)

Ok details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 06 February 2024

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Clockwise. Upper Trail first

Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/ABPQC

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without

.

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.

C U there cuz THESE TRAILS AIN’T GONNA RUN THEMSELVES!

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes

TUESDAY TRAILS AT REDLAND

Hello There, Trail Joggers!

That’s right…Trail Joggers. Ya know, on Saturday’s run with Winter Trails I passed a group out on a nature hike. As I got near, I actually heard the lead hiker yell to the rest of his group “TRAIL JOGGER COMING!” Trail jogger?!?! Really?!?!! I’ve used that term in jest before, but this was a regular person saying that in public. That is how the world views us – trail joggers, not ‘runners’ Oh, well. So, it’s I guess it’s confirmed. We are henceforth a trail jogging group. Please, make the necessary attitudinal adjustments and lets move forward.

Anyway, I digress. Tonight, the run (jog) is on. Weather will be nice. Trails, as of midday yesterday, were clear with minimal mud except for the spur up near Muncaster Road. That being said, let’s convene and get some awesome night miles in while we can!

Ok details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 30 January 2024

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Counter-Clockwise. Lower Trail first

Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/ABPQC

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without

.

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.

C U there cuz THESE TRAILS AIN’T GONNA JOG THEMSELVES!

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes

TUESDAY TRAILS AT REDLAND

Hello There, Trail Dogs!

The run is on. I won’t be able to be there, but you all know what to do! Put on foot in front of the other. Rinse. Repeat. A lot!

Weather won’t be frigid which means there might be some melt going on. Could be slippery! That’s why you wear trail shoes.

Ok details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 23 January 2024

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Clockwise. Upper Trail first

Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/ABPQC

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without

.

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.

C U there cuz THESE TRAILS AIN’T GONNA RUN THEMSELVES!

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes

TUESDAY TRAILS and OUTTA THE WAY CAFE

So, Trail Frogs,

Remember all those Tuesday runs where I was able to negotiate with Mother Nature for really nice running weather? Well, pay back time! Looks like my credit with the Big Weather Goddess is no good anymore. That being said, we ARE trail runners! We are not easily dissuaded (although dangling an ice-cold beer in front of me has been known to alter my decision-making ability). We run in rain, snow, mud, and ice! We embrace the heat and cold. Remember, the more shit you run through the less shit affects you! That’s some mantra!

Now, this evening will be dicey. Temps will be fine and the precip will be in the form of rain. However, the crucial piece is the wind. It might be a game-time decision whether we chance falling branches and trees. KEEP CHECKING BACK IN CASE THE RUN IS POSTPONED.

On the bright side, it is the 2nd Tuesday of the month which means…Outta the Way Café night after the run. Weather should be fine inside our favorite Derwood dining establishment so we’ll head there after the run for a nosh and mingle. You might want to bring a change of clothes in your car so we don’t drip on their floor.

OK, details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 09 January 2024

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Counter-clockwise. Lower Trail first

Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/ABPQC

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without.

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.

Outta the Way Café address: 17503 Redland Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

C U there cuz THESE TRAILS AIN’T GONNA RUN THEMSELVES!

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes

TUESDAY TRAILS @ REDLAND M.S.

Hey Trail Elves,

So, I am out of town. Yup, I’m up in New Yawk (Spelled how I pronounce it being a born and raised Nu Yawka!) Anyways, you all know the drill – run…in the woods…in the dark! Don’t dawdle! Get out there and hit the single-track and enjoy! Look out for each other and leave no one behind (unless they are annoying)! Dress warm! Bring your headlamp!

OK, enough jabbering. First announcements then run details:

Tis the Season! Merch! Merch! Merch! – get it while it lasts! We got Muddy Shoes Baseball Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and Reusable, collapsible cups ($5). Do your holiday shopping early…or just treat yourself! See Coach Phil or Coach Mike C.

Donations! –Thanks to recent donations we were able to purchase a brush cutting attachment for the Muddy Shoes weed-wacker and Coach Phil bought a Ferrari. Keep the donations coming. Muchly appreciated! Paypal – pepstein1@verizon.net

Details, details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 19 December 2023

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Counter-Clockwise (Lower Trail first) For newbies, the trailhead is to the right of the backstop (Go to back parking lot on right side of school.) Take this connector trail ~.15 miles to intersection with main trail and go left.

Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/ABPQC

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without.

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.

C U there cuz THESE TRAILS AIN’T GONNA RUN THEMSELVES!

Cheers,

Muddy Shoes