Tuesday Evening Low-Calorie Trails – Redland M.S.

Hey there, Trailies.
What’s that I smell on your breath? Mashed Potatoes? Punkin’ Pie? Giblets? Anyway, why would I want to be smellin’ your breath anyway. The fact is we are in a high-caloric intake time of year. No doubt we all got those muffin tops or dunlops (ya know, yer belly dun lopped over yer belt!?) developing as we munch our way through the holidays. No better way to push back on that than pushin’ back from the holiday buffet table. But we all know that ain’t gonna happen soooooo…….we run…trails…at night! We do this every Tuesday. Rain or shine (well, moon shine anyway), warm or cold, we’ll be out there hittin the single-track of Redland. You can too! Here are the details:
Address: Redland Middle School, 6505 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855 (Park around back on right side of school)
Coordinates: 39.140327, -77.131554
Time: 6:30 (6:15 warm up)
Course: Redland Trail (upper and lower) Counter-Clock wise (lower trail first)
Announcements:
* Holidays are coming and we have just the things you need for gift giving. Check out our Muddy Shoes merch! We got Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets ($1). They are going fast! Get yours from Robin, Phil or Mike (Chau). US Dollars only!
* What’s next after Stone Mill? Winter Trails! That’s what’s next. Registration is OPEN. Sign up today! Here is the link – https://www.mcrrc.org/…/winter-trail-running-training-prog…/
Ok, nuff said. C U tonight!
Cheers,
Muddy ‘Muffin-Top’ Shoes

The MyMuddyShoes Turkey Trail Trot 2017 – Saturday 11/25 Little Bennett Regional Park 7:30am

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful Turkey Day.  We will have a couple of ways for you to burn off all of the calories you are consuming today.

Since I’ll be marking the course on Friday morning, if you can’t make the Saturday run or want to run/walk both days…I’ll be starting at 9am from the same parking lot we will be starting at on Saturday.  Same direction as well so if you get there late, just follow the course on the map and you’ll find me!

For the main Turkey Trail Trot –

Where – The Prescott Rd Horse Trailer Parking Lot – 39°16’53.8″N 77°17’41.9″W

When – Saturday Nov 25 7:30AM

Why – to burn calories of course!!

What – a 7 mile loop that you can do as many times as you’d like!  It’s a counter clockwise loop that you can do clockwise the 2nd time 🙂

Here’s a snazzy link to the course (thanks Nick for the heads up on that badass site)

https://caltopo.com/m/S7PH

Trail Tuesday for Turkeys – Redland M.S.

Hey Trailies,

Ah, yes! Its feast week! Feast on turkey! Feast on mashed potatoes! Feast on Corn Bread Oyster Stuffing! Feast on Pies! Feast, Feast, Feast…On and on and on…. Well, I think to avoid the guilt of participating in all that epicurean decadence we need to hit some single-track (yes, in the dark) to compensate for our calorie glut one last time. Then you can belly up to the Thanksgiving table with a calorie-free conscience. But, as tradition would have it, its always appropriate to go around the room and have everyone say what they are thankful for…at least in a trail running sense. I mean, of course I’m thankful for my family, friends, pets, good fortune, health, my condo on the French Riviera (Kidding!), etc. but if I narrow it down to just what I am thankful for regarding my trail running it is a slightly different list. Such as Oh, Trail Gods, I am forever thankful for: Anti-chafe cream, aid station volunteers, MoCo single track, Muddy Shoes and its members, Mike Edward’s beer collection, Stella’s Bakery (courtesy of Adie), my Petzl headlamp, my Inov-8 Trail Talon 270s, mud, dirt, rocks, roots…the list could go on forever…I’m just generally thankful.

Anyway, we run tonight! Here are the details:

Address: Redland Middle School, 6505 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855 (Park around back to the right side of school)
Coordinates: 39.140327, -77.131554
Time: 6:30 (6:15 warm up)
Course: Redland Trail (upper and lower) Clock wise (upper trail first)

Announcements:

* We will be running Saturday morning @ 0730. Pete will lead us for a jaunt up at Little Bennett Regional Park. Sweet Trails!!! Look for announcement on Friday with details.

* Holidays are coming and we have just the things you need for gift giving. Check out our Muddy Shoes merch! We got Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets ($1). They are going fast! Get yours from Robin, Phil or Mike (Chau). US Dollars only!

* What’s next after Stone Mill? Winter Trails! That’s what’s next. Registration is OPEN. Sign up today! Here is the link – https://www.mcrrc.org/…/winter-trail-running-training-prog…/

Ok, nuff said. C U tonight!
Cheers,
Muddy ‘Gobble’ Shoes

Pre-Holiday Calorie Management Trail Run – Saturday 0730

Turkey , mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie(s), biscuits, gravy…should I keep going?…sweet potatoes, wine (gotta have da vino), whipped cream, sauce, green beans, rutabagas (ya’ll tried rutabagas?), calories, calories, calories… phew. I’m stuffed! Just reading that list can give you a fat ass…or is it Phat ass. Either way, those Under Armor running shorts are not gettin’ any looser this week. Might as well face the facts, the rolls are comin’. I’m not talkin’ about those hot, fresh baked rolls fresh out of the oven that we peel open , slide a slab of butter on and shove down our pie holes. I’m talkin’ about the rolls you start developing around your midriff…I think the call it ‘muffin top’. anyway, what we all need ahead of this caloric tsunami headed our way is a pre-holiday calorie burn. So that’s what we’re gonna do on Saturday.

Let me serve you up the delicious details (want some gravy with dat?):

Location: Rachel Carson Conservation Park 22201 Zion Rd, Brookeville, MD 20833 – We’ll visit the Sasquatch Cave!
Time: 0730
Date: Saturday 18 November
Distance: Up to you. Multiple trails that all loop around.

Announcements:

* Holidays are coming and we have just the things you need for gift giving. Check out our Muddy Shoes merch! We got Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets ($1). They are going fast! Get yours from Robin, Phil or Mike (Chau). US Dollars only!

* What’s next after Stone Mill? Winter Trails! That’s what’s next. Registration is OPEN. Sign up today! Here is the link – https://www.mcrrc.org/…/winter-trail-running-training-prog…/

Ok, nuff said. C U turkeys in the morning!
Cheers,
Muddy ‘Gobble’ Shoes

Trail Tuesday Recovery Run and Hobble – Redland M.S.

Yes, indeed, some will be running tonight and some will be hobbling. Its all good, and for the hobblers, quite necessary. With most folks getting their Fall races done and in the rear-view mirror its time to maybe kick back, run and for the Stone Millers, recover. BTW, congrats to all who participated in Stone Mill this past weekend. Whether you completed it or attempted it but were not able to finish you are ALL bad-ass just for stepping to the Start line and trying. I know we had some first timers too. Looks like they did well in spite of their doubts. Its all physical until it became mental, right?

So, tonight , I am still in recovery mode and will be walking. For Stone Millers, I implore you to get up and out and just walk tonight. Its so important to start wrking the legs again. It will help with your recovery. Plus, its a great chance to get together and compare experiences from the event. I mean, you did it, so you might as well talk about it!

Details:

Address: Redland Middle School, 6505 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855 (Park around back to the right side of school)
Coordinates: 39.140327, -77.131554
Time: 6:30 (6:15 warm up)
Course: Redland Trail (upper and lower) counter-clock wise (lower trail first)

Announcements:

* We will be running Saturday morning @ 0730. Just have decided where yet. It will come to me soon but WE WILL RU

* Holidays are coming and we have just the things you need for gift giving. Check out our Muddy Shoes merch! We got Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets ($1). They are going fast! Get yours from Robin, Phil or Mike (Chau). US Dollars only!

* What’s next after Stone Mill? Winter Trails! That’s what’s next. Registration is OPEN. Sign up today! Here is the link – https://www.mcrrc.org/…/winter-trail-running-training-prog…/

Ok, nuff said. C U tonight!
Cheers,
Muddy ‘Gimpy’ Shoes

Tuesday Taper Trail Run and Outta the Way – Redland M.S.

So, I’m happy. Ya wanna know why? Well, I’m gonna tell ya anyway. I just looked at the forecast and it will most likely be precipitating this evening. Well, I sure do hope so! I mean, I’m not a duck, nor do I play one on T.V. but I DO love running in the rain. There is something very Zen about it. Maybe its a cleansing of my trail runner soul. Or perhaps the ethereal gentleness of the soft rain on fallen leaves….ohmmmmmm! HECK NO! Its really cuz I love splashin’ in the mud and getting soaking wet like a ten year old kid! I mean, my Mom used to yell at me if I did sh#t like that. Now I can do it and its called ‘training’. An old trail runner I know once said ‘If it ain’t raining, it ain’t training’. Wise words. One of my mantras that I came up with when I began coaching , and many of you have heard me mumble this before, goes like this ‘The More Crap You Run Through, The Less Crap Affects You’. When you run in adverse conditions it minimizes the impact it will have on you next time you experience it. In other words, adversity toughens you up. Adversity makes you stronger. Nothing Zen about it. Pretty straight forward. Soooooo, I’ll expect the tough ones to be out there tonight. And guess what? Its Outta-the-Way-Tuesday. They have beer!!!! We won’t be going too long tonight as most are tapering for Stone Mill but we will still need to re-hydrate and re-charge at Outta-the-Way.

Details:
Address: Redland Middle School, 6505 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855 (Park around back to the right side of school)
Coordinates: 39.140327, -77.131554
ime: 6:30 (6:15 warm up)
Course: Redland Trail (upper and lower) counter-clock wise (lower trail first)

***Announcements***
– Special thanks to Robin and all the volunteers and runners who made the 3rd Annual Muddy Shoes Phantastic Phall Phat Ass such a huge success. Congrats to Winners Erin Kelman , Adrian Spencer and Helene Dumais who rocked that awesome course. Definitely doing it again next year!

– We still have Muddy Shoes Buffs ($10) and Car Magnets ($1 cheap) for sale and now we have Muddy Shoes hats!!! OMG, they are soooo cool…ands stylish too! See me or Robin ($15…cheap) Don’t be caught without one! Holidays are coming!

– Our website is now up and running (no pun intended…well, actually my puns are all intentional). Check out the link:

http://mymuddyshoes.org

– Registration for the MCRRC Winter Trails Program is OPEN! Come join Coach Bruce and Coach Audrey (Co-Directors) and a bunch of foul-mouthed, stinkin’ coaches such as myself to run the frosty trails of MoCo this Winter as we train for the Seneca Greenway Marathon and 50K. Here is the link:

https://www.mcrrc.org/
…/winter-trail-running-training-prog…/

OK. Nuff.
C u on the wet dirt in the dark!
Cheers,
Muddy ‘Ducky’ Shoes

3rd Annual Phantastic Phall Phat Ass – This SUNDAY – ***Don’t Forget To Set Your Clocks Back!***

Holy Toledo! The 3rd Annual Muddy Shoes Phantastic Phall Phat Ass Haph Marathon & 10K is this SUNDAY! The day is finally upon us! The waiting and anticipation is almost over!

Wanted to remind everyone that Saturday night while you are sleeping the clocks turn back one hour. Yes, we get an extra hour sleep. No excuses to be tired at the start.

If you haven’t signed up please do so at this link so we can get a head count. There is also a Phood sign up for the post-run pot luck. Scrool to the bottom once you are there.

http://mymuddyshoes.org/…/3rd-annual-phantastic-phall-pha…/…

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the best race of the weekend! OK, its not a real race but it is an event! And it is a GREAT event!

C U there!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes