CANCELED !! Christmas Morning Trail Run @ Meadowside 9AM

Hi -  i'm canceling this run (didn't get anyone say they would actually be showing up)  but also it's REALLY windy & I'm thinking it's best to not go out & run this morning.

Have a great morning everyone and I'll see you tomorrow night at Redland!

MyMuddyShoes -

I haven’t been to Meadowside to run in quite a while & I need to get out tomorrow morning and do some physical activity so here’s the plan-

 

When – 9:00AM

Where- Meadowside Nature Center – 5100 Meadowside Lane Rockville, Maryland 20855

Why – Holiday Calories!

What – Not sure exactly but it will include Old Nasty & the Lakeside Trail at the least 🙂

https://www.montgomeryparks.org/uploads/docs/lakefrank_trails2015.pdf

 

Let me know if anyone is interested and I’ll wait for you!

Thursday Night Trail Run – Winter Solstice Druid Run! – Cabin John Tennis Center 6:30p

Winter solstice run tonight!  We pay homage to the Druids!  Come join us at Cabin John for the longest night of the year run. (Ours will not be longer than usual, but the night will.)

Where?  Meet at Cabin John Tennis and Nature Center parking lot, right turn off Democracy Blvd going west from 270. If you reach Seven Locks Road, you’ve just passed!

When?  6:15 for warm-up, 6:30 for the full run and to pick up late-comers.

Going north this time to and/or across Tuckerman and back.

Bring lights, let us know you’ll be there!  I’m looking forward to this pre-holiday run — and so are the Druids!

Tuesday Night Pre-Holiday Calorie Burn – Redland MS 6:30PM

With our PhearLess Leader Phil out of town this week, I’ll be heading the run tonight (from the back of the pack).  I’m sure everyone needs to get some miles in before the holiday weekend and if you are traveling later this week or can’t make the Thursday or Saturday (Winter Trails) runs this is your opportunity!

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)
Distance with warm-up ~5 miles
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!
* Yes, we run in the dark. No, its not dangerous (except for the trolls under the bridges :). You must wear a headlamp or carry some sort of light. Also always a good idea to carry a cell phone so you can call me if you are lost – Peter cell# 301-455-2112
See you all tonight!
Peter

Tuesday Naughty or Nice Evening Trails @ Redland M.S.

Well, many things are upon us. The holidays. The frigid cold. The shorter days. Static electricity (dontcha hate that?). All these things cause stress. Could probably throw in a few other things as well. But!….and its a big but….(not in reference to anyone’s anatomy, of course…althooooough…nope. not goin’ there) but we still have trails! What better way to burn off calories and anxiety before you burn out than hittin’ the trails with us? Yup, its Tuesday and that means we run. It WILL be cold tonight. Cold fronts movin’ in by run time. Dress appropriately. Afterwards we will warm up at the Outta the Way Café and talk about who has been naughty or nice!

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)
Distance with warm-up ~5 miles

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!

* Welcome Winter Trails folks! Great to see everyone that came out for the first two runs! Lotsa old faces as well as newbies. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Cabin John) for extra trail miles during the week! Yes, we run in the dark. No, its not dangerous (except for the scary elves in the woods…kidding!). You must wear a headlamp or carry some sort of light. Once a month we do a post-run carb re-load/re-hydration (i.e. beer and burgers) at the Outta-the-Way-Café. Hope U join us!

OK, dats dat!
Cheers,
Mr. Muddy “Santa” Shoes

Tuesday Trail Moistness @ Redland M.S. – Best Weather Evah!

Yo Muddy Shuckers,
 
Rain predicted! Might have to strap on those galoshes tonight if the weatherman is right but that just makes it more fun. It will also make you more of a bad-ass, stinkin’ trail dog. Just think, while everyone else is tucked up in their cozy, warm houses, all dry and soft, just sittin’ there getting weaker by the minute, you, my foul-mouthed friends, will be out there tearing through the woods of Redland getting tougher and tougher with every step. Guaranteed…or no money back. So, here’s my take on adverse weather – if you are training for an endurance event – road or trail – you need to be prepared for almost anything that can happen on race day. That includes the weather. Mother Nature is not always cooperative, especially in the Winter. So what you will experience on race day is up in the air…no pun intended….well, OK, all of my puns are intentional, but I digress. Running in adverse conditions is a great way to prepare for the worst. So if you have been training in the rain, snow, cold and you get to the starting line and its rainy, snowy or cold you can look around at the other sorry-ass runners who stayed inside all Winter and mutter under your Gatorade-laced breath, ‘Been there, ran this, bring it on, I got this!’ So I WILL plan on seeing ya’ll this evening, no matter the weather, right?
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) Clock wise (upper trail first)
Distance with warm-up ~5 miles
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!
* Welcome Winter Trails folks! Great to see everyone that came out for the first run! Lotsa old faces as well as newbies. Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Cabin John) for extra trail miles during the week! Yes, we run in the dark. No, its not dangerous (except for the scary clowns in the woods…kidding!). You must wear a headlamp or carry some sort of light. Once a month we do a post-run carb re-load/re-hydration (i.e. beer and burgers) at the Outta-the-Way-Café. Hope U join us!
OK, dats dat!
Cheers,
Mr. Muddy “Moist” Shoes

Saturday Mornings with MCRRC Winter Trails

Starting on December 2 2017 the Muddyshoes gang will be coaching & participating in the Montgomery County Road Runners Winter Trails Program.    Our normal Saturday runs will continue again after the goal race of this program, the Seneca Greenway Trail Races on March 3rd 2018.

The Winter Trails program is very popular and registration is closed for this year.  You can find a link to the Greenway Trail Race below.

Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Marathon & 50K