Hey Trail Doggies,
We are going back to Meadowside! Whoop Whoop!!! Haven’t had the group there in quite a while. Need to reconnect to our roots…quite literally. And, guess what! We will be slapping our dirty, stinkin’ feet on some new trail! Seems that there has been some trail work going on out there. I ran most of it last week and it is awesome! Worth exploring. We’ll hit some of the old single-track at Meadowside… before we head out under the ICC and pick up the new trail. I can barely contain myself!!!! One more surprise – I spoke with Mother Nature and…well, OK, didn’t actually SPEAK to her but I did send her a text, anyway, she promised low humidity and nice temps. Maybe she will even sprinkle some mushrooms along the route for our foraging pleasure (speaking of which I found about 2 pounds of Oyster mushrooms there last week…nom nom nom).
Please read the announcements below. Lots of stuff coming up this Fall!
OK. Details for Saturday:
Location: Meadowside Nature Center
Address: 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville, MD 20855
Coords: 39.113694, -77.106480
Time: 0730 a.m.
Distance: You pick. I am doing about 12-14 maybe longer.
*** Stone Millers! In agreement with Sir Barry Hauptman (Stone Mill Race Director extroadinaire) Muddy Shoes will be hosting and sponsoring the Stone Mill Course Preview Runs in the month of October leading up to the race. Over the span of four weekends we will hold preview runs on different sections of the course eventually covering every inch of it. Great way to learn what is coming at ya. Aid will be provided and donations will be accepted For more info check out the Stone Mill 50 website https://www.stone-mill-50-mile.org/course-training-runs/
Dates for the runs
Preview Run #1 – 13 October
Preview Run #2 – 20 October
Preview Run #3 – 27 October
Preview Run #4 – 3 November
All runs on Saturday, all start at 0730.
Locations will be posted.
*** Mark your calendars! The Muddy Shoes Phantastic Phall Phat Ass will be Sunday 11 November (Veterans Day!). There will be a Half Marathon and 10K option. Great after party too! This also is a great taper run for the Stone Mill 50 Miler the following weekend. Race Director Robin Sheperd puts on a great event.
*** Check out our Muddy Shoes merch! We got Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets/stickers ($1). They are going fast! Get yours from Robin (Hats), Phil (Hats, Buffs, Magnets/stickers) or Mike Chau (Buffs and magnets/stickers ($1). US Dollars only!
OK C U there!