Stone Mill 50 Mile Course Preview Run #3 – Saturday 27 October

Yo Stone Millers,
Gonna see who is tough this weekend. Weather folks are forecasting a bit of ducky weather…chilly, rainy and raw. Hmm…I know some ducks that might opt to stay home in the warmth of their humble homes getting weaker…and weaker. Whereas you bad-asses will be out tackling the Stone Mill Course Preview #3! Gotta tell ya, you don’t know what Mother Nature is going to throw at you on race day so it gives you a leg up if you train in crap. I always say ‘the more crap you run through the less crap will affect you.’ So, your call…be weak and timid and eff up on race day if its rainy and cold or be a bad-ass who can run through anything and everything. I know what I’m choosing…C U on the trails!
This week we will again meet at Pennyfield Lock where we met last week.. This week we will head up the canal to Riley’s Lock to the start of the Greenway by THE Stone Mill (it’ll be on your left). Then we will head up the Greenway to Rt. 28 and turn around there. Should be 20-ish miles round trip. Those wishing to go shorter can turn around where ever.
Here are some things:
1) We are accepting donations for these runs. $5 suggested but we also accept loose change from under your car seat (just pick out the old Cheetos and dog hair, please)
2) Course will not be flagged. Good exercise in self-reliance on the trails. Besides no one ever gets lost , they just do extra miles, right?
3) We’ll have water out on the course. Probably at Berryville Road
4) We provide light snackeroos at the finish. Feel free to bring something to share if you want. Trail dogs like to eat. That’s a fact!
5) You don’t have to be doing Stone Mill to participate in these course previews. All are welcome (except whiners, rabble-rousers and malcontents)
Here are the details:
Location: Pennyfield Lock, 12100-12226 Pennyfield Lock Rd Potomac, MD 20854 (When you get to the canal go all the way to your left. Carpool if you can to conserve space.
Coords: 39.054886, -77.290206
Time: 0730
The rest of preview runs can be found on the Stone Mill Race page here (if you want to read ahead) https://stone-mill-50-mile.org/course-training-runs/
*** Time to SIGN UP!! 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. Here is the link http://mymuddyshoes.org/…/3rd-annual-phantastic-phall-pha…/…
*** 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!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Night Time Trail Run @ Redland M.S.

OK, Tree-Smackers,
Time is running out for getting some night trail running to prep for starting a race in the dark (i.e. Stone Mill). Running in the woods in the dark with a headlamp takes a little getting used to but it is exhilarating. No one else you know would even think of doing it (maybe rightly so) but seriously, it…is…a…blast! We have way fewer falls then when we run in daylight and there are all sorts of distractions. Don’t knock it ’til ya tried it!
OK details for Tuesday Evening:
Details:
Address: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd. Derwood, MD 20855 (Go around to the right behind the school)
Coordinates: 39.140231, -77.130656
Time: 6:30 (6:15 for warmup)
Course:Counter-clockwise, Lower Trail first
Other Important Stuff:
*** 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 🙂 Also looking for volunteers to help pull these runs off (flagging, putting aid out, etc.) For more info and map 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 – DONE
Preview Run #2 – 20 October – DONE
Preview Run #3 – 27 October
Preview Run #4 – 3 November
All runs on Saturday, all start at 0730.
Locations will be posted.
*** Time for a Robin special. Join us Wednesday night for more fun in the dark. This time without headlamps. Just the light of the full moon! Not your moons…puh-leez! Just the one up in the sky above! Here is the link for more info http://mymuddyshoes.org/full-moon-hike-run-10-23/?fbclid=IwAR1MtfcwNPQA2GlzdStThXEQfIKHdhRDULVzAxSYhwWsumGf4jURyeHJIfM
C U there!
*** Hey Muddy Shoes peeps. It’s time to RSVP for the Phourth Annual Phantastic Phall Phat Ass. Can you believe it’s been PHOUR years!?? Please let me know if you are running. Also let me know if you can volunteer!! http://mymuddyshoes.org/…/3rd-annual-phantastic-phall-phat…/
*** 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!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes

Stone Mill 50 Miler Course Preview #2 – Saturday October 20th @ Pennyfield Lock

Hey Stone Millers and Other Assorted Trail Critters,

It’s time for #2! Um…not THAT number two…hopefully…although SH*% happens…TMI…but I digress. I’m talking about Stone Mill Course Preview #2! Come on out and get a look-see at what you’ll be facing on race day. Never hurts to get a gander at what is coming your way on a course. The more you know, the more you can plan your race day strategy.

This week we’ll be doing an out-n-back starting at Pennyfield Lock and hitting the Muddy Branch section of the course (Miles 15 – 24 of actual race). Total distance is 18-ish but do a shorter distance if you’d like. All runners are welcome.

Here are some things:

1) We are accepting donations for these runs. $5 suggested but we also accept loose change from under your car seat (just pick out the old Cheetos and dog hair, please)

2) Course will not be flagged. Good exercise in self-reliance on the trails. Besides no one ever gets lost , they just do extra miles, right?

3) We’ll have water out on the course. Probably at Turkey Foot Road.

4) We provide light snackeroos at the finish. Feel free to bring something to share if you want. Trail dogs like to eat. That’s a fact!

5) You don’t have to be doing Stone Mill to participate in these course previews. All are welcome (except whiners, rabble-rousers and malcontents)

Here are the details:

Location: Pennyfield Lock, 12100-12226 Pennyfield Lock Rd Potomac, MD 20854 (When you get to the canal go all the way to your left. Carpool if you can to conserve space.
Coords: 39.054886, -77.290206
Time: 0730

The rest of preview runs can be found on the Stone Mill Race page here (if you want to read ahead) https://stone-mill-50-mile.org/course-training-runs/

*** Time to SIGN UP!! 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. Here is the link http://mymuddyshoes.org/…/3rd-annual-phantastic-phall-pha…/…

*** 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!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes XO

Outta the Way Tuesday Evening Trails

 

Hey Trail Dogs,

The Outta the Way Cafe called. They wonder where we’ve been! So here’s the plan – first we run , then we eat and chitty-chat about…what else…RUNNING! Good night to hear stories about recent accomplishments…Trilogy-West Virginia, Needwood 10K, R2R2R, etc…

So, quick note – anyone who is doing a race this fall or winter that will start or end in the dark needs to learn how to run in the dark. It takes some getting used to. And what better way then to try yer luck in the dark with some other like-minded nutcakes from Muddy Shoes?

We do this every Tuesday! Here are the details:

Details:

Address: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd. Derwood, MD 20855 (Go around to the right behind the school)
Coordinates: 39.140231, -77.130656
Time: 6:30 (6:15 for warmup)
Course:Clock-wise, Upper Trail first

Other Important Stuff:

*** 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 Also looking for volunteers to help pull these runs off (flagging, putting aid out, etc.) For more info and map 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 – DONE
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.

*** Hey Muddy Shoes peeps. It’s time to RSVP for the Phourth Annual Phantastic Phall Phat Ass. Can you believe it’s been PHOUR years!?? Please let me know if you are running. Also let me know if you can volunteer!! http://mymuddyshoes.org/…/3rd-annual-phantastic-phall-phat…/

*** 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!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes

Stone Mill 50 Mile Preview Run #1 – October 13– Stedwick E.S. 7:30AM

Hey Muddyshoes & Stone Mill peoples!

We will host the 1st of the 4 Stone Mill training runs starting tomorrow morning, 7:30AM.  The weather has finally turned into more of a Fall feel so let’s get excited for no humidity!  We will put out some goodies, water & a sign in/ sign out sheet at the Elementary School.  There will also be water near Clopper Rd, just before you go under the bridge.

The run will take you from the school onto Stedwick Rd. for a short bit then left on Watkins Road (yeah, its pavement, but only for a short bit) over to the Seneca Greenway trailhead where you get back on dirt heading South to Clopper Lake. Go around lake and back. Distance – about 20 Miles

Where:  Stone Mill Start/Finish Area – Stedwick Elementary – 10631 Stedwick Rd, Montgomery Village, MD 20886

What: about 20 miles

Why:  You are running Stone Mill or just like to run in the fall weather!

The rest of preview runs can be found on the Stone Mill Race page here (if you want to read ahead)  https://stone-mill-50-mile.org/course-training-runs/

*** 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!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes

Tuesday Evening Trails @ Redland – Trails Are Open!

Hey Trail Dogs,
MoCo trails are open for business and our business is pounding single-track…in the dark! Yowza! BTW, if any of you have an event coming up such as Stone Mill or Devil Dog (the race not the delectable crème-filled devils food cake snack…drool) then you will be starting and possibly finishing your event in the dark on trails. Takes a little getting used to and our Tuesday and Thursday night runs are a great way to get some night running under your belt. And, besides, its fun to see what goes on at night on the trails. If you’ve never seen glowing deer eyes staring back at ya from the side of the trail you are in for a treat. Soooooo, c’mon out, strap on a headlamp and hit the night trails with Muddy Shoes!
Details:
Address: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd. Derwood, MD 20855 (Go around to the right behind the school)
Coordinates: 39.140231, -77.130656
Time: 6:30 (6:15 for warmup)
Course:Clock-wise, Upper Trail first
Other Important Stuff:
*** NOTE THIS WEEKEND – No Scheduled Saturday Run. Two things, first this is the weekend of the MoCo Epic Off-Road bike event. They use almost every trail for this event. We need to give them room and not have a big group of runners hogging the trails. No problem being out there in groups of 2-3 folks on your own. Second, I am out of town. So there, you will be on your own to run as you please.
*** 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 🙂 Also looking for volunteers to help pull these runs off (flagging, putting aid out, etc.) For more info and map 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!
Cheers,
Muddy Shoes