Sunday, August 17, 2014

(8/11-8/17): Win an adidas GSTC Uniform!





THE WEEKLY EMAIL
WIN AN ADIDAS UNIFORM
They are here.  They are awesome.  You can buy any combination of singlet ($40), compression or split shorts ($40), warm-up jacket ($100), and/or warm-up pants ($50).  Below are the men's uniforms; the women's uniform looks identical, but cut differently (tights are shorter/smaller, the uniform back is cut differently).



OR, YOU CAN WIN ONE.   

Here's how.  

1.  Order a uniform through your team captain.  You received an email last week.

2.  Be a 2014 dues-paying member

3.  Post one picture of a run on the GSTC Facebook group page.

At the end of August, we will announce the two winners.  The picture can be something like these, preferably stating where you ran, and how far.  Let's get psyched for the upcoming fall season!!!
                                   
 



The aGSTC Fall Training Plan.
 by Ken Goglas and Mike Fonder

For dues-paying members, this four-month-long plan was emailed to you Sunday evening.  Didn't get it?  Chweck your spam/jumk box.

Want it?  Here is the link and pay your dues.


 

 

If you have any questions or need clarification on anything, contact either Ken Goglas (ken_goglas@hotmail.com) or Mike Fonder (michael.fonder@gmail.com). 
 

The aGSTC Fall Racing Schedule.
August 31: Jimmy D 5k (masters women)
September 14: USATF-NJ 5k Cross Country Championships (all divisions)
September 21: Newport Half Marathon (all divisions)
October 4:  Paul Short XC Invitational (adidas GSTC Elite Only)
October 26: USATF-NJ 8k Cross Country Championships (all divisions)
November 9: Giralda 10k (masters men)
November 27: Ashenfelter 8k (masters, open men)

  
 
 

***Feature Section*** 

Support aGSTC Members

Do you need your lawn cut?  Some interior work done?  Any form of landscape project needed?  Many do not know that our very own Kyle Price owns a landscaping/home improvement business called "Home Maniacs."  

They do fantastic work, as they've already finished and begun numerous projects at 944 Hermann.  If you're interested in learning more, check out their Facebook page here.

Kyle is the current club record holder in the 3000m steeplechase.



Tyrone Ross has been an active club member since 2011, as he ran the third leg on the 4x400 that won the club national title in 2013.

In addition, Tyrone is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, helping people manage all aspects of their financial lives.  You name it, he does it: 401k investment plans, new or refinanced mortgages, insurances, budgeting, and investing.  

Visit Tyrone's bio here.  If you contact him with questions, please be sure to mention you're a aGSTC teammate!


****We would like to do this again next week.  If you're a dues-paying member who has a unique service we could share with our club, email us ASAP! *****


Cheyenne's Tip of the Week for Shark Week

If you get attacked by a shark in water, then that is your fault, but if a shark attacks you on land, then that is the sharks fault

Kyle's Korner

 

Kyle's Korner is a segment of the Club's weekly email that will focus on reacquainting you with a different current club member each week. We will catch you up on how they are doing with regards to their training, their lives, and other general nonsense. This segment intends to be informative and educational while attempting humor in a purely inoffensive way. Mostly.

 

This week on Kyle's Korner we follow up last weeks interview of the North Enclave Captain by getting to know the South Enclave Captain, Angela Dunn, a little better. She getting herself involved in quite a bit more then just our club however.

 

Kyle: Hello Angela and thanks for joining us tonight!

Mrs. Dunn: Hello Kyle!

Kyle: Since we heard from the north side of the state last week I wanted to get some perspective from the south side this week since they're basically two different countries.

Mrs. Dunn: Well the south is definitely the better side of the state. We have better radio stations, less traffic, and I'm here!

Kyle:Whoa ho ho! Those be fighting words. You also have pork roll. Speaking of fighting, how is the GSTC dirty south looking in terms of brouhaha ranking?

Mrs. Dunn: I don't know what pork roll is....I stick to cheese omelettes at the diners. The south is stacked. We are ready to win!

Kyle: I feel like I've seen The South is Stacked on a t-shirt before. You don't partake in the great taylor ham/pork roll debate? Thats almost as big as the who owns the Statue of Liberty fiasco! And while we're on the subject of nationals icons, how was the looong drive with Adin The Milkman Mickle to the run/leadership meeting last week?

Mrs. Dunn: If that is on a t-shirt I need to get one! Where can I get one? I'm not sure what that debate is all about but the drive was very long. We were in the car for a little over 2 hours last Friday because of the North Jersey traffic. I'm just glad I didn't have to drive because I do not like going to New Brunswick at all. Adin is a very safe driver though.

Kyle: So no spilled milk then. Most of us in the New Brunswick area are accustomed to the Schneekloth Swerve whilst on road trips. How has your summer been going with regards to training and everyday life stuff?

Mrs. Dunn: My training is going really well. It hasn't gone this well since the summer of 2008. I have high hopes for the fall season! Aside from running life is good. I hang out with my cats a lot, I became a Sparkly Soul ambassador back in June so now I get to promote a product that I love, and I plan to go back to school in the fall to study sport psychology.

Kyle: That's great! Congratulations! Going back to school is a big endeavor but that would be a great line of work for an athlete! So what is a Sparkly Soul ambassador?

Mrs. Dunn: Well, I wear Sparkly Soul headbands all the time when I run. You may not have noticed them since you are a guy but these headbands do not slip off your head. Not at all. They don't budge. Sparkly Soul Inc. is a company that empowers women to find their strength and push themselves to achieve their goals and reach their maximum potential. As an ambassador I get to promote the product on social media and in the real world and help Sparkly Soul empower women on their journey to achieve their goals. You can check out the product at www.sparklysoul.com

Kyle: I'll admit I haven't noticed but now I'm glad I asked! That's awesome that you got that position for company you feel really strongly about. I'm sure a lot of our members will want to look into that. What are your plans for this fall?

Mrs. Dunn: I plan to PR in the half marathon, have a successful xc season and run fast! I also plan to wear the new colorful half tights I bought on sale this summer.

Kyle: That sounds like my kind of set of priorities! Well hey thats all the time we have this week. Thank you for speaking with us Angela and good luck with your training ambassadorship and degree!

Mrs. Dunn: Thanks Kyle! Have a good night!

Kyle: You as well! And all of you! Log on next week to see who we interview!

 

 

 


aGSTC TRIVIA TIME 

Post-Sunday Team Run Brunch

Some of the ladies at Sunday's team run in Rosedale Park.  The guys refused a picture, so we snuck this one while no one was looking! 

This weekend, we ventured to Rosedale Park, whereas the Princeton Enclave hosted the Sunday team run.  It was a fabulous run on many shaded trails.  However, only a small handful of Princeton Enclavers were even there!  More on that in the TMA.

 

 

  

After the run, the club tradition is to eat at a local diner; this week, we ate at the prestigious, five-star Princetonian Diner.  From left to right are Angela Dunn, Atilla Sabahoglu, Chelsea Callan, Cheyenne Ogletree, Ken Goglas, Erika Meling, Robyn Evangelist, and Mark Parisen.  

 

While sitting down with our fellow teammates, one always learn a good deal about them, including how bad they often smell after a long run.  But no matter.  Trivia time!

 

1.  Who is buying a house at the end of this month?

2.  Who works over the summer as a manager of a water park?

3.  Who had to work at 4:00p hours after the long run as a waitress?

4.  Who works in the business office of Bed, Bath, and Beyond?

5.  Who just got hired sat the Princeton Running Company?

6.  Who works for Edison Public Schools as a data analyst?

7.  Who works at Gloucester Community College?

8.  Who works at Johnson and Johnson?

9.  Who ordered the healthiest brunch out of the group?

 

 

Answers

1.  Atilla the Run!

2.  Chelsea

3.  Robyn "I love the Mets" Evangelist

4.  Cheyenne 

5.  Erika

6.  Kenneth

7.  Angela!!!

8.  Mark.

9.  Chuck!  Look at that whopping mound of blueberries at the empty seat!

 

 

GOLD STAR

 

New aGSTC Member: Megan Vanaria 

Megan used to dread going for a run when she first started running, but use to tell herself "you never feel worse after you finish a run" as  motivation She  does not dread going for a run now and  loves how great she feels when she is finished.  Running is a great physical and mental exercise for her as she uses it to relax, unwind, and clear her head. If you ask her what food she enjoys the most as runner her answer would be grilled salmon and chocolate chip cookies. She loves to spend time with her sister Devon because they are best friends and very similar. She can be herself around her and knows that no matter what they are doing, that it will be fun. If you don't see her running you can catch her shopping, catching the sun at the beach, going to concerts, hiking, watching tv/movies, and spending time with her family/friends.
 

 

 

FEATURED TEAM EVENT THIS WEEK: Sunday Run and Swimming Pool
We are so lucky to have an awesome place like the Manasquan Reservoir to do our team Sunday long runs.  It is a five mile loop on shaded, soft trails with beautiful nature abounding.  However, we are even LUCKIER to have Lauren Rome offer her pool and waffle iron for swimming + waffles post-run!  She will explain the details and directions to everyone after the 9:00am run.  Perhaps we should all bring a few bucks to pitch in...waffles for a few dozen people isn't cheap!
 
RACE RESULTS

  Just to mix things up during this long summer training period, a bunch of GSTC'ers hopped in the Belmar Chase 5k this weekend.  Finishers included Tom Visicaro (16:54), Robert Marczydlo (17:29), Greta Sieve (17:32), Ken Walsh (18:35), Lauren Rome (19:38), Lauren Haynes (23:22), Erin LaCosta (24:24), and Erin Varga (25:18).


 

 

TMA: Totally Misunderstood Award

We traveled a llllllllll the way to Rosedale Park to join the "Original Bruhaha Champions", the Princeton Enclave.  But between "sleeping through alarms," "having the sniffles," and "being on vacation" (<------totally unacceptable during the summer), we throw a big TMA to the Princeton Enclave for their weak showing at their home turf run.


 

Quotes of the Week


"Thank you to my @GardenStateTC teammates for making me smile tonight"  -
Aysha Mirza, via Twitter.  We don't know what happened, but we're happy something good happened!


 

"Nothing like running nine miles in the rain"  -Josh White, via Facebook


 

"@USATlive National Champs!  Thnx @Champion_System @Powerbar @SUUNTOUSA @Orbea @orca_triathlon @GardenStateTC"  -Bobby Hammond, nationally-ranked age-group triathlete, prior to USA Triathlon Championships.  GSTC'er Mark Parisen has been personally coaching him on his running.


 

"Hey I'm a realist.  I've been great and I've been abysmal, but I know I owe the club my effort.  You have stuck by me, and now it's my turn."  -Aaron Lucas, former club record holder in the high jump and long jump, via text.  The aGSTC won the 2013 national title without his valuable services (7-0 and 24-10 PRs), and he appears very motivated for the 2014-2015 season.


 

"That is good.  Now tell good he has 30 days to find a new place to live"  -Dr. Mike Anis, preaching from his Highland Park office via FB, encouraging teammate Tom Visicaro to dream even bigger than his weekend 5k time.


 

"Be careful- it 'contains alcohol.' "  -Chris Croff, FB post, warning teammate Kyle Price about the dangers of his drink he previously posted 


 

"With my injury history, I've become a master of cross training.  Since I can't run, I've been kayaking...I kayaked from South Amboy all the way up the Raritan to New Brunswick.  Took me 4 hours and a 6 pack of beer to complete it.  Maybe that can make the nonsense section of the weekly email."  -GSTC sprint coach Carmine DeNicola, via text, talking about his weekend and training regiment.  


 

"Regardless of how busy or early of a work schedule you have, training before work is obtainable."  -Diana D'Achille, via FB.


 

"The best thing about early morning runs.  You barely see any cars"  -Mark Minervini via FB


  

UPDATED TEAM SCORE: 

USATF-NJ GRAND PRIX

 

Place - Team - MM - CB - CC - NP - SM - CA - PC - LR - SC - Total


 

1. Garden State - 60 + 5 + 39 + 42 + 28 +114 + 43 + 6 + 12 = 349

2. Clifton - 40 + 8 + 41 + 18 + 3 + 43 + 0 + 27 + 35 = 215
3. No. Jersey Masters - 51 + 17 + 44 + 10 + 5 + 28 + 0 + 28 + 7 = 190
4. Garmin Runners - 44 + 10 + 16 + 16 + 8 + 34 + 5 + 17 + 20 = 170
5. Do Run Runners - 38 + 15 + 21 + 9 + 2 + 45 + 0 + 13 + 21 = 164
6. Shore A.C. - 23 + 10 + 27 + 1 + 8 + 44 + 0 + 47 + 0 = 160
7. Raritan Valley - 29 + 2 + 58 + 13 + 4 + 13 + 0 + 18 + 8 = 145
8. Central Jersey - 16 + 7 + 25 + 6 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 3 + 7 = 64
9. Rose City - 9 + 9 + 24 + 0 + 0 + 6 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 57
10. Sneaker Factory - 23 + 0 + 20 + 0 + 0 + 7 + 4 + 0 + 0 = 54
11. Essex/Fleet Feet - 3 + 0 + 12 + 0 + 0 + 7 + 0 + 11 + 15 = 48
12. Morris County Striders - 6 + 0 + 13 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 22
13. Pearl Izumi - 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 6 + 0 + 0 = 6


 


 

MM - Miles for Music 20K - March 23 - All Divisions
CB - Cherry Blossom 10K - April 6 - Masters Women
CC - Clinton Country 15K - April 26 - All Divisions
NP - Newport 10,000 - May 3 - Open Men & Women
SM- Stomp the Monster 5K - June 1 - Open Women
CA - College Ave Mile - June 7 - All Division
PC - President's Cup 5K - June 16 - Open Men
LR - Lager Run 5K - June 22 - Masters Men
SC - Sunset Classic 5 Miler - June 26 - Open & Masters Women

  



Summer Enclave Team Runs
 
North Enclave
Monday 5:45p @ 40 Corning Ave, Pompton Lakes
Tuesday 6:30p @ Ridgewood Duck Pond
Wednesday 5:45p @ 40 Corning Ave, Pompton Lakes
Thursday 6:00p @ Montclair Fleet Feet
Thursday 6:30p @ Ridgewood Duck Pond
Saturday 8:00a @ Pompton Lakes
 
Central Enclave
TBA on Facebook
Friday @ 6:00p @ 944 Hermann Road + BBQ to follow
 
Morristown Enclave
Wednesday 6:15p @ Morristown Running Company
Saturday 9:00a @ Morristown Running Company
 
Jersey City Enclave
Saturday 9:00a @ Pier A, Hoboken 
Sunday 9:00a @ Pier A, Hoboken
 
South Enclave
Monday 5:30pm @ Elk Township Trail
Wednesday 7:15 @ Gloucester County College
Wednesday 6:30 @ Haddonfield Running Company
Saturday 9:00am @ TDA w/ Beach Enclave
 
Beach Enclave
Wednesday 6:00pm @  Point Pleasant Borough High School
(808 Laura Herbert Dr, Pt Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742)

Princeton Enclave
Wednesday 5:30pm @ Turning Basin (on Alexander Road)

Summit Enclave
Saturday 8am @ Summit Running Company
 
Brooklyn Enclave
TBA

Delaware Enclave
TBA
 
SUNDAY RUN: MANASQUAN RESERVOIR 9:00AM
Address: 311 Windeler Road, Howell

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The GSTC Weekly Email is a collaborative effort to bring club membership an accurate and entertaining update on all team events, runs, results, workouts, quotes, and even mishaps every Sunday night.  It is also often referred to as "The Email" or, by more prominent members of the running community, "error-fraught spam."  If you'd like to submit anything that would contribute to any of these sections, please email us!  

 



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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

(8/4-8/10): Rosedale Park Team Run Next Weekend!





THE WEEKLY EMAIL
1.0  NEW ADIDAS UNIFORMS.
This week, we will be buying our **new** shiny adidas uniforms.  We will be posting primary on Facebook for orders.  They are gonna be awesome.
 

2.0  New aGSTC Website
So awesome.  90% done.  Check it out---> www.gardenstatetc.org

3.0  The aGSTC Fall Training Plan.
 by Ken Goglas and Mike Fonder

This is the last week we will be posting the training plan in the weekly email.  During its meeting Friday night, the Leadership Team voted to provide the fall plan to only dues-paying members.  

So, if you're an official member, awesome: look for a separate email with this plan next weekend.  If you haven't become an official member, please do sign our team form and waiver here--and then we will add you to the dues-paying list serve for the training plan.  

Here is the link to become legit and pay your dues.


 

Week 6: August 4- August 10

mileage should be 85-95% of what you plan to build towards


Monday: 45-65 min run, 8x8s hill sprint

Tuesday: 50-70 min run, 8-12x100 strides

Wednesday: 60-80 min run

Thursday: 45-65 min run or cross train or off

Friday: 50-70 min run, 8-12x100 strides

Saturday: 45-65 min run

Sunday: 80-100 min run

 
 
If you have any questions or need clarification on anything, contact either Ken Goglas (ken_goglas@hotmail.com) or Mike Fonder (michael.fonder@gmail.com). 
 

4.0  The aGSTC Fall Racing Schedule.
August 31: Jimmy D 5k (masters women)
September 14: USATF-NJ 5k Cross Country Championships (all divisions)
September 21: Newport Half Marathon (all divisions)
October 4:  Paul Short XC Invitational (adidas GSTC Elite Only)
October 26: USATF-NJ 8k Cross Country Championships (all divisions)
November 9: Giralda 10k (masters men)
November 27: Ashenfelter 8k (masters, open men)

  
 
 

***Feature Section*** 

Support aGSTC Members

Do you need your lawn cut?  Some interior work done?  Any form of landscape project needed?  Many do not know that our very own Kyle Price owns a landscaping/home improvement business called "Home Maniacs."  

They do fantastic work, as they've already finished and begun numerous projects at 944 Hermann.  If you're interested in learning more, check out their Facebook page here.

Kyle is the current club record holder in the 3000m steeplechase.



Tyrone Ross has been an active club member since 2011, as he ran the third leg on the 4x400 that won the club national title in 2013.

In addition, Tyrone is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, helping people manage all aspects of their financial lives.  You name it, he does it: 401k investment plans, new or refinanced mortgages, insurances, budgeting, and investing.  

Visit Tyrone's bio here.  If you contact him with questions, please be sure to mention you're a aGSTC teammate!


****We would like to do this again next week.  If you're a dues-paying member who has a unique service we could share with our club, email us ASAP! *****


Cheyenne's Tip of the Week

Never do anything you're going to regret later
Thank you and you're welcome

Kyle's Korner

Kyle's Korner is a segment of the Club's weekly email that will focus on reacquainting you with a different current club member each week. We will catch you up on how they are doing with regards to their training, their lives, and other general nonsense. This segment intends to be informative and educational while attempting humor in a purely inoffensive way. Mostly.

 

This week on Kyle's Korner we interviewed the North Enclave Captain Mrs. Karen Auteri. Known for her preference to wine over water and long distance races, we talked a bit about what exactly these captains do.

 

Kyle: Hello Karen

Mrs. Auteri: Good Evening Kyle.

Kyle: Ok so first off what's your club title? You're an enclave captain correct?

Mrs. Auteri: Yes, I am the captain of the North Enclave.

Kyle: For people that don't know what enclave captains do, what is that like?

Mrs. Auteri: I basically plan group runs so that members of the enclave have people to run with throughout the week. I am lucky that my dad (a masters team member) already had 3 runs planned in north jersey every week. I also inform members about local running store runs and we just set up 2 additional runs in Bergen county. The North Enclave currently has 7 runs to choose from each week, plus the Sunday team run.. I also try to match up people to run together based on training pace and location.

Kyle: Wow I didn't even know you were responsible for all of that. So what does Chuck do besides con Edsel into walking Duffy with all of you enclave captains doing so much? Don't answer that. So how is the North looking depth wise in terms of the infamous Enclave Brouhaha Competitions?

Mrs. Auteri: Haha! The north is looking good. We have a new member Joe Mummert who was the first GSTC male to finish in the Verizon corporate 5k 2 weeks ago, plus we have Rob Nihen. And Dave dos Santos recently moved to the North Enclave headquarters, but I don't know if he will be racing in the fall. It was tough to lose Cheyenne to the Central Enclave though. Ken and her should move up north and then we will be a real powerhouse!

Kyle: Yes team Gogletree is certainly a major player in the Central Enclave's line-up. RANDOM QUESTION! Many of our club members know that one of your favorite beverages is a glass or two of wine, you've even done races that involved sampling some of it. But what is your favorite food?

Mrs. Auteri: Yes, we go through A LOT of wine. We actually are supplying all of the wine bottles for Allie Dublinski's wedding center pieces! My favorite food is Alaskan king crab drenched in butter. But it has to be off the boat in Alaska.

Kyle: Ooo! I hope Dave can keep up with your sophisticated tastes. Are you looking forward to Club Nats at Lehigh in December? And how is your training coming along?

Mrs. Auteri: I'm lucky that Dave is a better cook than I'll ever be! I am looking forward to Club Nats, but it is not my goal race. I kind of hate cross country, but I am excited that nationals is on a course that I ran several times in college. I've been out of college for 11 years now, so my focus from a cross country and middle distance track runner has changed a lot over the past few years. My goal race of the fall is the Steamtown Marathon in October. Training is going very well so far; my goal is a sub-3:05, which is the men's BQ time. I figured it would be a fun goal to strive for. After the marathon, I will take a few days (maybe a week) to recover and then get into a nationals training plan. I will basically do whatever Mike Fonder tells me to do, haha!

Kyle: Fonder is a pretty special guy. Well that's great that you've got your goals lined up and know what you want and how to get to them. My focus has changed a lot in the last 11 years as well; I focus less. But hey that's all the time we have this week so thank you very much for talking with us!

Mrs. Auteri: Does "us" refer to multiple personalities?! Haha!

Kyle: Mmm someone is catching on to our humor...  I mean MY humor!

Mrs. Auteri: Well have a good night!

Kyle: We shall! Log on next week to see who we interview!

 


aGSTC TRIVIA TIME: 

Post-Sunday Team Run Brunch

 

This weekend, we ventured to Duke Farms for the team run Sunday morning.  As you can see by this picture, there were over forty people in attendance of all shapes, sizes, abilities, and paces.  We enjoy taking creepy pictures of them when they aren't looking.  

 

 

 

After the run, the club tradition is to eat at a local diner.  While several folks sat at several tables, we sat with the group of, from left to right, Mark Parisen, Steve Mennitt, Andrea Reilly, Erika Bow, Dr. Michael Anis, Esq., and Peter Bolgert.

 

Lots of interesting stuff comes out during a ninety minute meal, so let's play the trivia game with six more of our members.

 

1.  Who has a friend who claims to be a time traveler?

2.  Who grew up one block away from the infamous first anthrax post office in Hamilton, NJ?

3.  Who hates Cincinnati chili, yet claims "it's the number one city for parks in America"?

4.  Who was beat by a joggler (juggler + runner) in his.her first marathon?

5.  Who enjoys studying the German language in his/her free time?

6.  Who ordered the eggs benedict?

7.  Who ran the Disney Marathon twice?

8.  Who is an avid reader of NJ.com--who also makes many comments on stories?

9.  Who works for Rutgers University in the financial aid office?

10.  Who spent fifteen minutes showing us pictures of his car on his phone?

 

 

 

Answers

1.  Steve 

2.  Erika

3.  Andrea

4.  Anis

5.  Peter

6.  Mark

7.  Erika

8.  Steve

9.  Andrea

10.  Anis.  Of course.

 

 

GOLD STAR

 

New aGSTC Member: Erika Bow 

Erika is joining GSTC because she is trying to meet people with similar interests as her, namely running, being active, and trying toeat and live healthy. If you are new at running, her advice is to just start with baby steps.  When she got started, she ran about 1 block and then the next time, would see if she could get to the next stop sign, or the next tree. As tough as it was she kept at it and would eventually run a marathon. Running is a great activity to take up because it's really the cheapest. The more involved we get, the more we spend on races, cool clothes, gadgets, and most importantly great shoes.  Running is great because the runner community is supportive of all levels of skill. 

The first 5k she ever did was the Revlon charity 5k in NYC - it was not timed, just an event that raised money for research on women's cancers. She signed up with friends in memory of a sorority sister who unfortunately lost to ovarian cancer.  She was so out of shape and had to walk at least half of it. She was passed by runners younger and older than her wearing shirts that labeled them cancer survivors.  She was inspired by these types of people, runners and non-runners alike -  the ones who have more challenges thanher and are still pushing along and smiling.  It reminded her to appreciate her own ability and progress, and be mindful that everyone has their own journey and struggles. 

Her big goal is to to get faster! She has spent the last 4 years or so working on distance, with her only desire to finish. She has a couple halfs lined up soon (Disneyland Aug 31 and Trenton Nov 8), but her focus is gradually switching to more speed work and looking to take a break from distance after those and focus on the 5k. She is hopeful that she can really make some progress.  She won her first ever medal for a short race (1st place in her age group in a small 5k of about 150 runners) back in April, and it felt AMAZING.  She wants more of that.
 

 

 

TEAM EVENT: FRIDAY RUN, BBQ
On Friday night, we will start our team run at 6:00pm at 944 Hermann Road (No. Bruns).  Shortly afterward, we will have yet another team BBQ.  It's gonna be fun!  Park at the library two blocks down if there isn't room in the driveway!!
 
RACE RESULTS

  While we know most of you are increasing volume and keeping intensity low, every once in a while we all get bored and wanna break up the monotony with a summer race.  Here's what we got the past few weeks....

 

Sandora Wins South Jersey 5k

Brittany Sandora hopped in the "Hot Run in the Summertime 5k" in Woodbury, using it as a workout, and won in 18:53.  We love winning, and we love really original names of road races!


 

Stavrou 2nd in AG

Diana Stavrou finished second in her age group in the Taconic Biathlon in Mahopac, NY on August 3rd.  After finishing the three mile run 25:45, she finished the half mile swim in 13:45, resulting in a 38:40 total time.  This was good enough for 19th out of 49 competitors.



 

Jones Races 5 Miler in MA

 Masters co-captain Prudence Jones ran the Marathon Sports 5-Miler in Weston MA on July 24.  She finished with a time of 53:50.

 

River to Sea Results

Two teams competed with aGSTC members.  One included Bri Teichmann and Kristen Prazenica, and the other included Kyle Price, Tim Paziora, Ken Walsh, Jon Lindenauer. We only have received results from the latter team.


 

The Ramapo alumni started at 9:25, with Paziora and Walsh averaging 6:40 pace for their first two legs.  Lindenauer then blasted an eight miler at 5:15 pace, with Price then holding 4:52's for a 3.9 mile leg.  Dan Gomez then ran 7:00 flat for 9.2, followed by a 6:00 effort by Walsh and some guy named Brian, who exchanged doing mile repeats for fourteen miles in the "Wild Card" leg.  Lindenauer followed this with 5:20s for his 6.6 leg, whereas Price finished things off with a 5:11 pace for 7.9 miles.  We asked for a place and time, but we never received them 
 


 

TMA: Totally Misunderstood Award

 
Prior to his impressive River to Sea performance, Jon Lindenauer stayed the night at the GSTC Headquarters.


 

However, Kyle was having him sleep on the floor.  Why do that, when we have nine mattresses in the garage from when we were housing the national women Vietnamese 4x400?


 

So, we walked outside with Jon to help him select and carry a mattress of his choice.


 

That said, Jon gets a TMA nomination for leaving the mattress in the living room--not returning it to its appropriate place when finished using it the next mor


 

Quotes of the Week


"While I was at Starbucks listening to two women plan some ice princess-themed party, I first thought how dumb it all sounded.  Then I thought- is this how we sound to others when talking about things like Road Relays?"  -Peter Bolgert, after a visit to Starbucks


 

"Did you wear that farmer's tan on your run?"  -Josh Neyhart, in response to Ken Goglas' question, "Did you wear those sunglasses on your run?"


 

"Great time!  Can't wait to make more team runs!"  -Erin Varga, via Facebook


 

"This looks like a creepy van.  Especially at night."  -Erika Bow, via FB.


 

"Kittens might work.  We may need a Dr. Anis weekly love advice video."  -Adin Mickle, via email, when brainstorming how to increase the number of women who view the GSTC videos (currently, 81% are men)


 

"I just wanted to say that I'm really proud to be a Garden State Track Club member.  I'm glad I was able to get involved in a really good running club after college.  I'm glad that I made so many new friends."  -Joe Zeoli, FB post


 

"Longest run ever, 13.57 miles, to complete my highest weekly mileage ever, 72.23.  Shout out to my Garden State Track Club teammates for always motivating me with the unbelievable stats they post from their training.  It's going to be a PR-shattering season for everyone!"  -Brian Weitz, via FB


 

"I don't need a positivity challenge.  The cornerstone to sanity is a solid, cynical rant.  Of which, I possess a doctorate."  -Mike Anis, via FB.


 

"My life is legit so much better and happier when I have a set workout plan and throwing schedule in place.  Structure is my friend."  -club shot put record holder Mo Riddick, via FB


 

"Mentioned to someone how I missed my second breakfast today.  They proceeded to call me a hobbit.  I am not a hobbit- I am a hammer thrower." -club hammer record holder Alina Duran, via FB


"Don't you just hate it when Cabo San Lucas gets in the way?"  -Adin Mickle, via FB, responding to Michelle Brangan's post about being at Cabo San Lucas during a team run


 

"Believe me, it is (an awesome club).  I was suffering last year.  I joined the club and PRed almost every race at age 36!"  -Atilla Sabahoglu, via FB, welcoming Mark Crennan to the team


 

"Welcome to there PR machine.  It's all we do."  -Mike Anis, via FB, also welcoming Mark Crennan to the club 


  

UPDATED TEAM SCORE: 

USATF-NJ GRAND PRIX

 

Place - Team - MM - CB - CC - NP - SM - CA - PC - LR - SC - Total


 

1. Garden State - 60 + 5 + 39 + 42 + 28 +114 + 43 + 6 + 12 = 349

2. Clifton - 40 + 8 + 41 + 18 + 3 + 43 + 0 + 27 + 35 = 215
3. No. Jersey Masters - 51 + 17 + 44 + 10 + 5 + 28 + 0 + 28 + 7 = 190
4. Garmin Runners - 44 + 10 + 16 + 16 + 8 + 34 + 5 + 17 + 20 = 170
5. Do Run Runners - 38 + 15 + 21 + 9 + 2 + 45 + 0 + 13 + 21 = 164
6. Shore A.C. - 23 + 10 + 27 + 1 + 8 + 44 + 0 + 47 + 0 = 160
7. Raritan Valley - 29 + 2 + 58 + 13 + 4 + 13 + 0 + 18 + 8 = 145
8. Central Jersey - 16 + 7 + 25 + 6 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 3 + 7 = 64
9. Rose City - 9 + 9 + 24 + 0 + 0 + 6 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 57
10. Sneaker Factory - 23 + 0 + 20 + 0 + 0 + 7 + 4 + 0 + 0 = 54
11. Essex/Fleet Feet - 3 + 0 + 12 + 0 + 0 + 7 + 0 + 11 + 15 = 48
12. Morris County Striders - 6 + 0 + 13 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 = 22
13. Pearl Izumi - 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 6 + 0 + 0 = 6


 


 

MM - Miles for Music 20K - March 23 - All Divisions
CB - Cherry Blossom 10K - April 6 - Masters Women
CC - Clinton Country 15K - April 26 - All Divisions
NP - Newport 10,000 - May 3 - Open Men & Women
SM- Stomp the Monster 5K - June 1 - Open Women
CA - College Ave Mile - June 7 - All Division
PC - President's Cup 5K - June 16 - Open Men
LR - Lager Run 5K - June 22 - Masters Men
SC - Sunset Classic 5 Miler - June 26 - Open & Masters Women

  



Summer Enclave Team Runs
 
North Enclave
Monday 5:45p @ 40 Corning Ave, Pompton Lakes
Tuesday 6:30p @ Ridgewood Duck Pond
Wednesday 5:45p @ 40 Corning Ave, Pompton Lakes
Thursday 6:00p @ Montclair Fleet Feet
Thursday 6:30p @ Ridgewood Duck Pond
Saturday 8:00a @ Pompton Lakes
 
Central Enclave
TBA on Facebook
Friday @ 6:00p @ 944 Hermann Road + BBQ to follow
 
Morristown Enclave
Wednesday 6:15p @ Morristown Running Company
Saturday 9:00a @ Morristown Running Company
 
Jersey City Enclave
Saturday 9:00a @ Pier A, Hoboken 
Sunday 9:00a @ Pier A, Hoboken
 
South Enclave
Monday 5:30pm @ Elk Township Trail
Wednesday 7:15 @ Gloucester County College
Wednesday 6:30 @ Haddonfield Running Company
Saturday 9:00am @ TDA w/ Beach Enclave
 
Beach Enclave
Wednesday 6:00pm @  Point Pleasant Borough High School
(808 Laura Herbert Dr, Pt Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742)

Princeton Enclave
Wednesday 5:30pm @ Turning Basin (on Alexander Road)

Summit Enclave
Saturday 8am @ Summit Running Company
 
Brooklyn Enclave
TBA

Delaware Enclave
TBA
 
SUNDAY RUN: ROSEDALE PARK 9:00AM
Address: 422 Federal City Road, Pennington NJ 08534

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