Tuesday, August 26, 2014

(8/25-8/31): aGSTC Season Starts Next Week!

Final Week to Win a Uniform!!  However....
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).

Here is the women's uniform.  The logo will be placed on the chest, like the men's uniform, not the belly, as it's shown below.


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. 

How we we decide on the winner.  We need a process.  Got an idea?  Post it on our FB group page.
Here are the entries so far!  Post this week to enter!

New This Week......

This is your final week to enter!!!  Post your pictures on the aGSTC club page, and be sure to have your uniform ordered so we can pay for it!!

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)


The Season Begins

The USATF-NJ Grand Prix Series kicks back up next weekend at the Jimmy D 5k!  A race on its 10th year, the race director being our very own Erin Varga, it is the USATF-NJ 5k Master's Women's Championship in 2014.  All women, ages 40 and up, are encouraged to email co-captain Prudence Jones at prudence_jones@yahoo.com to participate!   


Right now, it's looking like Michelle, Stephanie, Prudence, Erin, Alicia, and Sandi will be out there for the Black and Gold.  Come join in on the team fun as 

other club members are using it as a rust-buster for the looming fall season.


Team Social Outing

On August 28th a few of the GSTCers and I will be heading out to the Lakewood Blueclaws game at 7:05 pm. We plan on getting the lawn seats (only $8) and enjoying a nice night of baseball with some running friends. It is also $1 beer and 50 cent (not the rapper) wing night at the game. So bring some friends or family and lets have a fun night out as a team.  Email Dan at dteichs19@yahoo.com for more information!  


Cheyenne's Tip of the Week 

Crickets are evil, loud, and obnoxious little creatures.

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 spoke with one of our half milers that appears to have caught the distance runner bug. Ricky Garcia is well known for his impressive times on the track but he come December that might not be all he's known for.


Kyle: Hello Ricky, thanks for joining us!

Mr. Garcia: Hello Kyle, thanks for having me.

Kyle: So to start off how has your summer been?

Mr. Garcia: It's been great! I've been on vacations all summer and just got back from a month-long trip to Ecuador.

Kyle: Ooo exotic. Have you managed to get some training in with all of your time away?

Mr. Garcia: Yeah but it's a bit harder.. And a bit more dangerous ha.

Kyle: I'm pretty sure Chuck is getting a hard lesson in that right now. So any plans for the fall? A surprise XC race? Or just training through till indoor?

Mr. Garcia: Well I always use XC as a base for my training, my real goal is in June, during outdoor nationals.

Kyle: So we won't be seeing you at deer park race?

Mr. Garcia: Oh yes you will! I'm doing XC and expecting huge results out of it, but as most half milers, I see XC as a way to help build the engine.

Kyle: Hey if your results end up being huge enough you might not have to wait till June for nationals.

Mr. Garcia: True, December could be another goal.

Kyle: That would certainly light some fire under the other half milers if you manage to make it to XC nats.

Are you ready to open up the lesson plans again?

Mr. Garcia: Oh god no! Back to school commercials are the worst. They certainly don't help ha

Kyle: Yeah I always hated those but fortunately they don't affect me anymore. Do you coach as well?

Mr. Garcia: Yeah I'm coaching the Middle School XC team. It's my first time so I'm looking forward to it.

Kyle: That's awesome! Helping the younger kids get involved and excited about our sport. Have you met your team yet?

Mr. Garcia: Unfortunately I haven't yet.

Kyle: Ahh well I'm sure they'll love Coach Ricardo. Good luck with it! Well hey that's all the time we have this week. Thanks for talking with us!

Mr. Garcia: Thank you sir.

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



 aGSTC Trivia Time!!!!!  


1.  When was this picture taken?

a.  In the middle of a Mike Anis story about buying milk last week at the grocery store.

b.  In the middle of reading a Tim Morgan Facebook post about the poor service he received at a diner in East Bumblefart, New York.

c.  In the middle of watching another long monologue before an ice bucket challenge video.

d.  Waiting for the award ceremony during the 2012 Get the Gorilla 5k, a now-defunct race formerly hosted by the aGSTC.

e.  On any given Monday morning while any club member attempts to read the entire weekly email.  


2.  Tony Harris took this picture years ago.  What's going on here?


a.  The club found a new, more environmentally-friendly way to transport its members for team events.

b.  Leadership Team members recruit new, out-of-state members with the catch phrase, "all-expense paid trip to New Jersey" 

c.  Jaris Rousseau's homies from Paterson are up to no good....again. 

d.  The Gordon Sevig Trucking Company, headquartered in Walford, Iowa, is doing business in New Jersey. 




1. all of the above!  Okay really, the answer is D.     

2.  bahh.  d again. 




FEATURED TEAM EVENT THIS WEEK: Saturday and Sunday Team Runs
at River Road  
Scenic views, soft surfaces, no cars, and some good shade....a perfect place to meet up with some teammates for a weekend run!  This weekend, we are hosting two runs at the same place, on Saturday and Sunday, at 9:00am.    







Don Weise grabbed third place in his age group, and 19th overall, at the Mohonk Bridge to Bridge 5 Mile Trail Run this weekend.  The masters  runner is looking to have a big fall for the black and gold! 









Will Appman made his  international debut over the weekend, running the La Valse Des Coureurs 5k in Montreal, Canada.  He won the race and set the course record in 16:33.  Next time, Will, maybe don't wear GSTC stuff while you waive the American flag to the international crowd...we have enough enemies here in America, for goodness sakes--we don't need any more! 



Anna Steinman ran the Annapolis 10 miler-- a beautiful, very hilly, and tough course. It started at Navy Stadium and went all along downtown by the bay and around neighborhoods around the Naval Academy.   She ran 1:10, and while not satisfied with it, she recognizes it was a great training run for the NYC hills soon to come in November...






Steve "Stiv" Mennitt won the Storm King 10k this weekend, one of the most grueling courses around, in 34:01.  For his efforts, he won a travel certificate to fly anywhere round-trip in the United States!  Two teammates helped him pull a 1-2-3 sweep: Kyle Price (34:39) and Jon Lindenauer (35:13). 









Diana Stavrou ran the Percy Sutton 5k in New York City this weekend in 25:27.  We understand it's a tough course, so gooooo Diana!







The aGSTC Gold Star


                                 James Rivers

James chose running as a sport at the end of 8th grade when a friend of his recommended it to him at the end of high school.  It was a completely random decision and he never looked back.  
By joining the Garden State Track Club he hopes to continue his running career in a friendly and competitive environment. He is very excited to see how far he can take his running career and hopes to surround himself with others who feel the same way.   
If he could switch lives with anyone from either the past or present, it would have to be Jim Carrey. He loves all of his movies and they always put him in a better mood. He also enjoys making people laugh and being able to do that at the level he does would be awesome.  
If he is not running you can usually find him working, studying, hanging out with some friends, reading, watching TV, or playing some video games.



TMA: Totally Misunderstood Award

This guy--------> article here 


Quotes of the Week

"I'm hitting ~50 miles a week which is good for an old fart like me.  Got in lots of miles on vacation in Cape Cod."  -
Don Weise, masters runner


" I am doing the Fifth Ave mile and 5k xc in same weekend.  Gonna PR in both. matt baker ."  -Matt Baker, masters captain, via email.   hashtag, determination.


"Post-run selfie run on Sandy Hook with my running buddy Dani who I'm trying to recruit for the club."  -Erika Bow, via FB 


"I believe this is an 'us-ie'"  -Adin Mickle, via FB, responding to the South Enclave ladies posting a group selfie on the GSTC group page 


"I can't can't wait to be back on the track."  -Nafee Harris, via FB 


"Not sure where Erika (Meling) sent me today but I got in a gorgeous 18 miler."  -Lara Shegoski, via FB, after Erika posted the wrong address to the Sunday team run. 


"Thanks to the guys that kicked my ass on a few long runs this summer.  I'll be seeing you next summer as one of your teammates."  -Kyle Mahoney, via Facebook, reflecting on his summer running, as he heads back to Ramapo this week. 


"Finally got in a solid 13.5 mile long run in the books!  Zero Crohn's pain and lots of smiles.  Thanks for being awesome @GardenStateTC."  -Robyn Evangelist, via Twitter, after Sunday's long run 


"Sometimes in order to succeed, you got to want it as bad as you want to breath.  Just ran for 92 minutes.  Longest run of the season.  Hoping to do work this XC and track season."  -Jaris Rousseau, via FB.  Anyone feel like he's always getting a QOTW?


"Washington's Crossing isn't too far, but I gotta build the South so we can be the dominant GSTC Enclave.  Winky smiley face."  -Adin Mickle, via FB, when responding to questions about him attending the team's long run on Sunday 


"Came in first place in the Cooper River 11.8 mile race today again with the time of 1:04:05...Well, I'm all ready for the GSTC season now."  -Joe Zeoli, via FB


"Nothing more scenic than running through the Brunswick Shopping Center parking lot to run over the Route 1 overpass."  -Mark Parisen, via FB, ruminating over a recent group run 





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--email pauteri@verizon.net if you plan on attending any Pompton Lakes runs 
Tuesday 6:30p @ Ridgewood Duck Pond
Wednesday 5:45p @ 40 Corning Ave, Pompton Lakes
Thursday 6:00p @ Montclair Fleet Feet 
Thursday 6:30p @ Dunkerhook Park section of Saddle River Park (320 Paramus Road, Paramus) 
Saturday 8:00a @ Pompton Lakes
Central Enclave
Morristown Enclave
Wednesday 6:15p @ Morristown Running Company
Saturday 9:00a @ Morristown Running Company
Jersey City Enclave
Thursday 7pm @ Hoboken Running Company
Saturday 8:30 @ Hoboken Running Company 
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

Delaware Enclave
check facebook for details and address!

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