Tuesday, September 16, 2014

(9/8-9/14): aGSTC Scores 118 points in 5k XC Championships!



THE WEEKLY EMAIL
aGSTC Racks Up 118 Points at 
USATF-NJ XC 5k Championships

The team huddles before Sunday's 5k cross country race
In their final race in gold, the adidas Garden State Track Club had sixty-five 
participants--nearly 25% of the race--resulting in a massive 121 points accumulated at the 2014 USATF-NJ 5k Cross Country Championships.  Combating a moist, grass course with rolling hills, the times were a bit slow as many are preparing for the looming half marathon next weekend.  Regardless, the club opened up a 164 point lead in the USATF-NJ Overall Grand Prix, as they now stand atop the leader board with 474 total points, with Clifton in a distant second with 310.  With so many groups running so well, let's take a look at them individually.  Oh, and the results are here.

Golden Girls Have Record Day
Alyssa and Kim work together as they start the second loop
Teams Go 1-2-3, Best XC Result in Club History
Readington- In its best cross country team performance in club history, the aGSTC women dominated the field with a clean sweep of the three team podium spots.  Indeed, the women's team has never looked so strong, healthy, and deep in the beginning of the season as they did this weekend.

Cheyenne Ogletree continued her legendary, untouchable status, rolling to an easy win in 17:45.  The big surprise, however, was the second place finisher--Lauren Rome.  The 24 year old, repping the Beach Enclave, rolled 5:54 miles good enough for an 18:19 finish--the fourth fastest in club history on this course.  Erika Meling was also a big surprise as the number three finisher, rolling in at an all-time cross country PR of 18:41.
Lauren Rome is all smiles after finishing 2nd overall

Overall, the Gold had nine of the top ten finishers: Ogletree, Rome, Meling, Chelsea Callan (4th, 18:46), Michelle Brangan (6th, 18:59), Brittany McCann (7th, 19:03), Nora Norvell (8th, 19:11), Robyn Evangelist (9th, 19:13), Alyssa Douma (10th, 19:19).  Despite the race being so early in the season, Rome, Meling, Brangan, McCann, Norvell, and Evangelist all cracked the team's all-time list on the course.

Other open women finishers included Nicole Salge (19:37), Kim Wernerspach (19:40), Angela Dunn (19:48), Karen Auteri (20:19), Leah Roberts (20:20), Lisa Jones (20:36), Allyson Guieb (21:32), Erin LaCosta (22:30), Sara Diaz (24:35), and Erika Bow (27:48)

aGSTC's Big List: Top 5k XC Performances @ DPP
17:20- Cheyenne Ogletree (2013)
18:03- Chelsea Callan (2012)
18:09- Alyssa Douma (2013)
18:19- Lauren Rome (2014)
18:21- Lindsey Lambert (2012)
18:22- Danielle Czohla (2013)
18:41- Erika Meling (2014)
18:48- Sarah Schillaci (2013)
18:59- Michelle Brangan (2014)
19:03- Brittany McCann (2014)
19:11- Nora Norvell (2014)
19:13- Robyn Evangelist (2014)
19:23- Angela Dunn (2013)
19:37- Nicole Salge (2014)
19:39- Erin Higgins (2013)
19:40- Kim Wernerspach (2014)
19:42- Karen Auteri (2012)

Men Go 1-2-3-5-6 as 26 GSTC'ers Break 18
Goglas Defends 5k XC Title
Ken Goglas en route to his second USATF-NJ 5k XC Championship


Readington- They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but sometimes that's a good thing.

Kenny Goglas, 7 and 11 years the senior of teammates Kyle Price and Chris Schneider who finished 2nd and 3rd, used the strength of his 75-80 mile weeks to outmuscle the field with a 15:18 win, defending his 2013 title of 15:12.  The only man to average under 5:00 throughout the race, Price (15:34) and Schneider (15:37) also ran tough but faded in the final 400m.

G-State squeezed eight in the top ten, marking the first Grand Prix race whereas the women outperformed the men in the top ten finishers.  Others in the top ten finishers included Stephen Ellwood (5th/15:56), Mike Fonder (6th/16:06), Mike Anis (7th/16:10), Jim Rivers (9th/16:12), and Matt Eder (10th/16:16).  Ellwood and Rivers, both making their Black and Gold debut, ran impressively for their first post-collegiate race.  

Nick Murphy and Will Alston work together in the final straightaway

Others competing included Peter Bolgert (16:27), Atuilla Sabahoglu (16:32), Will Appman (16:36), Adin Mickle (16:38), Dennie Waite (16:43), Chuck Schneekloth (16:50), Ashwin Anantharaman (16:57), Will Alston (16:58), Jaris Rousseau (16:59), Nick Murphy (17:02), Joe Zeoli (17:14), Wismith Francois (17:16), Miggy Jones (17:27), Edsel Flores (17:30), Mark Parisen (17:31),  Mark Minervini (17:32), Rob Marczydlo (17:56), Eddie Carvante (17:59), Daniel Selsky (18:07), Ryan DeGregario (18:15), Woody Kongsamut (18:49), Brian Weitz (18:52), Ezra Chefitz (19:28), Nick Waclawski (21:32),  and Josue Gonzalez (27:20).

aGSTC's Big List: Top 5k XC Performances @ DPP
15:12- Ken Goglas (2013)
15:16- Will Griffin (2013)
15:19- Eric DuBois (2013)
15:28- Mike Anis (2013)
15:28- Jeff Perrella (2011)
15:30- Steve Mennitt (2013)
15:31- Chris Heibell (2011)
15:34- Kyle Price (2014)
15:37- Chris Schneider (2014)
15:41- Ashwin Anantharaman (2013)
15:46- Rob Nihen (2013)
15:51- Tony Harris (2012)
15:52- Adin Mickle (2013)
15:56- Ted Doyle (2013)
15:56- Stephen Ellwood (2014)
15:59- Will Appman (2013)

Masters Men Have Big Day
Andrew Tschesnok thunders to the finish line
Amid all the PRs and huge team performances during Sunday's season opener, there was a glaring team first from the event: the masters men had three top-five team performances in one Grand Prix event.

Andrew Tschesnok was the club's first masters finisher in 18:11, leading the 40s team to a 3rd place finish with 104 points.  In a sport where every second and place counts, the club beat Clifton (105) by just one point, meaning had one Clifton runner passed a gold singlet in the final stretch, the places would have flip-flopped.  

Matt Baker was just a straightway behind him, crossing at 18:48 as the second man. Kenny Huryk was third (20:08), Eric Davis fourth (20:16), and Don Weise fifth (20:32).  Rounding out the group was Lee Mooney (21:10) and Donald Meyer (25:27).  The club has never had a 40s team finish so high.

Don Weise after loop one

The 50s team, after originally slated in 4th place, slid down to 5th overall.  Baker was the first man, followed by Don Weise (20:32), Mooney (21:10), Peter Auteri (21:44), Julius Pontecorvo (22:11), Fran Beideman (23:19), and John Bergacs (27:45).

Auteri coming down the finishing chute

Thanks to newcomer John Bergacs, who actually graduated Woodbridge HS with Ken Goglas' dad, the men's 60s team once again had a complete team.  Last year the group dominated the scene, but 2014 saw a new rule: there must be four, not three, scoring members to the team.  The always reliable Auteri, on his birthday nonetheless, was the group's #1 man, with Pontecorvo just behind him.  Beideman was third, and Bergacs rounded the scoring team out.


Masters Women Finish 5th
Erin Varga finishes the race as the #2 master
Michelle Brangan was the second overall masters finisher, leading her team to a 5th place finish on Sunday morning.  Her 18:59 not only ranks her as the 9th club member to ever break 19:00 on the course, it also sets a new club masters record.

Behind her were teammates Erin Varga (25:41), Margarita Ravera (27:04), and Prudence Jones (31:30) to score 37 points.  Unfortunately, they were just one point away from 4th, as the DRR scored 36 to finish one spot ahead.



Top 10 aGSTC XC Performances
This Wasn't Easy, But Here Goes Nothing

10.  Michelle Brangan.  We still don't know how she does it at age 44...but she does.   A second place masters finish and a sub-19:00 finish...wow.

9.  Miggy Jones.  This guy was a phenom in high school, but has run very little since.  For him to go rock a 17:27 after putting in some summer work is downright impressive!  Hashtag, comeback!

8.  Mark Minervini.  Whoa- a huge PR for him- as he talked about "breaking 18:00"--but we didn't think he would do it by 30 seconds!  

7.  Alyssa Douma.  It was a rough spring of injury and illness, but she's back!  It was a tough spring not having her healthy, but she's gaining fitness quickly this fall.

6.  Will Alston.  Props for breaking 17:00 for the first time ever.  But not for nothing--with that shaved head--he looks like he should be breaking 14!

5.  Nora Norvell- The Cornell alum is quietly putting in some solid miles, and her nationals-qualifying time this weekend shows.  Hashtag, Princeton Enclave!

4.  John Bergacs.  It's been a long time since he's competed, but his efforts helped our very strong 60s men finish 4th overall.

3.  Cheyenne Ogletree.  Sometime soon we need to do some research.  Is she the most decorated runner in the USATF-NJ Grand Prix history?  Our money says she is.  

2.  Ken Goglas.  He makes it look easy, but beating guys right outta college just isn't.  

1.  Lauren Rome.  What a huge surprise to see her as the club's #2 finisher, and after a rocky spring fraught with sickness and injury...we applaud her comeback and Herculean effort in her official club debut.

Updated USATF-NJ Grand Prix Team Scores

1. Garden State - 353 + 118 = 471
2. Clifton - 243 + 77 = 320
3. Do Run Runners - 180 + 67 = 247
4. Shore A.C. - 162 + 79 = 241
5. Raritan Valley - 150 + 69 = 219
6. Garmin Runners - 170 + 44 = 214
7. North Jersey Masters - 188 + 8 = 196
8. Central Jersey - 79 + 19 = 98
9. Rose City - 64 + 4 = 68
10. Sneaker Factory - 50 + 0 = 50
11. Morris County Striders - 17 + 0 + 27 = 44
12. Essex/Fleet Feet - 41 + O = 41
13. Pearl Izumi - 6 + 0 = 6


  
 
 
aGSTC Training Plan: 
A Word from Coaches Mike and Ken

First off, great job to everybody who came out for the 5k.  It was awesome being out there to race and shake off the rust and see where everybody is at off of base mileage and a few workouts.  The end of the first half of the training plan is approaching and the half marathon is another great opportunity to get out there and race and see where you are with your endurance after seeing where you were in a shorter race this past weekend.

Take some time on a run this week to reflect on what you have done the past 12 weeks and figure out what you need to do in the next 12 weeks to reach your goals for the season.  Please provide us any feedback about what you have liked, disliked, and any ways to improve going forward.  

If you need the training document shared with you again, let us know and we can re-send it, remember, this is a google doc that will be continually updated and tweaked through the season so keep checking it.

You can contact them at them at ken_goglas@hotmail.com or michael.fonder@gmail.com.


 

 

 

 

Cheyenne's Picture of the Week 
  


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 star racing couple Team Gogletree. Ken and Cheyenne are both know for their super fast times and elite competitive status.  They will soon be known for a different even more important status though.

 


 

KyleGood afternoon Team Gogletree! Thank you for joining us.

Mr. Goglas:  Great to be here Mr. Price.

Mrs. Ogletree:  Hi Kyle.

Kyle: Before we begin I understand a BIG CONGRATULATIONS are in order! I hear that you both placed first at today's USATF 5K Cross Country Championship Race. Quite an accomplishment to achieve as a couple.

NOOOOOT! Obviously the BIG CONGRATULATIONS are the Engagement!!!

Mrs. Ogletree: Yeah buddy. We are both happy with our win and engagement.

Mr. Goglas: The engagement was the easy part, I knew she would say yes.

KyleAs you should be! Had you both planned on trying to come away with the wins as a "racing celebration" to the engagement?

Mr. Goglas: I plan on winning every race, although that has become increasingly harder as our team gets better.

KyleWell coming from the guy who got second to you it didn't seem that difficult today. How was the lady's race?

Mr. Goglas Nope that was just a nice little surprise. It's fun to win as a couple though. I enjoy it.

Kyle: It's also adorable.

Mrs. Ogletree: My race was fine. Wish I ran a little faster, but I'm happy with it.

KyleWas that Cheyenne?

Mr. Goglas: We are sharing the phone. I will leave it up to the reader as to who is saying what.

KyleUgh.. I'm going to have to guess ha.
Mrs. Ogletree: 
I'll end my responses with a meow

KyleAre you both planning a Couple's Repeat Win at the Half Marathon?

Mrs. Ogletree: I hope to win, I'm not sure what Ken plans on doing. Meow.

Mr. Goglas: I will do my best, I am probably in 1:09-1:10 shape. I hope I am in the mix.

KyleSeems like the Meow is a bit more confident for gold. Well we've had our Commander in Chief get down on one knee recently and now the hands down fastest couple this team has also swapped some shiny hardware. Who do you two think will be lucky number three? Or at least hope to see?

Mrs. Ogletree: I'm going with Tony and LeAnn. Meow.

KyleOoo good choice! I suppose only time will tell, but it would be pretty cool to have three big rocks all at one XC banquet. So how have your training plans been shaping up?

Mr. Goglas: Good, I have been hitting 80 mpw and the workouts have been progressing as expected.

Mrs. Ogletree: I hit around 50 mpw. I don't like training. Meow.

Kyle: You both are doing extremely well early in the season so clearly you know what's best for yourselves. What are your plans for later in the season?

Mr. Goglas: My big goals for the season are a sub 25 8k at Ashenfelter and improve on my 98th place finish from last years' Club National meet.

Mrs. Ogletree: My goals are to run really well at the 10k in May and to try very hard to enjoy running. Meow.

Kyle: Any big non-running plans?

Mr. Goglas: Well we have a wedding and honeymoon to plan, those are kinda big.

Kyle: Thaaaat's what I was getting at. Any ideas?

Mr. Goglas: Looking towards next fall; probably somewhere in Central Jersey. Then head to some resort in the Caribbean (ideas welcomed on that side of things).

Kyle: I'm sure there's plenty of people that can offer you some good ideas if they are dedicated enough to read till the end of this interview.

Well I'd like to thank both of you for participating in the weeks interview. And again congratulations on today's win and the even bigger win you both shared this past week!

Mr. Goglas: Thanks Mr. Price.

Mrs. Ogletree: Thanks Kyle. Meows to you.

Kyle: MEOW! Tune in next week to see who we interview meow!

 


 aGSTC Trivia Time 

 Ricky Garcia, injured from playing soccer late this summer, took 263 pictures of Sunday's cross country race--all of which are posted on the GSTC Facebook Fan Page.

1.  How many people did this album reach?
a.  1,500
b.  4,122
c.  9,744
d.  10,822

2.  How many people liked the album?
a.  49
b.  111
c.  140
d.  164

3.  How many "likes" does the aGSTC Fan Page have?
a.  5
b.  Sergio and his roller blading buddies
c.  931
d.  1,423
e.  1,423.5


 

Answers

1. c  

2.  d

3.  4

 

  

 

 



FEATURED TEAM EVENT THIS WEEK:   

The USATF-NJ Half Marathon Championships at Jersey City

Wanna join the team fun?

Email us and we'll add you to a team!



 


 

The aGSTC Gold Star

by Ashwin Anantharaman


Conon O'Brien


Conor is a freshmen at Rutgers University who is joining GSTC with the hope of networking with new people and improving is PRs. He believes people should run because once you get over the "running sucks" hump, it is the best thing to do to both clear your mind and stay in shape. 

 He is pretty new to organized running and will experience his first Cross Country season this year. He has enjoyed success on the track and looks forward to dropping his Prs this season! If Connor could be on any TV showm he would choose Shark Tank. The interesting part about this decision is that he would choose to be one of the sharks. He feels if he was in a chair next to Mark Cuban, that it would help him feel pretty good about his path. If he could invent a device to help him find things when he loses them, he would love to. He loses car keys and important papers daily and finds it very annoying.


 


 TMA: Totally Misunderstood Award

It would have been nice if the timing company was set up and ready for Ken Goglas and the other top finishers at the 5k XC race....although it was nice, after a few days, that all times and places were finalized.  We think?


 


 

Quotes of the Week


 

"A personal best at Deer Path Park by almost a minute...I'll take it!  Another happy racing Sunday!"  -Brittany McCann, via FB


 

"First XC race ever this morning.  I loved it!  It's official, the new racing season is under way for there Garden State Track Club!"  -Brian Weitz, via FB


 

"Daddy isn't gonna win today my love.  The best runners in NJ are out there today."  -a mother talking with her poor daughter before the start.  Yeah, chances are daddy didn't win...whoever he might be.


 

"Thank you to my pacer Josh for pushing me, for GSTC team for support, and of course who could forget the van carpools?!  Great job today guys!"  -Erika Bow, via FB.


 

"First XC race of the season with GSTC was great-- I PR'ed for the first time since my senior year of HS with an 18:41.  Awesome job to all my teammates!"  -Erika Meling, via FB


 

"PRing by a minute in the 5k is pretty cool....Love being a part of a team again!  Y'all are awesome!"  -Lauren Rome, via FB


 

"Garden State Track Club has some extremely fast ladies, so I was just fast to be near them in the end."  -LDR board member Ben Teixeira via FB


 

"Never again am I running with my mom's mp3 player.  Was too many slow jams on there.  I didn't know if I should be running or making love."  -Jaris Rousseau, via FB

 

 

 

10k Oktoberfest...Hosted by Our Friends at

 

 

GSTC members receive a 15% discount on registration for the Oktoberfest 10k! Just use coupon code GSTC when you sign up at superheroracing.com

 

Place: Rockaway Valley Aerodrome Field, Boonton Township, NJ.


Participant parking, the starting line and the finish line will be at 429 Rockaway Valley Road, Boonton Twp. Registration, race-day packet pickup and the Oktoberfest celebration will be in the middle of the Aerodrome field.
 

Date: Saturday September 27, 2014


 

Time: 10k run and relay start at 

10:30am, Oktoberfest celebration begins immediately after the race and continues until 5pm
 

Prizes: There will be some great prizes for top overall runners and runners in 10 year age groups. Awesome prizes will also be offered for best beer-themed costume and best German costume!


 

Shirts: All registrants will receive an Oktoberfest 10k technical shirt. There are both men's and ladies sizes! Shirts are first come, first served so we recommend picking up your packet at the Morristown Running Company 

Sept. 24-26

 

 

 

 

  



Fall Enclave Team Runs
 
North Enclave
Tuesday 6:30p @ Dunkerhook Park
Thursday 6:00p @ Montclair Fleet Feet 
Thursday 6:30p @ Dunkerhook Park section of Saddle River Park (320 Paramus Road, Paramus) 

 
Central Enclave
Monday 5:30 @ Rutgers Student Center
Monday 5:30 @ Donaldson Park (sprinters/half milers)
Tuesday 5:30 @ RSC 
Wednesday 5:30 @ RSC
Thursday 5:30 @ RSC
Friday 4:00 @ RSC

 
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
TBA

Delaware Enclave
TBA
 
SUNDAY RUN: USATF-NJ Half Marathon Team Championships!!



Track is back!  
The track group warming up yesterday in the park.

The track group now meets every Monday night at Donaldson Park (in Highland Park) at 5:30pm.  It's time to work!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

(9/8-9/14): aGSTC Season Resumes Sunday!



THE WEEKLY EMAIL
The Racing Season Commences

The USATF-NJ Grand Prix Racing Circuit commences in full swing this Sunday, after a two-month lull in team competitions.

The USATF-NJ Cross Country 5k Championships are this Sunday, at 10:00am, at Deer Path Park.  Team races for the aGSTC are great opportunities for all team members to contribute to the USATF-NJ Overall Grand Prix Championship, a team title that requires participation of all members--not just a few.

The top ten teams, in every division, score the following points: 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.

Based on the spring and the Jimmy D 5k, here are the current team scores:

 

353  - adidas Garden State Track Club

243 - Clifton RR
188 - North Jersey Masters 
180 - Do Run Runners 
170 - Garmin Runners 
162 - Shore A.C. 
160 - Raritan Valley 
79 - Central Jersey 
64 -  Rose City 
50 -  Sneaker Factory 
41 -  Essex/Fleet Feet 
17 -  Morris County Striders 
6 - Pearl Izumi 

 

Currently, the aGSTC lineups look like this.  Are you interested in jumping in and running?  Send us an email and we will happily put you on a team!

Men's Team: Version 1.0
Chris's Crew:  chris warren, adin mickle, will appman, edsel the pretzel, david fett, woody kongsamut, big nick
Kenny's Kamp:  ken goglas, ashwin anatharaman, joe zeoli, jaris #patersonthuglife, wismith francois, ryan degragario, charlie hood
Mikey's Men:  mike fonder, kyle price, peter bolgert, mark parisen, roberto klink, willy alston, josh white    
Tony's Team:  tony harris, dr. anis, jimbo rivers, chuckles, eddie cervante, Python Rob, Miggy Smalls
Schneider's Sexiness:  Schneider, josh neyhart, dennie waite up, daniel selsky, Brian Weitz, Mike Mossaad
Steve's Snowflakes:  steve ellwood, matt eder, atilla the run, nick murphy, mark minervini, abel bermudez


Women's Teams: Version 1.0
Cheyenne's Cats:  cheyenne ogletree, brittany sandora, kim wernerspach, lisa jones, nicole salge, amanda rolph, anna garcia
Chelsea's Champions:  chelsea callan, erika meling, victoria pontecorvo, lauren rome, erin lacosta, erika bow, prudence jones
Robyn's Runners:  robyn evangelist, alyssa douma, michelle brangan, karen auteri, sandi kaspzyk, erin varga, margarita romero
Maria's Militia:  maria danna, angela dunn, nora norvell, dani franco, maureen ruckleshaus, allyson guieb, sara diaz




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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?  Check your spam/junk 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.
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)

  
 
 


 

 

 

 

Cheyenne's Thought of the Week 
 
Snakes gotta eat!


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 the always charming Mike Fonder. He's a fan of high mileage, high level races, and high levels of comedy. Anything to be High.
 
Kyle: Good evening Mike, thanks for joining us! 
Mr. Fonder: My pleasure, Mr Price! It's great to be here. 
Kyle: Yes this is a very scenic email! So to start off how has your summer been? You had an amazing Spring Track season that started off with that kick butt Penn Relays 5K and it finished off with a very strong President's Cup race next to yours truly, but what have you done since then? 
Mr. Fonder: I just kept on running! No races, but a lot of miles. I had some great training weeks in July with my MPW ramping up as high as 151 one week. 
Kyle: You might want to speak with Passages Malibu about that mileage addiction. I don't think I know any marathon trainers that get that high in a week. PHRASING! Well naturally the next question would be what is all of this work geared towards? 
Mr. Fonder: Well in the long term I would like to run another marathon and drop a big PR. However, short term I'm looking forward to this upcoming cross country season and making the squad for Club Nationals in December. 
Kyle: I think you are well on your way to both those goals. Any marathons in mind? 
Mr. Fonder: I've considered running Philly this year, but most likely I'll probably wait until fall of next year to run it.
Kyle: Philly is a fast one but no reason to rush into a marathon. Why the choice to run such high miles?
Mr. Fonder: Two parts science, one part crazy.
Everyone responds differently to training. I find I benefit greatly from high mileage. It's also great training for my long term marathon plan, and what can I say at the end of the day I just love to run!
Kyle: I think I'm more two parts crazy, one part experimentation. Well yes I certainly agree with everyone being different. If you're Mr High Mileage and it works then that's awesome! I heard that you recently had quite an achievement in a much shorter race though against our fearless leader.  
Mr. Fonder: You are correct, sir. However it wasn't quite in the same race. After ten years of being in hiding of any race shorter than a mile I broke out my old spikes to race an 800m on the track. I had run a 2-flat in HS back in 2004 and was determined to finally get under that two minute barrier. I had also heard that said leader, Mr Schneekloth, had run a 2:02 a couple of weeks earlier. This helped inspire my 1:59 effort this past Spring. 
Kyle: The quintessential Cinderella Story right there. That's a great achievement to be able to come back and get a PR in an event you haven't attempted in such a long time. Inspirational stuff. And of course beating Chuckles is always a grand bonus.
Now down to the nitty gritty. Who is your favorite actor and why? 
Mr. Fonder: Hmmm... I don't know that I have a favorite per se, but I pretty much love any comedies starring Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn or Jonah Hill. I'm also a fan of all GoPro videos featuring Chris Johnson falling and doing push-ups. 
Kyle: Ahhh yes a favorite moment in film amongst many. And it is very hard to believe that those three comedians have never been in a movie together. 
Mr. Fonder: Indeed it is. If they ever were in a film together I would finally feel justified paying the $11.50 per movie ticket. 
Kyle: Highway Robbery. Well hey that's all the time we have for this week, thank you for speaking with us! 
Mr. Fonder: Anytime! Thanks for having me in your corner, Kyle. 
Kyle: Oh you're always welcome in my Korner. 
Tune in next week to see who we interview! 

 



 aGSTC Trivia Time 


Here was the team brunch at The Princetonian after Sunday's long run.  From left to right: Woody Konsamut, Mike Anis, Kyle Price, Mike Fonder, Edsel Flores, Bobby Hammond.  Back right: Joe Zeoli, Adin Mickle, Nicole Salge, Mark "Slurping Down An Ice Cream Float" Parisen, Erika Meling, Prudence Jones, Karen Auteri, Angela Dunn.

Question 1:
Who ordered this meal?
 
a.  Mike Anis
b.  Karen Auteri
c.  Bobby Hammond
d.  Nicole Salge
e.  Mike Fonder

Question 2: Who spilled water all over the table?

a.  Mark Parisen
b.  Erika Meling
c.  Kyle Price
d.  Edsel Flores
e.  Prudence Jones

Question 3:  Who was the only one to not get powdered sugar on his/her french toast? And, then, when his/her french toast was taken away prematurely, they brought two more pieces out....once again, with no powdered sugar?

a.  Chuck Schneekloth
b.  Angela Dunn
c.  Adin Mickle
d.  Joe Zeoli
e.  Doctor M. Anis

Question 4: Why was Kyle trusted with collecting and counting the money for the bill?

a.  There is truly no good explanation.


 

Answers

1. e   

2.  b

3.  a

4. a

  

 

 



FEATURED TEAM EVENT THIS WEEK:   
The USATF-NJ 5k Cross Country Championships

Anyone of any ability can participate and help the team...shoot us an email soon!


 
RACE RESULTS


 

Diana Angi earlier in the spring

Two ladies ran the Run the Reservoir Half Marathon this weekend in Westwood, as Diana Angi (1:59:38) and Jess Byrnes (1:42:31) both ran well...


 

...Erin Blum completed her first triathlon in twenty years, winning her age group and finishing 8th overall out of 800 women at the Iron Girl Sandy Hook tri.   Her favorite part, she says, was "the cold chocolate milk at the finish line."
 


 


 


 


 


 


 

The ever-reliable Peter Auteri racing XC in 2013


 


 


 


 


 

Two weeks ago, a big group ran the Pompton Lakes 5k in the blistering heat and humidity.  Peter Auteri led the group with a 21:41, finishing 2nd in his AG.  Dave Donza came in at 23:00, good for fourth in his AG, while Fran Beideman was also 4th in his age group with a 23:15 finish.  Gary Anolik rounded out the group with a 31:28 time.    

 


 


 

 


 


 

The aGSTC Gold Star

by Brianne Teichmann 


Kim Wernerspach

Kim is one of the newest ladies to join the Gold and Black.  Currently she works at Aeropostale, but recently graduated with a degree in Psychology and is on the hunt for psych-related jobs.   Kim was the captain of the cross country team at ESU and qualified for D2 XC nationals and placed 74th, which for her was an awesome experience.  Kim's PRs include: 2:16 for the 800; 4:40 for the 1500; 5:06 for the 1600; 10:05 for the 3,000m (indoor); 17:41 5k; 21:03 6k (XC).  Kim's looking to lower her PRs and help the GSTC score some points!  She can run anywhere in the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, and Flemington areas and is definitely interested in running buddies!!  If this sounds like somewhere you run, definitely look out for Kim in the GSTC Facebook groups!  Welcome aboard, Kim!!! 


 

          

  

  

  

TMA: Totally Misunderstood Award

Steve Mennitt once again makes a splash, as he--by many accounts--nearly sat on and squished Tony Harris' newborn child on the couch last weekend.  His explanation?  "I thought it was a doll...."


 

...she tried to sneak away without anyone knowing, but Erin LaCosta had a sweet grand exit as she left the long run on Sunday, backing up into a large boulder with her dad's car...


 

However, the best story comes from new member Steve Olin, who emailed us, in passing, "Yesterday morning I raced in the Tour de Fort Lee Criterium... I really should have done more research before entering my first ever bike race... I ended up basically in a league of my own being the only person with regular sneakers and a single speed bike haha!! I had a blast though and received a lot of attention and support!!"


 

Maybe one of the best of the year so far...thanks, Steve!


 

Quotes of the Week


 
"Running is the ultimate stress relief!"  -Mark Minervini, via FB


 "Longest run of the season this morning- 15 miles!  Super big thanks to my awesome teammates for always pushing me through @ GardenStateTC"
  -
Robyn Evangelist, via Twitter

"I feel worse after three drinks than after thirteen miles"  -Erika Bow, via FB

  

"I will be taking a position with TomTom Field Account Marketing Manager at Cercone Brown Company."  -Adin Mickle, via FB, while commenting on Mike Anis' "bag"

  

"I think it is when you don't use hashtags, like, old people used to do."  -Dr. Michael Anis, via text, defining the word "literature"

  

"Today was my first day back to throwing after three weeks off.  Went better than expected.  Also realized September is no longer the start of the school year for me...it's the start of the training year."  -Alina Duran, aGSTC hammer record holder, via FB   

  

"@GardenStateTC 12 days tip my debut as a possible elite!  #adidas #blk&Gld"  -Chris Schneider, via FB

  

"I like to run XC because I like to run in the woods and get distracted by stuff."  -Kyle Price, during weekend's long run

 

 

 

 

10k Oktoberfest...Hosted by Our Friends at

 

 

GSTC members receive a 15% discount on registration for the Oktoberfest 10k! Just use coupon code GSTC when you sign up at superheroracing.com

 

Place: Rockaway Valley Aerodrome Field, Boonton Township, NJ.


Participant parking, the starting line and the finish line will be at 429 Rockaway Valley Road, Boonton Twp. Registration, race-day packet pickup and the Oktoberfest celebration will be in the middle of the Aerodrome field.
 

Date: Saturday September 27, 2014


 

Time: 10k run and relay start at 

10:30am, Oktoberfest celebration begins immediately after the race and continues until 5pm
 

Prizes: There will be some great prizes for top overall runners and runners in 10 year age groups. Awesome prizes will also be offered for best beer-themed costume and best German costume!


 

Shirts: All registrants will receive an Oktoberfest 10k technical shirt. There are both men's and ladies sizes! Shirts are first come, first served so we recommend picking up your packet at the Morristown Running Company 

Sept. 24-26

 

 

 

 

  



Fall Enclave Team Runs
 
North Enclave
Monday 5:30p @ 40 Corning Ave, Pompton Lakes--email pauteri@verizon.net if you plan on attending any Pompton Lakes runs 
Tuesday 6:30p @ Dunkerhook Park
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
Monday 5:30 @ Rutgers Student Center
Monday 5:30 @ Donaldson Park (sprinters/half milers)
Tuesday 5:30 @ RSC (be at Highland Park track by 5:45)
Wednesday 5:30 @ RSC
Thursday 5:30 @ RSC
Friday 4:00 @ RSC

 
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
TBA

Delaware Enclave
TBA
 
SUNDAY RUN: USATF-NJ 5k XC Champs



Track is back!  
The track group warming up yesterday in the park.

The track group now meets every Monday night at Donaldson Park (in Highland Park) at 5:30pm.  It's time to work!

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