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Weekly Newsletter 12/12/14

Thanks to those who came out for the Injury Prevention seminar this past week. The notes were distributed – please feel free to contact Jared or RJ if you have questions. Group exercise activities continue to go strong! We’ve got yoga at Devotion Yoga on Sundays at 2pm and Tuesdays at 8pm. Please sign up on the Doodle Poll – http://doodle.com/gw7qv89gnd58scn5sgkics8f/admin#table

Tuesday morning run workouts have moved from the track to hill repeats at Stevens. We meet at Castle Gate on the Stevens campus (end of 6th St or top of the stairs from Sinatra) at 6am. Don’t miss this opportunity to get stronger.

There are still some folks riding outdoors. I heard from 2 of our ride leaders (Jared and Lisa) that they will likely be riding this weekend. Both stated that they would be doing later start times and would also be departing from Palisades Park as to not deal with the holiday traffic on River Road (which is a great idea). Please reach out to them if you are interested in joining.

Weekly Newsletter 12/5/14

Tonight is the big GCTri Holiday Bash at Northern Soul at 7:30pm. Come by and celebrate an awesome year and hang with great friends while not wearing spandex! We have some amazing raffle prizes from our sponsors: Fleet Feet, Rudy Project, Xterra Wetsuits as well as a few other really cool prizes.

Congratulations to the newly elected GCTri BOD: President – Nicole Ogrosso, Secretary – Nicci Schock, CFO- John Callahan, Members at large – Jen Sheppard & Lisa Mangino. Special thanks to RJ Boergers, Mike Satz and Chuck Dender for all of their hard work this past year. In the next month, the old BOD will meet with the new BOD to ensure a smooth transition. We still need more help for committee work so you if you can spare some of your time please contact RJ and let him know what you’re able to do.

Team yoga begins on Sunday 12/7 at Devotion Yoga. If you signed up on the Doodle Poll, you are expected to go!!! Reminder that we sessions will be on Sundays at 2pm and Tuesdays at 8pm.

Don’t miss a great seminar that is part of our Athlete Education Series. Jared Lando DPT, PT and RJ Boergers, PhD, ATC will be presenting on the topic of off-season training and conditioning and injury prevention. This seminar is offered at The NJ Running Company on Wednesday 12/10 at 7pm.

Weekly Newsletter 11/28/14

I believe we finally can call this 2014 season a wrap now that the Philly Marathon is in the books. Check out the awesome results from our members: Philly Marathon: Matt Bach (2:42), Lauren Kruk (3:37), Joe Giattino (3:23), Ali Twarowski (4:09), Derek Barnes (3:38), Brian Perry (3:00), Steve Ostrander (4:22). Philly ½ Marathon: Diane Berry (2:14).

Please vote for the 2015 BOD. As per our bylaws we need at least 10% participation from our members to have an official election. https://docs.google.com/…/1MfyQTG02P6GFT2HbcZNZzpH…/viewform

It’s time to celebrate our fantastic 2015 triathlon season! We had some amazing team and individual results that we can all be proud of. Come celebrate with the group at the annual Holiday Party at Northern Soul on Friday December 5th at 7:30. This is a pot luck event so please let us know what you’ll be bringing. https://docs.google.com/…/1UyPcSJoeVLGFQre_fFIQl4wgEx…/edit…

Group workouts are still going through the winter. Please note that the Tuesday morning Track workouts are switching to Hill workouts. It is likely we will be meeting at Castle Gate at Stevens (off 6th st) for the first few weeks of hill workouts. We’ve also arranged for group yoga at Devotion Yoga. Please see the doodle and add when you will be attending. Don’t be afraid to have a friend or significant other who is not in the club sign up to come along as well (we need full classes for a better price). https://doodle.com/gw7qv89gnd58scn5sgkics8f/admin#table

Weekly Newsletter 11/21/14

We had some awesome results by some of our members in recent races: Rock N Roll Las Vegas Marathon: Lyndsey Dore (4:01); IRONMAN Arizona: Dave Cruz (10:24), Howard Miller (15:53, his first IM); TriRock Clearwarter: Mike D’Imperio (2:44 – still reppin’ GCTri down in FL); Prospect Park 5K: Dave Doherty (1st OA, 19:38). Good luck to our teammates racing Philly Marathon and Half Marathon this weekend and to our folks running the first annual Hoboken Turkey Trot.

Is increasing your flexibility one of your off-season goals? Come to the GCTri Yoga sessions at Devotion Yoga. Space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. Please fill out the attached Doodle form. If you reserve – you’re expected to go!!! The available Sundays and Tuesdays for November and December are listed. Special thanks to Jared and Laura for organizing! https://doodle.com/gw7qv89gnd58scn5sgkics8f/admin#table

Last call for nominations for the 2015 BOD. Please use this form to nominate someone: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p0lEI-5s9jlk0mRjq4DMxvETXa84n61xZc9gdf5Bcb4/viewform

There are no scheduled group workouts for this weekend. Feel free to organize any rides or runs using the FB page or Club Calendar. Happy Thanksgiving!

Weekly Newsletter 11/14/14

We’ve got an exciting weekend of activities coming up on Saturday. Still itching to get out and ride? – Brad is leading a “B ride” to State Line that will depart the 14th St. Pier at 9am. Interested in fixing your run form??? At 12pm – Carlos is leading the run clinic at the Weehawken track. Can’t resist being social??? At 3pm – we have a club social at Pilsenerhaus & Biergarten (come hang out with the club when they aren’t in spandex).

Have you participated in the nominations for next year’s BOD? PLEASE complete the attached form with your nominations. Self-nominations are just fine. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p0lEI-5s9jlk0mRjq4DMxvETXa84n61xZc9gdf5Bcb4/viewform The election will be held at the end of November.

Beanies baby! It’s cold out there. Keep your head warm when out training by wearing the new black GCTri beanie from SweatVac. Bring $15 along to the club social and pick one up.

The legendary GCTri holiday party is scheduled for Friday December 5th at 7:30pm at Northern Soul in Hoboken. There will be an optional drink special available for purchase for $30. As usual, this will be pot luck so keep your eyes out for the sign-up sheet which will be coming out soon. There will be some amazing raffle prizes available, and if you’d like to donate something, please let us know. Let’s celebrate our awesome success from 2014 and enjoy hanging with good friends.

Weekly Newsletter 11/17/14

NYC Marathon provided another inspiring day for GCTri as we saw outstanding support and camaraderie from our members not racing, and great determination and effort from our members who did race. Congratulations to our 2014 NYC Marathon finishers – Meredith Ryan (4:41), Deb Noble (4:42), Anthony Desantis (4:18), Jenny Zarzuela (5:00), Eva Kovacs (4:50), Howard Miller (5:14).

We have an awesome Education Series Program coming up next Saturday 11/15 @ 12pm at the Weehawken Track. Carlos Garcia is having a Running Clinic for us. He will speak about being more mechanically efficient, show you how to improve your form and provide you with drill work to reinforce the form corrections. You won’t want to miss this.

If you haven’t followed along on FB, Jared has negotiated for us to do group yoga sessions at Devotion Yoga on Hudson Place. We are currently looking for into the following options: A) Tuesday @8pm for up to 17people B) Thursday @8pm for up to 17people C) Saturday or Sunday after 2pm for up to 35 people. Stay tuned for which sessions we end up scheduling.

Weekend rides: Seems like we are thoroughly enjoying the off-season. Unfortunately, our ride leaders haven’t posted any rides for this weekend. It seems like Nicole may ride on Saturday (but a late morning start) and Kristine is looking to ride on Sunday. Follow along on FB as things develop. Remember, everyone can post a workout on the club calendar.