Category: run

Weekly Newsletter 12/26/14

Hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays!

This Saturday is looking like a nice day to ride outside and a few people showed interest in going. However, with many of our ride leaders away for the holidays, we do not have a group ride planned. If you plan to ride, please post to the Facebook page and the club calendar!

There is yoga scheduled at Devotion Yoga this Tuesday (12/30) at 8pm. Please sign up on the Doodle Poll –
If you have already replied yes and cannot make it, you must change your response on the Doodle Poll. The class will be cancelled if there are not enough participants.

Tuesday morning hill repeats continue next week. We meet at the Castle Point Gate on the Stevens campus (end of 6th Street or top of the stairs from Sinatra) at 6am.

Come start the new year off right, with your favorite tri club, at our annual New Years Day 100x100s! Meet at the track for a 2:00pm start. If you want to run with us to the track, meet at 11th & Park at 1:45pm.

Save the date: the club kickoff social will be held on Saturday 1/17 at 4PM at Morans Pub (501 Garden Street). We will have raffle prizes and kick off another great season together!

Finally, don’t forget to pay your 2015 membership dues:
All 2014 memberships are set to expire 1/31/15. Our policy states that the Facebook group will only be available to paying members, our sponsors, and husbands/wives of paying members as of 1/31/15 – all others will be dropped. So, please, renew ASAP! We will be giving out GCTri water bottles at the Kickoff Social as your membership gift this year.

Have a very safe and happy New Year!

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 –

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 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.…/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.…/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).

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. 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.

Weekly Newsletter 9/12/14

As expected we had more amazing super strong finishes by our very talented team members last weekend. At Mighty Hamptons: Dave Pietrangelo (2:20, 5th AG). At IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships – Kevin Portmann (4:13, 16th AG), Cristian Gonzalez (4:37). Skylands Olympic – Jen Sheppard (2:54, 2nd Female OA); Skylands Sprint Tri – John Palmer (1:34, his first triathlon!); IRONGirl – Cheryl Wickham (1:56); Toughman Half – Lyndsey Dore (7:06); Lake Hopatcong 1mi OWS – Jenny Zarzuela (42min); Quarterman – Dave Saraceni, Kristine Papamichael; Gran Fondo NJ – Diane Berry. Good luck to those racing Tri AC and any other races this weekend.

We continue to prep for IRONMAN Princeton 70.3. If you haven’t signed up for the picnic yet – please sign up here –

Come hang out with the club members when they aren’t wearing spandex! The next club social is Thursday 9/18 @ 7:30pm. We will announce the location early next week. We hope to see you there!

Here are your weekend rides: on Sunday Jim Englert is leading a 65mi “A ride” to Rockland lake leaving 14th st. pier at 10am. For those of you that hate football, Nicole will be riding at 1pm on Sunday (distance and pace to be determined later). If you want other options – post a ride on FB and see if you get any company. Happy Training.