This Week With Gazelles: April 16-22

One more shout out to our Boston Gazelles running on Monday, April 16! You've worked hard for this, so Run With Joy!

If you haven't read it yet, we encourage you to read the wonderful Gazelle Talk profile about Renee Reynolds – running her 15th Boston Marathon this year.

Next Sunday, April 22 is the London marathon. Good luck to the following Gazelles running that race: Josi Zhou, Robert Canik and Mitch Johnson. 

This week's regular Gazelles workouts will first be a hill workout on Rainbow Bend and then a track workout at Austin High. Saturday's long run will be on the Trail with added routes for longer distances.

Core class for Wed, 4/18 is cancelled but will resume next week on 4/25.

Thinking about running a marathon or half marathon this fall? Gilbert with have his first half and full marathon training information session on May 12. More details to come on the blog and website.

All Gazelle coaches and instructors will be training and getting certified in CPR on Sunday, April 22. We have a few spots open if any Gazelles would like to join us. The price for certification is $45. Email us for more information.

Member Highlight: Travis Nokes


How long have you been a runner and when did you join Gazelles?
I first joined Gazelles maybe 7 or 8 years ago. Before that I ran a little off and on.

Which group do you run with?
Tues/Thurs at 5:30pm

What's your favorite workout and why?
Workouts at the track are probably my favorite. Looking out at downtown from the track at sunset is pretty good. And Saturday long runs. I like the part about putting on flip flops and having a little breakfast.

What prompted you to join Gazelles and/or why do you run with Gazelles?
Well, I once lived on Wilke hill minding my own business and every few weeks this guy Gilbert would show up with his group and start hollering for me to come run with them. I guess I finally got brave enough to join. Or he wore me down. In any case, it was a good idea. I adore Gilbert and my friends in Gazelles. 

What's your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
When he just yells "JOY! JOY! JOY!" super loud. It always makes me smile. 

Each Gazelle featured in the Member Highlight has been selected randomly from our active member list.

Did You Know?

Gilbert is available for office hours on Friday mornings. Email to set up a time to meet with Gilbert to discuss your training, race plans, or whatever is on your mind.

From the Loop

  • Monday, April 30th, The Loop is partnering with Mod Fitness to do another barre/pilates class out on the lawn near HQ. This is an awesome strength class to fun, upbeat music. Gazelles who attend the class will get another free class at one of their locations (2 free classes total!) RSVP here.

  • The back shower currently has low water pressure - we're working on that!

  • Thursday, April 26th: In-store wear test with New Balance at 6:30pm.

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