This Week With Gazelles: April 1-7

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It’s Cap10K Week!

Good luck to everyone at the Statesman Cap10K! We're looking forward to seeing you all out there.

Race Day Pep Talk and Gazelles Photo

6:00am - Parking garage opens for Gazelles
6:30am to 7:00am -
Meet at Gazelles HQ
7:00am -
Gazelles Team Photo
7:05am -
Warm-up run; head to your corrals
8:00am - Race Start

Parking in the garage for Gazelles members will be valid on race day between the hours of 6:00am and 11:00am.

If you are registered for the Cap10K, but didn't pick “Gilbert’s Gazelles” as your team, you can manage your registration here and add yourself to our team.

If you aren't running, support all the runners by cheering along the course and stop by Gilbert's Gazelles' team tent at the finish line for post-race high fives, photos and celebration!


Yoga Canceled April 7. Pilates on April 14!

Join us again on Sunday, April 14 at 8:30am for a special pilates class led by Gazelle and pilates instructor, Allyson Marshall!

Please check the Training Schedule online for Yoga class times in April. We will have several canceled classes due to races, holidays, etc.


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Congratulations to Gazelles who raced this past weekend:

The Speed Project, LA to Vegas—340 miles
Team Go the Spoils and crew: Jennifer Angles, Ross Brown, Justin Cameron, Pam Hess, Stephen March, Logan Sloan, Paul Terranova, Junior Hernandez and Chad Whited - 38 hours and 32 minutes. They finished 4th in their division, 6th overall (unofficial) and raised over $2,000 for the Gazelle Foundation.

First Responders Half Marathon
Kristie Smith - 1:51:15, 2nd place age group

Mission 5K
Bernd Lienhard  25:01, 2nd place age group
Chris McCaul  26:11, 1st place age group
Christy Wright  32:12, 3rd place age group
Daniel Pryfogle  22:01, 1st place age group
Ken Turlington  27:38, 3rd place age group
Ken Krakow  35:12
Kimberly Storin  25:47, 1st place masters
Liz Krakow  29:13, 1st place age group
Paula McCaul  29:13, 3rd place age group

Head for the Cure 5K
Erin McCarthy  26:30.7
Frances Patino  28:51.4
Jill Gajkowski  21:34.6, 1st place masters
Martha Broyles  28:54.0
Nicolas Greiner-Guzman  23:00.5, 1st place age group

The Tangle 30K
Dawn McElvain  2:37:11, 1st place female
Mina Pizzini  3:00:09
Peter Flemings  3:15:30

The Tangle 10K
Ellen Cox 1:04:08
Liz Pfaff 53:15
Marc Hamel 44:49
Patrick Legate 54:28
Tracy Engberg 1:14:48


Announcing…

ALL GAZELLES GEAR CAN NOW BE PURCHASED AT THE LOOP!

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The Loop is now your one-stop shop for all things running and Gazelles Gear!
You no longer need to pay for Gazelles clothing online.
New Gazelles singlets are here this week for Cap10K racers!

(The Loop discounts do not apply to Gazelles Gear.)


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StretchLab at Gazelles HQ on Saturday morning, April 6 at 7:30am

The benefits of a regular and professional assisted stretching routine are universal. StretchLab will be at HQ after the Saturday Long Run on 4/6 to assist with 15-min of personal stretching. Check out their services and enjoy a well-deserved stretch after your run. A sign up sheet will be available at HQ prior to the long run.


Member Highlight: Scottee Downing

Scottee (middle) with Gazelles teammates, Morgan and Ashley

Scottee (middle) with Gazelles teammates, Morgan and Ashley

What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
I moved here in the summer of 2016, and trained for the Chicago Marathon by myself. I cried after my first run in the humidity because I could only run 4 miles without walking after being able to comfortably run 20+ back in CA. The next summer (July 2017), my *now* husband signed me up for the fall marathon training program with the Gazelles because he said he was retiring from marathons, and couldn't run with me any more. I showed up the first day, and haven't looked back. 

Which group do you run with?
Tues/Thurs 5:30AM crazies

What's your favorite workout and why? 
1x1 Fartlek - by the time you feel the pain, it's time for recovery. It's efficient, but there's still breath for stories in between. 

How has Gazelles changed your running/life?
As a washed up soccer player, my relationship with running was that I only knew it as punishment. It has become a great joy in my life, and gave me a space to build community and a home. 

What’s your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
After my first training with Gilbert, he asked me what my goal was for the upcoming marathon, and I told him I'd never run faster than a 3:35. So he looked at me for a second, and said, "OK, 3:05 it is." I've yet to do that, but he's almost convinced me it's possible. 

Engagement party, Gazelles-style

Engagement party, Gazelles-style

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


Upcoming Local Races

April 13 - Lockhart Stampede 5K
April 13 - The Longhorn Run 5K and 10K at UT
April 14 - The Red Poppy 5K in Georgetown
April 20 - Ash Dash 5K at Austin State Hospital
April 28 - The Silo Marathon, Half, and 5K in Waco
April 28 - The Stampede: Trail 10K and 30K at Roam Ranch


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