This Week With Gazelles: April 8-14

Gazelles at the 2019 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler in Washington D.C.

Gazelles at the 2019 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler in Washington D.C.

Congratulations to Gazelles who raced this past weekend:

Cherry Blossom 10-Miler
Amy Clarkson 1:22:47
Ashley Pax 1:33:03
Gabrielle Munoz 1:23:29
Kati Lucey 1:33:03
Kim Louie 1:19:54
Kristie Smith  1:19:33
Salina Butler 1:23:03
Sarah Stevenson
Victoria Mueller

Brazos Bend 50 Mile
Brooke Ziel 8:26:22

American River 50 Mile
Brian Rodgers 10:22:22 (2nd in age group)

If you would like to be included in race results, please email us about your race before race day!

Good luck to the Gazelles running in Paris and Brighton on April 14, and Boston on April 15!

Storms cancel the Statesman Cap10K

We were sad to see the Statesman Cap10K canceled after everyone’s hard work and preparation, but agree the safety of our runners is most important! Thanks to everyone who came to Gazelles HQ before the race.

Race canceled, but we’re still joyful! Maybe next year!

Race canceled, but we’re still joyful! Maybe next year!

Run another local 10K Race!

Put your training to use. Register for one of these local 10K races:

Saturday, April 13: UT Longhorn Run
Sunday, May 5: Sunshine Run

Pilates this Sunday, April 14!

Join us this 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.

Strength and Core class canceled on Monday, April 15.

Member Highlight: Red Tripp

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What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
I first joined the Gazelles in May of 2013. At that time, I was doing a lot of triathlons and while my run was alright, I wanted to get faster. Everyone knows the Gazelles are fast, and quite frankly, I was a bit (very) intimidated to join. I can’t recall what convinced me to give it a try although I had considered joining for months before I finally took the plunge, but once I joined I realized that it was silly to be intimidate. What a welcoming group! And I did get faster! 

Which group do you run with?
I run M-W at 5:30am.

What's your favorite workout and why? 
I love the hill repeats because I can run hills really well. Inexplicably, I can run backward uphill really fast. I guess this skill will help should I ever encounter a mountain lion on a steep hill.

How has Gazelles changed your running/life?
I’ve learned how to not get injured and I stay healthy (as long as I do the 20/20 exercises). Also, running with a group gives me motivation to push harder, especially at track workouts. I’ve made some great friends in the Gazelles, I’ve become one of the biggest Gilbert fans – what an inspiration. And yes, I’ve gotten faster.

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What’s your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
I have a Scosche heart rate monitor which goes around my forearm (rather than one in a chest band). Gilbert also has one. One day, after running 2k repeats, Gilbert saw the red flashing light on my heart rate monitor and said, “Why is your light red. Mine is blue.” Well, the blue light blinks when you’re in Zone 2 (per the standard 220-your age=Max heart rate). Purple is Zone 3, and Red is Zone 4. Apparently, while I’m having a heart attack, Gilbert is still in Zone 2.

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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