This Week With Gazelles: May 20-26

Congratulations to the following Gazelles on recent races:

If you are an active Gazelle and would like to be included in race results, please notify us about your race!

Brooklyn Half
Deanna Ortiz 2:38:34

Daisy 5k
Belinda Cross 29:54
Lou Kohagen 22:23 (3rd place age group)


There’s still time to register for our SUMMER TRACK SERIES

Meet #1: Austin High School track this Friday, May 24 at 5:30pm

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It’s our first Summer Series All Comers Track Meet in partnership with The Loop Running and we want you to join us!

USATF sanctioned events with check-ins happening 15 minutes prior to each race. Want to win a cash prize? First place male and female for the 1600m event will win $100.

Events will order as follows: 800M, 100M, 400M, 200M, 1600M, 4 x 400M Relay

Cost: $25 to enter. The cost covers all the events you participate in. All profits go directly to Back The Track


This workout is open to the public! Join us.

This workout is open to the public! Join us.

MEMORIAL DAY WORKOUT

Monday, May 27 at HQ.

7:00am - Gazelles Workout (Strength and Running)
8:30am - Yoga with Jess Cook

In lieu of all regular Monday workouts, Gilbert's Gazelles will host one community workout beginning at 7:00am followed by yoga at 8:30am. Everyone is invited. Come to either workout—or both!

ROAD CLOSURES: There will be downtown road closures for the Tri Cap Tex on Memorial Day. To get to Gazelles HQ, you will need to drive in from 3rd street and SeaHolm Drive. From Lamar and 5th, head east on 5th and take the first right on Bowie Street. Turn left (east) on 3rd and then right on Seaholm Drive down to Electric Street. Turn right on Electric to come into Gazelles HQ.


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Inviting all active Gazelles members!

Tuesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m.


Lululemon has invited the Gazelles in store for two special shop nights to shop and heat press your new Lulu gear with the Gilbert's Gazelles logo! 

There will be a one time 25% discount off select run product to help you gear up for summer training and crush your race goals. Also included, complimentary refreshments and endorphins.

Offer valid only at Lululemon 6th and Lamar at the date/time listed above. Discount taken at check out, works only on product selected on the night of the event.


Member Highlight: Chad Whited

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What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
I joined Gazelles in December 2016 because I wanted to train with a collegial and fast group of runners under an inspiring coach...and to run a PR at Boston 2017. At least one of those things happened. 

Which group do you run with?
T/Th 5:30am. But you'll find me running from The Loop most mornings. 

What's your favorite workout and why? 
Anything but Lollipop, cause that route is anything but sweet.

Other than that, I love being on the track for 800's. You have to be disciplined enough to not start too fast, yet strong enough to finish fast....BOOM pace!

How has Gazelles changed your running/life?
There are many running coaches in Austin, Texas, but there is no community like the support, accountability, and camaraderie that Gazelle's provides. Gazelles has given me lasting friends that I can call on for business questions, Big Bend road trips, or parenting advice. The attention and insight that Gilbert shares has given me a strength and confidence in my running that I would have never found on my own. 

What’s your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
There really are too many...but my earliest was when I first joined Gazelles. Gilbert was not as familiar with African geography as he might lead you to believe. He kept calling me "Chris" or "Jason" on our runs.  Finally I told him, "Gilbert, my name is Chad, like the country in Africa". He said "There is no country in Africa named Chad!". To this day, I am still not sure if he believes me.  But at least he finally remembered my name!

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


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From the Gazelle Foundation…

Want to make your fall race training REALLY COUNT? Read what some fellow runners accomplished to benefit the Gazelle Foundation while they trained for their marathon.

Read more about the Fall Race Gratitude Challenge!

And, don’t forget to register for RUN FOR THE WATER! There’s a price increase on June 1st, so register and pick Gilbert’s Gazelles as your team today!


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