This Week With Gazelles: July 22-28

Our Next Marathon Training Session starts August 5th!

Train for any race in December, including

  • California International Marathon (CIM)

  • Bryan/College Station

  • San Antonio

  • Dallas


GAZELLE MEMBERS: If you are training with us for a specific race, please fill out this simple form on the website. This is how we know to send you communications and a training plan, and support your progress. You’ll find this form in the MEMBERS section of the website.


2018

2018

Save the Date:

Gazelles Family Photo is September 21

Every year we take a Gazelles Family Photo to be shared with the group at our Holiday party. This year’s photo will be on Saturday, September 21 and we EVERYONE THERE! Mark your calendar for a fun morning. (There might be surprises!)


Member Highlight: Ellen Cox

Starting the one-mile race at the Summer Track Series #2 (photo credit to Hank + Tank Photography, Matt Bradford)

Starting the one-mile race at the Summer Track Series #2 (photo credit to Hank + Tank Photography, Matt Bradford)

What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
In 2017 I threw my name into the Chicago Marathon lottery to see what would happen, and wouldn't you know, it came out. I trained for that marathon, but truthfully had no clue what I was doing. I shocked myself and my family on race day when I finished in 6.5 hours and was still smiling.

This year, when my name came out of the Chicago Marathon 2019 lottery drawing, my husband posed a question, "What would happen if you actually trained this time?" I signed up with the Intro to Gazelles group in January to begin the journey to find out.

Which group do you run with?
Monday / Wednesday 5:30am

What's your favorite workout and why? 
I love any workout on Town Lake Trail. It's so peaceful and beautiful near the lake. Seasonal changes in the trees are more nuanced in Austin compared with where I'm from in the Midwest, but it feels most noticeable on the trail. There's lots of great people and dog watching, too.

How has Gazelles changed your running/life?
Gazelles has given me a team environment and structure I didn't realize I was missing until I signed up. It has increased my confidence as a runner and introduced me to a newfound love of running with others. 

I can't definitively tell you what will happen on race day this October, but I can tell you I'm already a stronger runner (mentally and physically) than I was pre-January. I'm thankful for the Gazelle family and look forward to continuing to train with this group long after the 2019 Chicago Marathon is over. If I had known how great Gazelles would be, I would have signed up sooner!

What’s your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
I always look forward to hearing, "This is how we do it," right before a Saturday long run.  

Ellen with her Mom and Dad after Chicago 2017

Ellen with her Mom and Dad after Chicago 2017

Ellen with her brother David (Left) and friends at the Summer Track Series

Ellen with her brother David (Left) and friends at the Summer Track Series


Friday PT Canceled in July

Due to busy summer schedules, Pieter and Katie will be unable to hold their assessment clinic at HQ for the month of July. They will resume starting back up in August. We have two other options during the week if you need to talk to PTs. Always double check the schedule for location.


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