Pretty good job in attendance at Yoga today.   It was especially fun watching those who “went long” yesterday as they hobbled in.   But – they left feeling better than when they got there!   However – I still did not have a single “new” person come and hang with me in the back row.   There are way too many Zrs in Arlington that there should be any space left in that room!   Same goes for our foam roller/stretching class.   You guys don’t know how awesome this stuff is for you until you try it.

Let’s see some rookies at Foam Roller/Yoga – Wed/Thurs/Fri.   YOU CAN DO IT!   I believe.

z

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In this email:

1.   Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

2. Overview of events and activities for this week.

3.   REMINDER FOR SECRET PARKING SPOT FOR MONDAY NIGHT RUNS AND HH’S (and hash run)

4.   What is a hash run?   We will teach you when you come, but until then this will help you understand!

5.   Wed Happy Hour – The Mad Rose (5:30 PM)

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1.   Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

A.   Don’t forget the Monday Hash Run tonight and then the Post Hash Happy Hour/ON ON ON at the Green Turtle

B.   Wed Happy Hour Location – The Mad Rose – 5:30/6:00 PM – Clarendon

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2. Overview of events and activities for this week.

A. Monday Recovery Week Hash Run – 6:30 PM PRR Arlington, Post Run dinner and HH at The Green Turtle

B.   Tuesday Swims – 5:30 at Providence, 6:00 at Chinquapin, 12:30 at Chinquapin, 8:00 PM at American University

C.   Wed Roll and Recover (I HAVE FOAM ROLLERS TO LEND – just bring your towel or matt) – 6:00 AM at Lyon Village

D.   Wed Happy Hour – 5:30/6:00 PM at The Mad Rose- Clarendon

E.   Wed Swims – 6 AM at Chinquapin, 12:30 PM at Wakefield HS

F.   Thursday Swims – 5:30 at Providence, 6:00 at Chinquapin, 12:30 at Chinquapin, American University at 8 PM

G.   Thursday – 6:30 PM Yoga at Lyon Village

H.   Friday Roll and Recover (I HAVE FOAM ROLLERS TO LEND – just bring your towel or matt) – 6:00 AM at Lyon Village

I.   Friday Swim – Chinquapin Rec at 6:00 AM

J. Saturday group run ”“ HASH! ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Arlington Oaks, Arlington, VA
K. Saturday swim equipment clinic ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ The Sport Fair, Falls Church, VA
L. Saturday Bike Fit and Selection Clinic ”“ 2:00 PM ”“ American University, Washington, DC
M. Saturday swim technique clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ New Z’s Only ”“ American University, Washington, DC
N. Sunday group ride ”“ Time Trial ”“ 8:00 AM ”“ Prince William Forest, Triangle, VA

O. Monday AM Boot Camp – 6:00 AM at Lyon Village

Note ”“ more specific details and directions for the weekend workouts and will be provided later this week.   “This weekend in” e-mails are typically sent by COB on Thursdays.

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3.   REMINDER FOR SECRET PARKING SPOT FOR MONDAY NIGHT RUNS AND HH’S

  • When:   This parking is money for all Monday Runs/HH/Etc from PRR Arlington at 6:30 PM
  • Where:   PRR Arlington (Ballston: Corner of Glebe and Fairfax -across from Bw3’s)
  • PRR Website/Parking Instructions: http://www.potomacriverrunning.com/arlington-store-a2999
  • Google Map to “secret free parking spot”: http://goo.gl/maps/KBxQn
  • Directions for secret parking spot: To access the parking – you must come in from N George Mason Drive.   PLEASE LOOK AT THE GOOGLE MAP to get your bearings.   From Glebe Road, turn right on Wilson.   Then Turn Right on George Mason (at the McDonald’s), then take your second right onto Fairfax Dr.   Can’t miss it!   From there – it’s an easy walk to the store (and the restaurants).   I always park here.   Parking is free and has been plentiful.

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4.   What is a hash run?   We will teach you when you come, but until then this will help you understand!

a)           Basically ”“ this run is modeled after a rabbit hunt.   The rabbit(s) (called the Hare(s)) are released before we start the group run.

b)           The Hare(s) take a sack of flour and start running in any given direction and leave a trail.   At certain points ”“ they leave a decision.   More on this later”¦

c)             While the Hares are out ”“ the rest of us “circle up” and do a chalk talk.   Right at 6:30 or a little before.   The Hash Leaders will teach you how to read the trail, and how we communicate when hashing (fun, fun, fun)

d)           We (the hounds) start the run as a group.   All abilities.

e)           The faster runners obviously smoke the rest of us, BUT they get to the decision points first.   They have to split up and run off in three different directions to determine what trail is “the true trail”.

f)             While they are busy figuring out what the true trail is ”“ the rest of us are catching up at our leisurely pace.

g)           The goal is for the hounds to catch the hares.   Happens sometimes ”“ but rarely.

h)           There are SHORT CUTS ”“ the hash leaders will help us with this. So if you are new to running and can’t run the entire length of the trail ”“ do not worry!   We will cut the trail short.

i)               While Hashing ”“ there is sometimes an OPTION to partake in a frosty beverage, two, or more if you choose.   This is not required and there are alternative drinks available as well (water, for example).   At the run start there will be a cooler and you are welcome to quench your thirst but you do so at your discretion.   There will be a “beer check” or “shot check” somewhere along the route.   Again ”“ OPTIONAL.   We hang out ”“ have a social ”“ drink or don’t drink ”“ it’s up to you.   Then we all head out for the last leg of chasing the hares.

j)               When we get back to the finish (same place we started) ”“ again ”“ optional libations.

There is obviously much more to learn about hashing and I don’t want you to think you have to know anything to come and participate.   We’ll teach you!   And, all abilities really are welcome.   You have to start somewhere, right?   But if you are worried about your running speed or ability please reach out to me at the run, before we get started.   OK?   We are there to help.

Here is more information on Hashing in case you care to read.   Hashing is now a worldwide event, with over 1,000 clubs.   There are several clubs in the DC area, and there is a hash almost every night of the week in our general area.   Believe it or not.   Each new club is a part of a lineage, or the family tree.   Each club can be traced back to the original hash house.

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5.   Wed Happy Hour – The Mad Rose (5:30 PM)

Address: 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington 22201

Phone: 703-600-0500

Website:   http://madrosetavern.com/

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