VardoGram - Special Dam to Dam Edition
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Speaking of RouteMasters . . .
See attached Training Calendar for June (courtesy of The Goodman).
From Tim Gartin, Esq:
“Random idea. I met the weight lifting coach at ISU for all non-football sports. Very nice guy. This got my thinking that it might be fun to line up a few speakers for Vardo on topics like weight lifting for runners, nutrition, periodization, injury prevention / rehab., racing, cross training, etc. A lot of this stuff is in Runners World and Running Times, but it would be nice to have a forum where we could ask questions. I would be happy to coordinate a few of these as test balloons, something like we did with Team 12.4. For example, I bet Bill Bergan (former ISU track coach) would be happy to talk to us. Maybe after the first Thursday run of the month Julie could get the break room for us at city hall for 45 minutes. My feelings won't be hurt if this is a silly idea.”
(Editor’s Note: What a silly idea, Tim. Anyway: I would like to suggest having at least one or more clinics at a venue that offers appropriate carb loading, such as the clinics we used to have at Valentino’s and El Azteca.)
Ames to Dam To Dam To Ames
Maybe you’d like to reserve your seat now in the mostly luxurious accommodations of the 6 or 7 passenger Honda Pilot (more cup holders than a 747). Maybe you’d like to pick up my D2D packet, thus reserving the front passenger seat. Maybe you’d like to catch a ride with me Saturday morning at the Best Western Starlite (or whatever the hell it is now) and arrive in downtown Des Moines to catch the train to the start of the run. Maybe you have other arrangements for transportation. All I know is that I’ll leaving from the east parking lot of the Best Western Whatever Warren Q. Madden motel out on east 13th at 4:45 AM on Saturday morning, and will pack several Vardo’s into el Piloto. Including the Vardo of Honor who retrieves and presents me with my race packet (?)
Group Runs / Activities This Week
Tuesday: 5:30 PM Group Run – Vardaman Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday: Should tires have an expiration date? Would you want to be left hanging by a tread?
Thursday: 5:30 PM Annual Pre Dam to Dam Feed – House of Vardo
Thursday: Hey look, it’s JFK’s birthday and Bob Hope’s birthday and Ronn Ritz’s birthday
Friday: 5:30 PM Heap O’ Pizza Night / Bradshaw Farewell - 314 E 6th St. Load a box, grab a slice. Repeat.