Summer Session Winding Down, Fall Gears Up

We’re getting ready for the Fall Session, even as the Summer Session is not yet over. The Forms button now has the links to Registration forms for the Fall session–hard copy or on-line.

The Schedule:

FALL Information Meeting (new participants) Tues., Aug. 5th, 6 p.m. at NTC; and our Post/Pre Pace Activity (EVERYONE) Tues., Aug 12th, 6 p.m. at CHS Track. Workouts for FALL begin Thurs., Aug. 14th, 6 p.m. Claremore Lake.


Additional details later.

Runners World Shoe Bus Coming to Claremore

Runners World Tulsa will be at Bike About in Downtown Claremore, Friday, July 18th, 6 – 8 p.m. – FREE shoe fitting/sizing; they will fit/size people on a first come first serve basis, and anyone wishing to purchase shoes may do so and RW will either have them that evening or order the shoes and bring them back to Bike About the following week. No having to drive to Tulsa for your running/walking shoes! They will also have a few other accessory items to purchase.

Holiday Reminder

Just a quick reminder: Claremore Lake Park is closed today, July 3, as city crews prepare for the Independence Day festivities.

No RoCo Session at the Lake today, July 3.

Get your run/walk session on your own, or with a few buddies.

Have a safe Holiday, and we’ll see you next Tuesday at the Lake.


Week 5!! ALREADY.

Here we are starting the fifth week of the Summer Session. So far, the heat has been tolerable.

This week also brings another clinic on Tuesday. At 6pm, Jennifer Harmon with Reaction Therapy will be speaking to you briefly before your workout – pay attention as it is all about INJURY PREVENTION.

Some great handouts went out with Renetta’s weekly email. Read those and see if you have any questions of Jennifer on Tuesday.


Clinics Tonight: Nutrition, Run Form, Walk Form And Gear

Rogers County Health Department, 2664 N. Hwy 88 (next door to Elk’s Lodge), 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (please plan to attend the entire hour). This is counted as one of the points towards 70%.

You will pick your time to attend each and be able to attend the nutrition, either the run or the walk form, and gear clinic.

Nutrition clinic is available at 6:00 and 6:30

Walk and Run Form clinics are available at 6:00 and 6:30 (pick either Walk or Run as they are different)

Gear Clinic – 6:45

Thank you, Wind

It was a warm evening for exercising. The temp was in the mid-eighties, and it was humid. The last heat index we saw before going to the lake was 95. Highest so far this year.

Fortunately, there was a strong wind from the south. It made it quite bearable.

And…we had a TERRIFIC CROWD of eager participants in each group.There are 15-25 in each group! That’s fantastic.

Every group took it easy in the heat, and no one suffered too much. Actually, everyone enjoyed getting finished and could rightly say they were proud to have been there.

REMINDER: THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER SESSION IS THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 5. Our training is progressive, and it will not be good for you to jump in to our regime after this second week. So, if you miss that, look for us in August as we gear up for the Fall Session.


Summer Session Begins….

Over 100 members, new and previous, joined in the first session of Rogers County Fitness last evening at Claremore Lake.

Reminder: Next Thursday, June 5 is the deadline for signing up for the summer session–the training is progressive and you cannot miss out on the early stages. 6PM sharp, every Tuesday and Thursday, at Claremore Lake.

Group of RoCo Fit members beginning to assemble for the start of the Summer Session. May 29, 2014.

Group of RoCo Fit members beginning to assemble for the start of the Summer Session. May 29, 2014.

Summer Session Ready to Start

The rains held off and the pacing event was a success!

If you were there, your time for the mile will be available on Thursday to help you decide which of 8 pace groups you would best fit into. Look for the lists on one of the tables in the shelter.

If you were not able to attend the pacing event, Continue reading

Our Weather Policy–Rain

Seems like only last week we had forgotten what rain was. Now, the slow-moving weather system has caused us to think about what happens to our plans when it rains.

Some of our most enjoyable runs are in the rain. The rain’s been so long in coming, we’re inclined to run around in it like little children.

So, for our policy: we generally run/walk, rain or shine; the exceptions: if there is lightening at our venue when schedule to start, or if there is reliable prediction of stormy weather (hail, lightening, wind, etc) headed toward our venue…then we will likely call the session off. Otherwise we enjoy running in the rain.

The pacing session for tonight (5/27) is another possible exception: it involves having some electronics on site and some papers and pencils. None of those things handle rain well. So, today’s rains MAY effect our evening session.

Best thing to say for now (3:30pm): plan to be there (Claremore High School Track); If it is actively raining at 6:00 pm we may may call it off, or hold off for awhile if it looks like it will stop raining. But for the timers and records to be kept dry it looks like a wonderful day for a run/walk.