The gO! Running Group is a Roseville based recreational running group that aims to provide group running opportunities for runners of all abilities. Although our focus is primarily on 5K to marathons, we have members who have completed triathlons (including Ironman events) and ultras. We train on both roads and trails. We currently meet three times per week - Sunday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday evenings.

Friday, July 30, 2010

gO! Tri-Talk

As discussed earlier we would like to invite any current and potential future triathletes to the first ever gO! Tri-Talk. We will take an hour before our scheduled track workout to talk triathlon and practice our skills. Gary and I will go over the logistics of a typical triathlon, tips for beginners, and transition strategies. Please come prepared as if you were doing a triathlon as we will practice transitions and actually go through the motions (we will not be doing actual workouts, just short 2-3 minute legs in order to focus on transitions). Therefore, please bring your bike, wetsuit (if you have one), etc... We will do it Tuesday (8/3) at 5:45pm at Roseville High School. Meet at the pool. EVERYONE is welcome as this is geared toward the beginners or folks just thinking about maybe someday Tri-ing!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


As many of you know, I just finished our annual two-week family camping trip up to Lake Almanor near Lassen National Park. Being up there reminded me of a running question that I have been asked countless times over the years, "how do I stay consistent with my running while on vacation with the family?" So, without further ado, and highlighted by pictures of our recent family trip, I bring to you my...

Top 10 Strategies to Stay a Runner While on Vacation (with kids)

#1- Lose a Kid or Two- Honestly, how much easier is fitting in a run or two if several of your kids (works best with the younger ones) spend half of the trip swimming back to shore from the middle of the lake?!

#2- Get the Kids A J-O-B- This one is a double whammy! While the kids are at work, you can run your heart out, AND, they can make you some money to buy those new running shoes you have been asking Santa for.
#3- Forget the Running, Grab a Kid-Pack and Hike Your Heart Out- Nothing is quit like the burn you feel carrying your kids up and down the trail! Plus, a good, cute, kid-pack, is always a good chick-magnet on the trail!!

#4- Force Your Kids to Wear Nothing but gO! Clothes and the Guilt Will Get You- If you are forced to look and that stylish gO! logo all day long you will have nothing else to ask yourself than, "what would Laurie do?" (and anyone who looks at the running log knows that answer....RUN)

#5- Sleeping Pills- Just one little pill each will provide you with hours of "me time!"

#6- Let Yourself Flip Out Every Once in a While- Sometimes you just have to let yourself gO! A good flip out each day will relieve that pre-run stress and allow your body to really enjoy the upright, straight-forward kind of exercise that is running. #7- Get Yourself a Goofy Looking Kid- Nothing makes you want to run away more than that funky little face that won't stop asking for ridiculous things like food and attention! #8- Forget the Run and Get Your Thrills Elsewhere (no not there Isaac)- Besides what's better for your heart, a good 30 minute run.... or a good 50 foot fall from a tree? #9- (For Dads Only) Help Your Kid Do Something Reckless, and RUN From Your Angry Wife- Nothing says "a good speed workout" like a mad dash from an angry mommy. Like provoking a hibernating bear, awaking a sun-bathing wife to the sounds of her 5 year old being pulled across the lake by a jet ski, will work wonders for you Fight or Flight response! #10- Meet a Hot Local Babe to Raise your "Get-In-Shape" Effort Level- Guys and girls alike are always motivated to run/exercise when surrounded by "hotness" from the opposite sex! For 12 years I have kept my Dazzling Diva as close as possible as she inspires me to run like the wind and always go that extra mile!

It takes patience to become the best runner you can be. Top athletes realize that running is a long-term sport. It is set up for people who value delayed gratification and who like hard-earned success.

Anthony Famiglietti, two-time Olympian and six-time national champion

Friday, July 23, 2010

July 25, 2010 Location Change

Moving the Sunday run to Cavitt Junior High. The levees are open again and Sierra College's course is overgrown.

See you there!

Friday, July 16, 2010

This Sunday - July 18 - Back To Coffee Republic

By popular demand the gO Runners have decided to run from Coffee Republic. Park in the city lot across the street.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Next Two Sundays - Location Changed

We have changed the locations to Sculpture Park for the next two Sundays (7/11 and 7/18). The coaches have races, weddings and camping trips and will not be there.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

gO! 1,000 Mile Club

Congrats to Heather and Dennis for joining the ranks of the gO! 1,000 mile runners! Great work and great dedication to running!! Now, take a day off!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

NO OFFICIAL 7am gO! Group Run this Sunday (7/4) as 35+ of us are running the 4th of July 5K at 9am at Sculpture Park that morning. We hope to see you at the race!


Winning is not about headlines and hardware [medals]. It's only about attitude. A winner is a person who goes out today and every day and attempts to be the best runner and best person they can be? Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.
Amby Burfoot, Runner's World Editor At Large