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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tonight's Track Workout

By popular request, we are going to try to start posting Tuesday night workouts each Tuesday morning so you may all get "mentally prepared" for the workout!
So here is your night.....

800 (2 lap) warm up
4 x 1 mile @ 5K pace or faster
800 cool down

Please refer to the Pace Table to the right for pacing and goal setting. This should be a TOUGH workout if you push the pace like you are suppose to!
See you on the track!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The most important day in any running program is rest. Rest days give your muscles time to recover so you can run again. Your muscles build in strength as you rest.
Hal Higdon

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Volunteers Needed!!

I am looking for a few good-hearted folks to volunteer their time to help out with the Miner's Ravine Fun Run this weekend. I need at least one individual who would be willing to help out with packet pick-up at Fleet Feet Sports on Saturday from 10am-2pm (or anything in between). In addition, I need several folks to help on race morning with things such as traffic control, finish line support, and childcare support. If you and/or someone you know is not racing and is willing to help out, please let me know. The more help, the merrier!! Please email me at

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just do the best with what you have, and you'll soon be doing it better.
Gil Hodges, American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Roseville's Premier Running Event!!

Hey Folks,
I need to rally the troops!! Although our numbers are WAY up for the race itself, we have had slow sales for our pre-race booster night. I know it is just more money you would have to spend, but I really want to encourage you to attend. The evening will be a great time as we have some GREAT raffle items plus the opportunity to hear Tim Twietmeyer talk is VERY cool. The gO! Runners are the perfect audience for such a legendary Sac-Area runner! Also, please pass on the event info to anyone who you think might be interested!
Sorry for the shameless plug, but we are trying to make the Miner's Ravine event the best in Roseville, and raise significant money for Autism!
It is that time of year! The race you have all been training and gearing up for! The Miner's Ravine Fun Run 5K and 10K! Do not miss your opportunity to race the most elite race in the West and race along side running greats like Gary Casagrande and Lelsie Gray! In addition, because you are a valued gO! Runner, you get $5 off your registration fee!! If and when you sign up, just use the promotional code "gO!RunningGroup" (case sensitive) to get your SUPER SPECIAL discount (please do not share with non-super-special people). Register at:

In addition, this year we are doing a very cool pre-race booster night to help raise funds for Autism. I hope the gO! Runners will join us for a very cool night with running guru Tim Tweitmeyer.

MRFR Pre-Race Booster Night

Friday, Sep. 17, 6-8pm
Courtyard by Marriott, 1920 Taylor Rd, Roseville

Join us for a Pre-Race Booster Night with local running legend Tim Twietmeyer! Listen to Tim share his running experiences while you relax, drink wine, and dine on some delicious appetizers. There will also be a raffle that includes over $2000 in exciting items! Raffle tickets will be sold at the door the night of the event. Also pick up your Miner's Ravine race registration packet if you are racing on Sunday. Help us raise the funds needed to join the fight against Autism with a great night of fun! Tickets are sold at Miner Ravine Registration page on as well.
Auction Items Will Include:
Sky Zone - 6 passes good for one free hour
Mikuni - 2 baskets each containing $50 gift card and other Mikuni stuff
Ruby Tuesday - $50 card
Fleet Feet - $300 grand prize Gift Card, $200 Gift Card, $100 Gift Card, & $50 Gift Card
Golftec - 2- 30 minute swing diagnosis gift cards
RPM Indoor Kart Racing - 2 Free Race Passes
$48 Sharp Bicycles Gift Card
Mary's Pizza Shack - Dinner for two with BrewMaster
(must be present for all prizes)

Tim Twietmeyer Career Highlights:
Western States 100: 5-time champion; 15 top-5 finishes; master’s course record (17:17); 25 sub-24-hour finishes
1st runner to complete the Tahoe Rim Trail (165 miles) in under 2 days
21-time finisher of the AR50
25- time finisher of the CIM
1997 champion and course record holder of The Eagle 100-Mile Run
Winner of several 50-mile and 50K races, including the Jed Smith 50K and Pueblo Nuevo 50-Miler
7 wins at the California 50-Mile Endurance Run

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vote Tim Herman Campaign Walk

Please help Tim out this Saturday as he and several of the gO! Group members walk neighborhoods in the Blue Oaks area in order to distribute door hangers for his City Council campaign. If you are willing to help, please RSVP to

They will be meeting at Shady Coffee, 325 Douglas Blvd., 9:30am. Wear you "Vote Tim Herman" shirt if you have one!