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.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

American River 50 Volunteers Needed

Wanna experience the AR50 even though you are not racing?! Wanna get a glimpse of the early race leaders and cheer the gO! Runners on as they run by? Wanna volunteer your time to make the AR50 a great race?
Kirk (Fleet Feet's marketing director) needs a handful of folks that would be willing to help the store out at their aid station at William Pond Park from 6-9am on race day. It is a ton of fun to help out and you would still have plenty of time to see runners at later checkpoints in the race and at the finish line. Please let Kirk know if you can help by emailing him at

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

gO! Mile (Attempt 2)

GOOD NEWS: We are going to try to record another gO! Mile tonight after a failed attempt two weeks ago due to the rain. BE READY!!
BAD NEWS: We are going to try to record another gO! Mile tonight after a failed attempt two weeks ago due to the rain. BE READY!!
OTHER NEWS: We changed Thursday's run location due to the fact it is on trails and we are unsure about the condition of the trail and the darkness. We will now meet at the Park N Ride in Rocklin on corner of Sunset and Pebble Creek.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Weekend Motivation

A book I am reading, Iron War, had these two statements in them. I thought they fit perfectly for what the gO! members are trying to accomplish this weekend! I admire the mental strength in each of you! Good luck this weekend gO!

“To win or succeed (in any endurance event), you have to have physical and mental strength.  And everyone has physical strength.”
-Wolfgang Dittrich

To Continue or To Quit?
In the hardest moments of a long race, an athlete’s entire conscience experience of reality boils down to a desire to continue pitted against a desire to quit.  Nothing else remains.  The athlete is no longer a student or a teacher or a salesman.  He is no longer a son or father or a husband.  He has no social roles of human connections whatsoever.  He is utterly alone.  He no longer has any possessions.  There is no yesterday and no tomorrow, only now.  The agony of extreme endurance fatigue crowds out every thought and feeling except one: the goal of reaching the finish line.  The sensations within the body- burning lungs, screaming muscles, whole body enervation- exists only as the substance of the desire to quit.  What little of the external environment the athlete is aware of– the road ahead, the competitor behind, the urgings of on lookers- exists only as the substance of the desire to continue.  The desire to continue versus the desire to quit- the athlete is in this and this alone until he chooses one or the other.  And when the choice is made he briefly becomes either persevering or quitting until, after he has stopped at the finish line or, god forbid, short of it, the stripped-away layers are piled back on and he becomes his old self again. Only not quite.  He has changed, for better or worse.
-Excerpt from Iron War by Matt Fitzgerald

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Weekend Plans For gO!

On Your Way Too Cool? Some gO! Details:
  •  Pasta Prep- Noodles & Co., 7pm Friday. Please RSVP yourself on "Who's Racing Where" log.
  • Carpool/Caravan- Meet at Park N Ride at Sierra College Blvd and I-80 at 6:15am. We will attempt to park near each other and "tailgate" before and after race. We will have gO! tent, chairs, and snacks. Direct all spectators and supporters to the area.


Calling all Running Leprechauns,

Here are some details for Sunday's Shamrock'N Half Marathon...
  • Pasta Prep- Noodles & Co., 7pm Friday. Please RSVP yourself on "Who's Racing Where" log.
  • Carpooling- Meet at the Park and Ride between In N Out at 6:15am. Please list yourself on the "Who's Racing Where" list below as a carpooler so we know who to expect
  • We will gather and meet inside Raley Field in the 3rd baseline bleachers just above the finish line around 7am.
  • Start Times: Wave 1- 7:45am-Under 9:15 per mile; Wave 2-8:00am-Between 9:16 and 10:30 min. per mile. Wave 3-8:15am- Between 10:31 and 12:00 min./mile. Wave 4- 8:30am- Runners & walkers expecting to average above 12:00 min. per mile.
I wish you the Luck of the Irish on this one!