Welcome to CSU!
The Cambridge Sports Union is one of the Boston area's premier running, skiing and orienteering athletic clubs boasting members from all corners of greater Boston, Massachusetts and beyond. CSU's running section hosts training runs throughout the year in Boston area locations including the Commonwealth Avenue stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Boston University's indoor track, Fresh Pond in Cambridge and the trails of Walden Pond and the historic Battle Road. CSU members participate in a variety of races including the New England Grand Prix series championships, Pub Series, Mt. Washington Road Race and the Boston Marathon among many offerings that make Boston a running Mecca(!?).
Come share in the combined 'centuries of running wisdom' Cambridge Sports Union members have to offer by joining us at a workout!
We are a runner down for this weekend’s relay due to a late-breaking hamstring injury.
This may be tragedy for that unfortunate individual, but for the rest of you, the opportunity of a lifetime has opened up!!! Contact captain Andy Donaldson if you are prepared to seize the day (er, days) and join the team.
Vans down to the start are arranged for a Saturday morning (7:15-7:30am) departure. The team will start the relay at 10am Saturday and finish in the early Sunday afternoon. The Relay website contains more information on the race format here. The CSU website has this year’s relay leg maps here and official race handbook here
Our lineup at this minute is…
Runner # Name
1 THIS IS WHERE YOU FIT, SUPERSTAR!!!!
2 Marshall Randolph
3 Terry McNatt
4 Kristi Cabot
5 Meghan Cartwright
6 Tom Dmukauskas
7 Jonathan Wyner
8 Andrew Thomas
9 Andy Donaldson
10 Stephen Peckiconis
11 Andy Barron
12 Julie Weisman
posted by tdmukaus in Uncategorized on June 19, 2013
A speed oriented session at the Harvard Track for the next few weeks.
Schedule: 6:15 pm Warm-up; 6:35 pm Meet for drills; 6:45 pm Strides / Intervals; 7:20 pm Cool down / stretching
5-10K Longer Workout
1000, 800, 600, 400×4, 200×4
1000, 800 @ <5K pace, 400, 200 @ <Mile pace
2+ min rest
5-10K Less Long Workout
800, 600, 400×4, 200×4
800 @ <5K pace, 400, 200 @ <Mile pace
2+ min rest
posted by kcabot in Training on June 18, 2013
CSU is organizing a traverse across the Presidential Mountain Range in the White Mountains. It will be a long day hike on Saturday, June 29th. The hike is about 20 miles and will take approximately 14 hours. Great bonding time with your fellow CSU runners, orienteers and skiers!
The plan is to meet at the trailhead at 5:15am and start hiking by 5:30am. The trail starts at the Appalachia parking area on Route 2 in New Hampshire. We will start up the Valley Way trail and take Watsons Path to the summit of Mt. Madison. From there we will take Gulfside Trail, including the spurs that go over the peaks of each Mt. Adams, Jefferson, Clay, and Washington. From the summit of Mt. Washington we continue on the Crawford Path over Mt. Monroe, Eisenhower, and Pierce. The hike will end on Route 302 in Crawford Notch. We will leave cars at the end of the trail, or arrange for pick-up, and return to collect the cars left at the start.
Please come prepared with food and snacks for a long day, as well as warm clothes, rain and wind gear, comfortable hiking shoes, and blister protection. Also bring a headlamp and a map of the Presidential Range. The hike is exposed above tree line for most of the day so we need to be prepared for everything.
posted by kcabot in Events on June 18, 2013
Want a fun evening volunteering with your fellow CSUers at a local race? CSU is looking for more volunteers to help out on Thursday, June 20th, for the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge Race.
The race starts at 7:15pm between the Boston Common and the Boston Public Gardens. CSU will meet at 6:00pm at the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets at the medical tents. We will cover the medical/finish line areas like in years past.
Please note, CSU earns $30 per volunteer, which supports CSU events and race fees. So we could really use your help! Volunteers can be friends, family or co-workers, so invite anyone you know to join us and have some fun!
Please email Catherine Cagle if interested in volunteering.
posted by kcabot in Events on June 17, 2013
CSU will be holding its annual club meeting on Monday, June 17th at 7pm at the home of Pat Robinson & Henry Finch in Newton. There will be a potluck dinner to kick off the meeting. Please RSVP if you will be attending and what dish you plan to bring (salad, main dish, bread/rolls, soda/beverages, fruit, dessert).
The meeting agenda follows:
2.) Reports from each club section. Please include some detail of how your section sets its schedule of training, races, notable performances/successes. Please also include what efforts you have made to plan to make to increase your section membership.
3.) Treasurer’s Report