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!
CSU is once again offering a 13-week winter coached speed indoor track program through Boston University from December 4 to March 12. The program will be coached by Elite Level Track and Field Coach Gabe Sanders of BU, and is only open to CSU members.
Most sessions are from 7:00-8:00pm on Thursday nights; however, there will be two Fridays and two Tuesday nights mixed in to avoid BU track meet conflicts. Below is the full schedule of training sessions:
December 4, 11, 18
January 9, 16, 20, 29
February 5, 10, 19, 26
March 5, 12
Each session begins with a coached dynamic warm-up and movement preparation with Gabe Sanders. The warm up is followed by a quick regroup to review the workout plan for the night, followed by the actual interval workout. The session ends with a coached recovery, strength and injury prevention cool down with Gabe.
Entry is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the slots are filling up, so sign up soon if you’re interested! The fee is $150 by November 15th. After the 15th the fee increases to $165.
posted by kcabot in Training on November 3, 2014
Please join us on Monday, October 13th, to volunteer with CSU at the Tufts 10K race in the Boston Common. CSU earns $20 for each volunteer, which goes toward funding CSU events and race fees.
As usual, CSU will be volunteering at the bag check area, so you’ll get your exercise running up and down the bag lines. And of course have an enjoyable time catching up with friends and meeting new members! Please feel free to bring your family, friends or co-workers. More the merrier!
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Time: Check in at 10:30 am; plan to stay until 2:00 pm
Where: Boston Common — come directly to the bag check area
RSVP: Please email email@example.com
posted by kcabot in Events on September 4, 2014
Back by popular demand — the Annual CSU Ice Cream Bicycle Tour, otherwise known as the Tour des Glaces, is Sunday, July 27! We will depart promptly at 10:30 am. Meet at Concord (MA) Center, on the green, by the water fountain.
This is a leisurely bike ride to THREE houses of Delectable Dairy Delights: Bates at Kimball’s (Carlisle); Erickson’s (Maynard), Kimball’s (Westford). Almost everyone can do all or some of the bike ride … The ice cream eating is by far the most strenuous activity of the trip. (START TRAINING NOW!!) Although physically challenging (the ice-cream eating), the trip for over 30 years has been alleged to be calorically neutral, unless you insist on jimmies and/or whipped cream.
The entire loop is about 52 miles, BUT you don’t have to do the whole route… Many proud veterans of the ride have stopped after the first or second cones (easy routes back to Concord). Bring your friends, your families, and especially your bicycles <and helmets>! Hope to see you there!