New to the club? Here’s where and when you can find other CSU members.
At the track
No not the racetrack, the outdoor track at Harvard U., behind the Harvard Football Stadium, where CSU folks are known to work out on Tuesday nights. Show up at 6:00 – 6:15 or so, and ask anyone who looks like a friendly runner if they belong to CSU. On a given night, there are several CSU groups running workouts of varying intensity and distance. If you’re not ready for a track workout, you can still show up and run a few miles warmup and get to meet some people.
At the Pond
A good place to meet CSU runners (as well as runners from other clubs) is at Fresh Pond, in Cambridge, home of the Saturday morning Fresh Pond races. These races (2.5 and 5 miles, more or less) have been run every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. for almost 30 years. You would not believe the world-famous runners who have run, won, and sometimes lost at Fresh Pond on their way to greater glory at the Olympics or wherever. Show up with enough time to warm up for the 10:00 a.m. races, which are held on the East side of the Pond, accessible off Fresh pond Parkway, right next to the Cambridge Water Department.
On Long Runs
There’s always someone doing a long run who wants company. A few of us regularly run on the trails. We’re sorry we’re not more organized about long runs, with a schedule and all…you can check the CSU Event calendar, or, better yet, just call up one of the CSU team contacts and ask what’s going on this week.
We show up at USATF-NE championship races, as well as numerous other team events and other runs. Look for the scintillating orange uniforms with the orange and blue yin-yang, the symbol of the unity of balancing forces in the Universe…like hamstrings and quadriceps, for instance.