Summer = Hot in The Woodlands, TX

Big group for a VERY warm Sunday run 7-26-15

The Woodlands Group Run 7-26-15

Time to renew your TWRC membership

Just a reminder if you have not done so already; it is time to renew your TWRC membership.

Club dues are for a single fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) without prorating. That said, if you join after April 1st, your dues would include the current and next fiscal year. For example, if you join May 3rd 2015, you will be considered a member for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

NOTE - If you are a current OR former member of TWRC, please login before proceeding. This will avoid duplicate accounts and errors. See below to reset your password or figure out your username.

From the FAQ...

>>What is my username?

Your first and last name with a space in-between, for example, “john doe”. The username is not case sensitive. We are using the first and last name you have on file with TWRC. If logging in with your first and last name does not work, try using your full email address. For username changes, please use the Contact tab and the category “Website –TWRC”.

>>My TWRC username does not seem to work or has been changed.

The TWRC website uses first name SPACE last name as the username. The username is NOT case sensitive but the password is. When members join TWRC for the first time they sometime miss the instructions and just make up a username. The website admin or registrar then has to go in and manually change the username to the first and last names used in their TWRC profile.

If you did not use your real username when you registered, it may have been changed. Please use your first and last name to login OR your email address as your username.

>>What is my password? or I forgot my password. How do I reset it?

Click Login and then pick “Request new password”. Fill in your email address that the club has for you and the site will send you an email with a one-time link that expires in 24 hours. Click on the link to log into the site. Scroll down, on the right-hand side, you should see the Nav menu. Click “My Account”, then click the “Edit” tab. Type in your “new” password twice. The LAST step is to click SAVE at the end of this webpage. After you click “Save”, you should get a message that says “The changes have been saved.” You are done, your TWRC password has been changed. Questions? Please ask.

Woodforest Charity Run 1 mile, 5K, 10K, kids run, Saturday, September 12, 2015, downtown Conroe, Texas

09/12/2015 07:30

The 6th annual Woodforest Charity Run will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in beautiful downtown Conroe, Texas.

Net proceeds benefit the Woodforest Charitable Foundation®

1 Mile Fun Run starts at 7:30 am CDT
10K start at 7:55 am CDT
5K start at 8:15 am CDT
Barkley Shoe Dash at 9:00 am CDT
1 Mile Fun Run

A fun run through scenic downtown Conroe.

10K/5K Run

Certified run, sanctioned by the USA Track and Field. A challenging course that curves through scenic Downtown Conroe.

Barkley Shoe Dash

Perspectives from the Finish Line by Jim Braden (TWRC member) June 2015 online at Runners World The Loop

Perspectives from the Finish Line

Jim Braden
June 2015

“Who moved the finish line?!” That was on the back of a runner’s T-shirt I was passing a few years ago. I remember it vividly because it was exactly what I had been thinking. The convention center, where the marathon finished, was so huge that it appeared much closer than it was; my finishing kick was finished, and I still had a quarter mile slog to the finish line.

I’m turning 80 soon, approaching the final finish line. I didn’t begin running until my late 30’s. I eventually became a committed life style runner. More than a decade ago I tumbled to a perspective which I have not yet seen articulated by others as I have experienced it: Let the negatives of declining performance go. Accept that it is inevitable. But you can retard the rate at which you would inexorably otherwise decline physically with age, by working hard to stay in the game as long and as hard as you can – becoming healthier longer than those who yield sooner to the increasing difficulty of staying in the game - a different dimension of competition....


2015 Polish Pickle Run, 8 am Saturday 6-27-15, Bremond Texas

06/27/2015 08:00

Race Information:

WHEN: Saturday June 27, 2015, 8AM for 5K. 8:50AM for Kids K. Kicks off Polish Day Festivities

WHERE: BREMOND, TEXAS (Located halfway between Waco and Bryan)

ENTRY FEE: $20 before June 27, $30 on Polish Day, Race Day Registration closes at 7:40AM

COURSE: Out and back 5K with rolling hills, start on Main Street in front of The Bremond Press. A flat 1K (1000 Meters) for kids 10 years old and under starts at the same location.

Fallen Firefighter 5K, 8 am Sunday, July 19, 2015, Montgomery, TX

07/19/2015 08:00

Fallen Firefighter 5K
Texas Firefighter Summer Games
Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)
Montgomery, TX

The Fallen Firefighter 5K is a charity run to support the Texas Line of Duty Death Taskforce. This run will be held on July 19, 2015 and is slated to start at 8am. The run will take place on the property of La Torretta Resort and Spa. The registration will include a shirt to show support for those that have fallen.

To learn more about the Texas Line of Duty Death Taskforce please view their website.

Save the date, June 7th TWRC Sunday run from VillaSport

06/06/2015 07:00

VillaSport the Woodlands Free Pass

Over 40 runners showed up for the annual VillaSport run. Not a bad run with temps in the mid-70s to start but of course it was a bit humid being June in Houston. BIG thanks once again for letting TWRC members use their facilities for the weekend!

The Woodlands Group Run 6-7-15 VillaSport Free Pass day

Group run Sunday 5-31-15, cool running weather for the end of May

Cheering for the "cool" running weather.
With a start around 68 F and not-so-high humidity, we really lucked out weather wise for late May in the Woodlands.
Another Great TWRC run.

TWRC Sunday 5-31-15 Group photo

2015 Ironman Texas TWRC Run Aid Station #7

This is the 5th year TWRC has had a run aid station as part of Ironman Texas.

TWRC members and others help run the station and get to see first hand how hard these athletes work under the hot Texas sun and brutal Houston humidity. I hear last years' completion rate was 93%; this year it was 88%.

BIG thanks to all the came out to volunteer at the TWRC run Aid Station #7, hope to see you next year!

Below are two group photos of the first shift before the runners appeared. Login and check out the other photos from Ironman Texas.

2015 Ironman TWRC aid station #7

2015 Ironman TWRC aid station #7

2015 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas - Volunteer Appreciation Video

Take a look if you missed the Thank You Banquet, here is what we saw!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out and made race day special at the 2015 Memorial Hermann Texas Championship Ironman

2015 IM TX the news:

Naeth, Hanson Rule Texas Championship

Matt Hanson sets course record in Ironman victory in The Woodlands

Ironman and Dave Matthews Band to draw crowds, traffic to The Woodlands

More photos


VillaSport 0 enrollment promotion until April 30th

VillaSport is offering a zero enrollment fee promotion until April 30th

Just in time for summer!

Don't forget our Sunday run from VillaSport on June 7th

Lukes Locker watches

Lukes Locker - Expo 7-8:30 pm Thursday April 23rd

Lukes Locker Expo
7-8:30 pm Thursday April 23rd
Your Invited!
15% off (normal exclusions) / 10% off watches

Lukes Locker watches

FSC is meeting at Town Green Park @ 7am to run the IM TX course, Sunday 4-19-15

This coming Sunday, FSC is meeting at Town Green Park @ 7am to run the IM TX course. We will have fluids and electrolyte drink for those running with us. After checking out the start and finish areas, we’ll do 1 to 2 1/2 loops of the course.

All are welcome


Dana Lyons
Finish Strong Coaching
Official Coach for 10 for Texas, The Woodlands Marathon, Muddy Trails and CB&I Triathlon USAT Level II Certified Coach

Sunday Run from the new Whole Foods at Hughes Landing 4-12-15

Big thanks to Maria and Kyle for suggesting this and setting it up. Special thanks to Maria and Whole Foods for the post run goodies! We will be back!

Another GREAT Sunday Run 3-29-15

Another GREAT Sunday Run 3-29-15

Another GREAT Sunday Run 3-29-15

Muddy Trails Bash, 5K, 10K, 1 Mile kids, 2K dogs, Saturday, April 4, 2015 3-8 pm, Rob Fleming Park, Village of Creekside Park, The Woodlands, TX

04/04/2015 15:00

8th Annual TWFG Muddy Trails Bash
5K, 10K, 1 Mile kids, 2K dogs
Saturday, April 4, 2015 3 to 8 p.m.
Rob Fleming Park, Village of Creekside Park, The Woodlands, TX

The courses will wind through the beautiful George Mitchell Nature Preserve located on 1,800 acres adjacent to Rob Fleming Park

Please visit

8th Annual TWFG Muddy Trails Bash


100 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes until The Woodlands Marathon.

Quotes and Photos

Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'. - Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner

There are no limits. There are plateaus, and you must not stay there; you must go beyond them -Bruce Lee

Mind is everything: muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. - Paavo Nurmi

It's rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud. - Adidas

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. - Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

"Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport. - Alberto Salazar

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people." - Bill Bowerman

There is no 'Y' in running. Believe in the run. - Nike

A run begins the moment you forget you are running. - Adidas

The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John Bingham, running speaker and writer

Ask yourself, can I give more? The answer is usually Yes. - Paul Tergat

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift. - Steve Prefontaine

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