Monthly Recap

July 2019 Recap

W1D1

This past month we’ve seen many runs labeled “W1D1” on Strava and Garmin, signifying the start of marathon training (Week 1, Day 1). There are many marathons this upcoming fall but the W1D1 is specific to the marathon in our very own city, the TCS NYC Marathon! Of course, there are many more fall marathons which we are training for and we are excited to see the training for all of them.

What does this mean for QDR? Besides our upcoming races, our group runs, whether easy, track, or long runs, will help anyone training for a fall marathon. Hope you can join!

Bayside 5K

Even with the heatwave, we went ahead with the Bayside 5K, and quickly learned that runners are a resilient bunch as we beat the heat! An unexpected surprise, the race was broadcasted via Bayside LIVE TV. From the Bib-Pickup at Bell Home and Hardware, to the Post Race Party at Supper Room Queens, we couldn’t be any happier with our 1st go at Bayside. 

At the start.
Photo courtesy of Horse and Duck Studio

Special thanks to our Queens Distance Events Team! It’s no secret that we’ve earned a reputation for moving forward with Race Events in the face of unfavorable weather. Our Mission would remain an impossible dream were it not for our enthusiastic beauties in vests that connect the Running Community to Queens without fail. #qdrdoesntcancel

We’d also like to thank the good folks at the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps, who patiently and diligently scouted the course throughout the morning, informing us of any potential heat-related incidents.

Make sure join us on August 3rd for the Corona Mile and August 17 for the Rockaway 5K and 10K! Sign up on EliteFeats!

Races

PACERUNS hosted a very fun Wakanda 5K in Prospect Park. We also had teammates race at NYRR’s Retro 4-Miler, Brooklyn R-U-N 5K, and, of course, Team Champs! That Club Points race will have a longer recap soon!

The TCS NYC Marathon Training Series 10M was unfortunately canceled due to dangerous temperatures. That is a reminder to listen to your body and to stay hydrated at all times. For some quick tips in running in the heat: drink as much as you need to, try to run very early in the morning or late in the evening, slow down so you don’t overheat, and listen to your body.

Destination Runs

We’ve had three destination runs this month! To Governors Island, Port Washington, and Van Cortlandt.

Make sure to follow us on Strava and Instagram to find out about our next long distance Destination Runs. The very next one will go north to Connecticut on August 18!

Teammates Outside of NYC

Laura and Joseph got married in Greece!

We’ve also seen teammates in Las Vegas and Nick in St. Louis. If you don’t already know him, Nick is a member who joined us right before he left NYC. Since then, he’s been repping Queens on his runs across the country. He even helped create a spreadsheet for members that lists races in NYC and across the country. It’s been great for meeting with teammates at races in other cities.

Even if there are no races, teammates still meet! Christine recently left to California (read her “NYRR A Quarter Mile” post here) but has been meeting with teammates who have gone to California, like Jona and Nick Deuz!


Keep an eye out on our site’s calendar as well as on Strava for more group runs and training sessions. Make sure to also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and news!

Queens Distance


Here’s a list of events this past July 2019 (pictures courtesy of various team members):
1- QDR Monday Evening Group Run: Central Park

QDR Monday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park

3 – QDR Queensborough Community College Wednesday PM Track Session
4 – NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K and 10K
QDR Annual Fourth of July Picnic
Stranger Things Season 3 came out and Kevin would not stop talking about it
5 – QDR Friday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park
QDR Friday Morning Group Run: FunFridayRun Astoria
6 – Wakanda Forever 5K
    Finger Lakes 50 Miler
    Destination Run #3 – A Day at Governors Island
7 – QDR Group Long Run: Forest Park Perimeter Loops

8 – QDR Monday Evening Group Run: Central Park
    QDR Monday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park
10 – QDR Queensborough Community College Wednesday PM Track Session

12 – QDR Friday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park
    QDR Friday Morning Group Run: FunFridayRun Astoria
    NBR Track Meet
    QDR Friday Evening Forest Hills: The Kessel Run

13 – NYRR Retro 4-Miler
14 – Boilermaker 15K
    QDR Destination Run #4 – Northern Blvd Express to Port Washington
15 – NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5K

    QDR Monday Evening Group Run: Central Park
    QDR Monday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park
17 – QDR Queensborough Community College Wednesday PM Track Session

18 – QDR Thursday AM Long Island City Group Run
19 – QDR Friday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park
    QDR Friday Morning Group Run: FunFridayRun Astoria

20 – TCS NYC Marathon Training 10M – Cancelled
    QDR Long Training Run – Loops of the Shovel
21 – QDR Bayside 5K
    NYC Triathlon – Cancelled
    Whiteface Sky Race
22 – QDR Monday Evening Group Run: Central Park
    QDR Monday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park
24 – QDR Queensborough Community College Wednesday PM Track Session
    QDR Wednesday Evening Tempo and Track Session: Forest Park

25 – QDR Thursday AM Long Island City Group Run
26 – QDR Friday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park

    QDR Friday Morning Group Run: FunFridayRun Astoria

27 – NYRR Team Championships (5M)


28 – IRONMAN Lake Placid

    Queens Pace 5K/10K

    IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio
    QDR Destination Run #5 – Van Cortlandt Park Ft. Coach Medina NYC
San Francisco Marathon
29 – QDR Monday Evening Group Run: Central Park
    QDR Monday Morning Miles: Flushing Meadow Park
31 – QDR Queensborough Community College Wednesday PM Track Session
    QDR Wednesday Evening Tempo and Track Session: Forest Park

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