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Recreation and Sports March 31, 2016 at 11:05 am

Running coaches?

I’m signed up for my second marathon (happy MCM lottery day!) and while I’m confident in my ability to set and follow a basic training schedule and to hopefully finish another race, I know I don’t have great running form and would love to meet with a coach a few times to get some pointers and drills/exercises I can use to improve. I’m telling myself that’s the reason I got slower, even for shorter races, when I started running longer distances.

Anybody have any suggestions or good experiences with coaching, ideally near NWDC or Capitol Hill?

I’ve done some research but a) so many options! halp and b) I feel like a lot of coaches are interested in getting you through an entire race, nutrition, cross training coaching etc., e.g. large fees that cover of those aspects of training but limited 1-on-1 focus on how I physically run. Have also been to PT but found that it was more injury/recovery focus than form correction. I know coaching can be expensive so would love any PoPville recommendations or suggestions on what to look for, especially for any coaches that won’t balk at runner’s asthma and walk-run wheezers who have no misgivings about their BQ potential.

Recreation and Sports October 6, 2015 at 11:29 am

Where to True a Bike Wheel?

Hey guys, I just got a used bike and want to straighten out the back wheel – anyone know where you can do this? Preferably in the Petworth/Dupont area?


Recreation and Sports July 22, 2015 at 11:42 am

Pre-wedding dance classes

Any suggestions for any dance classes to prepare us for our wedding in DC/VA/MD area?

Recreation and Sports May 13, 2015 at 9:34 am

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – June 6th – Total 200 bike ride in Washington, DC / Maryland

Total 200 is a single day 200 mile / 200 km ride starting and ending in Washington, DC, and traveling around scenic Maryland to the Chesapeake bay. In its 11th year, Total 200 was created by a local cycling enthusiast. Registration fees cover support and aid stations, with all proceeds donated to Mundo Verde public charter school in Washington, DC.

Volunteers needed for various roles:

Riders can still register:

Come out an support the riders on their annual epic tour!

– Total 200 staff

Recreation and Sports March 31, 2015 at 10:34 am

Setting up a telescope in DC?

This is likely a long shot, but is there anywhere in or very near to DC that is A) away from street lights, B) with open views of the sky, and C) open to the public at night?

I’d love to have somewhere to go set up my telescope, but my front yard is surrounded by bright streetlights and doesn’t have much of a view of the southern sky.

I’m fully aware that I live in a light-polluted city and not many stars are visible, but the major planets and moon are, and that’s all that’s really fun to look at through a small telescope anyway.

Recreation and Sports March 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Recommendations for chartering a boat in Annapolis?‏

I’m thinking of chartering a boat for about 20 people to celebrate my husband’s birthday in June, and wondered if anyone has recommendations for charter companies in Annapolis? Maybe a cruise from Annapolis to St. Michael’s? Any advice/suggestions are appreciated.

Recreation and Sports December 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm
Recreation and Sports November 17, 2014 at 6:50 am

Early Morning Spin Classes

I’m a member of the YMCA on W Street. They just got rid of all the 6am spin classes and that’s the only thing that gets me to the gym. I’m looking for another gym or spin studio that offers spin classes at 6am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Any suggestions?

Recreation and Sports September 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Dunbar High School Track Open to Public?

Construction at Dunbar High School’s track looks like its complete. Anyone know if it will be open to the public at all?

I know Cardozo’s is open in the mornings, and I was hoping Dunbar would be the same, but so far everything is still locked up.

Recreation and Sports February 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Walking a half marathon or 10miler

Any suggestions for local half marathons or ten milers that accommodate walkers? I currently can’t run due to health issues but would love to work towards a spring weather challenging walk….for charity or otherwise.

Ideas/suggestions greatly appreciated (:

Recreation and Sports September 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Cheap, non-stolen bike?

Is it possible to purchase a serviceable used bike in DC for around $100 that wasn’t stolen? I mostly want it to bike to the grocery store or from the Hill to Rosslyn or Georgetown to meet up with my running club. Nothing fancy but not a clunker either.

Recreation and Sports August 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Archery laws in DC?

A friend recently expressed interest in archery and wants me to teach him. I’ve not brought my bow into the city because I was unsure about whether there were rules about either ownership of bows and arrows, rules on how you can carry said bow, or where one could actually use it(parks are probably a no go, but what about on private property?) Does anyone have any guidance about this?

Recreation and Sports December 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Recreation and Sports November 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Pilates Reformer Studio

Hey PoPVille,
I moved into the District two years ago from Virgina.  I had a great Pilates reformer studio out there that really worked well with folks with injuries (knew how to modify exercises where needed for those with injuries).  I haven’t been practicing since I moved because I injured my leg, did PT, had surgery, then did more PT.  I’m looking for a place that has reformer classes, and works with people who need to modify exercises to deal with injuries (I have back, kneee, and hip problems).  I practiced pilates for years before my most recent injuries, so I know a lot of the modifications I need to do, but I need a studio.  I’ll trek back out to VA if I have to, but I’d prefer not to.  Any thoughts on where I should look?  I’m looking mainly in the Columbia Heights/U Street area, but open to anywhere metro/bus accessible. 

Recreation and Sports August 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Drop-in ballroom dance classes in DC/VA?

With my nuptials up-and-coming (October), I’m looking for a place to drop in and take a few group ballroom lessons with my father. I know Arthur Murray and The Dance Factory, but AM is slightly astronomical in price, and I’ve never been to DF. We don’t need private, personalized lessons, just a few evenings of group lessons to have some fun and make sure we look coordinated out on the dance floor.
Any advice? Thanks!

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