Selden Hills Warrior Training


December 12, 2013
by admin

Welcome to Selden Hills Warrior Training

The Selden Hills are calling! Are you ready to challenge yourself and amp up your training? If so, please join the growing number of runners doing just that on the tough 10k course that has hill upon hill for 5 demanding miles, followed by a flat, fast finish.

Members have the opportunity to participate in celebratory Birthday Runs, the Warrior of the Month friendly competition, Prediction Runs, and many more fun events.

Runners of all abilities are welcome. Our motto is no one runs alone. Contact us for more information.

Regular group runs are now Sundays at 8am. Please see the Calendar for special events and utilize the Facebook page to schedule all other group runs.

January 2, 2017
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Our 2016 Warriors of the Year!!!

It takes not only consistency, perseverance and grit but you also need to remain injury free for the most part to compile the stats there two athletes put up.

Debra Miccio-Franchi won her second consecutive WOTY award with a total of 784.3 Selden Hills miles in 2016. Surpassing her total of 2015 by 6.6 miles. Talk about consistency !!!

And what can you say about KC Brett. It’s not fair to call him a hills machine because he has had his share of boo boos but he bounces right back without missing a beat!
He’s out there three or 4 times a week racking up 15 plus miles at a clip all year long! That’s how you amass 1364 hills miles in 12 months!! He does it all with a smile and I can’t think of a more worthy recipient. He earned this honor for sure!!!

Its Just a Hill

January 1, 2017
by admin

The Original ‘Why We Run’ by Jean Nesbitt

We run in the snow, we run in the heat, we run in the rain,

We run after root canal, we run after being on a plan,

We run with the dogs, we run away from the dogs,

We run after a half mile swim, we run on our birthdays,

We run when our knees hurt, heads hurt, ankles hurt,

We run 6.2

And then we run it again.

We run for two, we pay a sitter, we hand off our kids to run,

We run for pizza, we run for beer,

We drive miles and miles to run,

We run for a PR…or not.

We run fast, we run slow,

We run as a leader, we run as a follower,

We run for ourselves and we run for each other.

We run in RED.

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December 31, 2016
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Saturday Spotlight- Karen Shaughnessy Audia

Saturday Spotlight
Name: Karen Shaughnessy Audia (50 yikes!)
Family: Married to Dan will be 25 years this June. Three children Anissa (21), Kira (18) and Daniel (14) and one dog Harley (9)
Work: Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently working at Eastern Suffolk BOCES and have a private practice in Sayville.

Thank to Lou (I think) for asking me a few months ago to be WOTW, I had all that time to think and pre-pare for this and here I am with only a few days before my week starts do I begin writing my story. Being a social worker I do much better asking questions and gathering information rather than giving my information so will see how it goes. Continue Reading →

December 24, 2016
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Saturday Spotlight- Nancy Yost

Name: Nancy Yost

Married with two kids, Ryan 13 and Maggie 11
High School Math teacher in West Islip

Here goes…..

Good morning, Warriors and Happy Christmas Eve!!! I should thank Lou LaFleur for choosing me for this prestigious honor but at the same time I am cursing him and myself for it being this week…there’s presents to be wrapped, food to be made, etc…and here I am composing the story of my running life! Continue Reading →

December 10, 2016
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Saturday Spotlight- Jon-Michael Frisch

Jon-Michael Frisch aka Jonny Colorado
I grew up in Miller Place and graduated MPHS in 1994. In 1996, I was invited to live at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs while playing on the US National Badminton team. I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world, while getting to live in Europe and Asia doing something I enjoyed. After hanging up my racquet, I graduated from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Communications Degree which got me to where I am right now. I always enjoyed running and pushing my body, especially through the beautiful scenery of Colorado. In 2013, I moved back to LI to help out with family. I always appreciated running, but developed a love for it after Alisa Lynne Fernandez introduced me to the Selden Hills Warriors Running Club. I am grateful to her for the introduction and to Lou LaFleur and KC Brett for creating and maintaining such a welcoming environment. And of course to Rick Secor, who is my bitch, for keeping me on my toes. I’m 41 years old and I am “Killin’ it!” I currently work for Smithhaven (where everyone’s savin’) Mazda and Mitsubishi in sales. I get up and get after it every single day, running the hills as often as I can, living just a short distance from the course with my girlfriend Lisa and our two pugs. Being involved in this group, I am more motivated than ever to live life to the fullest! I have gotten out of bed at all hours of the morning to run with both friends and people I don’t even know and I am thankful to each and ever member of this group for that motivation!