There's no BEST way to coordinate, but all the options you mentioned are valid. You can post here in the forum to organize. Grab email addresses from people in your area and send group messages.
There is already a FB group for NTP. It's not specific to 2010 and it wasn't that widely used by last year's NTP group, but this year's class is more than welcome to take that group over and get some good use out of it. :)
A FB group is also a good way to get to know people since you can see faces to go along with the posts. :)
All NTP Co-leaders are in that group as well, so we can answer questions or concerns if any are posted there.
2010 NTP Co-Leader
Thanks, Bryan. I joined!
I am also in Arlington (specifically Clarendon). Anyone wanting to arrange some group runs/swims contact me @ my e-mail below. I will definitely be biking the Mt. Vernon and W&OD trails when it warms up outside.
larry.booth (at) gmail.com
I also joined the facebook group. My personal email is email@example.com. Lets get together for some workouts soon!
Hey @hollygal and others, I swim on Tues and Thurs mornings at Marie Reed and get there between 6 and 6:10am. Want to join?
I could also meet up there some evenings as well, though I do prefer to get it over with early on.
Feel free to email me at chloe (dot) feinberg (at) gmail (dot) com.
I'm a slow swimmer, be warned :) Am also happy to coordinate runs/bikes in the area.
Chloe / NTP group,
I'd like to join anybody trying to do a group swim then grab some grub afterwards. I usually swim at the Chinquapen Pool in Alexandria, but I'd be happy to meet up at another pool. In fact that pool has been closed all week along with everything else in Alexandria. Note: I'm a beginner swimmer, so I'm looking for people to commit me to swimming for 30 minutes, then doing something social afterwards.
Hi to Emily C, Logan, Max, younkink, and anyone else in the NW dc area looking to swim at Wilson - I'd like in on this. I'm going to try for one/two mornings/ week... probably Thursdays to start with, maybe also Tuesdays eventually. Early, getting there at 6-6:10am.
If you'd like to start with me this Thursday let me know - rebecca dot lowdon at gmail dot com.
Chloe and others near Marie Reed,
Tuesday and Thursday morning for swimming sound good to me. I will be at Marie Reed this Thursday Feb 18 at 6:10 am. I too am a slow swimmer.
Hmm, I would love to swim with you guys at MR! But, alas, I am allergic to 6 am. The only cure is to remain unconscious until the sun comes up.
I do tend to swim at MR in the evenings on Tues/Fri (their late nights) if anyone is interested.
Anyone up for swimming after work this Friday at the Wilson pool? I need some swimming motivation! And there is Guapo's and Thai Food near by for sustenance afterwards.
I really like the Wilson Aquatic Center pool (and jacuzzi) but it is a hike for me. Anybody for swimming at Washington-Lee between 4:30 and 6:30pm weekdays?
Hey Jen and gswiszcza
I won't be at MR this Thurs, but will be there on Weds night at 7. Sorry gswiszcza, I know that doesn't jive with you!.
Next week, I'll be there Tues and Thurs. See you then, jen! Also, let me know if you want to meet up for a run/bike ride this weekend.
I'd be down to meet up at the Wash Lee pool (or any of the Arlington area pools) probably around 6:30 on weekdays.
Also, if anyone is planning a bike ride anytime soon I'd love to join, whether in dc or va. Although, who knows if there's anywhere to bike right now.
Anyone else from SW (the forgotten quadrant)? I've been doing my biking and running at the Gold's at Fed Center SW and swimming at Eastern Market. I've been training in the evenings, but could be talked into mornings if I had a training partner. I work downtown, so am thinking of taking advantage of my proximity to Haines Point when the streets clear (and I get a bike).
Best way to reach me is at getgabby [at] gmail.
Looking forward to meeting more of you!
I usually do my swimming at Wash-Lee around 5 to 6 pm if anybody's up for meeting there. I can be reached at
webbelo at gmail dot com
I work downtown and live in the Logan Circle area. I've been swimming at Wilson, Dunbar, and Eastern Market. I've also been using the gym for most of my biking and running, but am looking to venture outdoors for these activities now that we've had decent snow melt. If anyone in the area is looking for a slow training buddy, you can reach me at fiotero at gmail.
I was at Wash-Lee yesterday at 5:30! Lol.
If you Arlington residents want to try a couple regular weekly meetups we could try it out next week, and then post them in the training area of the site.
Hey people swimming at Marie Reed, what does one need to get into the facility? A membership? A driver license?
Also what time are people gonna be around? I could use some motivation and inspiration.
I'm planning on swimming after work this Fri at the Wilson Pool, but I will be in the slow lane! At the very least, maybe we can introduce ourselves.
No membership is necessary for Marie Reed. Dc residents are free and non-residents pay $3 or $4. When you walk in, just sign the sign-in sheet. I have never been asked for ID, but it is good to bring it or a piece of mail proving DC residency (if you are like me and have a non-DC license, even after 9 years :)
The best entrance is on Champlain street, off of Kalorama in a way. Here is the google map street view. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=marie+reed+pool,+dc&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.589577,76.289063&ie=UTF8&hq=marie+reed+pool,&hnear=District+of+Columbia&ll=38.919567,-77.040646&spn=0,359.962749&t=p&z=15&layer=c&cbll=38.919467,-77.040615&panoid=H0Qypn1AGv-UxPyYvk7bZw&cbp=12,178.29,,0,5
The entrance is on the right hand side if you come from this direction.
There is a locker room and showers. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. I am sure some people would consider the locker rooms sub-par, oh well. They have kick boards and other things for drills. Here are their hours. http://www.dpr.dc.gov/dpr/cwp/view,a,1239,q,640531.asp
I'll be there tonight at 7 with another NTPer!