Friday, September 9, 2011

The Rain Check Time Trial

After last night's deluge precluded any fast running, Karl Dusen, Ryan Hanson and Sam Luff took to the BCC track at seven this morning for a time trial with the aim of hitting 15 flat. With the air soaked with humidity and a light, but not cooling, rain, the intrepid harriers set off.

Karl started his last month of training before the Chicago Marathon with a 14:59.9 clocking for 5k. According to Coach Jerry, he had to work for it.
"Karl is treating Chicago as his one shot to get to the trials, and it will be make or break that day, and he is doing everything possible to be ready," he said. "The workouts are going great, and I am extremely optimistic that he will get the job done on race day."

Hanson followed in 15:27 and Luff ran two miles in 9:45.

"I'm also looking for big falls from Sam and Ryan, both of whom will kick off their seasons at the Great Race in Pittsburgh September 25. Sam will run the Army Ten Mile and then focus on preparing for USATF Cross Country Club Nationals. Ryan will also run a full season to prepare for clubs. "I expect to Sam to continue his progress from the spring, and be ready to make an impression on the national level at clubs. Ryan is going to show that his range extends beyond 5k and run some big PRs at 8k and 10k this fall."

Other GRC runners looking to have a good fall season can start it off by meeting at the Georgetown Store at 8:45 tomorrow. We leave at 9 a.m.

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