We had several strong performances at Kirby's 5k on Saturday. Catherine, Lindsay, and Maura all ran well in their seasonal debuts, finishing in 18:01, 18:08, and 18:12 respectively. The men were led by Alex and Dave Wertz, who were also making their seasonal debuts, and who finished in 15:47 and 16:00 respectively.
In addition, two athletes made impressive GRC debuts. Julie Tarallo, who ran 18:23 off of marathon training that has not included any work faster than 6:00 pace, was Patriot League 10,000 meter champion during her stellar career at Colgate. Ken Rayner, who ran 16:15 on Saturday, raced at every distance from 800 to the marathon during his collegiate career at Bentley, and he has great potential for growth. Both Julie and Ken will be great additions to the team. Welcome aboard!
We still need a volunteer to serve as captain for Cherry Blossom. Don't be shy about stepping forward to accept this awesome responsibility.
We're getting to the time of year when most of you will want to run a weekend workout if you're not racing. We'll have practice Saturday morning at BCC, so mark your calendar accordingly.
As spring approaches, we're going to start encountering conflicts at BCC. It appears that we'll be fine through the end of March, but after that, we'll need a certain degree of flexibility with our workout schedule. Be sure to pay close attention to the workout emails, so you know when and where practice will be.
We'll be at BCC for our normal 7:15 start, so plan to meet for the warmup at 6:30.
The men will do 3 x mile, 4 x 800, all with a 2:30 recovery.
See you Wednesday at BCC.