Congratulations to everyone who raced this weekend. It was one of those rare but highly-enjoyable occassions where a large number of our athletes competed, and the results were positive across the board. Let's do this again real soon!
There were many highlights, and here are a few that jumped out a me:
The successful GRC debuts of Paul Balmer and Sebi Devlin-Foltz. Paul and Sebi are were friendly rivals throughout their college careers (at Pomona and Occidental, respectively) and they both come to GRC with a large resevoir of untapped potential. After solid PRs yesterday at 8k, they are on their way to proving that they will be key assets to the team in 2013 and beyond.
8k PRs from LTO and Teal. LTO is back in form, and is taking aim this spring at her long-standing 10 mile PR. Teal is in the process of sharpening up for Boston, and her new-found 8k speed will pay dividends at the longer distances.
A solid PR from Meghan at 2 miles at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Meghan is setting herself up for a huge outdoor season.
Wiggy's return to high-level competition. Wiggy is a man on a mission this spring, and he got his season off to a great start by demolishing the field in the Shamrock 5k in Baltimore.
A strong performance at 8k from the ageless Dave O. Dave kicked like a man possessed, and he is going to build on the 10k PR he ran in the fall.
Controlled, consistent performances from Lindsay, Catherine, Susan, and Sam at 8k. We're going to see big things from all four of them this spring.
Now that warmer weather and daylight savings have arrived, there will be many, many more people using the track on Wednesday nights. The other training groups and folks from the neighborhood have as much right to be on the track as we do, so let's be sure to be courteous, and not bring any negative attention to ourselves.
If you haven't already done so, please enter your races on our team calendar. This is particularly important for those of you running track meets, as I can't enter you if I don't know you're planning to run.
We will have practice on Saturday in the mid-to-late morning at BCC. I'll send more details later in the week.
We'll be at BCC on Wednesday for our normal 7:15 start. Meet for the warmup at 6:30.
The men will do 4 x mile with a 2:30 recovery at maintenance pace. I'll send the women's workout separately.
See you Wednesday.