Monday, May 6, 2013

Thursday Workout, May 9


It was another big weekend for GRC, with several excellent performances on the roads and the track.  At the Broad Street 10 miler in Philly, Lindsay ran a humongous PR of 57: 47, earning the coveted GRC Athlete of the Week.   When Lindsay filled out the information sheet to get her comp entry for Broad Street a month ago, she said her goal for the season was "to break 60 for ten miles."  I'd call that mission accomplished.   In slighty over a year with GRC, Lindsay has improved her 10 mile PR by over 3 minutes.  If she can knock off another 3 minutes next year, we'll have ourselves a runner!  Also at Broad Street, Jake ran 51:41 after a very aggressive first six miles. It was not the PR Jake was hoping for, but the next time he goes out on PR pace, he will be able to hold on.

On the track, we had a big presence at the Maryland Twilight meet, with numerous PRs and blue ribbon finishes.  Susan ran her first 1500 in four years, and looked right at home, winning in 4:37 off a slow early pace.   Susan took the lead with over 600 to go and held off a very stiff challenge from a Maryland athlete in the last 200.   Susan has her mental edge back, and she is going to be a force to be reckoned with on the track in the future.   Avril also ran her first 1500 in several years, and she finished in a very impressive 4:43.   Catherine tuned up for the 5k at Swarthmore with a PR of 4:49.  On the mens side, Witty won a tactical 800 with a decisive move with 250 to go in 1:56.  In the 5000, we had very nice PRs from our young duo of Paul and Sebi, in 15:22 and 15:30, resepctively.   Breezy made his 5k track debut in a PR of 17:11.   Dave Wertz was on pace for a big PR through 4200 meters, but started his cooldown 2 laps early, finishing in 15:37.   In the 1500, Matt ran a solid 4:11, and Tom made a succesful return to competition in 4:13.   We're going to see some excellent performances from this crew at Swarthmore next week.  


Most of you have now shut it down for the spring season, but we will continue to hold practices for those who are still racing.  The practice schedule will be a bit erratic for the next week or two as we cater to the weeknight track meets, but we'll return to our normal Wednesday routine soon.

For those of you who are on a break from workouts, it would be very helpful to me to hear from you once a week about what you're up to, so please send me those weekly emails.

Don't forget the team meeting/party for Drea on May 18.


We'll be at BCC on Thursday for a 7:15 start.  I'll communicate directly with the Swarthmore crew regarding the workout.  If you are not running Swarthmore but plan to come out Thursday, let me know, and we'll put together a plan.



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