Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wednesday Workout, June 19


Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make the Fathers Day 8k an unqualified success.  There's plenty of credit to go around, but special thanks go to our dedicated and tireless Board, Patrick, Sam, Charlie, LTO, and Maura, without whom the race would not have come off as seamlessly as it did.  Others too numerous to name also played a major part in the race.  It's a really special event, and thanks to the tremendous team effort, it gets better every year. 

On the running front, Witty gets special commendation for not only defending his title, but doing so on a night when he struggled mightily with the heat.  As Witty said so eloquently in Dickson's article on the race, which I encourage you all to read, Fathers Day holds great significance for him, and he was not going to let the heat stand in his way.  That Witty was able to run 25:47 on a slow surface after stopping twice to due to heat illness shows just how fit he is at the end of his very long and successful spring season.  We'll be seeing more from that young man in the future.  Avril also deserves credit for a very solid performance.  8k is at the high end of Avril's range, but she hung tough despite the difficult conditions.  When Avril gets on the track in a couple of weeks at her preferred distance, we're going to get a full demonstration of just how far she's come this season, as the guys who have tried to avoid getting dropped by her in recent workouts can attest.

Last but most definitely not least, Meghan had a major breakthrough this weekend at the New Balance High School Nationals, where she ran PRs of 5:00.1 for the mile and 10:53 for 2 miles.  Meghan's tactics in both races were perfect, and she is getting better every week. When Meghan runs the World Youth Trials in 2 weeks, we will be looking at another big PR.  Well done!


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Please send me your weekly training updates.

My sources report that the men's weekend group runs have not been well-attended recently.  The more of you who can meet up for runs on the weekends, the better, so remember to read the blog on Fridays to check the plan for the long run, and if you can join in, please do so.

As more of you return to training, it's a good time to think about a low key summer race or two.  Our friends at Pacers have invited us to run against them in the team competition at the Crystal Twilight 5k on July 27.  There is team prize $$ to be won, and we will be able to get some comp entries, so I'd like to get a crew together.  Let me know if you're interested in running. 


We'll be at BCC on Wednesday for a 7:15 start, so meet for the warmup at 6:30.  I expect a relatively large turnout, including several of you who will be running your first workout in several weeks.  If you plan to come out, please let me know, and I'll put together a plan that will allow us to keep as many of you together as possible, while we keep the workout relaxed.  See you Wednesday.



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