Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday Workout, April 2


GRC Spring Break 2014 in Raleigh had it all!  Beth led the way with a PR of 17:36, and while she was hoping to run much faster, it was a very hard effort that will lead to bigger and better things.  Tina ran a PR of 17:50, breaking 18 for the first time, and showed that she is ready to make the transition to the longer distances on the track. Tex Paul made a successful return to the track after a long absence, running an evenly paced 15:09. Susan and Fridge ran hard but had off days ,and they will both run much, much faster later this spring. In the 1500, Heather ran 4:44 in a massive heat where she was forced to run most of the distance in lanes 2 and 3.  She competed extremely well and will also run much faster in the weeks to come. 

Closer to home, we had excellent performances from Mike and Hilary at the Maryland Invitational. Mike won the 5000 in 14:29 in a controlled tuneup for an all-out effort at the distance this weekend on familiar turf at Princeton.  Mike executed his race plan to perfection, and he is fit to take a shot at the club record on Friday.  Hilary was second in the 1500, making a successful return to the track after a long injury layoff.  Hilary is looking to regain her record-setting form of 2013, and she is well on her way to doing just that.

On the roads, Outlaw, Jake, and Lindsay did their final preparation for Cherry Blossom at the Van Meter 5 miler. Outlaw ran a very strong race, dueling with a crew of professional Ethiopians for more than 3 miles, and showed that he is ready to challenge his 10 mile PR on Sunday.  Jake and Lindsay ran most of the race solo, which did not lend itself to fast times, but they got in the hard effort they were looking for.

Finally, David Roche showed his dominance on the trails, winning the Mile Run Trail Challenge Half Marathon in Milton Pa by over 12 minutes, setting a course record of 1:31 on a course with a 4,000 foot elevation change.  Well done to all!


We'll be at BCC on Wednesday, but our start time may be delayed by a high school track meet.  In the past this has been nothing more than a minor inconvenience, and I am confident that the crack BCC staff will have the meet running like clockwork, so with any luck we'll be able to roll no later than 7:30.  

As always, if you have any questions, give me a holler.  I'll see you Wednesday at BCC.


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