Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wednesday Workout, March 4


Frances's 12th place finish in the 2 mile at the USATF Indoor Champions was a historic moment for GRC.  Frances went toe to toe with the top names in the sport and did not back down, and I could not have been more proud of her.  Frances continues to raise the bar of what is possible for a GRC athlete to achieve, and her accomplishments have not only raised the profile of GRC to the outside world, they have also helped her teammates set higher expectations for themselves.  I'm really excited to see Frances continue to kick tail in the future while wearing GRC blue! 

As an added bonus, the USATF schedule allowed me to attend Heps at Harvard for a few hours, where I saw Phil win the alumni mile in a solo 4:21.8, closing in sub 32, and Cecilia crush the loaded field in the 800 with a huge kick coming off the final turn.  It was a memorable weekend on the indoor track and those 3 excellent performances are harbingers of great things to come.

We also had strong performances in difficult conditions at the St Paddy's Day 5k and 10k. Cabell made a promising GRC debut in 15:53. Cabell is a young runner with a major upside who will be a great addition to our track group this spring, and he will have a real chance to make our A team in cross country in the fall.  Also in the 5k Fridge ran 16:08 and Shauneen continued her impressive return to fitness in 18:27 despite struggling with her footing.   In the 10k Charlie led the way in 32:31, followed by Sean O in 32:50 and Breezy in 35:56.  Mary Grace made a strong seasonal debut in 40:21, and she is on her way to regaining the form that made her a star at Michigan.


It is highly likely we will be able to get on the track at BCC tomorrow.  The track is currently clear enough to do a workout (the shoveled path is not real wide at certain points, but it's wide enough to be useable) and anything that comes down tonight should melt tomorrow, so let's plan to meet at 6:30 for the warmup, and we'll roll at 7:15.  A word of caution--the stadium stairs are treacherous, so please be careful going down to the track.

I'll send the women's workout separately.

See you at BCC tomorrow.


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