Monday, August 31, 2015

Wednesday workout, September 2


We had two strong performances at the Annapolis 10 Miler, with Tom finishing 4th in 55:59, and Chris finishing 5th in 56:41, a 65 second PR. Tom's time is significantly faster than he ran last year, and considering that Tom had an outstanding fall in 2014, we can expect big things from him in the weeks to come. That Chris was able to run a big PR on a hilly course in less than ideal weather is a sure sign of great results ahead.


We'll get rolling Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:15 as normal, so meet for the warmup at 6:30.

See you at BCC.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wednesday workout, August 12


We had 3 strong performances in the mile at the MCRRC Going Green track meet on Friday night. New superstar Katie ran the second fastest track mile in GRC history, going 5:03.9. That was Katie's fastest mile since the Clinton administration, and now that she's reinvigorated her track career, she's going to make her mark on the all-time list at numerous distances. On the men's side, Stewart took the win in 4:25.9, followed by Tom in 4:27.6. Stewart led from the gun and looked controlled the whole way, which bodes extremely well for his fall season. Tom is steadily working his way back to fitness, and he will be ready to roll after Labor Day.


We'll be back at the cell tower field on Saturday morning. We had a very nice turnout this past week, and a good time was had by all, so don't be shy about joining the fun.


We're set for Wednesday night at BCC. The forecast looks favorable, and we can go back to our normal 7:15 start time, so meet for the warmup at 6:30.

I'll send the women's workout separately.

I'll see you Wednesday at BCC.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Wednesday workout, August 5


It was a light weekend of racing, but we had 2 very solid performances. Charlie got the win at Riley's Rumble half marathon in 1:13:46. While that may sound like a pedestrian time, on a challenging course in hot conditions it's quite impressive, and bodes well for some big PRs for Charlie this fall. In a slightly more competitive race in Maine, Matt Rand was 21st at the Beach to Beacon 10k, running 31:55. Matt finished directly ahead of the first woman, who was the bronze medalist in the 10,000 at the 2009 World Championships, and he's not saying whether he had to unleash his withering kick to edge her out.


It's ladies night tomorrow. I'll send the women's workout separately.

Guys, we're set for Wednesday at BCC. Let's start at 7:30 again, to allow the sun to drop a bit further before we roll, so meet for the warmup at 6:45.

Ladies, I'll see you tomorrow. Guys, I'll see you Wednesday.


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ban Rumbles

One week after a quality 5k at Crystal City, Charlie Ban Rumbled down the roads of Poolsville, Md to take top honors in the Riley's Rumble Half Marathon. He finished in 1:13:47 on what all agree is challenging and scenic course.

(photo credit: Facebook)