The highly coveted but rarely awarded GRC Athlete of the Week goes to Kerry for her outstanding performance at the California International Marathon, where she ran 2:51:55, a 5 minute PR, which ties her for 5th on the all time GRC list with Julie, who ran the exact same time at CIM last year. Kerry had a serious injury that kept her out of action for an extended period of time, and shortened her training cycle for CIM, and for her to run such a significant PR in her first serious race after the injury is truly impressive. Outstanding job! Also at CIM, Beth ran 3:04:33, which is a solid performance given that she has had an absolutely brutal year at work. With Beth's insane work schedule, it's borderline miraculous that she was able to finish a marathon, let alone to run competitively. Finally at CIM, GRC superstar to be Sarah Bishop ran a giant PR of 2:47:37. Imagine what Sarah will do after a few months of being exposed to the GRC magic!
Closer to home, Kevin got the win at Jingle All the Way 5k in 15:31, followed by Ryan in second in 15:41, and Chris in fifth in a very nice PR of 15:52. On the women's side, Teal was third in 18:17, which was a big PR, so much so that Teal is thinking about bailing on this whole marathon thing and becoming a miler. Future GRC superstar and fellow Olympic Trials qualifier Emily Potter got the win in 17:37. Keep an eye on those two young ladies, who will be representing GRC in a race a little more significant than a holiday 5k in about 10 weeks.
We're set for TUESDAY at BCC at 7:15, so meet for the warmup at 6:30.
I'll send the women's workout separately.
See you tomorrow at BCC.