I hope you all are doing well as we head into the first week of this magical holiday time of year.
I’m thrilled to announce to you, my wonderful athletes, what I hope you will find to be, two exciting race concepts that we have planned for 2021:
Hats off to two of our fellow Speedsters, who successfully completed creative pandemic running challenges in the past week:
*First off, kudos to Emily Voss, who last week finished her mighty task to run every single foot of every single mile of every single street within the City of Charlottesville. Simply amazing! This must be a first.
*And a big congrats to Ali Kelly who set the new RTF loop standard, as she blazed over the grueling 20+ mile loop in 2:51 (8:26/mile average)! Wow! And thanks to Jason B., Carter and Ben, who paced her along the way.
Big Happy Birthdays during this holiday week to Karen D.J. (60 on Wednesday!), David F. (Friday) and Heidi (Saturday)!
Here’s wishing each of you a restful holiday this week. I always find myself feeling extra grateful at Thanksgiving, but this unique year I feel even more thankful than ever for the wonderful gift of your friendship as my athletes. The joys I witness of your athletic accomplishments andt, even more importantly, the friendships you share, personally means the world to me! Thanks!
I hope to see each of you soon.
Hugs and high fives,
WEEK of NOVEMBER 23
****Base Building phase for both groups for the next few weeks. So, all at AHR unless I indicate otherwise.
*RaceFest folks = 20-25 miles or more total with a long AHR run of 7-9 miles on Saturday.
*March Marathoners = 30-35+ miles total with a long AHR run of 10-12 miles or more on Saturday.
***Those racing a virtual Turkey Trot this Thursday, should run 3-5 miles with 5 x 12 second flat surface surges on Monday and then 2-3 AHR miles with 2 x 12 second flat surface surges on Wednesday morning.
2021 Annual Message