Hoping you can take a moment to watch my brief weekly video message sometime over the next few days. Thanks!
Due to the steamy temps forecasted for this coming Saturday and Sunday mornings, I’m moving the final leg options of the Triple Crown to TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY, as each of those mornings will be about 6-10 degrees cooler.
So, no Wednesday workout this week. As always, your coach is appreciative of your flexibility and positive attitudes.
***IMPORTANT: PLEASE send Jen Hochrein any of your times from any of the legs of the TC, as she has kindly offered to do a spread sheet of our group’s progress throughout the Spring Triple Crown. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “TC Results”. Send Name, Gender, Age, Distance raced, Course and Time. Thanks, Jen!
WHAT’S NEXT? We will be taking a break next week and then starting back up with training again on June 29 with several summer options:
1. The Summer Single Age Group Series, where we will host races every three weeks to determine how you do in your single age category (who’s the fastest male and female 37 year old? 44 year old? 58 year old? And so on).
2. All Central Virginia 100K (see details below).
3. I’ll start writing workouts for those of you interested in racing the Oktoberfest Half Marathon that we’ll be offering in early October (virtually with a few measured fast course options).
4. We will be hosting, in July, a weekly Parent/Child Track Series, to be done virtually.
***Stay tuned for details on all of these fun events. I’ll be sending you a questionnaire next week.
*Happy Birthdays to Andrea (Thursday), Steve E. (Thursday), Christian (Sunday) and last but not least, Melynda, who hits the big 50 on Sunday!
*Dipped into our team talent pool this week and asked Speedster co-founder Scott Smith to send me some of his newest photography work to share with his teammates. All I can say is “Wow!”
*A fond farewell to Boston Bounder and Speedster Sarah Wymer, who starts her new job in Durham next week. We wish her well!
Any new aches or pains? Want to chat about your summer/fall training and racing goals? Text or, even better, stop by anytime. We now have everything set up outside, including benches, so we can sit and chat…with masks on of course!
Leg 3 of the Spring TC
I’ve got several options laid out for the final leg of the Spring TC and I’m hoping you will find one or more to your liking…
1. Go for an improved time over one of the 2 mile or 5K courses I continue to offer each leg. Five course options: Riverview, Locust/Riverview, UVa/Downtown, Sugar Hollow and Green Springs. Remember: awards will be presented to the folks who improved the most over the three legs.
2. Complete the “Triple Dare” by racing the 15K (9.3 miles), which is essentially the metric version of racing 10 miles. I’ll have three course options: Green Springs, Sugar Hollow or Locust/Riverview. And, by the way, the Summer Series will have a 20K, 25K and 30K option, so you can add that to your Triple Dare and it will make you a “2020 All-Central Virginia 100K Finisher”! I know, it actually adds up to 105K, but ultramarathon courses are almost always long!
3. Attention Dads: Complete the “Father’s Day Challenge” by running a 1 mile, 2 mile or 5K option with your son, daughter or your father anytime this week, including Sunday. Combine your ages to see how you do against other pairs in your “age group” (ie. If you’re 46 and your daughter is 12, you’d be in 50-59 age group).
***LEG 3 DONATIONS: Love to see you donate to any of our local organizations who are already actively working on justice and equity challenges within our community. Folks like PHAR, Legal Aid, 100 Black Men and 100 Black Women are just a few of the local causes already hard at work to dismantle systemic racism. If interested, please go to their websites for more information on how to donate.
And please don’t forget to send Jen your TC results at email@example.com
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