I’m so very appreciative to all of the many of you who joined us for Trackville Talks last Tuesday. That meant a lot to Coach Vin and to Carla.
Well, thanks to everyone getting fully vaccinated, we’re still on target to get back together as a group next Wednesday morning! I’m thrilled that this is finally going to happen after such a long period of time of not being able to cheer for you in person. Golly, have I ever missed you!
The UVa track will remain closed until well after they resurface it this summer, as it will need several weeks to cure and set-up properly. I have had several discussions with our friends at UVa and it’s looking very much like the gates will be open and lights on every morning at 5:30, after the resurfacing and once we get back to normal again. We are so grateful to Coach Vin, Carla Williams and Jim for their continued hospitality.
So, until then we will meet at the Albemarle High Track, unless you hear otherwise from me. This is an excellent track and it also has several options for close by safe warming up in our smaller pace groups and for fartlek, hill and pace style workouts. It’s also very close to town and has plenty of parking. We are grateful to Athletic Director Deb Tyson for opening the gates to us.
We won’t be doing any formal workouts for the first few weeks, although I will be offering 2 mile time trials for the first two weeks back. If you already know what your current fitness level is, then feel free to skip the 2 mile trials but it sure is an excellent gauge as to what your current potential is for any distance up to the marathon. Just saying…
My focus for the larger group, for the first few Wednesdays, is to initially just to simply get our pace zip code groups acquainted with one another for some relaxed AHR runs, as we slowly ease our way out of this wild last year.
I do hope all of you will consider joining us.
Happy Birthdays to Deric P. (Monday), Jake and Matt T. (Wednesday), Jordan (Thursday), Terri G. (Saturday) and to Bob J. (Sunday)!
And a special call-out to our Leah, who, along with her twin sister Mindy (a.k.a. Malinda Ann), turns the big 50 this Tuesday! We can never thank Leah enough for the countless ways she keeps things humming in our running community. From keeping up the CTC website and designing cool race and event logos to directing marathons and helping to coordinate our training programs, she truly does it all...and on a volunteer basis to boot! Let’s all give her a huge round of applause, on this special occasion, for all she does throughout the year to help enhance our local running world.
I can’t wait until next Wednesday!
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With changes in safety guidelines, we've just added 25 more slots to the Bruce Barnes Mile (June 12). We're anticipating a record crowd with over 131 registered as of today!
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