What a wonderful marathon so many of our teammates had this morning! With perfect weather, our friends ran so well over the 6 loops of Riverview (with a huge thanks to fellow BB runner Joe Milby who worked tirelessly over the past 48 hours to so beautifully groom the course after it had been flooded out by the torrential mid-week rains)!
Here’s just a small sampling of the great performances turned in by our crew on this certified course:
Thomas I. -3:02
Steve K. 3:12
Steve L. 3:25
Michael G. 3:29
Emily D. 3:37
Leslie L. 3:39
Laura F. 3:42
Kristen H. 3:44
Bob J. 3:46
Captain Harry 3:56
Katie P. 3:59
David F. 3:59
Hannah G. 4:19
Bill P. 4:21
Kathleen B. 4:49
Henry R. 5:03
Congrats to these and all of the other hearty folks, who successfully completed the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon this morning! As your coach, I’m truly proud!
Leah is also to be congratulated and thanked for organizing a truly wonderful event. Way to go, Leah! And she was helped by so many selfless CTC volunteers, like Fran C., Ryan L., Megan M., Linda, Dr. Bob, Pat B., Beth C., Melissa B., Carey H., Karen T., Brian G. and Andrew D. Many thanks for taking the time to support our marathoners early on a Sunday morning!
All of our marathoners need to start their recovery phase, by running no more than 1-2 miles for any given day this week! But, at the same time, you must keep up with your rolling and stretching to avoid tightening up your hamstrings, calves and ITB.
And speaking of taking a break, I’m continuing to give all of my Speedsters crew a recovery period, as I get ready to ramp you up again to prep for the 2021 Charlottesville RaceFest Series, which starts with the NYD5K and leads to the 10 Miler and beyond (all with safe covid protocols). I’ll be getting you the details for this special race point series (which will take place on grass, the roads and the track) in the next week or so.
In the meantime, take off your watch and Garmins and enjoy getting out for some really relaxed miles!
Big Happy Birthdays to Nicole Lee, who turns 50 today, and to Katie P. on Friday!
Please call on me with any questions or new injury issues. I’m always here to help.