Wow! We had such a great complete group effort at the Women’s Four Miler yesterday, as so many of you had amazing performances and so many other Speedsters/BB folks were selfless volunteers!
Here’s just a small sampling:
*Blue Ribbon Age Group winners
-Ali K., Kate G., Jen H. and Hosni!
*2nd Place AG
-Rachel T., Sophie L., Kate J., Ancolien, Charlotte P.
*3rd /4th place AG
-Kim V., Lauretta, Teresa, , Allie, Becky, Gaby, Laura, Beth,
And our Speedsters team had a great outing as they took second to the mighty RMR women!
Way to go and a huge thanks to the all 60 of our Speedster/BB volunteers! And congrats to Audrey and Nicole and to their race committee (Jim B., Ellen, Lisa, Dennis and others) for organizing one dandy of an event!
And check out Rachel‘s wonderful article in today’s Daily Progress.
This is a break week for our Speedsters, so I’ve got some fun team running games planned for Wednesday. I do hope you will join me for this.
Cynthia and I will be heading off for our walk across England next Sunday (9/8). This is a longtime dream come true and it also represents our longest vacation (3 weeks) of our 39-year marriage. So, because we’ll be off the grid from 9/8-9/28, I’d love to be able to answer any training questions you might have, or anticipate having) sometime this week, before we go.
After that (until late September) my son, Alec, who is an outstanding coach, or Captain Harry will be your go-to experts.
I will send all of your workouts to Harry and Leah before I go and they will continue to email them out to you, on a weekly basis on Sundays, as usual.
I hope to see or hear from you this week.
I continue to be in awe of the way you all click as a group. Thanks for treating me to such a special experience as your coach.
WEEK of SEPTEMBER 2
*Speedsters = Recovery week!
IMPORTANT: This is our annual break time, when, I like to give you a small break in the fast action, before we fire things back up again for the fall push. This not only gives you a physical break but also a mental one, as you reset your mind towards a competitive fall season, where we will be going hard for the next two months.
So, please drop your weekly mileage and please come join us this Wednesday for some fun “running games”!
Pool miles count!
MONDAY September 2
*Speedsters = 3-5 miles at AHR (75% of 10 mile pace)
WEDNESDAY September 4
***Please join me at the UVa track at 5:30am for the following workouts:
*Speedsters = “The Speedsters Team Running Games”! Please come join me for what I hope will be a fun time with team running games…low key, so even those who raced The Four Miler are encouraged to join in!
SATURDAY September 7
*Speedsters = Long AHR run Saturday
-5K-10K = 8-9 miles at 75% of 10 mile pace
-Half Marathoners = 14-15 miles at 75% of HMP
SUNDAY September 8
Please join us for 4-5 social AHR miles at 6:45am at Greenberry’s.
Happy Birthday, Katherine Laughon!