Note updated results.
CONGRATULATIONS to our NATIONS Marathon/Half Marathon runners. Willie got off the ski slopes long enough to get through the Half marathon and is now ready to actually train J Dan, Brie, Lara, Erin, and Rene did their first HAT 50k and did themselves PROUD! Jim LeClare and I put another one in the books and enjoyed the day in the woods with friends – myself MUCH longer than he :-)
I am back from USAT Certification and am psyched at passing on what I learned!! You will start seeing LOTS of new things in our training sessions – all the latest in training for endurance athletes from the best in the business, including professional triathletes, Olympic medalists, Olympic coaches. To give you an idea where trends in training are going, we had 10 hours of instruction on nutrition for the endurance athlete alone – from the U.S. Olympic team nutritionist.
I have set up registration for the follow-on training programs. In addition to adding programs for Beginning runner and Intermediate Distance (10 Mile, Half Marathon), I have included an Annual Option. This will allow a single registration to cover both marathon programs and the winter program. This is a new approach so let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. The actual schedules will be coming soon but our target races will be ZOOMA Half Marathon, BEN MOORE Half/10k (1 Aug.), A-10, MCM/BALTIMORE/STEAMTOWN/PHILA/NEW YORK Marathons. The schedule will be tailorable for any Fall marathon
Well done to everyone! You all met your goal and deserve to be very proud of you accomplishment. You worked hard and it paid off.
I am proud of each of you - and hope (expect) to see you go even further - as far as you want
While we were all praising the coming of warmer weather, I caution everyone to prepare for the nuances of warmer weather the same way they prepared for colder weather. Warmer weather is going to ‘get the juices flowing’ and you are going to want to get out more often, for longer, and harder workouts. Be careful not to overdo it in the first few weeks of warmer weather; and end up getting injured and not being able to fully enjoy the summer. You might have heard me say this once or twice, but – listen to your body, it’s okay to add a few minutes to each of your total training sessions but do not add much intensity. Try adding 5 to 10 minutes to one or two sessions a week, and keep the other session the same length but increase the intensity (pace) a LITTLE. You will see that you will gradually be able to add that 5/10 minutes for a few weeks without feeling any more tired.
There was the regular crew at Wednesday’s Track Session at AHS. It is staying light later so we were able see much better.