Personal Training and Coaching Especially For Runners! RRCA-Certified Running Coach – ACE-Certified Personal Trainer – Marathon, Distance Running and Endurance Performance Training – avoid injury, get stronger, run faster!
Congratulations to Catherine for completing the Boston #finishStrong virtual challenge. This challenge includes a 5K in October, a 10K in November and a Half Marathon in December. Great job Catherine- great way to finish out the year!
VirtualRun.World Great Lakes Challenge
Finished this virtual challenge today. Includes virtual runs across all five of the great lakes.
Pandamit Marathon **1 client Boston Qualifying Time, 1st in age group. 1 client 2nd in age group**
Congratulations to Carolyn on her Boston Qualifying Time of 3:48 at the Pandamit Marathon! Carolyn was also 1st in her age group! Great job on a windy day!
Congratulations to Karl on being 2nd in his age group at the Pandamit Marathon! Good job!
New York City Marathon (virtual)
Congratulations to Peter on completing the New York City Marathon (virtual) today in 4:17! Great job! (The above photo is from our last non-virtual New York City Marathon .)
Boston Marathon (virtual)
Congratulations to Karl on completing the Boston Marathon (virtual) in a great time of 3:39. Great job!
Terra Sans Pave 10 Mile Race – **1 client Female Masters Winner, 1 Client 2nd in age group**
Carolyn and Wally ran the Terra Sans Pave 10 Mile race. Carolyn was the Female Masters Winner (and 12th finisher overall) and Wally was 2nd in his age group. Great job to both of you!
Clients are planning and training for in-person and virtual races during this challenging Fall 2020 season. Plans include:
Congratulations to Karen for winning (low net) the Naperville Country Club Women’sClub Championship. Great job!
Route 66 Half Iron and Stoneman Triathlons
Peter and Catherine participated in the Route 66 triathlon events. Catherine completed the Stoneman Triathlon! Peter completed the Half Iron Triathlon! Great job to both of you in the heat!
Naperville Country Club Women’s Derby
Congratulations to Karen for coming in fourth at the Naperville Country ClubWomen’sDerby! Great job!
Grandma’s Marathon (virtual)
Peter ran the Grandma’s Virtual Marathon today in 3:47! Great job!
We had another virtual RunSMART call today. Good participation! I am working on possible outdoor RunSMART class for this summer, so stay tuned!
Run Free Virtual Half Marathon:
Congratulations to Dave on completing his First Half Marathon in the Run Free Virtual Half Marathon. Great job on your winter and spring training to prepare for this race! Dave said “I want to thank you for the role you played in my training – for your guidance in RunSmart (which I really miss), in the training program you developed for me (only missed one run due the knee problem!), and for your general encouragement which I appreciated.”
We had another great Virtual RunSMART today. Good to catch up with everyone. We talked about a lot of things including virtual races and possible regular racing later in 2020. Everyone is training and feeling well. We will check in again in a few weeks.
Cinco de Miler Virtual Race:
Michelle had a 5 mile PR in her Cinco de Miler Virtual race. Great job! Nice goodie bag too!
Hot Chocolate 15K Virtual Race:
Wally and I ran the Hot Chocolate 15K virtual race today (socially distanced from each other of course).. It is open until early May if you are interested: https://www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago
The goodie bag includes the usual beautiful race jacket that they are known for so it’s worth doing!
We had a virtual RunSMART get together today! It was great to see everyone and catch up. We will have another one in a few weeks.
Favorite Race Memories/Photos:
Due to COVID-19, most if not all Client Races are being postponed or cancelled. I know this is frustrating. The gyms are closed as well. But we can still run outside! And we can share race memories from the past. Please email me your favorite race photos and memories and I will post them here!
SPRING RACE PLANS
Clients have been training for their 2020 Spring Races. Unfortunately many races are cancelled or postponed in order to control the spread of COVID-19. Current status: