Chicagoland Spring Marathon **new Marathon PR! 2nd in age group – Marathon!**
Mary, Peter and Tom completed the Chicagoland Spring Marathon. Mary was 2nd in her age group and set a new PR of 4:27! This was Tom‘s First Marathon! Peter ran a very impressive 3:35 one month after his Boston Qualifying run. Great job to all!
Mary said: “I couldn’t do it without all your training and encouragement!” Thanks Mary! Very proud of your PR!
Green Bay Marathon
Wally completed the Green Bay Marathon in windy conditions. Great job!
Michelle ran a great time at the storm-shortened Quarryman Challenge (5K). Great job today!
Kalamazoo Half Marathon
Jovan completed the Kalamazoo Half Marathon. Jovan is planning a series of Half Marathons this year.
Illinois Races (Marathon, Half-Marathon 10K) **Boston Qualifying Marathon Time! 2nd in age group – Half Marathon!**
Peter completed the Illinois Marathon in Another Boston Marathon Qualifying Time of 3:23:35!
Peter was also 4th in his Age Group!! Peter said: “Thanks Laurie, this time should get me in (to run in the Boston marathon – usually need about 3-4 minutes better than the qualifying standard – Peter’s time is over 6 minutes better than the standard). I believe I earned myself an ‘A’ for effort and execution… Thanks for all your support.” Peter has another marathon upcoming this spring so watch out for him!
Karl was 2nd in his Age Group at the Illinois Half Marathon in a time of 1:41!! Great work in his first race of the season! Karl said: “I felt good and had no issues. I was actually passing runners throughout the race – my first two miles were the slowest. It was a good feeling to finish strong.”
Catherine completed the Illinois 10K race for her first race of the year! She finished 5 minutes faster than last year at the same race – great work!
Naperville Women’s Half Marathon
Mary completed the Naperville Women’s Half Marathon. This was a tune up race for her marathon coming up in about a month. Her preparations are going well!
Sly Fox 10K **Age group winner – 10K! new PR – 10K!**
Kurt won his age group at the Sly Fox 10K this week. His first 10K in over 3 years. He had been limited by injury but then enrolled in RunSMART:
“I want to thank you for the RunSMART class. I’ve been continuing to do some of the exercises you taught us and my knees feel great. My feet are better, too.
I did a 10K last Saturday. I hadn’t run any races longer than 5K for about 3 years. I did the Sly Fox race in St. Charles. Pretty hilly! I ran 57:39. I was hoping for a little better time, but I won my age group (65+).”
Jovan set a 4 minute PR at the Sly Fox 10K. Jovan is also a RunSMART participant. Jovan said: “As always, thank you so much for your help!!!”
2018 Boston Marathon
Congratulations Carolyn on completing the 2018 Boston Marathon in 4:20 in very difficult conditions! Great Job Carolyn on your first Boston Marathon!
Carolyn said: “I’m so happy I accomplished this! Thanks for all your help! You are awesome!”. Carolyn, you are awesome!
Shamrock Shuffle 8K
Michelle ran the Shamrock Shuffle 8K. She’s just getting warmed up for her spring racing season!
Bolingbrook St Paddy’s Day Half Marathon **2nd in age group – Half Marathon!**
Michelle ran the Bolingbrook St Paddy’s Day Half Marathon in 2.07. Great Job Michelle! Wendy finished in 1:57 (2nd in age group) – great work!
Preparation for Spring Racing
Clients are busy strength training and following their running programs to prepare for Spring Races, including: Kalamazoo 1/2 Marathon (1 client), Quarryman Challenge (1 client), Chicagoland Spring Marathon (2 clients), Green Bay Marathon (2 clients), Twilight Madison 1/2 Marathon (1 client), Route 66 1/2 Ironman (1 client). Stay tuned for their results!