2020 Spring Racing – Client Accomplishments

Naperville Country Club Women’s Club Championship

Congratulations to Karen for winning (low net) the Naperville Country Club Women’s Club 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 Club Women’s Derby! Great job!

Grandma’s Marathon (virtual)

Peter ran the Grandma’s Virtual Marathon today in 3:47! Great job!

Virtual RunSMART

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.”

Virtual RunSMART:

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!

Virtual RunSMART:

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.

Our first RunSMART via Zoom. No exercising, just catching up on everyone’s running status and other activities.

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!


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:

  • March Madness – 2 clients – cancelled
  • Schaumburg Marathon/Half-Marathon – 2 clients – cancelled
  • Go St Louis Marathon – 1 client – cancelled
  • Boston Marathon – 1 client – cancelled
  • 2 Oceans Half Marathon – 1 client – cancelled
  • San Francisco Half Marathon – 1 client – cancelled
  • Green Bay Marathon – 1 client – cancelled/virtual race
  • Illinois Marathon/Half Marathon – 2 clients – postponed until Fall
  • Traverse City Marathon – 1 client – cancelled

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