2020 Fall Racing – Client Accomplishments

Boston #finishStrong Virtual Challenge

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!

Happy Halloween!

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:

  • Terra Sans Pave 10 Mile Race – 2 clients
  • Boston Marathon (virtual) – 1 client
  • New York City Marathon (virtual) – 2 clients
  • Pandamit Marathon (Indiana) – 3 clients

Stay tuned for their results!

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

2019 Fall Racing – Client Accomplishments

Goofy and Dopey Challenges – Disney

Bill completed the Goofy and Dopey Challenges at Disney. This included a 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon and Marathon on 4 consecutive days! Great job!

Carraig Challenge 5K **1 client 3rd in age group**

Wally and Michelle ran the Carraig Challenge 5K. Wally was 3rd in his age group! Great job!

Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon

Mary ran the Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon. She had already run two marathons this fall!

Lisle Turkey Trot Tune-up 5K **4 Clients 1st in Age Group**

Carolyn, Karl, Wally, Catherine, Kurt, Wendy and Lily ran the Lisle Turkey Trot Tune-up 5K today. Karl was 8th overall, 1st in age group. Carolyn, Kurt and Wendy were 1st in age group. Wally and Lily were 2nd in age group. Great job!

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Congratulations to Mary on completing her 10th marathon today at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in 4:17:50. Great job!

Carrera Muertos 5K

Congratulations to Carolyn, Mary, Wally and Michelle on running the Carrera Muertos 5K. Carolyn was 1st in her age group! Mary was 6th in her age group! Wally was 10th in his age group! Great job everyone.

Naperville Half Marathon

Carolyn had another PR this week! She ran 147:04 and was 1st in her age group in the Naperville Half Marathon. Great racing season!

Chicago Marathon

Clients Carolyn, Mary, Diane, Bill, Eddy, Andrea and Daisy ran the Chicago Marathon today! Carolyn finished in 3:47:17 – a 9 minute PR and a Boston Qualifying time by over 7 minutes! Mary finished in 4:07:38 – a new PR! Andrea finished in 3:40:19 – great job! Daisy finished in 4:16! Diane, Eddy and Bill have finished the marathon! Great job to all the finishers!

Colin completed the Twin Cities Marathon today. Another state on the 50 states journey. Congratulations!

Bodyweight Deadlift

Congratulations to Julie on dead lifting her bodyweight – 3 sets, 6 reps each! Great Job!

20 Milers

Lots of racing and marathon prep today! Carolyn and Diane ran the Fox Valley 20 miler in preparation for the Chicago Marathon. Carolyn was 3rd in her age group! Mary ran the CARA Ready to Run 20 miler in preparation for the Chicago Marathon. Wally ran the Fox Valley Half Marathon today in 2:06! Great job everyone!

2020 Boston Marathon Acceptance

Congratulations to Karl on being accepted to the 2020 Boston Marathon!

Fall Racing

Many clients are getting ready for their Fall Races! They are following their L2 Performance Training running plans, doing personal training or RunSMART and getting mentally prepared as well. Client fall races include:

  • Naperville Trails Half Marathon (1 client)
  • Fox Valley Half Marathon, Marathon and 20 Mile Ready to Run (4 clients)
  • Chicago Ready to Run 20 miler (1 client)
  • Twin Cities Marathon (1 client)
  • Des Plaines River Trail 50 miler (1 client)
  • Chicago Marathon (9 clients)
  • Naperville Half Marathon (2 clients)
  • Indianapolis Marathon (2 clients)

Stay Tuned for their Results!