Well then, what a crazy weekend. Weather was superb. Trust everyone went outside for some kind of activity to gain freshness.
Couch 2 5k starts Feb 29th with Jackie, have you told others that have expressed an interest of learning to run. Knowing they can actually do it. Have you been on the sidelines with an injury that you have to start back at the beginning so that you enter back into the activity slowly or just away for awhile. Well, you are in luck and we want to help you get there. So, come hang with us, It will be an eye opener and you will enjoy each step. See you all soon and don't forget to sign up at OnEdge Fitness. 14 weeks of knowledge and the right choice with a goal event of the 5k Bridge Race.
Dick has been in Arkona running the hills. Join him as he always is looking for others to help, guide and run with. The hills are calling, GO
Bridge Race: June 5th on raceroster.com. Are you in, yet?
We are heading into March, with spring around the corner. Are your goals in place, do you need some motivation to get you there. Come run, anytime, with us as we chat about things that make you laugh, question your thoughts, open up your mind to new things and always encouraging you to be YOUR very best with where your only competition is YOU. Not the person beside you or on that confirmation list but YOU. Let us help you. See you soon
Stefania for FoF
Hey people - hoping all survived this cold weekend. I personally decided not to take any chances and ran on the Dread Mill for 22 KM on Saturday and 29KM on Sunday = boring - however safe and warm. I usually run my long runs without food or water however on the tread mill both days, I needed water and still I was thirsty when done!!! - sure is a difference from running outside.
Hope you running fans watched the Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday - quite exciting really. Galen Rupp looked like he was out for a training run and although it was his first ever marathon, he was fantastic and look good right to the finish grinning ear to ear about his performance. he thinks he will do the 10,000 and marathon in Rio. Meb also qualified at 40 years old = quite a feat as well. Women's race was exciting too with Amy Cragg looking as fresh as Rupp at the finish line after leading the race with Shalane Flanagan for most of the marathon. Desiree Linden actually beat out Flanagan for second place for the Ladies and Jared Ward was third for the men - only these 6 get to run the marathon at the Olympics for USA in 2017. There was prize money of $300,000 for each of the first 10 finishers = men / women for this race with first place getting $80,000.
Here is a link to read more OLYMPIC TRIALS MARATHON
Keep up with your training everyone since you will be surprised at how fast your goal races will approach. Be careful not to over-train - respect your days off and get lots of sleep AND "IF" you feel those aches and pains persisting, it does not hurt to take a day or two off before they develop into an on going chronic problem. You MUST make it to the start line before you have a chance at finishing, let alone meeting any goals you might have.
Do you need someone to run with - I am always available but remember if you run with me, I practice what I preach = slow and easy on LSD runs . I reserve faster for tempo and race pace runs on the specified days according to the training plans. Running fast all the time, might feel good on training runs, but it does not improve your running or your chances of meeting your marathon or ultra marathon goals
Feb 29th is the start of our C25K program with Jackie
Dick for FoF
BIG, BIG Shout out to Tim, Kevin and Lynn on a victorious race yesterday for the Hypo Half. It was a great day to be outside and run or Volunteer. A huge thank you to Dick, Dennis, Jim, Maureen, Kathy and Loretta who held traffic and handed out water to all the athletes. Congrats to the ladies in Pink - Nuala's Keep on Walking crew who are a joy to see in a sea of pink. Each and every athlete out yesterday did a great job.
If you didn't know - it was Dennis's birthday yesterday. This man is such a pleasure to be around, keeps you motivated and always has a kind word or positive saying to get you out there. I hope you had a great day, Dennis and Thank you for all that you do for FoF. we appreciate it immensely.
Couch 2 5k starts Feb 29th at 6pm with Jackie, Yes she is back for us to guide you through this journey of self awareness, health and overall joy of accomplishing something I am sure you thought impossible. She makes it happen by encouraging you, guiding you, helping you get thru each run walk that is done weekly. 14 weeks of good instruction to get you to your goal of 5k. If you choose, the 5k Bridge Run is available to see your end result of that victorious moment. Sign up at OnEdge Fitness or call 519-339-8888 for all information and payment. Come join the fun and bring a friend.
Days are getting longer, weather is not too bad, why haven't I seen you? Love too.
Stefania for FoF