As the hotter weather approaches keep hydration and keeping cool in your mind but also soak in the sun because it really was a long cold winter and also chilly so far this spring (nice for running)
CONGRATS to all the racers this weekend = Bridge Race 10K and 5K plus Niagara Women's Only Half Marathon (and any others that I might have missed) A big CONGRATS to the PR's of the C25K in the Bridge Race 5K and thanks to Jackie Jamieson for her unwavering support.
WOW - Isn't it great to be able to run and enjoy good health plus to feel the emotion of a first or best or simply a good or not so good race / run. It is truly a gift to be able to enjoy our sport even with it's occasional injury or set back. When it feels good there is no match for the feeling. Sometimes we struggle and sometimes we get fed up however those moments of euphoria are worth all the struggle!!!
Jacob Riley of Hanson-Brook team talked to us last Wednesday - what a nice young man - I am hoping he is successful in his bid to run the marathon in the 2016 Olympics (his ultimate goal) and maybe win because it would be really neat to say we knew him when!!
* Couch 2 5k, led by Jackie and Dick, June 16th and training for the Bluewater Health September 7th event. This event will be unique as it will start and end on the Sarnia Athletics Track. You don't want to miss this one. Proceeds to the Cardiac Care Unit.
* July 26th is FoF Half Marathon relay in Canatara with BBQ at completion
* Cal has listed the full and half marathon plans on the website so you investigate those
In the case of the HM, he has broken it up into a 6 week base training period, to be followed by the actual plan itself.
* People can use these 6 week plans if they want to race at St. Clair River runs or other early / mid-July races, even if they don't plan to run a HM.
If anyone subscribes to Running Times, there are a couple of really interesting articles in this months issue about "SPEED" and how even milers get better with increased mileage plus when they add speed work it must be quality speed work and at a fast enough pace to be effective. and I quote "building your aerobic engine can not be rushed or made more efficient. If you only have 15 minutes to do your easy run today, you will not get more out of it by doing it fast" Doing too much - too many maximum velocity sprints or drill will either leave you injured , burned out or well trained for the 100m!
Enjoy your week
Dick for FoF