And now that we're into the real racing season, one of the themes we'd like to remind people of is 'Run Your Own Race'. We all run for different reasons, and each race should have a purpose (that purpose CAN be just to have fun!!) so make sure that you know what that reason is, and treat the race accordingly. Approaching things that way will make you're running more satisfying and help you to avoid all the distractions that may come from listening to others....
We like to remind everyone of the group talk on Wednesday, May 28th at 5:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Jacob Riley, one of the Hanson-Brooks runners from Michigan. Jake is one of the top young runners in the US and will be here to talk about his background, current training and what it's like to race against the best athletes in the world! To learn more about the Hanson-Brooks team check this link: http://www.hansons-running.com/hansons-brooks/about-us/
And for those of you who missed the last talk on mental toughness training for runners, there's a great article in this month's Running Times (http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/mind-control) by Pete Magill. Pete is one of my favourite running authors.....he has the unique ability to make dry or confusing topics interesting and understandable. Pete covers much of the same info as the recent talk and the article is a great read.....check it out!!
This week, after our Wednesday run, anyone who can make it will be heading to Craven's at about 7:30 to say goodbye to one of our original FoF runners, Julie Chidwick. Julie and her husband will be moving at the end of May and we'd like to take this opportunity to wish her all the best....please try and make it!
The focus for most people's training right now is the Bridge Race, but as soon as that's over we'll be rolling out half and full marathon plans for fall races. Please be sure to let us know of your plans so your training will be covered.....and as always, feel free to ask questions....
Have a great week!