To break the monotony of winter training, we have something special planned in a couple of weeks. Rolf and Sharon Hauckwitz have been kind enough to offer their home as a base for our runs on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd. They will be supplying 2 kinds of soup plus veg chili w/ meat to add, plus bagels, chocolate milk, coffee and tea. If anyone wants to bring something, that's okay but not necessary. Half Marathon training that day will be 10KM tapering and ATB will be 25 KM hence 2 - 2 1/2 hours - planning to be back at Rolf and Sharron's between 10 and 10:30 AM. Any FoF members who may be taking time off due to injury are welcome to arrive at about 10:30. We'll have more about this later but this is MUST DO run....lots of fun and great camaraderie.
The Hypo HM will be held Februrary 9th and FoF will be operating a water station (Michigan / Christina). John Simpson has kindly donated his truck for the morning as a base, but we need volunteers to hand out water. If you're able to volunteer please let one of us know at an upcoming run or send us an email. Our location was strategically chosen as we got a break during the race last year and headed to the Chipican for a quick breakfast :-)
Also on the same topic, in past years we've held a 'Mock Hypo' the Saturday before the real race for those who wanted to run a HM. All regular training runs will be held that day, but for those who wanted a little more, the Mock HH is a great opportunity. Please email us or let us know at one of the runs if you'd like to do this.
We're in Mo' Run cleanup mode right now and would like to offer shirts from the 2012 run (short sleeve / blue-grey tech shirts) to anyone who wants them (free!). They're mixed sizes and are offered on a first come first served basis. We'll remind you at the regular runs this week and after next Saturday (Jan 25) any remaining shirts will be given to charity.
Your coaches put a fair bit of time into Feet and Fire and this week we'd like to recognize anyone who's helped us out by acting as group leaders during runs or in other ways. In particular we'd like to thank Dennis Sowinski, Susan Beach and Jackie Jamieson. Having dedicated, capable helpers allows us some time away and their help is much appreciated!
Some of us will be heading to Arkona again next Saturday before a little break. Here's the balance of the schedule:
January 25 Arkona: building Strength)
February 1/8th All Runs in Sarnia
February 15th: Arkona
March 1st Arkona (for those not going to Chili Half)
March 8th All Runs in Sarnia
March 15th; Last Arkona run before ATB
Another ATB reminder: La Piazza Allegra has been reserved for March 29th Around the Bay Dinner at 5:30pm. Please let Stef know if you will be attending.
That's all for now.....dress warmly and embrace winter.....spring will be here before we now it!! Have a great week,
Cal for FoF