With the great weather, racing opportunities are everywhere and this week, we'd like to congratulate all those who participated in the St. Clair River Run (lots of FoF athletes there!) and the Bluewater Triathlon. Everyone turned in great performances and many were rewarded with PB's or age group placings. One thing we encourage everyone to do after a race, is pick one aspect of the race they could have improved....pacing....nutrition....mental focus.....taper?? Think about this and next time you race, try to improve.....doing this will help you to be a better runner!
This coming Saturday (July 26) we'll be holding our annual Half Marathon Relay and barbecue. We know many of you are interested in doing this but haven't registered yet so please do so now!! Click on this LINK and you'll pull up the registration form. Friends and family are also welcome.....anyone who can run 2.3 k !! If you're concerned about getting your long run in, talk to us!! You can do the run on Sunday or you can incorporate the relay into your long run on Saturday morning. After the run, we'll start setting up for the barbecue. We'll provide water, paper plates and cutlery, and Jeff Hodgson has graciously agreed to bring his barbecue. Anyone who's running is encouraged to bring something to BBQ and a dish to share with others.
You've probably heard us talk about the practice of not wearing a race t-shirt on race day (your coaches all believe in this!) since you need to 'earn' the right to wear the shirt. There's a fun article in Runner's World about this, arguing both sides....thanks to Dick for this info. Here's the link: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/is-it-ok-to-wear-the-official-race-shirt-on-race-day?cid=social27923306
It's still early but we wanted to start people thinking about Mo' Run Sarnia 2014. We'll be holding the race again this year (5k run/walk, 10 & 16k run) on November 23rd. If anyone knows of anyone who like to sponsor the event please let us know. We also need volunteers to help organize and promote the event so if you have some extra time for a great cause, it would be much appreciated.....just let us know!
As always, if anyone has questions about your training, or any of our plans, please ask us at one of the group runs, or send us an email.
That's all for now....have a great week,