Sunday November 19, 2017
We had a good start to the training week. 16 showed up for the Monday night run, and everyone had a fast night (relatively speaking!). Kristina and daughter Kaari came so Kaari could get in a long training run for her upcoming race on Saturday. She qualified for regionals in her age group for Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships. She's following in mom's footsteps.....very quickly! Mike forgot where we meet and went to Clearwick Park then figured out that it was the wrong night. He skidded into the parking lot with time to spare. We encountered a biker on our run, but Mike says no attendance point, Phil! The rain had stopped in time for the Wednesday evening run. This guy named Andrew was there. Where has he been?? And Kyle came to represent team Bannon while Britney was still in Africa on her medical mission trip. Saturday it was windy and warm but the rain that had been in the forecast was never a problem. Larry showed up on his birthday with treats and then headed to Greensburg to race in the Tree City 5K. Other Roadrunners went as well to race the 5K or 10K race. Old guys ruled! 3 Shelby Roadrunners took all 3 places in the male 50-59 age group. By the way, Kaari was successful in qualifying for Nationals and improved her PR! Way to go young lady!
Training: You have SEVERAL chances to spend time with Roadrunners this week! Monday is the training run that meets at 5:00PM at Bear's Den for 3 miles. Wednesday we'll be at Clearwick Park at 5:00PM for 3 miles. Thursday morning (yes, Happy Thanksgiving!), you can join us on the circle at 7:30AM. This is an annual tradition. If you need a little motivation to get going before your holiday happenings but don't want to deal with a race, then join us for a relaxed run. Distance and route vary depending on who shows up. And then on Friday (yes, Black Friday), you can Burn It Off with a 5K race at Intelliplex at 9:00AM. Finally on Saturday we'll wrap up our training week with our Saturday morning training run at 7:30AM on the circle.
Racing: There are several Thanksgiving Day races on Thursday, but if you don't want to deal with the travel or the crowds, just meet us on the circle at 7:30AM. Friday is Energy2Action Burn It Off 5K at 9:00AM at Intelliplex. Christmas Party: Friday December 8, 6:00PM at Shane's house. There will be pitch in and gift exchange. For complete details, please RSVP to me.
Happy Birthday on Tuesday to Elaine!
Mike's Running Tip: During Thanksgiving it is better to have more canned foods than canned runs