BREAKHEART – 11.9 Mile Run
This week will be the final long run of the Fall training session and with that we’ll try to rap a few things up.
First, congratulations to all that ran Baystate. We had a mix of goals going into that race, some looking to qualify for Boston, some hoping to just complete their first marathon, and others just putting another notch on their marathon belt. Amazingly I think everyone was successful in doing what they planned to. Great to see!
Second, thanks to all that contributed to my very nice and very generous gift. Its been a pleasure to work with all of you to put together a very successful long run programs. Seeing our speedy runners excel at races around the globe, our veterans push themselves through the familiar grind of training in hopes of reaching new goals, and (my favorite part)Â theÂ rookies heading into places they’ve never been before with wide eyes and great hopes. Seeing all that and knowing I had a little to do with everyone’s experience is thanks enough for the times I pick up the water, Gatorade and Gu and figure out which hill to make you climb each week.
For those that weren’t there Tuesday, after the fancy gift with the money to treat my car to a nice de-water-stop cleaning, for some reason my car turned on me and refused to start late Tuesday night. $500+ dollars later its back up on its tires and ready to go. I’m thinking twice about giving it a treat though, I might just treat myself to many many Snickers bars after my marathon is done 🙂
And now for the So Long… this is the last long run of the season. One final 12 mile run, most likely out Main St and cutting over to Breakheart for one last jaunt through some big hills. I’ll post a map tomorrow and will need help for two water stops. I don’t have any water stop supplies. I think Lois has one bin and Sue has two? We can discuss how we want to do this after I know who plans on coming.
ROLL CALL! Who’s in?