I'm going to start this post with Jim's weekly update. It's a little long, figured I'd give my blogger friends the option of skipping it in favor of my more humorous update to be posted soon after this one....LOL
A Word From Coach Jim
First of all GREAT weekend for all of us that went to the race at Punta Gorda, some of the highlights: Sherry set a tremendous personal record and Jacki also. Great improvements. Bethany was the overall female winner, Josephine the grandmaster winner, and medals for Tess, Kim, Cindy, Frank, Ed and Jim.
Some points about our Big Run... The Saturday, October 11th FCA Half Marathon in Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch. (http://www.runfca.com/)Each of us should register on our own via Active.com. Active.com will want you to register with a username and password. We will be providing the race organizers with our list of YMCA North Port Endurance Project team members so that we’ll all be entitled to any team discount. We should register as soon as possible to avoid any potential increase in the $45. listed fee. So please plan on registering asap for the FCA run.
Keep the following information in mind… On Friday, Oct 10th, our Endurance Team will be having a pasta dinner party at Kim's house in North Port. This gives all of us a chance to go over race strategies, questions or concerns. This will be a great opportunity to calm any jitters and have a relaxing evening before the BIG DAY! Time TBA (Does anyone have a "cutoff time" for eating the night before a long run. Let us know...) Kim will make the pasta, sauce and a punch bowl. (non-alcholic). We can decide who can bring what when we get a little closer to the date. (bread, desserts, salad etc) We are working on having one person (Kim) pick up all the race packets at once. We can give them out at the pasta party. For those who cannot make the party, let one of us know and we'll be sure to get you your packet before the race.
For those who have not yet had their race day shirts embroidered, you can drop one off at the desk at the YMCA anytime. Please put your name in the bag so we can get your shirt back to you.
Our week ahead training mirrors this past week. We want to hold onto the progress we’ve made thus far and protect ourselves from injury. Allow time to rest and eat some good vegetables. Strength training target the core muscles, safely exercise your abs, obliques, lower back and glutes. Have two good days of cardio training equaling 30 min. one day and 45 min. the next. Plan on a weekend run of approx six to seven miles.
Some of you may be running the “Hurricane Run 5k” on Sat. Aug. 16. Bethany and Jim, and Josephine and Frank will be out of town for this. The plan for the following Saturday (Aug. 23) is for a group run on the beautiful trails of Oscar Scherer State Park. Our goal is an hour to an hour and a half run on Sat. Aug. 23. This is our own event-- and Ed and Joan Morgan will be providing the optional post run breakfast at their RV. (They‘ll be camping overnight and ready for our training run Sat. morning.) We will start that run as early as we can so that we can enjoy the run, the breakfast, nature and still have ourselves back to North Port by mid morning. We’ll figure out who’ll drive, etc. sometime the week of Aug. 18...
Please register at Active.com for the Oct. 11 FCA marathon asap.
Endurance Team Coaches