No business like show business...
At least at our level, all press is good press and since our singlets are...memorable, we sometimes benefit from the attention that a skeleton cheers-ing an Admiral attracts. So in cool news...
And my bio is up on the new, revamped Nuun site with my own extension and everything!
No business like show business...
Welcome to 2015! Tis the season for sponsorship renewals and offers, membership renewals and race planning. Look for lots of big announcements over the coming weeks as we all figure out our schedules and announce a bunch of new Olde Bone teammates.
Laurel kicked off the New Year by running the 4 miler in New York City right at midnight. Results were a little funky, but she posted a 27:25 and had a blast with friends at midnight.
Sarah kicked off the New Year with a race as well, but waited until New Year's Day at 11 for her 2015 debut. Burlington was windy and cold but she came away with the win in the First Run 5K, a great way to kick off a year.
A bit late on this update...
Laurel continued her PR streak at the Wolf Hollow Half Marathon, running a 1:37:05 a mere five weeks after her huge performance at the Baystate Marathon. Laurel reports that the course was hillier than she remembered and that she felt her marathon late in the race but exclaimed that a "PR is a PR!!" She was 3rd in her age group and 5th overall.
Congratulations on an awesome fall season, Laurel!
Laurel had a rough introduction to the marathon, with a stomach issue forcing a DNF in her first attempt and temperatures above 80 degrees at Vermont City last May. Needless to say, we're so proud of her for giving it another go and smashing into the marathon distance with a 3:29 on a windy October day. Her recap is here.
It was a big racing weekend for us! Despite tough weather with gusting winds (up to 40 mph on Saturday and averaging 24 miles per hour on Sunday) and serious humidity, we were out on the roads rocking our black singlets.
On Saturday, Funch ran the GMAA Common to Common 30K, an out-and-back (sort of) rolling course through the farmlands east of Burlington and came home with the win. His time of 1:52:45 put him just over 6 minute pace on the challenging course and marks him down as one of the fastest winners in course history.
On Sunday, Sarah and Laurel exchanged some early morning texts worrying about the wind but showed up to the race nonetheless. As we're both at the peak of marathon training (Sarah's taper starts this week and Laurel's next week), neither felt fantastic but came home in hard fought 3rd and 5th place.
This coming weekend, Funch and LT head to the Adirondacks for a Ragnar Relay and perhaps another team win!
Despite dicey weather and a team-wide post race game of "did I pee or is this sweat," we enjoyed a morning together at our first USATF race. Unfortunately, because Seth was off winning alumni races in Canton and Will, Ben and Todd were "training" (we suspect sleeping), the guys team wasn't able to score. The girls team, however, is on the board with a 9th place finish despite having only 3 runners to other teams 20 to 30 runners.
Adron 53:46 with the fastest 200 at the end of a 15K, possibly ever, requiring an apology to the guys he outkicked
Onward and upward for most of us for fall races. Adron and Sarah race again next weekend, at the Essex Citizens Cross Country race and Archie Post 5 Miler respectively. Chris deserves his own sentence, as his goal race (The Lobsterman Triathlon) is next weekend. Laurel keeps her eyes on Baystate, her marathon in October and Elodie is looking forward to finally being moved into Burlington and having the time to pick her next race.
Laurel set ANOTHER 10K PR today at the Bridge and Back 10K. This is all in the midst of high mileage marathon training.
Check out her recap here.
You can read her whole recap here, but Laurel surprised herself on Saturday with a new 10K PR on a wickedly tough course and took the overall win and prize of a gallon of maple syrup. Ah, the perks of summer racing in Vermont. Congrats Laurel!!