Monday, September 28, 2009

Less tha a week to go?

Oops, I really meant to post over the weekend and didn't get to it. Can you believe that Frost Toes starts Saturday?

Wasn't Abe's Amble just a couple weeks ago?

It's not too late to register for the Heroes Run, which is our first Frost Toes run. Click here to register if you haven't yet.

Someone has already asked whether there will be anyone running a 14-minute pace. The only answer I can give you is: Probably. Each year we get people running with the Toes who have never run farther than 10k, and many of them are really scared that the whole group is going to run away and leave them in the dust.

That has never happened, and it never will.

One of the great things about the Frost Toes group--and most groups that I've trained with--is that we all look out for each other. That's because we all share the same goal--get our best possible performance in a particular race. For a lot of us, "best performance" means simply crossing the finish line upright. That's especially true at a distance like 10 miles on a course as challenging as the Frostbite Festival course.

The pirates' code may well be "Who falls behind gets left behind," but the Frost Toes Code is "Who falls behind gets help."

So if you're slow, don't worry. There WILL be at least one other runner at that pace. Me.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Get Your Frost Toes Training Schedule!

Hey, anybody wanna see the Frost Toes training schedule? Well, click here.

You'll see that we'll have group runs every Saturday beginning Oct.3 with the Second Annual Heroes Run for Hope. Don't forget to register! This is a fun run and it's a fund raiser, so you're helping others as well as yourself.

The following Saturday, Oct. 10, we meet at CMT at 7 am sharp. What's CMT? It's Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc., an engineering firm. They've graciously allowed us to use their parking lot for our staging and finishing area on Saturday mornings. Be nice--don't litter, don't deface the property, and if you fall and hurt yourself, don't sue them.

Their Springfield office is at the corner of Washington and Durkin Drive, which is just a block east of Veterans Parkway. Very easy to find.

Tuesday nights we'll be in Washington Park for hill and pace workouts led my, well, me. We'll see how that goes. Thursdays everyone is on their own.

I'm getting pretty psyched about all this. Hope you are too!