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Athlete Accolades

January 15th, 2014

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Hardware for Smooh!
Hardware for Smooh!
SW doesn't get cold.
SW doesn't get cold.
Peachy's Mom snapped this photo of Peachy (red hair) running the mile in 1974. 40 years later she ran darn near the same pace for 6.2 miles.
Peachy's Mom snapped this photo of Peachy (red hair) running the mile in 1974. 40 years later she ran darn near the same pace for 6.2 miles.

Many of my clients have been busy tearing up the roads and trails this winter.  I’m a big fan of using 5 and 10km races over the winter as a way of staying in the game.

Many athletes will find that, despite extensive specific preparation, they are able to PR at shorter distances due to their previous season of hard work and a proper amount of off-season rest.  There’s a lot to be said about “freshness.”

Susan “Smooh” Hayden rocked the hills of St. Francisville, LA (yes, there are hills in south Louisiana – big suckers, actually).  She placed second in the 10 mile Wilderness challenge.

Stacey “Stud Woman” Finerman continues to roll.  SW placed second overall in the aptly named Polar Prowl 5km in Boulder, CO.

Ken Miller set a 40 second PR for the 5km distance at the SoCal Half Marathon and 5km.  Impressive!

Lisa “Rockfish” Ribes ran to a second overall in the Tucson Sun Run 10km, with a quick early season time of 36:53.  Keep an eye out for Rockfish this year!

Sharon Peachy “her actual maiden name” Sheremeta ran an unbelievable 10km in the Tucson Sun Run.  At the ripe young age of 54, Peachy smashed her all-time best for the 6.2 mile distance – by a longshot.

Words can’t describe how fortunate I am to have friends and clients who continually impress and motivate me with their passion for fitness and their dedication to balance and hard work.

Congrats on a great start to 2014!

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