First race is Thursday, Aug. 31. After a very laid-back June, she ramped it up in July and has been running GREAT. Recent workouts include a 3M tempo run in 19:21 over a gradually rolling road course - by far her fastest. To boot, we had a total of FOUR girls under 20:00 in the same workout (two at 19:44, the fourth at 19:59). She also ran 4 x 1000 at CV pace on a 2:30 recovery on flat loop averaging 3:36 - exactly 18:00-flat pace for 5K for a workout that is “comfortably hard.” Based on her workouts, I’d say she’s about 90 seconds ahead of where she was last year. IF they all stay healthy, this could be a REALLY good girls team.
First race is a 4K and she’s hoping to open up sub-15:00, the equivalent of sub-19:00 for 5K. Second race is Sept. 8 in Omaha, NE. I’ll keep you posted. Should be fun. It’s been a GREAT summer of training and the whole group - guys and girls - is way ahead of where they were last year. Looking forward to the season!