15 March 2015

A low tide run

Yesterday I had the privilege of watching my trainees run their first ever 5K following ten weeks of training under the Fleet Feet No Boundaries program. It was inspiring and I was happy to have been a small part of their journey as their coach.

They ran the Lo Tide Run 5K, in Carolina Beach, a race that supports local cancer patients, and which is always held around St. Patrick's Day, so is replete with costumes and beer. It was a looped course with a small out-and-back, so I was able to cheer them on at various spots on the course.

We trained through the dark nights and the cold temps that affected everyone this winter and they persevered. Luckily, we had trained through many a rainy day, so when the skies opened up just prior to the start, it didn't phase them one bit.

Course Marshal
Per-race with the team and coach Michelle F. and mentors Blanca G., Dare M.
(our other mentor Cindi is NP but was incredible throughout this cycle!)
And they're off in a sea of green.....
Moving well to mile one
Thumbs up at mile one
The below pics I took about 100yds from the finish....







Post-race, goal achieved. Boom. 
 Another well-executed race by Colin Hackman and the ItsGoTime crew - you guys are so much fun! And big congrats to all my NoBo peeps - job well done and we'll see you on the next cycle. 


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