Congrats to those that completed the Papa John’s 10 miler last weekend. I spoke with several happy finishers that set new personal records. Keep up the good work! Once again, The Training Studio had a great showing out there. It was great to see all of the new singlets out in full force. Check out some of the pictures I took at mile two and the seven.
I would like to make on special announcement regarding race numbers for the Mini Marathon. According to the official website, there is no transfer policy. They do not allow transfers of any kind. With that being said, you could still potentially purchase a number from someone and participate in their name if you like. But remember one important thing, if you are faster and/or competitive in the other person’s age group and potentially take a spot from someone else, it simply isn’t fair to the others that have worked hard to get where they are. We had an instance a few years ago where someone passed there number on to a much younger person (who had a great race) and actually knocked another friend out of third place in the age group. Some people think that might be funny, but not the person that was truly in the age group and got shut out of third place. Ok, no more soap box, I just needed to get that off my chest.
If you still want to participate in the mini and want to make it official, you do have one more option, a charity registration. Here are the details directly from the race website. “Race organizers will offer 250 “Charity Bibs” for runners who missed the registration deadline. The bibs – which allow entry into either the Marathon or miniMarathon – cost $125, with proceeds going to the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, the Derby Festival’s charitable arm. The Charity Bibs will only be available at the Running Wild Race Expo on April 28-29 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The bibs will be first-come, first-served starting at 11:00 am on April 28.”
We have a lovely route planned for you through the scenic area of Indian Hills and the river soaked Cox park. Please be careful and remember to always run single file into traffic. Beginner, Intermediate and advanced mileage all meet up and remain the same for the rest of our training. The mileage this week is 11 miles.
What: Week 12 of your journey towards completing the 2011 KDF mini marathon
Where: The Training Studio (St. Matthews location)
When: Saturday, April 2nd, sneakers on the pavement by 7:30am
Course Map: Click HERE to view the map for this weekend.
Please try to come to the run/walk group a little early for any last minute bathroom breaks. Remember, ready to hit the pavement by 7:30am.
Upcoming events: Yoga is back on track this weekend. I hope to see some of you stiff, injury-prone runners taking advantage of these great sessions.
See you Saturday!