Sunday, October 10, 2010

How to be a top Marathoner

Qualifying for the Olympic Trials is a phenomenal accomplishment. We are fortunate to have 2 club members who have already accomplished this goal and will represent Charlotte at the marathon US Olympic Trials in Houston, TX on January 2012. Megan Hovis accomplished her qualifying time down under in Australia. Caitlin Chrisman was able to get the stars to align and not only qualify in her debut marathon but run a fantastic time as well.

So what does it take? Well, certainly god given talent but I can assure you that both of these ladies work harder than pretty much any of us when it comes to training. Not only the miles and intense workouts but the other activities they do the other 22 hours during the day. The smarts they applied to their races is note worthy as well.

To learn more about Caitlin's experience read her blog.
Twin Cities: A Race To Remember

For post race perspective about her race from her coach, Mark Hadley, check out his blog.
Now That's A Run

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this advice, I know this will be an inspiration to other aspiring runners!More power!