The days are getting shorter as fall head in and I’m busy busy with training, working and, most importantly, getting East Coast Run Project going. We had out first group workout Saturday with another warm day, plenty of sun and a tasty team breakfast afterwards. It’s exciting to be launching the team because it took me a long time to figure out what I wanted it to stand for beyond successful athletes.
ECRP is focused on creating better athletes in any sport that requires running based movements. We are dedicated to improvement and building durable participants. Our team is filled with resilient, passionate runners who look forward to working hard every single day.
I’m writing blog posts, improving my photo skills for better Instagram pictures and continue to refine the Project’s mission every day. It’s hard work getting off the ground but I know it’s worth it. Building happy, healthy athletes that experience fewer injuries and have successful race days is the most rewarding experience I can ask for.
In addition to building East Coast Run Project this fall, I’ll be kicking off my fall race season with the Rock n Roll Virginia Beach 5k on Labor Day weekend. With a goal to PR at that distance I’m hoping this week’s cooler, less humid weather sticks around or makes a comeback Sunday morning. Next up after rocking through a solid 5k is pacing the 2:00 group at the Morgantown Thirteener. West Virginia will be my 21st state and with ‘mountainous’ terrain, the easy pace should make a solid last long run before my 10k race/taper the next week at Heart of Ghent 10k. Then, before I know it, I’ll be heading into the Wineglass Half Marathon to attempt a new half marathon PR.