Tuesday, January 20, 2015


To boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before; Uncharted territory.

On Sunday, in Phoenix, that's precisely where Alyssa Godesky went as she ran a 3:04:31 marathon and finished 5th in the process. As I sifted through our historical records, I found that's the 13th fastest time run by any of our women. Over the past couple of seasons we've come to expect big performances from Alyssa, but this one truly is next level when you consider that her best time coming into this race was 3:26, run off the bike this past fall.

The last time she ran an open marathon? Marine Corps 2008, where I think she finished ahead of The Bachelor, Andy Baldwin (who is in Baltimore quite a bit these days) and ran a 3:31.

So a 3:04 is kind of a big deal. And she pretty much even split the race. Really great stuff!

Also in Phoenix, our old friend Julia Webb ran a terrific half - 1:18:07 for 5th herself!

Down in Clearwater, PJ Anderer tackled an early season 50k. That's a tough distance any time of year, but especially when it's January in a place that's much warmer than here, for a person who doesn't like running in the warm. PJ did well to finish 12th in 4:27:34.

Our Purple Drink Athlete of the Week went to Alyssa.


We will be starting the workout on the start line at 8:30am. Warm up and do whatever you need to prior to that. The suggested workout is:

1 mile easy
3 miles up
1 mile easy
2 miles up
1 mile easy
1 mile up

10 total. Good workout, then we'll go eat somewhere.

Also, don't forget to sign up for Club Challenge on Striders' website. Fill it out, make sure you select Falls Road as your club and mark that you are "elite." Yes, I realize you don't think you're elite. Not my rules. Just do it.

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