August 8, 2023

This is a short and somewhat impromptu wrap-up/cool-down from yesterday. I think our regular guys (Team Sollengberger) are still away. I made a short stopover in the PM to try and finish my AM workout from N.J.   A nice turnout at the track on a sunny but breezy night. Lots of our runners working together including Bill/Becca/Jason,  Brenda/Denise and Daniel/ Nathan.  Also good to see Cody and Jay pushing each other along in their quest for more speed. 

The Trials of Miles.. continue through the Summer and  Autumn running goals lie ahead.
  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>     A.M. Track –   Charles, Matthews, Newcomer M, Newcomer W, Maher, Matthews, Mohler, Paul, Seigford, Spataro

Some of the AM Crew

P.M. Track –  Casten, Harper, Hahn, Fife, Henderson, Hodge, Johnson, Kalinowski, Kirchner (1/2 double), Kleinhaus, Knaster, Lafferty (bike), Leaman, Matthews (double) Miller, MacNeil, McMillan J and D, Moore, Myers (Daniel – beer mile king), Nephin, Petraco (I think), O’Regan, Roselli, Smoker (our water guy !), Stoltzfus, Tagg, Thorson, ….and maybe a few I missed. 

Check-ins:   Addis (Maine), Wege (CO), Kirchner (OCNJ), Simmons (CO), Bobens B,J,M (DE)

  • Just to remind you – You can RESPOND Directly to these Club e-mails with any questions, comments, or suggestions. 
  • The 19th edition of the World Athletics (T&F) Championships are scheduled to be held from 19 to 27 August 2023 at the National Athletics Centre, in Budapest, Hungary.  Viewing schedule to follow — Sam and Alyssa will be attending !! 
  • If you have upcoming RACES — please send the place/dates to me

Running quote of the week:  “Like the mythical Pavo Nurmi, he was going to be a marathon man;  anyone could be that if they just devoted their life to running.  No, he was going to be THE marathon man. That, plus an intellect of staggering accomplishment coupled with an unequaled breadth of knowledge, the entire mixture bounded up by a sense of modesty as deep as it was sincere”.
Babe Levy – the main character in “Marathon Man” – by William Goldman 

FMTC – News and Updates 

  • Thanks to Becca and Adam for spearheading another successful and well-attended 14th Beer Mile. Congrats to Daniel Myers for his club record!  Results are noted below and were in LNP Sports last Friday. 
  • Congrats to FMTC member Jonas Stoltzfus on the recent birth of his son Cameron –  he joins his 3 sisters and completes at least one relay team.  
  • We have a club discount with Running Warehouse of 10% –  for FMTC members only. Our code is – FMTC1121.
  •  You can orderFMTC club apparel including two versions of our branded singlets and short-sleeve running shirts  – here is the link

Weekend Racing Results 

14th FMTC Beer Mile @ F&M Track
1. Daniel Myers 5:20 (CR).   7. Dan Nephin 8:24
2. Devon Soto  6:22              8. Tim Schuler 9:11
3. Adam Moore 6:24             9. Mark Oles 10:02

4. Nathan Henderson 7:30  10. Jeff Kirchner   10:04
5. John Matthews 7:45        11. Jim Sponaugel 10:04
6. Otis Ubriaco 8:07

The podium guys = “Blue Jay” dominance + 1 Nittany Lion !! Would Sam G have given them a sweep? 
Workout Options for Tuesday, August 8th,2023

I am away this week (as is Chris) but most of the morning group should be at the track ready to go by 6:30-7:00 AM and the evening group by 6:00 PM. There will be water and PRBs for the evening runners. 

  • START:     2 to 3 – mile warm-up    +   drills/ dynamic stretching  /  2-4 strides
  1.  “Art’s Workout”  200H/E, 400H/E, 600H/E, 800H/E, 800H/E, 600H/E, 400H/E, 200H/E –   H =hard / E= easy; 5K pace H / total distance is 8K
  2.  “Long”   6 – 8 x 1000m with 200 recovery jog RI 
  3.  Standard:  3 x [ 4 x 400m with 60-sec jog RI ]  3 min between sets
  • FINISH:   4 x 100m strides,  25 “Kelly” push-ups, 1.6-mile “Campus-loop”       

FMTC Saturday A.M. Group Runs – with Jay & Company 
  Leave from the F&M Track Parking lot at 7:00 AM –  usually ~ 10 miles. 

Racing Ahead  2023 (Send me your races)

August 12th –   Ox Trot 5 Miler,  Bowmansville, PA. (tough course!)
August 19th –   Cedar Nation 5K, Lebanon PA
August 25-26 –  Hood to Coast Relay (Oregon)
August 26th –   Ben and Tim’s 5K, Hershey, PA  (9:00 AM start)
Sept. 16th –      46th Lititz Pretzel Twist 5K

Sept. 17th –      Philadelphia Distance Run – 1/2 Marathon
Sept. 23rd –     46th York White Rose 5-miler 

Sept. 30th –       Hands-on House 1/2 Marathon
October 13-14th – Ragnar Relay:  Harrisburg to Philly (does someone want to organize a team?)

This week’s running read:
“Marathon Man”  – a novel by William Goldman c. 1974

I am not sure if William Goldman actually coined this often-used term for the title of the book but a classic nonetheless. The main character is a Ph.D. grad student at Columbia who spends much of his free time running around New York City. Some crazy life circumstances lead to involvement with Nazi war criminals and stolen jewelry. If you are not a reader then check out the 1976 film version (same name) with Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier – some great running footage in Central Park and a classic dental chair scene. 

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