Friday, January 1, 2016

Away We Go

So I wound up with 2,138 miles for 2015, my highest yearly mileage total to date. I notched another 100 miler in my belt, completing the Massanutten 100 in May. I PR'd in both the 5K and the half. I am very happy with the way the running year worked out.

I was also blessed to have success in my coaching career as well. I August of 2015, I was hired as assistant cross country coach at Meredith College in Raleigh. The team won it's third consecutive USA South Conference Championship in Greensboro, NC at the end of October!

My 813 Coaching athletes were also busy in 2015. I had Theresa qualify for Boston, Meghan PR for the half and I brought Ted over to the Ultra dark side with the completion of his first 50K and 50 miler!


I got 2016 off to a good start with the running of my "Cotton Mouth" 5K this morning. It was the second year of holding this fun run and we had a blast!


January 11th starts track season at Meredith, where I will be coaching middle distance and distance runners. I am also working as a coach with the Jimmy V Foundation, to help train runners for the Rock n Roll Marathon in April here in Raleigh, NC and raise funds for cancer research.

As for races, I have a 50K in Wilmington, NC at the end of January, the Uwharrie Mountain 20 miler on Feb 6th and I head back to Wilmington on Feb 21st for a half marathon.

Looking to more fun adventures in 2016! (Maybe another 100 miler too!)

2 comments:

  1. Hey Gene,
    Thank you for the re-cap sounds like an amazing year! Looking forward to hearing more in 2016!

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    1. Thanks Adam! Hope you have a great 2016!

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