Thursday, September 6, 2012

Relentless Trail Racers

Michelle & Davianne attend my Tu/Th 6:30am Athletic Training class at O.Henry. They took on Capt'n Karl's Night-Time Trail Running this summer that entailed a lot more than simply running.  Austin Fit Magazine shares the history behind the event, where the name originated, and how this four-race series was named one of the top 32 trail events in the United States in Runner’s World’s special publication on trail running.

Check out Davianne & Michelle's recap below.

Davianne and Michelle's summer adventures!  We survived! No cuts, bruises or broken bones. Just one slightly twisted ankle and a whole lot of laughs.  We decided to test our strength, agility and coordination with a little nighttime trail running.  We did 3 out of the 4 races, all 10k distance in various state parks around Austin.  The last one was adventure, because it truly was dark for a good part of the run.   The sense of camaraderie that goes hand in hand with the trail running community is refreshing and inspiring.  Next year WE WILL be doing at least one 30k!

Our mantra was...  Follow the light, Stay Upright, and then of course...  Team work makes Dream work!  

As always my athletes inspire me to do more, try new things, and continue to improve myself. I will take on a 10K on the trail with them next summer, no doubt! Looks like I was with them in spirit according to their mantra-- Teamwork makes the dream work.

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