Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Exciting News

I am pleased to announce that I am now part of a very cool project called the 2016 Marathon Trials Project. This project is the passion of Mark Hadley, a coach whose website I've been lurking around for a few months now. I have been intrigued by his training philosophy and inspired by the success of the athletes he coaches. I am looking forward to getting started with Coach Hadley and watching his project grow.

From his website:
The 2016 U.S. Marathon Trials Project has 3 goals
1. Help as many people as possible qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
2. Help as many people as possible obtain the A Standard for the trials
3. Help as many people as possible finish at or near the top of the field in the trials race
One of the main reasons I joined was to be part of something bigger than just me trying to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials. I found the stories of other Trials qualifiers very inspiring as they came out in the media last year. I felt like I was connected to this larger group of athletes. I can only imagine how exciting it will be to be part of a project dedicated to getting as many runners to the Trials for 2016 as possible.

With 2:43 as the new B standard, I have my work cut out for me, but I do have a few years to work at this. I am excited to get back to training again and can't wait to share my journey with all of you!


  1. I have been reading Mark's blog too and really agree with his training philosophy. I am not quite fast enough to be a part of this project but will really enjoy following your progress. Glad I found your blog.

  2. That's exciting news. I'm sure Mark can get you down to 2:43. Really interested to follow your training updates.

  3. Thanks for your blog. Through your ups and downs you have been a constant source of inspiration and motivation. I have and will continue to learn a lot from your training and racing.

    I am so excited for you as you head into 2013. I have been all over Mark's website and blog and think you have found a well informed, skilled, and talented coach who will help you achieve that 2:43 qualifier. Good running Jaymee