I would not be the runner I am today without great training partners to keep me motivated, interested and out on the roads and trails at crazy hours like 5:30am this morning for example. We are there to support each other, train together, laugh together. I have to introduce my awesome training friends –
Dashing Dave – He is a strong runner, always beating me up the hills. Dave is a multiple time sub-three hour marathoner and has helped me train for the Boston Marathon, purely out of the kindness of his heart. Who knows what is next on his training plan – maybe a duathlon, maybe a sub-30min 8km race….
Nate the Great – she is awesome at swimming, cycling and running and is introducing me to the world of triathlons. We had a great summer with some open water swimming in Lake Ontario. A highlight was our 4km swim from Port Dalhousie to Municipal Beach, St. Catharines.
Great Scott – he is a world class runner, having gone to worlds as a masters runner and now this past summer made it on the worlds team for his age group in triathlon (and did I mention, he just started training for triathlons this past year). Scott gives us all lots of training advice, as he is a kinesiologist and has lots of experience in track.
On our training run this morning I finally received my nick name: Janine, the lean, mean running machine.