Thanks for masterminding a wonderful experience during the 16 week training program. During a discussion with my wife on Friday evening, she asked "will you be devastated if they decide to cancel the race tomorrow due to weather?". My reply was, "not really because I had so much fun training with the group nothing could dampen that experience". Thanks again for such a fun and challenging program. This was my 3rd CMM 1/2, but the 1st training with a group. I'll never go it alone again. I know it was a lot of work, but the coaches and the members of the 1/2-8:30 pace group made it the highlight of my week. I will do it again.
A year ago, I was the girl who had never ran a full mile in her life and to think that I just ran 13.1 miles is unbelievable. I completed the race in 2:36 (with a 10 minute bathroom break--the portapotties were definitely a hot commodity) and my goal was just to finish the race. My body was definitely ready for the race. I was only a little sore and have been recovering fairly quickly and I know its because of the hard work I have put in over the past few months because I can remember after several of my long runs in the beginning I could barely move. So thank you. I could not have done it without you and the rest of the team. I enjoyed every minute of training with Fleet Feet for the past four months. I met some great people and you all were the encouragement I needed to persevere when I was not sure I could actually complete my goal. I look forward to improving over the next year and completing the race again next April. Hopefully you all will have a training group next year. If so, I will definitely be there. I know that if I could do a half marathon, anyone can. Once again, thanks so much for making this endeavor so memorable. I really appreciate it.
Truly and honestly…thank you for all that you have done. I have found this whole process to be more fulfilling than I could have possibly imagined; and I know that it would not have been possible without you and the Fleet Feet running group. The people are awesome; the pacers are great; and your dedication to the team is amazing. It has been a bit strange for me in that I have grown to care about accomplishing this more than I ever thought I would. The other added benefit, I’ve lost 45 pounds and feel like I am in the best shape I’ve been in since college.
I just thought you should know how much this has meant to me and I sincerely wanted to thank you!
Thank you SO much for the amazing training program you and the rest of the Fleet Feet team put together. I have no doubt that my success in finishing the half marathon on Saturday was because I joined the Fleet Feet team. I have never met so many wonderful people or looked forward to getting up at 6:00 am on a Saturday so much. I seriously can't thank you enough...I will not only miss the group runs, but also your inspirational and helpful e-mails. You have a real gift for making people believe in themselves. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE say you be putting together another training program like this soon!!!