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Forest Park, Clayton & Washington University: Miles 1 – 5
Highlights: This section showcases the best of Forest Park – Visitor’s Center, Grand Basin, Art Museum, World’s Fair Pavilion (we could keep going…). What a park, and what amazing views.  Our friends at Forest Park Forever and the city of St. Louis do an amazing job with this park, and should be commended for the work it takes to maintain and enhance this amazing urban gem! Runners will also get an insider’s view of Washington University’s campus dorms as this year’s route goes *through* the university for the first time ever! […]

March 7th, 2019||

Follow us to the Finish – Week 4 Recap

Coach Mark breaks it down in his assessment of Week 4 and we get some insight’s from our athletes this week as well!
Thoughts from Coach Mark:
“I love writing these recaps because it’s a reminder of how Ben and Jennifer are doing. These two athletes are exceptional people and are proving to themselves that they are capable of doing some really special things. Ben put together a huge week of training. He crushed the training and ended up running one of his strongest long runs despite tired legs. The second half of the marathon is all about running on tired legs so […]

February 25th, 2019||

Community Spotlight – Arch City Run Club

We are excited to showcase another of our local running communities this month! The St. Louis area is so fortunate to have such great running clubs, teams, and groups and we think that they deserve to be recognized! This month we get the scoop on Arch City Run Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our discussion with the co-founder, Jaime Maher.

 
What are the origins/history of the ACRC?
In the fall of 2014, a couple of friends asked me to help them train and stay motivated for the Rock n Roll half marathon on October 14th! I thought, how fun! So I started a Facebook […]

February 20th, 2019||

Follow Us To The Finish – Week 3 Recap

Week 3 thoughts from Coach Spewak
“Winter weather has been no problem for Ben and Jennifer. Out of all my athletes, these two have had the least amount of excuses and have gotten their miles in regardless of the harsh conditions. This last month of training has tested us all. However, we aren’t able to choose the forecast on race day so they will be ready for whatever is thrown their way! Jennifer completed her week with a hard speed workout and long run over the weekend. Ben had his long run on Friday which he ran faster than he expected […]

February 18th, 2019||

Follow us to the Finish – Week 2 recap

Last week Punxsutawney Phil gave us high hopes of an early spring and we were even teased with those spring temps on Sunday with highs in the upper 60’s too! But that was short-lived and hopes of warmer weather for Ben and Jennifer to train in this past week was short lived. They were met with a weak of wet weather and rapidly dropping temperatures. It was a week of wind, rain, and even a Sunday morning ice storm they had to endure! Even with all of that, they both managed to tackle the workouts and long runs that Coach Spewak had […]

February 11th, 2019||

Follow us to the Finish – Week 1 Recap

Last week we introduced Ben and Jennifer and shared their stories and goals with you. This week it is down to business, as their training is starting to kick into full gear!

For those of you local to St. Louis you know that this last week was all over the place in terms of weather. We had polar vortex temperatures of -30 degrees on Wednesday only to be given early May-like temps in the 60s on Sunday! But through it all, Ben and Jennifer were out there putting in the work last week. The only small difference for them might have been some […]

February 4th, 2019||

Follow us to the finish

It’s winter – cold and dark, and tough to get out the door.  But training for spring races means being out there day after day putting in the miles and the effort.  Doesn’t always look pretty, and it probably doesn’t feel good every day, but it’s all a part of the process that gets you to race day ready to GO (pun intended!).

This season, we’re following two GO! St. Louis community members throughout their training journey to give you a first-hand look at just that – the process.  The ups and downs, good days and bad, and the real stories behind […]

January 30th, 2019||