Vicky Cook winner of the 2015 OVERALL Texas Trails Endurance Run 50-Mile Race. She chicked all the boys!!!
I was first woman, second overall to the guy I ran with most of the way. I don't think he finished more than 5 - 10 seconds ahead of me. He had a nice sprint at the end, the kind that comes from desperately not wanting to be "chicked".
Heather - September 2012 Run the
I've been meaning to tell you for a while that I have felt a change in my form recently, coinciding with the bigger miles. My stride has shortened and my cadence increased and I think I'm carrying my arms lower. ...... It has in no way been a conscious effort to change, just happened naturally. I am becoming a more efficient running machine. I noticed you told me at the track meet to shorten my stride and to be honest I thought it sounded a bit mad, I couldn't imagine deliberately trying to change the way I run but now it's happened it feels so much better. I feel a lot faster and it's effortless, more speed for less effort = more efficient!........I have never run that way before, but before you told me to, it had never been suggested to me.
Vicky - December 2012, Training for Sub 3:00 Marathon
It's hard to be disappointed with a PR, so I'm happy. My effort level was quite comfortable....
I think a 3 minute improvement since The Woodlands on a course that is, no doubt, much harder is a testament to the great training you've given me. Thank you! I'm capable of a faster half marathon PR, and it'll happen another day. For now, I'm looking forward to setting a new 5k PR on the road this summer.
Nikki - Eugene Half Marathon 2013
A trip back in time . . .
April 2006 first night on the track
I'd never been on a track . . . you were so patient
I could only run . . . ok lets call it a jog :-) . . . 1 mile at 15 min pace (maybe) & then I was exhausted
I appreciate the time you took to explain those little white marks on the track over & over again . . . and giving me a different workout than everyone else.
You've made a difference in my life & I Thank You for that!
Dana - Ironman Fla, 2010
I owe you a HUGE thank you for all the track workouts and guidance this past year. It all has really helped me to get to where I currently am and has shown up in my race results.
Michael - Runner and Triathlete
I was so excited and emotional when I made my way to the finish line and realized that I qualified for Boston... through my tears of joy, I kept on saying " I did it, I did it, thank you God". I was so excited I couldn't get through the George R. Brown finish stations quick enough..........
Marcy - Boston Qualifier Houston 2010