Saturday, November 11

Join the quest for a sub-5 mile

We're starting next week. An assessment day on November 18 kicks off a 45-week program that will take a small group of Masters runners from easy base training all the way to a peak of speed and power (now think positive, guys) just in time for the Pearl Street Mile in Boulder on August 16, 2007.

The program written by world-class coach Bobby McGee is designed for the "Beauties and Beasts" of Boulder -- that is, women over 40 and men over 50 -- but there's no reson why it shouldn't work for other ages... and to a certain extent for other speeds! So if you are, say, a 35-year-old who wants to break 6 minutes for the mile, then you can sign up with the rest of us.

As we launch this project, we've discovered that there are lots of people -- even those who are NOT from the glorious land of Bannister, Coe, Ovett and Cram -- who agree that there's something special about Mile racing. So Bobby has decided to open the program to folks in other parts. Of course, you won't benefit from his personal supervision, but you'll know what to do, and you can share progress and find out what the core group is doing via the Internet and email.

* Contact: Marci in Boulder at 1-303 946 3087; email
For details of The Pearl Street Mile, our main target race, see the Boulder Race Series website >here.

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