Not having an athlete in the Outdoor National Championships was a difficult pill to swallow; it is so easy to get caught up in self pity, and “poor me” and to be honest, for a couple of days I did just that… Not a good thing for the head coach! However, behind every dark cloud is a silver lining, and such is the case with TGR. This time at home has given me a chance to really look at the year:
James Gilreath: James was 6^th in the National Indoor Championship 1000m with a PR and also ran an Indoor PR at 800m. Outdoors James had his best season yet racing. While he was 4 short of the Nationals, he was more competitive than ever in the outdoors against the top runners in his field. This experience will be invaluable next year in the Olympic Trials.
Jarrett LeBlanc: Jarrett qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the Marathon at the US National ½ Marathon Championship with a PR 64:19. Before joining TGR a year and half ago Jarrett’s PRs were: 1:54. 3:46, 4:08, 14:53. They now are: 1:49.38, 3:43.5, 3:59.95. 14:09.