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November 24, 2010

November 24, 2010

'The perfect run – The wind at your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends by your side.' Aaron Douglas Trimble

 

THIS SATURDAY!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Greetings Everyone!
On behalf of your Friends at Friends In Training, your Coaches and Assistant Coaches, we would like to wish you and your families a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday! There are so many blessings to be thankful for! We are thankful for you, our members! And for everyone who contributes to the support of our program and makes us the AWESOME group that we are!
Enjoy your Turkey Dinner, but be sure to watch those calories!

13.1 EXCITMENT CONTINUES!!!!

It has been a week and a half and we are still hearing GREAT stories about the fabulous 13.1 event! Great job everyone! Your success is our success!

CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!

You are not going to believe this! This email was sent out by race directors on Monday to hundreds of people! Do you see any familiar faces? What a bunch of good looking people! You do not want to miss it! FIT: WE ARE FAMOUS! :) Click Here.

IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING, A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES OUT TO:

-Our members
for their hard work and commitment to our program. It is because of you that we are here doing what we do best. You are our inspiration!

-Assistant Coach Greg!
for the awesome pictures and video (below) Greg you did a wonderful job!

-FIT Water Station Volunteers
Assistant Coaches Brett and Kathy, and all water stop volunteers for a job well done at the FIT water station, Thank you guys you were awesome!!

-Runners Depot
Our Friends at Runners Depot, Chuck, Renee and the Runners Depot team for their continuous support. We love you guys!

-FIT Coaches and Assistant Coaches
Thanks to your commitment to our program, we were able to deliver results! :) The biggest success for us it to see 100% completion rate, and best of all, seeing our members' smile as they reached that finish line. What an impact we are making in so many lives! Let’s keep up the great job! FIT, WE ROCK!

-Race Organizers!
And saving the best for last, please join us as we thank our Friends at US Road Sports and Entertainment, Javier Sanchez, David Scott, Javo Cruz, Frankie Ruiz, Barbie Ruiz, Cassi Lee, and everyone else in their team for such a wonderful event!! You guys were AWESOME! Thank you for providing these opportunities for us to get out there, get physical, be famous :) have fun, make a better community, and improve our self esteem! Thank you all so very much! Your hard work is greatly appreciated. See you in Miami! :)

PICTURES AND VIDEO!!!!

If you missed this last week, check it out! Enjoy this great FIT finish line video Click Here. And the pictures are fantastic! You all look GREAT!

For pictures Click Here.
Thanks again Greg for the awesome pictures and video.

OFFICIAL EVENT RESULTS AND PICTURES!!

For results and pictures Click Here.

DID YOU ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE? SHARE YOUR STORY FROM ANY OF YOUR RECENT RACES!!

We are calling out for success stories and we want to hear yours! Your success story may inspire others so please don't keep it to yourself! Share it with us! Email [email protected]

THIS SATURDAY!

FULL MARATHONERS 16 MILES, HALF MARATHONERS 7 MILES. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

This Saturday, November 27th, our full marathoners will go for a 16 mile run/walk and our Half marathoners will go for a 7 mile run/walk. For start times see below at the conclusion of this email, and don't forget to check out the Long Run Planning Check List.

NO SEMINAR THIS SATURDAY/ INFORMAL Q&A/OPEN TALK/AND HEADING TO BREAKFAST AFTER THE RUN! :)

Due to the holiday weekend and the long miles, we will not have a formal Seminar this Saturday; however, after the stretching session, Assistant Coaches will be available to answer any questions our members may have in general, and members are welcome to share from their own experience. After that, we will be heading to breakfast as a group to a local dinner. Feel free to join us!

OTHER GENERAL INFO!

THANK YOU MANDY FOR A GREAT SEMINAR!!

Please join us as we Thank Mandy for an awesome seminar last weekend! Mandy shared valuable information on the importance and benefits of cross training and multi sports, and she would like to share her website with us. Please visit her at www.ultras4mortals.com Thank you Mandy! You were TERRIFIC! :)

FIT MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS/EXTENSIONS

Did you join for 6 months in April and are planning on continuing with us until the end of our season? Then it is time to renew your membership! For more details on membership renewals/extensions, please email [email protected] (If you do not remember how long you joined for, and your membership expired, you will be getting an email at the end of November reminding you/ letting you know) Thanks to those of you who have contacted us already.

WINTER SPEED TRAINING HAS STARTED! YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!!

Attention Winter Members!! We are excited to announce we started our Winter Speed Training Program on Tuesday, October 19th. Woo hoo! We have some new GREAT track workouts to help you get faster and stronger, and we have hired Coach Bob for a few weeks to work along with Assistant Coach Veronica, and provide our members with valuable tips, help and support on the track as needed. You DO NOT want to miss it!
See our members improving their fitness and form at Central Park.

For a map to Central park Click Here. Come and join the fun at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays. Meet at the track which is located towards the center/north side of the park
 

INFORMAL TRAINING RUNS DURING THE WEEK!

Join us for our informal weekly runs! To check out the list of places, days and times, please Click Here and if you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK: QUESTION FROM A MEMBER-

Q: Is it ok to participate in a race I did not register for?

Dear Member, We have a lot of new members who may not be familiar with this concept and may not have any bad intentions, however, running a race without registering is known as "Banditting". So, the answer is no, it is not ok to participate in a race you have not registered for.

There are a number of reasons why this practice is not ok.
1) Safety: If something happens to you on the course, and no one knows who you are because you do not have a race number with your emergency contact information on the back, you could be in trouble.

2) Taking from others who did pay: If you complete the event and get a medal, You could potentially be taking it away from someone who did pay for their registration and may not get one at the end. This is not fair for the individual who did pay their fee.

3) Running the risk of getting caught: In general, when you take/do something you did not pay for, you run the embarrassing risk of getting caught and not being able to participate in that event ever again. So in summary, we advise that if you are planning on participating in an event that you go ahead and register for it. For more information on race etiquette and other important tips Click Here

Keep our questions coming! We are here to answer them and help you train for success! :)

HOT OFF THE PRESS! & WE HEARD IT FIRST! 13.1 BIG 3 EVENTS!! AND FLORIDA 4!

BIG 3 FOR UNIQUE MEDAL! AND EVEN 4 FOR YET ONE MORE!!!

COMPLETE THE BIG 3 AND RECEIVE A UNIQUE/LIMITED EDITION MEDAL!!!!!

Attention Members: We are excited to announce that 13.1 and ING Miami Race Directors have come up with a pretty AWESOME Deal!

Complete the:

- 13.1 FT LAUDERDALE
- ING MIAMI, (FULL OR HALF)
- & 13.1 MIAMI BEACH

AND GET A SPECIAL EDITION MEDAL!!!

AND IT GETS BETTER!

COMPLETE THE FLORIDA 4 ADDING SARASOTA TO THE LIST AND GET YET ONE MORE LIMITED EDITION MEDAL! YES! THAT IS 2 LIMITED EDITION MEDALS FOR ALL 4 RACES! WOOO HOOO!! IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT :)!!!!!

$10 DISCOUNT UNTIL DECEMBER 1ST FOR SARASOTA! REGISTER NOW AND SAVE! WE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT AS A GROUP. THIS WILL BE OUR LAST EVENT OF THE 2010 SEASON! :)!!!!!

Yes! You've heard it right! We are going to Sarasota in March! It will be a nice FUN GET AWAY weekend with your FIT friends! and this event will conclude the end of an awesome season SO LET'S GO AND CELEBRATE!. Register now and save!

Code: SAVE10 (it’s valid for both the relay and the half). To register Click Here!

For more information Click Here!

If you have not registered for these winter events, we encourage you to REGISTER NOW AND SAVE!! PRICES INCREASING SOON! The following codes will give you $5 Off the Half Marathon and $10 Off the Full.

PLEASE NOTE THESE CODES ARE ONLY TO BE USED BY FIT MEMBERS AND WE WILL VERIFY MEMBERSHIP WITH RACE DIRECTORS !

For discount codes Click Here!

Codes are case sensitive so be sure to type as is!!!

Please remember we will be participating in these events as a group so be sure to register!!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
NOT UP TO HALF A MARATHON? HOW ABOUT A 5K!!!

Attention Fitness Walkers and 5K lovers!
There are some fun 5K's also at each of these events! Come out and participate! Get active, get moving, have fun! These events are walker friendly. Come join us and bring your family to cheer you on!

For information on the 5K's Click Here!

 

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CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK!

Congratulations St Pete's Half Marathon Participants!!!

Please join us in congratulating FIT members Kimmie, Sheri, and everyone else on a job well done at the Women's St Pete Half Marathon last Sunday. Way to go ladies!

Congratulations Dolphin Cycle Challenge Participants!!!

Please join us in congratulating FIT members Christy and Ivan for participating in the Dolphin Cycle Challenge last weekend, a 170 mile bike ride from Miami to Palm Beach. Way to go guys!

Congratulations SMART Ride Participants!!!

Join us in congratulating FIT member Robin for participating in the SMART Ride, a 160+ mile bike ride from Miami all the way to Key West! Way to go Robin!!

Congratulations 13.1 Participants!!

Congrats to all 13.1 Finishers! Once again, we had 100% completion rate. WAY TO GO FIT!!! :)

Congratulations Naomi!!!!

Please join us in congratulating FIT member Naomi on placing second in her age group at the 13.1 Ft Lauderdale Half Marathon! Nice job Naomi! :)

Congratulations Miami Man Half Ironman Triathletes!!!!

Please join us as we congratulate Assistant Coaches Debbie and Terry and FIT members (and Alumni) David, Jennifer, Shannon, Mandy and Christy on a great job at the Miami Man Half Ironman. You all were amazing and made us so proud! What a big accomplishment. WAY TO GO!!!

Congratulations Chickamuga Marathon Participants!!!!

Join us in congratulating Marie Kirzner and Lorraine Clawson on the completion of the Chickamuga marathon in Georgia. Lorraine finished 1st in her age group! WAY TO GO LORRAINE!! Congratulations ladies!! you made us so proud. Way to go!!

Good luck Turkey Trot Participants!!!!

We wish all Turkey Trot Participants a fun race and many PR's on Thursday! Go have fun and give it your best!

Good luck Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon Participants!!!!

Please join us in wishing ALL FIT PARTICIPANTS a wonderful time this weekend at the Space Coast Marathon! FIT members Jaime and Albert will be participating in their very first full marathon, Good Luck guys! and your Head Coach Marcela will be a part of the official Marathon Pace Team. Check it out! Woo hoo!

If you participate in any athletic events and would like to be recognized, or would like to share a special life event, please let us know. Your success is our success! email [email protected]

 

"My Success Story" By Lynn Brewer

Lynn is thankful for FIT!!! :)

Marcela

Just needed to say thanks to all the coaches and members of FIT.
This is my second season with FIT and I had set my goal at taking 15 minutes off my best time of 3:03 during last years 13.1 Ft Lauderdale. Mission accomplished! posted 2:37:03.
I never thought I would still be running such distance but the FIT program makes it fun!.That meant a stayed committed not only to running but to my overall fitness goal.
I have made many great friends by participating and looking forward to new goals and accomplishments.
Thanks for creating such a great platform for success.

Lynn Brewer

Dear Lynn,

Congratulations on your GREAT achievement! We are glad to hear you accomplished your goal and we're so PROUD OF YOU! WAY TO GO!!! Your hard work and determination has paid off! You totally rocked 13.1!! Congratulations on a job well done! Your hard work has paid off and you should feel very proud! What a great success story, thank you for sharing it and for being such an inspiration! :)

Your Head Coach, Marcela :)

We're excited about your success at FIT ! 

Please let us know how your experience with FIT has made your life better.  We will share your story here.  We would like to let others know how a correctly executed fitness program can change your life and inspire others!

Please send your Success Story to
[email protected]

 

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