Hey Fleet Feet friends! It's Amy from the store, and I'm excited about our summer SpeedPlay program.
(OK, To say I am excited is an understatement.)
When Leah told us Deb Vercauteren and John Zupanc were coaching our summer SpeedPlay program, my first thought was "NO WAY!" My second thought was "sign me up!"
It's been years (ahem, 22 years to be exact) since I have done a speed workout on the track (way back for my high school track team). So dusting off the rust of those 22 years without formal speed work was going to take me waaaaay out of my comfort zone. But with Coaches John and Deb leading the way, I knew I would walk off the track a stronger runner, and ready for the Fox Cities Half Marathon in September.
So why was I so geeked out about who was coaching this program? I got to work with Deb and John as a reporter for the school newspaper for my college, UW-Oshkosh. They led their track and cross country teams to much success, and I got to cover that success for the paper. It was always a pleasure to talk with the duo and their athletes, and since I loved running so much, it was fun to share the stories with our student population.
(Click here to read more about this coaching duo, pictured above).
There is still time to join us for SpeedPlay. One morning a week (through July 19), get your workout in before you start your day! Early bird catches the worm, and some speed. (Visit here to register and for more details).
What can you expect from SpeedPlay? John and Deb filled me in.