All alliteration aside (see what I did there?), two RunTuff athletes performed very well on May 5th at two different 10-mile races. Ruth Shields went to Syracuse to run the notoriously challenging and hilly Mountain Goat 10-miler, and smashed her goal of 90 minutes by running a superb 1:27:22! Ruth continues to impress me with her toughness and great attitude. Next up for her are the three upcoming Rochester Runner of the Year races in the Lilac 10K, Sunset House 5K, and McMullen Mile.
Kraig Connor traveled a bit farther to Philadelphia to partake in the nationally-known Broad Street Run. Despite dealing with shin pain and pouring rain, he ran a stellar new PR of 1:03:47! Kraig continues to impress me with his blatant disregard for facial hair fashion sense and his willingness to attempt some of the more ridiculous workouts I throw at him. He will be running the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on June 3rd, before taking some time off and then starting to train for the Chicago marathon in the fall!