AUTISM PUZZLE WALK AND 5K RUN

I hope you can make it out this Saturday morning to support the Autism Society of Nebraska’s events at Chalco Hills.  Registration and more information here: http://www.autismnebraska.org/ A wonderful cause that Team Nebraska is proud to support.  We aren’t just about winning every race, sometimes it is more important to give of ourselves and hope to inspire others to do the same.  This weekend is another example of that.

Congratulations to Peter van der Westhuizen on winning the Grand Blue Mile road race in downtown Des Moines last night.  He bested A.J. Acosta for the 2nd straight time, 4:02 to 4:03.  Both will tangle again at the Drake Relays Invitational Mile this coming weekend.

Natalie Como will tackle the Oklahoma City Marathon this weekend.  This young lady has major talent that has yet to be tapped, we’re hoping to see a glimpse of it this Sunday morning.

Happy to report I made it through yesterday’s 20 miler completely pain free, the adductor issue now in the rear view mirror.  Thirty 1/4s (w/:30 rec) today, hard to believe we are on the downside of this training cycle.

I like to recognize the remarkable, even if it isn’t a Team Nebraska marvel, so here you go:  Abby Knight finished two marathons in one week.  She ran a 3:12 in Paris and a 3:19 in Madrid.  Talk about seeing Europe by foot!  She is an amazing athlete to accomplish such an unlikely double.  I’m questioning those who choose to run Lincoln after running Boston just 9 days ago, there’s not a reasonable coach in the country that would endorse that.  Just goes to show you that there are exceptions to every rule.

Jack Halpenny, a Real Good Mate!  Jack took 2nd in the Special Olympics 50 Meter Run and will be going to the State Championships!  Jack & mom Laurie have our hearts and our support for this weekend.  Giddyup Jack!

Team Nebraska will be providing race numbers, medals, and volunteers for the Puzzle Walk and 5K Run.