Welcome to Going the Distance
Going the Distance is a coaching program for all runners who want to improve their performance.
For details on the program, please see Sign-Up Steps.
For information on why Going the Distance might be right for you, please see Choosing a Coach.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
Energy = Performance/Recovery
Learn how to:
-- get better race results by boosting the energy of your legs and lungs
-- recover more quickly from a race or workout
-- apply healing techniques immediately with no side effects
Pranic Healing is a system of energy-based techniques that use prana to balance, harmonize, and transform the body's energy processes. Private healing sessions are available.
Level 1 Workshop, June 22/23
More information, contact Miriam Smith
GTD on Facebook
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GTD Running Club
Going the Distance provides coaching for runners from over 10 running clubs. We also coach many runners who are not affiliated with a club.
In 2010, we joined USA Track & Field (New England) to support the many things USATF-NE does to improve our sport, from course certification and officiating, to organizing programs in road running, track & field, cross-country, mountain/ultra/trail running and more. We encourage you to become a member and renew your membership each year. You may join online at the USATF website here, or you may go to the USATF-NE website here and print out a form and mail it in.
If you are not affiliated with a club or you want to be a member of GTD as well as another club, we encourage you to join us. How do you join the GTD running club? It's easy. You can do any or all of the following:
-- when you become a member of USATF-NE, indicate that your club is #324, Going the Distance
-- buy a GTD singlet and wear it to workouts, races, and runs
-- use the GTD coaching program and tell others about it
Please note that the Going the Distance running club does not hold meetings and there are no club membership dues. We do "meet" often on the track and other workout venues, and GTDers "meet" for many group runs.
Please note also that you do not have to "join" GTD to use the Fernando Braz coaching service. Fernando welcomes the opportunity to coach runners from all clubs and runners who are not affiliated with a club. Remember -- it's all about running.
GTD is grateful to Saucony for its support of the Merrimack and North Shore Speed and Conditioning programs. Saucony made it possible to put a high-quality shirt on the backs of the athletes. Their continued effort and vision to give back to young athletes is unmatched and appreciated.
Kath Hardcastle Out West
Kath Hardcastle ran 45:07 at the hilly Bloomsday 12K in Spokane (WA) on May 4. Although Kath calls it "stupidly hilly" she attacked it anyway. Runners do this.
A week earlier she ran 17:32 at the Montana Made 5K in Missoula.
Boston and Ramble Results
It was a tragic Boston Marathon on April 15th. "Race results" seem less important.
For the record, see the results link for times of GTDers who were able to finish. The times were excellent and show the training dedication of GTD runners throughout the long winter. If you're missing from the results, whether you finished or not, let me know.
The James Joyce Ramble on April 28th was this year's national masters 10K championship. It saved Linda Jennings some airfare and she ran an excellent "local" race. Larissa Park was 3rd woman overall in 35:34. Holly Madden, Jen Rapaport, and Cristina Winsor ran strong races.
Spring Program Signup
The GTD spring training program begans the week of April 22 and continues through July. It's not too late to sign up.
Location is the same as previous years -- Greater Lawrence Technical School track.
Go to Steps for directions.
If you're looking for a program with a daily outline and unlimited communication with Fernando and program adjustments, you may want to use Program 2. You may sign up for Program 2 at any time. Go to the Signup Steps page for information about Program 2, or contact us.
Linda Jennings at Half-Marathon Championship
Linda was 2nd in her division at the USATF National Half-Marathon Masters Championship in Melbourne, Florida, on February 3.
Her 1:34:49 was a minute behind the division winner and 8 seconds ahead of the 3rd runner in this extremely competitive 60-64 division on the national level.
Overall, Linda was 14th out of 577 women finishers, and 4th woman in the race based on age-graded results.