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TEAM FLEET FEET HUNTSVILLE

TEAM FLEET FEET HUNTSVILLE

THEY RUN, THEY VOLUNTEER, THEY COACH, THEY MENTOR 

Last week with Team Fleet Feet (Week of October 8th)

Paul Erickson volunteered at Aid Station 2 for Monte Sano 15k. 

Aleisha Boodoian Chaffin Helped set up the finish line for Monte Sano 15K. Ran the 15K as a mentor with a RCM training group participant. Mentor for warm up and cool down for the group at the race. She also placed 3rd in her age group. 

Donna Wimberger Palumbo  volunteered for Monte Sano 15k. 

Amy Kondrath Tanner Helped with half marathon training group and ran Monte Sano 15k. 

Jennifer Carroll Smith piloted for her husband while he swam the suck 10 mile OWS race. 

Donna Hutson Ruiz volunteered with timers at finish line of Monte Sano 15k from setup to tear down. 

Eric Fritz actually ran the Monte Sano 15k. Plus helped with clean up, etc. He also came out the the Fun Run on Thursday night.

Suzanne Swift Taylor worked the Monte Sano 15K, watched Sky race and then drove to Louisville and supported Dink and the others out racing at Ironman Louisville. 

Dink Taylor attended Tuesday night speed work session for the training groups, and also completed Ironman Louisville in cool/wet conditions. 

Robert Youngren attended two speed work sessions (Morning/Evening) for the Marathon Training Group and Saturday's Monte Sano 15km with the marathon training group. He did "race" the 15km but it was part of the final miles of a 20 mile run (ouch!), placing 1st in his age group. 

Nathan Pierce volunteered at Monte Sano 15K. 

Kathy Faulkner Youngren did marathon training coaching stuff. 

Linda Scavarda attended Tuesday night speed work session with the marathon training group, attended the Fun Run on Thursday night, volunteered at Monte Sano 15k, and ran the 15k with a marathon training participant. Mentor for warm up and cool down for the group at the race. She also placed 3rd in her age group. 

David Moulder volunteered at the Monte Sano 15k from set-up early to clean-up. He also raced placing 2nd overall, 1st in age group, and a new PR by over 6 mins. 

Jamie Miller ran the Monte Sano 15k. 

Julia Donovan ran the Monte Sano 15k and placed 1st in her age group. 

Ryan Donovan ran the Monte Sano 15k and placed 2nd in his age group.

Dink         

 Dink Taylor (left) Fleet Feet Sports owner, Mountain Mist Race Director, Track Coach, Tri Coach

Eric Fritz (right) Huntsville Track Club President, Next Steps 10K Coach

    

Jim Clemens (left) Marathon Mentor

Aleisha Chaffin (right) Marathon Mentor

      

Amy Tanner (left) Tri 70.3 Coach

Dana Overton (right) Marathon Mentor

       

David Moulder (left) Mentor

Dennis Mix (right) Ironman Mentor/Coach

    

Donna Palumbo (left) Cotton Row Race Director, Professional Mentor

Donna Ruiz (right) Tri 201 Coach

        

James Falcom (left) Race Director & Mentor

Jamie Miller (right) Ironman Mentor/Coach

     

Jennifer Smith (left) Triathlon Mentor

Jess Ahrens (right) Tri 101 Coach

   

Joanna Whisenant (right) Triathlon Mentor

     

Julia Donovan (left) Fleet Feet Sports Training Director

Kathy Youngren (right) Marathon Coach

       

Linda Scavarda (left) Winter Winds Race Director, Speed Coach, Fast 5K Coach and Marathon Mentor 

Nathan Pierce - Half Marathon Mentor/Triathlete

   

Rob Youngren (left) Marathon Coach

Ryan Dovonan (right) Mentor

 Not shown:  Christy Scott, Rebecca Reynolds, Suzanne Taylor, Dianna Cioppi, Paul Erickson

photo credit:  Melissa Hopper

 

 

Week of October 4th 

Jennifer Carroll Smith rode 20 miles at the Bluff City Blues ride in Memphis.  

Christy Scott mentored the marathon training group and led recovery yoga for the 10k, 1/2, and marathon groups. 

Aleisha Boodoian Chaffin mentored the marathon training group.  

Amy Kondrath Tanner volunteered and raced at the Church Street Wine Shop 5k.  

Kathy Faulkner Youngren coached marathon training group.  

Dana Overton mentored the marathon training group.  

Robert Youngren attended speed work session for the Marathon Training Group and continues to coach the marathon training group. 

Linda Scavarda attended Tuesday night speed work session with the marathon training group, mentored the marathon training group, and volunteered at the Church Street Wine Shop 5k.  

Week of September 24th 

Suzanne Swift Taylor cheered on the Fleet Feet training group and race team at Ironman Chattanooga on Sunday. 

Dink Taylor went to Germany to tour the CEP plant and got to hang out with Meb Keflezighi. He also cheered on the Fleet Feet training group and race team at Ironman Chattanooga on Sunday. 

Jennifer Carroll Smith raced at Racin the Station Duathlon on Saturday and then on Sunday piloted for her husband while he did the Bridges to Bluff 10k swim. 

Kathy Faulkner Youngren coached the marathon training group. 

Robert Youngren coached the marathon training group. 

Rebecca Reynolds led a 70.3 bike ride on Saturday. 

Christy Scott mentored the marathon training group on Saturday. 

Paul Erickson helped set-up transition at Racin' the Station on Friday. On Saturday he raced as a relay with his wife and helped tear down after the race. 

Dana Overton mentored the marathon training group on Saturday. 

Eric Fritz came out to the Fun Run at Fleet Feet on Thursday and also mentored the marathon training group on Saturday. 

Linda Scavarda came out to the Fun Run at Fleet Feet on Thursday and also mentored the marathon training group on Saturday. 

Nathan Pierce Won Racin' the Station on Saturday and he also helped with set-up/tear-down. 

Wendy Tedder Pearson finished her first Ironman at Ironman Chattanooga on Sunday. 

Donna Hutson Ruiz finished her first Ironman at Ironman Chattanooga on Sunday. 

Amy Kondrath Tanner finished her first Ironman at Ironman Chattanooga on Sunday. 

Dianna Cioppi finished another Ironman at Ironman Chattanooga on Sunday. 

Jamie Miller finished another Ironman at Ironman Chattanooga on Sunday. 

Julia Donovan Placed 2nd Female with a new PR of 1:32:50 at the Grand Lake Half Marathon in Celina, OH. 

Ryan Donovan Won the Grand Lake Half Marathon in Celina, OH and also set a new PR of 1:23:45.

Week of September 17

Kathy Faulkner Youngren coached the marathon training group. 

Robert Youngren coached the marathon training group. 

Jennifer Carroll Smith rode in the Johnny Ray century ride in Opelika on Saturday. 

Christy Scott raced at the Nashville Spartan Sprint and Super. 

Aleisha Boodoian Chaffin mentored the marathon training group on Saturday. 

Jim Clemens earlier last week, sent several folks to FF to look for shoes when they pinged him - even when in CoS, still reppin' FF Hsv! 

David Moulder mentored the marathon training group on both Tuesday and Saturday. 

Suzanne Swift Taylor mentored the Ironman group, came out to the Fleet Fleet/Lululemon Fun Run, and worked/supported at the Scottsboro Cross Country Invitational. 

Linda Scavarda came out to the Fleet Fleet/Lululemon Fun Run on Thursday, and mentored the marathon training group on both Tuesday and Saturday. 

Dennis Mix completed Ironman 70.3 Augusta on Sunday. 

Joanna Wilbanks Whisenant completed Ironman 70.3 Augusta on Sunday. 

Dink Taylor came out to the Fleet Fleet/Lululemon Fun Run, and brought items out for the Scottsboro Cross Country Invitational.

Week of September 10

Jennifer Carroll Smith rode 33 miles in the All You Can Eat Century on Saturday.

Christy Scott mentored the marathon training group on Saturday.

Wendy Tedder Pearson has been training with the Ironman group.

Suzanne Swift Taylor mentored Ironman and Half Ironman Group throughout the week.

Rebecca Reynolds ran with the 70.3 group on Sunday.

Dana Overton mentored the marathon training group on Saturday.

James Falcon mentored the marathon training group on Saturday.

Aleisha Boodoian Chaffin mentored the marathon training group on Saturday.

Linda Scavarda helped at the Fun Run on Thursday, mentored the marathon training group on Saturday, and ran with the Half and Full Ironman groups on Sunday.

Nathan Pierce set-up and raced McMullen Cove 5k and got 1st overall. Ran with Ironman training group on Sunday.

Dink Taylor rode 64 miles in the All You Can Eat Century on Saturday and ran with the Ironman and Half Ironman Group on Sunday.

David Moulder mentored the marathon training group on Saturday.

Dennis Mix rode 57 miles in the All You Can Eat Century on Saturday.

Robert Youngren finished his 4th Barkley Fall Classic 50k on Saturday and also mapped out a course for the marathon training program to run on Saturday morning.

Kathy Faulkner Youngren continues to lead the marathon training program through communication with the coaches and participants.

Week of September 3

 Eric Fritz mentored the Marathon group on Saturday and provided aid.

Dana Overton mentored the Marathon group on Saturday.

Linda Scavarda mentored the Marathon group on Saturday and ran with the Half and Full Ironman groups on Sunday.

Kathy Faulkner Youngren coached the Marathon group on Saturday.

Christy Scott mentored the Marathon group on Saturday. 

Rebecca Reynolds helped with setup at Soggie Seals and then raced placing as Overall Female Winner. She also volunteered a lot in the soccer realm.  

Suzanne Taylor coached the Half and Full Ironman groups on Sunday from 4:30 a.m. set-up till 2 p.m. tear down and also got a workout in.

Donna Ruiz rode 103 miles in the Red Kettle Ride in Decatur preparing for Ironman Chattanooga.

Dink Taylor coached Half Marathon group Tuesday night, set-up and tear down at the Fun Run Thursday night, rode 102 miles in the Red Kettle Ride in Decatur, and coached the Half and Full Ironman groups on Sunday from 4:30 a.m. set-up till 2 p.m. tear down and also got a workout in.

Week of April 9

Eric Fritz helped with Say No to Obesity 4K

Jennifer Carroll Smith went to the Tri 101 coaches meeting on Saturday.

Linda Scavarda mentored 10k group Wed and Saturday.

Kathy Faulkner Youngren “raced” the Superheroes 5k as the last 3 miles of a marathon long run, then helped tear down and load back up. Also helped with Cookie Dash packet stuffing on Saturday.

Aleisha Boodoian Chaffin helped with the Cookie dash packet stuffing Saturday, and set up, cleaned up and raced Superheroes 5K on Sunday.

Robert Youngren raced the Superheroes 5k with his and Kathy;s daughter--her cute cheeks and button nose just beat him to the line! They also helped set up / take down the finish (well, Marley supervised).

Amy Kondrath Tanner coached the 70.3 group at a run and ride! 

James Falcon raced Say no to Obesity and helped pick up a few cones after.

Week of April 2

Amy Kondrath Tanner volunteered at bridge street packet pickup on Friday.......and ran it on Sunday!

Donna Hudson Ruiz raced Bridge Street and then helped with cleanup after.

Jennifer Carroll Smith volunteered for heel and crank Friday and volunteered for bridge Street on Sunday.

Wendy Tedder Pearson ran  Bridge Street half and helped with clean up :)

Donna Wimberger Palumbo volunteered for packet stuffing, t-shirt counting, and packet pick up.

David Moulder Worked setup, raced Bridge Street Half (PR’d), and then worked cleanup.

Jessica Lawson Ahrens didn’t get to race or volunteer at heel and crank😥 but was on early morning set up crew for bridge street and the ran the race.

Christy Scott raced Oak Barrel on Saturday then paced the 2:15 group at Bridge Street on Sunday, then picked up mile marker flags after the race.

Linda Scavarda coached the 10k Group Wed and Saturday and then paced 2:00 group with Dana on Sunday and assisted in cleanup. Afterwards, she took the Domino's bags back to them.

Julia Donovan an with Madison NoBo on Tuesday, paced Bridge Street with Ryan

Paul Erickson Tried to pull off RD’ing Heel and Crank, but it had to be cancelled due to weather.

Rebecca Reynolds paced Bridge Street and ended up not being able to volunteer or race at Heel and Crank.

Jim Clemens worked packet pickup morning of Bridge Street, then ran Bridge Street Half

Eric Fritz was at an RRCA conference in DC and ran a 10 mile that was at least it was a minute faster than the previous one

Aleisha Boodoian Chaffin and her boys marked Bridge Street course on Saturday night, and Ryan put out the mile marker flags Sunday morning for Bridge Street Half. Then I paced the 1:55 group with Kathy (best pace group ever!!!)

Kathy Faulkner Youngren coordinated sentries and split timers for Bridge Street the paced the 1:55 group with Aleisha.

Week of March 26

Christy Scott completed the RunSUP race in Florida! "I had never actually raced before, so it was a fun experience! Ready for our season to start here!"

Jennifer Carroll Smith Raced at the HITS Sprint triathlon in Ocala Florida on Saturday. She kicked off the season right!

Linda Scavarda Mentored the 10k Wed & Sat and NOBO Thurs in Madison.

Amy Kondrath Tanner Coached the 70.3 group on a long ride and a run!

Eric Fritz Coach 10k group. ("And the fast guy hurt me... ")

Donna Hutson Ruiz Ran with the Bridge Street 1/2 group.

Nathan Pierce ran with the half marathon group.

Week of March 19

Suzanne Swift Taylor celebrated her Mom’s 85th birthday!!

Rebecca Reynolds Helped with the 10k group Wednesday night.

Dennis Mix Worked the aid station at McKay Hollow

Eric Fritz Led Next Steps and helped at McKay on Saturday.

Dana Overton Worked the aid station at McKay Hollow

James Falcon Raced the Hot Chocolate 5k in a “blizzard” in Indianapolis. By the end of the day there was 10+ inches of snow. They ended up canceling the 15k for safety. Amazingly nothing closed in town.

Nathan Pierce ran with the half marathon group Saturday morning

Julia Donovan Ran with the Madison NoBo on Tuesday

Jim Clemens Had an awesome long run - oh, and I spent some money at FF

Christy Scott Helped mark the McKay 12k course Friday, worked aid station at McKay Saturday then stayed for cleanup. Handing off RFH race stuff to Chelsea this afternoon. (Cleaning out the garage!)

Amy Kondrath Tanner Worked the aid station at McKay!

Paul Erickson Worked the aid station at McKay!!

Donna Wimberger Palumbo Worked packet pick up for McKay and Cotton Row RD activities.

Linda Scavarda Helped with NOBO Tues night, helped 10k group Wed night, lead and helped clean up fun run Thurs night, Helped 10k group Sat morning, worked food and helped clean up at McKay, and supplied aid, finish line arch for funky run. Ran Funky run as well.

Week of March 12th

Joanna Wilbanks Whisenant Raced in Nashville on Saturday

Rebecca Reynolds Raced and volunteered at the Rocket Run

Eric Fritz worked the Rocket Run, setup, raced, then helped tear down at Rocket Run

Donna Wimberger Palumbo worked the Rocket Run packet pick up, mentored 1/2 training, and worked on Cotton Row RD activities

David Moulder raced at the Rocket Run (earned a 4 min. PR) and lead the 5 miler at the Fleet Feet Sports Fun Run

Linda Scavarda was the Fun run 3 mile lead and helped and enjoyed running with Eric and Rebecca at the Rocket Run 10 miler

Aleisha Boodoian Chaffin helped mark the Rocket Run course before the race and then raced it!

Amy Kondrath Tanner Coached the 70.3 group 

Wendy Tedder Pearson Coached the 70.3 group

Jamie Miller Hit a PR at the Rocket Run 10 Miler and helped Coach Amy with the 70.3 bike ride.

Julia Donovan  volunteered at packet pick-up.

James Falcon helped with the Rocket Run set up, finish line, and tear down.

Week of February 26th

Denalo 12 Hour

Donna Ruiz I ran her first 50 miler at Delano and worked all day at Fleet Feet Sports on Sunday!

Aleisha Chaffin ran 78 miles in 12 Hours for a New State Record and Age Record.

Coaching

Amy Tanner coached 70.3

Chattanooga Half Marathon

Jamie Miller ran the half marathon 1:53.58

UAH 8K & Pump It up

Linda Scavarda 3rd over all female, won the women's pump and run.  She volunteered as well!

Rebecca Reynolds volunteered

Eric Fritz ran UAH and volunteered

Dink Taylor volunteered at UAH

Big Commit at Fleet Feet Sports

Rob & Kathy Youngren

Dana Overton

Nathan Pierce

Linda Scavarda

Rebecca Reynolds

David Moulder

Dianna Cioppi

Dink & Suzanne Taylor

Linda Scavarda

Other Great Outdoor Activities

 Dennis Mix is on the road to recovery from his knee surgery.  Glad have him back running!

 Jennifer Smith road 2 hours on her new Balance Bike preparing for Heel and Crank.

 Jim Clemens ran his highest mileage week since September and signed up CIM and signed up for his 28th Peachtree 10K.

 Christy Scott hung out at the Huntsville High Track Meet.

 Joanna Whisenant got in a long run and had multiple kids sporting activities.

 Paul Erickson did some great training on the Pelaton and took the AMAZING HEMI for his first hike on Monte Sano.

 Donna Palumbo went to Disney and Becoming and Outdoor Women Camp AND worked on Cotton Row!

Week of February 19th

President's Day Fun Run

Linda Scavarda volunteered

Paper Chase 5K

Linda Scavarda, Erickson and Suzanne Taylor Volunteered

Mt Cheaha 50K

Dink Taylor raced

Christy Scott raced

 Week of February 12th

Actif Epica 162K in Winnipeg

Rob Youngren 1st Overall

Love Runners Volunteers

Linda Scavarda volunteered

Eagle Ridge

Linda Scavarda volunteered

Eric Fritz volunteeerd 7 Ran the 3.5 Mile race

Dana Overton won the 50K - 1st female

Dink Taylor ran the Half Marathon

February 10-11 Team Activities

Hug a Cub 

Ryan Donovan volunteered

Nathan Pierce finished 2nd at Hug A Club with a new PR of 18:16

Carnival Frolic Half Marathon

Jamie Miller raced

Tick Ridge

Christy Scott volunteered and 1st Overall Female in the 50K

Dink Taylor volunteered and ran the 25K

Jennifer Smith volunteered

Dennis Mix volunteered

Eric Fritz volunteered

Winter Winds

Suzanne Taylor volunteered

Linda Scavarda Race Directed the race

David Moulder volunteered

Aleisha Chaffin volunteered

Eric Fritz volunteered and raced

Donna Palumbo raced

Rebecca Reynolds ran the 2 mile with her son

Dink Taylor volunteered

Merecedes Marathon & Half Marathon

Joanna Whisenant raced

Jim Clemens raced


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