The Zilker Relays, previously known as Fila Relays, are coming up in a little over a week.  If my running records are correct, I’ve participated in this event in 2007, 2009, 2010, and again this year.  I am especially excited about competing in them this year because CrossFit Central is one of the main sponsors and I will be running with and cheering on fellow coaches and our ATXEndurance athletes. 
 A True Test of Speed
I really like this race because it’s short, sweet, and to the point.  Honestly, it’s probably not my best distance because I prefer to race something a little bit longer but I enjoy doing it because it is a true test of speed.  Unless you’re just running it for fun, the 2.4 mile distance really isn’t enough time to warm up, relax into a pace, and then pick it up at the end.  This distance (for me) is more of a 3…2…1….GO HARD! 
So, how have I been training for the Zilker Relays?
Well, I tried running the course the other morning with a friend so I could mentally and physically prepare my body, but it was early and dark and we got lost…so…until I get to run it for real next Friday night I will be envisioning myself trucking up the semi-long hill on Barton Springs Rd.
Other than that, my weekly endurance training consists of:
  • 1 moderate pace- 4-6 mile distance run a week
  • 3 CrossFit workouts
  • 2-3 CrossFit Endurance workouts
What are you waiting for? Put together a team and register!
I’m currently organizing teams and if you’d like to run as part of CrossFit Central email me at: melisarehm@crossfitcentral.com
I just need the following details:
Team Members
Team Name
Team Captain
Team Division
You can also register here.
Peace.RunZilkerRelays.Love.