First Strides® - North Myrtle Beach Workshop

Spring 2024: Thursday, March 7th through Thursday, May 16th Little River, SC 29566 US Directions

Week 12 Email

Dear Striders,

What a fabulous evening we had for our final night and 5K goal event!  You all did a wonderful job and we're so proud of you!

Graduation Honors:  Congratulations to the 5 striders who earned their graduation shirt our final night!  That means a grand total of 98 graduates for Spring 2023!  Well done, Striders!

Cheetah - Devin Tice and Wendy Perlstein
Gazelle - Amber Tice
Lynx - Kim Hayes and Marie Holman
100% Attendance Awards:  12 Striders and 4 mentors with 100% Attendance earned the  coveted "I'm Perfect" pins.

Panther:  Karen Jacobs, Susan Nicolosi, Kristyna Savard.

Lynx:  Judy Beckwith, Terry Haman, Lynda Landis

Gazelle:  Merillyn Chicknavorian, Judy Cluett

Fox:  Christy Byles, Susan Quinn, Carroll Stratton

Cheetah:  Mary Johnson

Our sincere apologies if we inadvertently left someone out...

5K RACE RESULTS:  We had 84 finishers in our 5K (3.1 mile) goal event.

Wendy Shaver from First Strides Brunsco was our 1st finisher in a time of 30:07 (9:42 per mile pace).

Our NMB Strider Colette DeThomas finished 2nd in 30:55. 

The "median" (middle) 5K finish time was 47:38, which is a 15:21 per mile pace).  Click here for "user-friendly" results to see how of all your Strider friends did with group stats at bottom.  Informative!

TOPIC: Getting Better - Spring 2023 workshops may be finished but you can continue to improve.  The training principles are the same:  Stress + Rest = Improvement. Experiment with some new workouts.  Try adding one new stress to your week like speed work, hills, races … but no more than 10% increase each week (further or faster or more frequently or tougher). See the flyer on our website for different and fun workouts you’ll enjoy.

Look for groups:  
                   ***  GSRC Tuesday night @ 6:30 pm at Gator Hole Plaza (TGI Friday's parking lot). 3-,4- or 5-mile routes are mapped out and some mentors are usually present
                   ***  Fleet Feet Myrtle Beach has many multi-week training programs for different levels/goals (
                   ***  Coastal Race Productions, JoJo Terragna’s company, offers a number of races of varying distances to choose from (  Great bling!!


Making Strides: Want to continue weekly with friends?  Several mentors and Striders will continue meeting on Wednesday nights at 5:30 pm for a joint workout to continue your improvement with others.  Come join us to help each other throughout the summer heat.  Very informal.  No charge.  Good friendships.

Most important of all…don’t stop!  Remember: It is easier to STAY in shape than it is to GET in shape.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Spring 2023 First Strides North Myrtle Beach and Spring 2023 First Strides Brunsco!

Jane & your mentors

P.S. Beach Party:  Let's get together on the beach at Cherry Grove Fishing Pier (N. Ocean Blvd between at 36th Avenue N) on Saturday, May 20th beginning at 11 A.M.  Bring your beach chair and everything you need (food, drink, sunscreen, etc) to enjoy time together and celebrate your accomplishment!   

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