July 12-July 18

Spotlight Athlete: Rachel Cackett


Sunday, July 12:  11 Mile Long Run (on Pre’s Trail started slow finished 7:00 pace)

Monday, July 13:  7 Miles easy with Melissa on Pre’s Trail

Tuesday, July 14:  7.5 Miles (Tap and Growler group run)

Wednesday, July 15:  5.5 Mile Run (Hub group run on the bike path)

Thursday, July 16:  TRE Flyers workout 5.5 Miles total on Rexius trail.

  • Warm-up 
  • 1 Mile @ 5k pace
  • 3x1000m @ 100m mile pace/100m easy pace
  • 1000m @ 5k pace
  • Cool-down

Friday, July 17:  5 Miles easy with Melissa 

Saturday, July 18:  8.5 Miles easy (Run Hub group run)

Total Weekly Mileage:  50 Miles

This spring Rachel had a great race the Boston Marathon with a big 10 minute personal best as she ran 3:07:56. She is incredible talent and we are extremely excited to see what she does this Fall and beyond! It has taken some time for her to recover from the April marathon but now her training is getting back to normal. She is apart of a great running community in Eugene, Oregon and we LOVE giving her our support and we believe in Rachel Cackett! 




Go to pre race meal: I know it’s super boring but usually all I have the morning before a race is plain oatmeal with a banana and lots of water with nuun. My favorite post race/run meal however, is pancakes. Preferably with lots of chocolate chips. 

Favorite music to workout to:

  • One Republic
  • Lorde
  • Hozier
  • The Lumineers
  • MIKA
  • The Fratellis
  • Eric Hutchinson
  • Kanye West
  • Taylor Swift
  • K’naan
  • Train
  • Macklemore
  • Sam Smith
  • Walk the Moon

Lately I’ve really enjoyed listening to podcasts on runs my favorites are:

  • Radiolab
  • The Moth
  • The Mystery Show
  • This American Life

Favorite Movie:  I like a lottttt of movies, but I think my top three favorites of all time are:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Knotting Hill
  • Easy A

Favorite racing memory:  By far my favorite racing memory was my senior year at the Indoor State Championship meet. I doubled in the 5k and the 3k (run on Friday and Saturday respectively). I hadn’t qualified for ECAC’s yet and this meet was my last chance. My parents, grandma, sister, Jon, and friends from school all drove down for the weekend. Fortunately, or so I thought, my stronger event (the 5k) was first. The race however, did not go as planned, and I ended up missing the time I needed by a few seconds. I honestly thought I was done. I caught a cold and barely warmed up the next day for the 3k. I remember telling my dad that I was really unsure about even doing the race. I went out in the back of the pack and to my surprise was hitting all the splits I needed. With four laps to go I was still within striking distance. My coach had everyone on the team cheering to get the time I needed. I qualified by just a few seconds and completely surprised myself. Having such a breakthrough race surrounded by the people I love was the most fun I have ever had racing. 

People who have provided the biggest positive influence on my life:  So many people have had a positive influence on my life, my family, friends, and a myriad of coaches. It’s impossible to name just a few. Rather than recognizing specific individuals, I would just like to say thank you. Thank you for challenging and encouraging me over the years to stay positive despite adversity. Thank you for having a sense of humor and sharing it with me, and thank you for teaching me to tackle big goals one small step at time.