This coming weekend we have two of our Haute Volée women racing in the US Half Marathon Championship in Houston, TX. Both Caitlin Comfort and Megan Rolland are coming off of great races this fall and last spring. In September, Megan set a half marathon PR in Philadelphia while Caitlin finished 3rd at USATF 20k Champs in New Haven, CT. Two months later Caitlin raced to an eleventh place finish at the US 12k Road Champs in Alexandria. I spent a little time catching up with them as they go into their races in Houston this weekend.
This past October I get to meet volée rockstar, Ashley Evans. I had just finished Chicago and was barely moving through the post race 'chute' when I looked back to see Ashley putting me to shame with her post race walking skills. She had run her first marathon in 2:48:49! We hobbled through the rest of the chute together chatting and attempting to enjoy that post race beer.