The High Country contingent of the ARC was in action around the southeast this weekend.
Boone’s Caleb Masland started things off on Friday with a competitive 4-miler in Virginia. Coming off the LA Marathon in February (the 20th marathon of his career!), he has been getting back in touch with faster paces. His 21:34 4-mile result shows he’s beginning to shake the rust off. It will be fun to watch Caleb’s results this spring as he works to chip away at his personal bests in the shorter distances. If you are interested in following his progress more closely, check out CoachCaleb.com, where he will be posting training updates along the way.
On Sunday, Blowing Rock’s Peyton Hoyal lined up for the USATF-NC championship at the Tobacco Road Marathon. Running this event was a last-minute choice for Peyton, so he didn’t have the traditional marathon-specific training block under his belt. Even so, he was able to rely on the strong base of fitness he’s been building for the last few years and get in a solid effort. His 2:33:22 was a few minutes off of his personal best, but good enough for second in the USATF-NC division and third overall (and a decent payday!). Find out more about Peyton’s training at ZapFitnessCoaching.com, where he offers coaching services.