Good Luck to Our Runners!

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We are running a full/normal schedule tomorrow

I want to take the time to extend the biggest of good luck and congratulations to the four Landos we have running the Boston Marathon!!!!!

Sam Eaton, Kelli Dedonato, and Addie Dion are current members who are running tomorrow for their various charities. Then there is a distance runner (pun maybe intended) who is extra special named Taylor Landes who is a Lando at heart and by blood, my baby sister finishing up her last year of college at THE Ohio State University. These four made an unreal commitment to not only run 26.2 miles tomorrow but doing so to raise money for various charities and training during the brutal winter we had here and Columbus, OH. I ran the Boston Marathon in 2008 and can say without question the most difficult training situation for any sport or event I ever had was training for Boston simply because of the time of year and area we are training. So ladies you have my and all of our utmost respect!

I am very proud of all of these ladies. As you can imagine I have a very personal pride when it comes to my sister. I am very much not the kind of person who likes to inject myself into situations to create imagined drama, but I like many have a story related to the tragedy two years ago that has turned into a victory for this city. I was with my father, brother in law (a Lando), and my sister Taylor walking to the finish line in 2013 after the traditional Red Sox game. We were nearly directly across the street when bomb #2 went off. I’ll put it this way, we were close enough that I felt my bones rattle.

The rest as they say is history. We are incredibly lucky that nobody in my family or anyone I am close with was hurt, but like so many all 4 of us were touched by the events of that day in a way that will never leave us. I still remember the feeling of anxiety, uncertainty, and general chaos we all dealt with for the hours after as we walked from Back Bay to Charlestown wondering what the hell we just experienced. It wasn’t until we got to a bar in Charlestown that we got the full story of what we were literally a block away from.

Like I have said a few times my family and I are very lucky to have experienced the tragedy that many were deeply affected by. However, like so many stories, our experience spawned something great which was my sister committing to running the Boston Marathon in 2015 something that required weight loss, training like she never had come close to doing in her life, all while doing it as a college student in an area of the country where cold and snow are an absolute during training. Like the other 3 Lando Ladies she set her sights on her goal, raised thousands of dollars for charity, and is 24 hours away from completing a goal that started 2 years ago.

I am proud of all these women but as you can imagine I am most proud of my baby sister. I have been her coach through the process so her training has been my responsibility since September. I find it hard enough programming for you all when it’s a tough workout and I know it’s going to be a struggle. Imagine trying to tell your little sister to go run for 3 hours when it’s 28 degrees outside! Alas, she did it, and she did it well.

Taylor, (Pnut as we call her), you are the best and I am so proud of you for even attempting what you are attempting. I know you are going to crush tomorrow and I can’t wait to celebrate with you! Kelli, Addie, and Sam best of luck as well! We are all here for you!

 

MONDAY

Core Conditioning : 915-10:00am

Core Work : Stacey’s Choice…BE READY!!

WOD: 5 Rounds, 20s work, 10s rest, switching movements every interval
Jumping Lunges
Burpees
Wall Climb Hold (halfway hold)
Situps
Superman
Weighted Step Ups, 35/26

CrossFit

Strength: Back Squat (low bar)
5-5-4-4-3-3-2

Start at around 70% of your 1 rep max for the first set of 5 then increase accordingly

 

WOD: 10 Minutes
Run 1000m
AMRAP Squat Snatch 135/95

S: Power Snatch + OHS 75/55
L1: 115/75 (Squat Snatch)

Rx+ : 155/105

 

SkWAT Team : 100 Russian Swings, heaviest KB able (try the big boys/girls!!)

 

The Program : Same as above