group fitness classesOur Team continues to grow. We are up to 28 runners. There are a few of you that I don’t know what size or what type of tee shirt you want. Tee shirt order will be going in next week.


Group Fitness Classes are great Cross Training.


Have you tried our Group Fitness classes! As a member of the THS Team you get a free pass to try any of our classes for free. Just show up and give it a try. All Classes are held at the Chesterfield location.


Monday 7:15-8:15 pm Zumba

Tuesday 7:15- 8:15 pm Cardio Kickboxing

Wednesday 7:15-8:15 pm Yoga/Core Fusion

Thursday – no classes

Friday 7:15-8:15 pm Zumba Funky Beatz

Saturday 9-10 am CardioKickboxing

Half Marathon Group Runs on Sundays!


Meet up with some other runners this Sunday at 9:00 am at Stony Creek. Park in the boat launch parking lot. Meet near the picnic table that is by the 0 mile mark on the trail. Email Marisa and let her know you will be coming and for more details. Be sure to email Marisa if you plan on attending.,


Tune Up Race- Apple Gala offers 9k, and 3, and half mile race


If you have never done a race before this is a great race to see what it’s all about. This race will take place on the Macomb Orchard Trail on April 7. Click here for more information.


Weekly Running Tip

Looking for some motivation. Here are some great movies and books about running and racing.



Running on the Sun (1999)

Follows the 1999 Badwater race. Goes into the lives of some of the competitors and what motivated them to get there


Spirit of the Marathon (2007)

Follows six people that train for and race the 2007 Chicago Marathon


Chariots of Fire

The heroes are an unlikely pair of young athletes who ran for Great Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympics: devout Protestant Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a divinity student whose running makes him feel closer to God, and Jewish Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), a highly competitive Cambridge student who has to surmount the institutional hurdles of class prejudice and anti- Semitism



It’s the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial “James Dean of Track,” whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, “Pre” was a running rebel who defied rules, pushed limits … and smashed records … in an incredible against-all-odds quest for Olympic gold.



The Extra Mile: One Woman’s Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness by Pam Reed

Pam dominated the scene for a long time. This book doesn’t focus on the running and training as much as I would have liked, but she battled anorexia, so a lot of pages go to speaking about that.


Run: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss, by Dean Karnazes

Another installment of the Dean Karnazes saga. What food will be delivered to him on a run this time.

Getting to the Point: In a Dozen Pairs of Shoes, by Brian Stark

Getting to the Point. In a dozen pairs of shoes is the story of the first modern-day trail run across America. Running alone and wearing only a 10-pound pack, ultra runner Brian Stark often had to rely on the kindness of strangers, and hope for mercy from the elements. Over the course of his 8-month trek across America, Brian learned first hand what this country is really like, the diversity of its people and their experiences. This is more than just a book about running, it’s a book about people. If you liked Forrest Gump or A Walk Across America, or if you just like a rousing good story complete with daily wrong turns, surprising rescues by strangers, a blossoming romance, and a Hollywood ending, this book is a must read.


Once a Runner, by John L Parker

Every runner should either read this book or make their family members read it to learn the many idiosyncrasies of being a runner


Run to Overcome, by Meb Keflezighi

When Meb Keflezighi won the New York City Marathon in 2009—the first American to do so in 27 years—some critics questioned whether the Eritrean-born runner was “really” an American despite his citizenship status and representing the USA on two Olympic and several World Championship teams. Yet Meb is the living embodiment of the American dream. His family came to the U.S. to escape from a life of poverty and a violent war with Ethiopia; Meb was 12 at the time, spoke no English, and had never raced a mile. Yet he became an A student and a high school state and national champion. And when he stood on the platform as a silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics, Meb knew his hard work and determination had paid off. How could life be any better?  Run to Overcome tells the inspirational story of a man who discovered the real meaning of victory, and who embodies the American spirit of overcoming the odds.


Zen and the Art of Running, by Larry Shapiro

This book can help you identify where running fits into the bigger picture of your life and also how to achieve that higher state of consciousness while running.

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.

It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.

Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up.

It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle when the sun comes up you’d better be running.

(But, unless you’re a runner, you won’t understand.)