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Hello Everyone!!


It has been a crazy couple of weeks for the foundation with race season really really kicking off. This past weekend we had Alina tackling Marine Corps Marathon 17.75k in Virginia. Also Tyler destroying several Spartan San Antonio races, coming in 6th in his age group and having a personal best time!! Great job guys we are so super proud of you and it’s an honor to have you on our team.


We have a bunch of races coming up soon to include Ride to End ALZ virtual ride, DC Race for Hope, Ironman St George and National Brain Tumor Society Walk & Race. If you can, please donate to anyone of these amazing causes ….all money goes towards helping fight these horrible deceases.

That is all we have for now, hope everyone has a great week, and check out Tyler’s write up on how his races went.

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Tyler Caldwell

The first race weekend to officially kick off my 2022 race season, this was my third year racing at Don Strange Ranch outside of Boerne, TX. While I was well-acquainted with the site, the course is always different - in this case, including a curveball at the starting line. Normally, courses are designed so the start / finish overlap for the Super 10K and the Sprint 5K, with the rest of the race taking different turns to accommodate the different distances. However, as discovered 60 seconds before starting, we learned that this course was designed as a loop, meaning the Super 10K course and the Sprint 5K course were essentially the same (with the Super 10K requiring two loops). Good news is this meant, by Sunday's Spartan Sprint 5K, I had basically already run that course and knew what to expect.


As far as Saturday's Spartan Super 10K, the first lap turned from an early cool morning to a numbing run after several cold water plunges. Those effects truly hit when I failed successive obstacles (Spear Throw / Twister), meaning 60 burpees in the span of 5 minutes. Thankfully, the sun came out and warmed the blood on the second lap, creating an opportunity to take advantage of the loosened muscles and stretch out the stride to make up ground. By the time I crossed the finish line, posting a time of 1:33:49, I had secured my best placement yet in the Spartan Super 10K, coming in 6th place. The rest of the day was spent on recovery (ice bath, hot shower, physical therapy, foam rolling, Normatec), although, as is usually the case for me, sleep was hard to come by as I struggled to turn off my hyperactive mind, too focused on the excitement of the first race and the anticipation of the second race.


Sunday's Sprint 5K was again boosted with the knowledge that I had already run the course the day before, and with Mom and Dad leapfrogging along as spectators, it served the perfect balance as a recovery run while still pushing it to set a solid baseline for the season. With the mostly flat and fast course, I managed to break out a personal best time in the Spartan Sprint 5K, finishing in 0:37:23.


In running 6.7 miles on Saturday and 3.2 miles on Sunday, I have donated $9.90 to Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation, continuing my pledge to donate $1 for every 1 mile I race this year.

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Happy March everyone!! I can’t believe we are already 3 months into the new year, wow time is flying. We are growing bigger and bigger each month with new members joining the Neuro Endurance team. Currently we have team members in Virginia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Texas, and Nebraska! Simply amazing having so much support. We head into March with team members Danett and Alina tacking on the 17.75k to secure their spots into the Marine Corps Marathon in October and Tyler staying in hometown taking Spartan race in San Antonio. We also have more races with Brain Tumor Society and Alzheimer's association coming soon. Check out the events page to see what we are doing and how you can join/donate to each cause.

Another great way to help us support our causes is to purchase from our team store. Show off anything from shirts to hoodies, stickers to mugs, bags to phone cases and much much more. There are many different designs to show support for any cause. All proceeds are donated to the cause or event of the month.

This week’s rides:

Thursday, 3 March

Zwift’s Le Col Sir Bradley Wiggins Fun Sprints Fast and Fast legs (join the Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation club on Zwift and ask how to join)

Zwift’s Badge Hunting with Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation club - Yorkshire 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit

https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2839263


Saturday, 5 March

Zwift’s Le Col Sir Bradley Wiggins FTP Booster (join the Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation club on Zwift and ask how to join).

Zwift’s Sprints with Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation club - Yorkshire Tour of Tewit Well https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2843207


Sunday, 6 March

Zwift’s PRL Full (join the Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation club on Zwift and ask how to join). There will be two different start times with two foundation members.


Team Member of the Month

Chandra Scheftic (Ultra runner) Living in North-Western Pennsylvania Chandra is one of the original Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation team members. From basketball to running any and all distances, cycling to triathlons, she has been competing in all sorts of sports sense high school. As a mother, coach and athlete, Chandra believes that keeping the mind, body and soul active and moving helps you conquer anything life throws at you.


Spotlight Event of the Month


National Brain Tumor Society DC Race for Hope. Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation has registered as a team to fundraise for the National Brain Tumor Society's (NBTS) Race for Hope-DC because we are passionate about the NBTS mission to conquer and cure brain tumors — once and for all. NBTS needs your support. Supporting this mission is more critical than ever. No donation is too small. With your help, we can make a difference in the lives of those living with a brain tumor. Thank you for your support and please consider tuning in as we honor this community on May 1st.


For more information on the National Brain Tumor Society, visit www.braintumor.org.

That’s all we have for the week, have a good one everyone!

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Another great week and weekend has come and gone as we prep for a lot of upcoming events and races. On February 19, Tyler competed in the Spartan DEKA MILE, clocking in at 25:50 to complete his 2022 DEKA Trifecta. While the initial objective was to beat his DEKA times from 2021, after some initial setbacks, Tyler shifted his focus to simply compete while getting and staying healthy for the race season ahead. Tyler will now be turning his attention to finishing preparations and training for 9 months of competitions leading from San Antonio to Sparta! Check out his bio on our team member page and all his events he will be doing on our event page.

Another great way to help us support our causes is to purchase from our team store. Show off anything from shirts to hoodies, stickers to mugs, bags to phone cases and much much more. There are many different designs to show support for any cause. All proceeds are donated to the cause or event of the month.


This week’s rides:

  1. Tuesday, 22 February - Zwift’s L’Etape du Tour Phase 3 TT Steps workout (join the Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation club on Zwift and ask how to join)

  2. Thursday, 24 February - Zwift’s Le Col Kristin Armstrong Under Over workout (join the Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation club on Zwift and ask how to join). | Zwift’s Let’s Ride with Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation - Watopia Hilly Route (club event and published on Zwift’s Event tab) https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2816064

  3. Saturday, 26 February - Zwift’s L’Etape du Tour Phase 3 Explosive Power Zone 4. | Zwift’s Badge Hunting with Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation - Tour Fire and Ice (club event and published on Zwift’s Event tab) https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2816073

  4. Sunday, 27 February - Zwift’s L’Etape du Tour Phase 3 10 min Ramps (join the Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation club on Zwift and ask how to join). | Zwift’s Makuri Island - Neon Flats (club event and published on Zwift’s Event tab). https://www.zwift.com/events/view/2820184

Spotlight Event of the Month - Spartan Racing. This is a series of obstacle races varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances. They are held in the United States and have been franchised to 30 countries including Canada, South Korea, Australia, and Greece where this year’s 2022 Spartan Trifecta World Championship is being held. This year Tyler will be representing Neuro Endurance Sports Foundation by racing to raise awareness in over 20 spartan events both nationally and internationally! Help us sport this month’s spotlight event by donating at Spartan Racing.

That’s all we have for the week, have a good one everyone!

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