Coaching JMU ARMY ROTC
Mike was hired by the JMU Military Sciences Department to help coach the ROTC Cadets to several goals:
- Passing and performing competitively in the Army Physical Fitness Test, and upcoming new Army Combat Fitness Test
- Lead a Team to compete in the Park to Park Half Marathon in April
- Help prepare the JMU Army Ranger Group in the Sandhurst ROTC competition which will have many other university teams as well as international teams.
Connecting with Training Partners
Finding people with similar goals, abilities, and schedules is very important to us. We offer several opportunites to run with other people each week. Visit our "Services" page to a schedule of our get together runs.
Group Run Opportunities (all are FREE):
Tuesdays 5:30am from RMH Wellness Center - several groups of varying pace
Wednesdays 5:45pm(ish) from Bluestone Bike & Run - easy 3.5-4 miles, no-drop run (group stays together)
Thursdays 6:30am (warmed up and ready to workout) Excel Rocktown Track Session at Turner Ashby High School Session
Saturday 5:30 AM Bridgewater Long Run from the BB&T
A Note about Harrisonburg, VA: Our area is one of the most beautiful places to run. We have a true 4-season year, rolling terrain, and an ever growing running community! From the hundreds of members in our 2280RUN club in Harrisonburg founded by our own coach Nelle Fox, to the energy that surrounds James Madison University, there is no shortage of places to run or people to run with! Here are just some of the group run opportunities, current highlights, and local standouts with whom Excel Rocktown is involved.
Running Cubs (Cub Run Elementary)
Introducing Elementary students to the fun world of running and how it can be beneficial physically, mentally, and socially. Nelle and other teachers started leading this active inititive last Fall and had so much demand, that they continued this Spring semester.
Meeting after school one day a week, this elective event teaches these youngters how to pace themselves when running long, and how to use good form when speeding down the track.