Weekend Update: Parris Island Triathlon and Rugged Maniac

The Parris Island triathlon marks the official beginning of tri season here in South Carolina, and it’s a great race to assess where we are fitness-wise and where we need to make improvements.  It’s never anyone’s peak fitness race, but we had some GREAT results none the less.

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Missy started off the season with a bang- coming in with a PR of 5 minutes from this race last year!!!!  She finished 5th in her very competitive AG and I am very pleased with where we are starting from. She has a long season ahead with her first full ironman in the fall. I am looking forward to helping her get there.

 

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Tracey is starting off her season with not quite as much early season training as we would have liked as work has been getting in the way. However, she did have a good race coming in 8th in her AG.  Plus, she then had enough energy to quickly recover and run the Beaufort Twilight 5k that evening. She came in 4th in her AG that evening.

 

 

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Sheri had fun and put out a good race time.  She beat her goal run split by almost 1:30, which shows the hard work on improving her run over the off-season.  She place 10th in her AG. I am happy with where we are starting and looking forward to a great season with her.

 

No picture of Burt but he had a great race. We’ve only been working together a few months, and we were definitely expecting for him to be in prime race shape this weekend.  After last weekend’s 2 man team WIN at Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 10 x 5k we did some quick early week recovery and he finished 4th Open Master’s Male and 8th overall male with a time of 59 minutes.  I know we can fine tune his training and get him super fast for the sprint series and then a late season half ironman.

 

 

And finally, a quick shout out to Dawn and her Rugged Maniac team. IMG_1483

 

One of the off-season goals that we had this year was to improve her overall strength- which meant lots of boot camps and at home strength workouts.  It paid off as she said, “I can’t believe how much stronger I was than the last time I did this.” As most of you know, I’m a very firm believer in strength work and I know this added strength will show in her triathlon race results this year as well.

 

That’s it for this week but check back soon.  In the meantime, train smart.  If you want my help,  I still have a couple coaching slots for the 2017 season and it’s not too late to get started!

 

Weekend Update: Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 10x 5k, Azalea Triathlon, Race to LiveWell Duathlon, East Cooper Land Trust 5k

It’s that time of year again for every weekend racing! This weekend marks the beginning and it was a great one for everyone.

Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 10 x 5k

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This race is a very, very special one.  It was started by Noah Moore in honor of his precious son Peyton who passed away in 2013.  Peyton (pictured left) was a local runner, track and field star and all around great kid who was beloved by all.  There were so many people from the local running community out there that I can’t mention them all, but here are the results from my coached athletes.

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It brings me so much joy to say that Burt and his son Marshall were the overall 10x5k 2-man relay winners.  Marshall was one of Peyton’s best friends and it was really important to him to do well.  I am so excited that they WON!!! Here’s what Burt had to say: “Going into stage 9 of our division, 3 teams were all within 45 seconds of each other. Marshall ripped off a great run in stage 9 which gave us a bigger lead and I didn’t break down in stage 10 :) Those 5k intervals I’ve been doing certainly helped. We both stayed within 30 seconds on all of our 5k splits. We are very close with Noah and Jen so it was really special to have them present the award to us. ”

 

 

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This was Sheri’s first time at such an event and she did GREAT in her 2 person female team with Diana.  All 5 of her 5ks were very close in time, indicating that she has mastered the art of endurance pacing and is very well-trained.  This is her second year in endurance sport and I am so excited to watch her improve during triathlon season.

 

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Joelle (in gray, right) pushed through an IT band issue in order to not disappoint her teammate Ed. I’m not necessarily condoning such behavior as her coach, but I certainly didn’t discourage her from doing what she felt like she really needed/wanted to do.  So, now we give her body a little break to recover and move on to tri season.

 

 

Azalea Triathlon

The Azalea triathlon, held in Wilmington, NC was the first Setup Events NCTS race of the year.  Naturally, after the warmest February on record it was freezing cold this year. Although it wasn’t a PR, Patty did really well considering the conditions.  It’s hard when a race doesn’t go exactly as planned but we all know it happens.  She’ll be racing again in 2 weeks and I expect great results!

Race to LiveWell Duathlon

A very special athlete raced the Race to LiveWell Duathlon in Greenville, SC this weekend.  Elizabeth is my BFF, having gone to high school together in Charleston and then racing bikes competitively together for the last 7 years.  This was her first multi-sport race ever and my first privilege to coach her and she did GREAT. The race was held at the Donaldson Center in Greenville. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a great hilly course that’s been used for bike racing for years. She came in 8th in her division (a top-ten finish- yay!),  she had a great time, and I had a weak moment and committed to doing one with her in November.

East Cooper Land Trust 5k

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The East Cooper Land Trust is such an important organization in our rapidly growing community as their mission is to conserve green space in our area for all to enjoy.  Their annual Race&Roast is a fun event with a trail run 5k. Sarah went out and crushed it- her first trail race ever- and finished 2nd Overall Female!IMG_3586.JPG

 

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She has had a hell of a year and I am expecting HUGE things from her this tri season, especially now with her fancy new bike and wheels 😉

 

 

 

Parting notes…. I have mentioned this before and I am shamelessly plugging myself again. Don’t forget to follow my adventures this summer as I do Race Across America. Our Bike Law/Cycle for Survival facebook page will keep you in the know of all the good, bad, and the ugly that transpires from now until the minute we cross the finish line.

ALSO…. I have a couple openings for coaching.  Here are some things you should know:  It’s not too late to get started.  I am not just for elite athletes- I have great people of all abilities.  I would love to have you, as would all my great Team AMEC athletes.  Contact me: anne@annemoorecoaching.com and let’s chat.

Have a great week, check back next Monday for another great weekend of results.

Weekend Update: Charlie Post Classic

A quick little update about the Charlie Post Classic this weekend. One of the longest running,  signature races from the Charleston Running Club, this is a great one to head out to next year.

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No PR for mini-me today but still good enough to win her AG and come in as 2nd overall female under 15.  Today she learned the first lesson is racing- what you choose for breakfast can make or break you.  And bananas break her.  A sloshy liquid stomach from the get-go and a quick stop to puke at mile 2.5 put her over 2 minutes slower than her best.  She brushed it off and now has a little extra fire for next week’s Wando Hearts and Soles 5k.

 

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Mini’s running twinsie, Sarah, continued her PR streak.  Dominating the 15k, she shaved 2 minutes off her last year’s best, and also won her AG.  Now it’s time to focus on triathlon training!

 

A few quiet weeks before racing starts back but that’s when things will be in full swing. Check back soon!

Weekend Update: Charleston Marathon

It was a beautiful day at the Charleston Marathon.  Team AMEC didn’t have any athletes racing the full,  but we had a lot of success in the half marathon!

 

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While Scotty’s main focus is riding across the country this summer for Scotty’s Ride for Water,  he still loves to run for cross training.  He had an amazing result today, shaving almost 30 minutes off his previous PR and making his goal of breaking 2 hours.  He came in at an impressive 1:58!

Sunday was the after the marathon ride and he completed the 40 miles in 2:05.  He finished with the lead group!IMG_1177

He’s a remarkable 12 year old. Be sure to follow his journey this summer on his facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarah met her goal of breaking 1:40 with a time of 1:38. Not only was this a PR for her, it was also good enough for 5th in her AG – a measly 3 seconds behind 4th place.  She’s got the Charlie Post Classic 15k to crush in a few weeks, then we’ll focus on the 2017 triathlon season.

 

 

 

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While we are on the topic of PRs, Missy also crushed her previous best by 12 minutes and achieved her goal of breaking 2 hours. She finished in 1:56 and I am so proud of her! If you’ve been reading these updates you’ll know that she’s had a great running season- she significantly crushed her time each time at every 5k she has done since we started working together.

 

 

 

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Ken didn’t PR today but he came in at 1:51 which was good enough for a 2nd place in the male 65-69 AG.

 

 

 

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No PR for Joelle either, but she had a great time of 1:55.  Consistent training has been a bit of a challenge for her over the holiday season due to being a clothing retail manager and putting in crazy hours, but she went out and enjoyed herself which is all that matters.

 

 

 

Great job everyone! It’s been a little quiet lately on the Weekend Update front, but the 2017 season is kicking into gear now and expect to read about a bunch of awesomeness soon!

 

 

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One last thing… I’m part of a 4 person team in Race Across America this summer. It’s an epic 3000+ mile race from Oceanside, Ca to Annapolis, Md that we hope to finish in less than 8 days.  Be sure to like our Bike Law / Cycle for Survival facebook page and follow us on our journey.  I expect it to be a pretty entertaining page. We’d love your support as we raise money for rare cancer research.  If you would like to donate, please visit our gofundme page. We appreciate your support.

 

Weekend Update: Nexton Cocoa Cup

img_6930We had a great showing at the Nexton Cocoa Cup this weekend. This is a really fun and festive event and I highly recommend you do it next year.

 

Mini-me PR’ed with a 23:17 and placed 1st in her AG.  This was her first win and she was beyond excited.  Her next goal is to break 23 at the Charlie Post Classic.

 

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Missy continues to dominate her running, as  she has PR’ed the last 3 5ks she’s done. She finished in 24:08, crushing her previous PR which was set last month by over a minute. I am so excited to see her crush the Charleston Half Marathon in January. I expect a PR there, too.

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And finally, Meridee who is taking a short vacation from official training after her marathon is still in the top of her form, placing 2nd in her AG and 3rd overall Masters Female with a time of 21:04.

 

Great job, ladies!

It’s crazy to think that there is nothing more to report in 2016, but we will eb moving full steam ahead in January.  Stay tuned.