Here’s another weekend update that I am so excited to share. 5 Team AMEC racers this weekend, and every one of them had a personal victory. There’s no greater feeling for me than to come in from my Saturday ride with two texts like this:
Melissa and Rick celebrating their victories
Melissa and I started working together earlier this year with two goals in mind: 1) Go sub-2 hours at the Richmond Half Marathon ans 2) Complete a marathon. Well, one down and one to go. She worked so hard in her training, trusted everything I asked her to do, and thus she NAILED it! I couldn’t be more happy for her.
Her husband Rick contacted me not too long after to help him out with a few things too, and managed a PR at Richmond as well- a blistering 1:33 half!
Next stop for both of them is the Miami Marathon and I am looking forward to reporting that they crushed this as well.
Jason tears up the Sweet Tea Half
Meanwhile, in Summerville Jason was busy crushing the Sweet Tea Half Marathon. After a couple unfortunate incidents over the last few weeks including crashing hard on his bike during the 100k Cystic Fibrosis ride and having heavy machinery dropped on his toe, we were unsure if a PR was going to happen this weekend. But, lo and behold, he went out and gave it his all coming in at 1:49, a 2 minute PR and placed 5th in his AG.
We added the Kiawah Half Marathon to his schedule last week after the toe debacle hoping that we could get a PR out of this running season somehow. Looks like we didn’t need it but since we have it, let’s go ahead and try to PR again. I’ll keep you posted.
And, another PR for Elizabeth
Same day, same story with Elizabeth at the Pawley’s Island 5k. Anyone familiar with the coastal areas in the fall know the winds can be BRUTAL. This did not stop Elizabeth from having the best 5k of her career, and I am so proud of her! She has signed up for yet another half-marathon in February and we are hoping that we can report a PR here as well. Rumor has it that her husband will be joining in on the fun so he’s going to have to work really hard to keep up with her.
Marshall in 3rd
Finally, Marshall scored himself a podium spot at the Tree Shaker 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race in the Men’s 40+ category. Taking this 3rd place finish into next weekend’s Cranksgiving events should produce more great results. We have BIG plans for 2016 so I am looking forward to pushing him to his limits to get there.
That’s a great weekend for us at Team AMEC. Thank you all for letting me be a part of the journey!