Weekend Update: Columbus Marathon, Coastal 5k

After lots of hard work, blood. sweat, and tears, Amy completed her first marathon!  The Columbus Marathon treated her well and she came in under 5 hours.  Very proud of all that she has accomplished.  She gave me a bucket list of other races she wants to do before she ran this weekend- I’ll wait a few days to ask her what’s next ;-)

Amy after her first marathon

Amy after her first marathon

Elizabeth also continues to amaze me with everything she has accomplished.  She did the Coastal 5k this week, setting a PR AND shaving 5 minutes off her time on the same race last year.  I can’t wait until she meets her next goals.  And believe me, they are BIG.

Elizabeth rocks!

Elizabeth rocks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally,  Rob wasn’t racing this weekend but I needed to post this picture of him looking rad and shredding it up at FATS in his new Team AMEC kit.  If you want one, send me a message and I’ll give you the deets.  If you have one, send me a picture of you rocking it out!

Rob rocking the team gear

Rob rocking the team gear

Weekend Update: Pinehurt International Triathlon, Pier2Peer Across the Country Cycling Trip

It’s October and Team AMEC shows no signs of slowing down!  We had two big happenings this weekend:

Katrina finishing Pinehurst Tri.

Katrina finishing Pinehurst Tri.

Katrina just can’t stop racing :)  This weekend she rocked the Pinehurst International Triathlon It was a very hilly course, and the bike was a bit longer than usual, and she did great!!  She’s also looking so very stylish in her Team AMEC tri kit.  A week of resting up for her before we go and crush the bike leg of Austin 70.3

 

Also, Trey began his across the country solo cycling adventure.  He started Saturday on the Santa Monica pier and will end in Charleston, SC 45 days later. You can follow him on facebook at Pier2Peer.

Trey beginning on the Santa Monica Pier.

Trey beginning on the Santa Monica Pier.

He has come SOOOOO far from when we first met about 9 months ago and he told me what he wanted to do. I couldn’t be more proud of him. I can only imagine there will be so many “adventures” on this adventure so stay tuned!

Weekend Update: IM Chattanooga, Adams County Half Marathon

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Nathan starting the run at IMCHoo

Some great results from Team AMEC members this weekend:

Starting with Nathan, who crushed IM Chattanooga with a time of 10:30:45.  Super impressive time anyway, but even more so because during his training he moved to a different state AND his wife had a baby two weeks ago.  So, to say he may have raced a little sleep-deprived would be an understatement.  Huge props to his wife, Kara, who supported his training/racing during her pregnancy and with a brand new baby.  It’s been so great to work with Nathan.  Wondering what he’ll want to do next???

 

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Amy, hanging with the Amish after her race

Amy killed it at the Adams County Half Marathon in the Amish country of rural Ohio.  She PR’d on an extremely tough, hilly course and felt GREAT.  Amy is geared up and ready to rock her first marathon in a few weeks: The Columbus Marathon Super excited for that!

Athlete Update

Anna with Olympian Bob Schul

Anna with Olympian Bob Schul


Another update about Anna just arrived in my inbox. From her dad:

…I emailed you in mid-August after her first race of the season and also her first career victory. During Anna’s next five races she didn’t win anymore, but she consistently finished in the top five. Anna was getting kind of frustrated, but I told her to be patient, stay positive and keep working on the training drills Anne Moore taught us. You explained that those drills would help strengthen the muscles Anna needs to finish a race. Finally, this past Saturday, Anna raced to her second career victory and beat a very good runner who had beat Anna two weeks previous!

All of Anna’s junior high runs are two mile races. Her PR this season is 12:36. Attached is a picture I thought you might enjoy of a race earlier this season called the Bob Schul Invitational and named after the only American to ever win a gold medal in the 5000 meters. Anna was happy to meet Bob Schul!

Weekend Update: Kiawah Island Triathlon, Hellhole Gravel Grind

Another great weekend for Team AMEC.  Let’s start with the Kiawah Island Tri :

Tracey completed her first ever olympic distance triathlon in preparation for her first ever half ironman coming up in October.  She loved the distance, did GREAT, and I think she might be hooked.  Congrats to her.

Tracey finishing her first Olympic distance!

Toby, who is still “recovering” from becoming a new dad to twin boys did amazing as well- finishing 5th in his AG and PRing by 2 and a half minutes.  Very proud of him for getting in the training while being sleep deprived.

Toby prepping for the swim

Toby prepping for the swim

Cameron placed 2nd in his AG and is now preparing for Beach2Battleship half ironman.

AND, finally,  Shaun placed 1st in his and 17th overall!

Great job to all.

 

Next up was the Hellhole Gravel Grind.   This race had one day races and a multi-day stage race.  Heather placed 2nd in the women’s one day 75 mile distance- an amazing fete.  She had never ridden so far on her mountain bike EVER.  For those who don’t know- that is VERY hard to do.  This race proved to be very difficult and I am super proud of her. Next up is Beach2Battleship half.  She will rock it.

Heather on the podium

Heather on the podium

Pearce was also there, doing the 2 day stage race.  He is preparing for IM Cozumel and we thought this would be a fun way to get more time on the bike instead of just traditional triathlon road riding.  Again, this was a REALLY tough event- 2 days of 75 miles on the dirt roads put a big hurt on everyone.  He did great.

Pearce looking fierce on the single track

Pearce looking fierce on the single track. Courtesy of Brian Fancher Photography

I was out there, too.  I placed 2nd in the overall women’s stage race, which I am pretty happy about.  I don’t talk about myself much on this site BUT I wanted to post a picture to give a HUGE shout to Brian Fancher Photography. He does an amazing job capturing the feel of races and the expressions of the athletes at their best (and worse).

Thanks to Brian Fancher Photography for getting some GREAT shots at the Hellhole Gravel Grind

Thanks to Brian Fancher Photography for getting some GREAT shots at the Hellhole Gravel Grind