Weekend Update: USATF Nationals and Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #4

Tracey looking pro in her first race

Tracey looking pro in her first race

Another fantastic weekend for Team AMEC.

Colin had a great experience in his first trip to a national event.  At USATF Nationals in Humble, Texas he placed 14th.  That’s overall in the US.  I’m really proud of him and look forward to seeing how far he can continue to go.  Especially considering he is only 13 years old.

Colin at USATF Nats

Colin at USATF Nats

Next, I had a whole slew of athletes racing CSTS #4 on Sunday.  Holy cow we put out some good results.  Let’s start with my coached athletes from Anne Moore Endurance Coaching.

Men:

- Robert placed 2nd in his AG against some stiff competition.  Rad!

- Toby placed 4th in his AG and PR’ed again.  CSTS#2 was a PR by 6 minutes, and then he shaved another minute off Sunday!  All of this while taking care of brand new twins at home.  Awesome!

-Ken placed 2nd in his AG. Yay!

-Jerry placed 3rd in his AG and had a bike split PR by over a minute.  Woohoo!

- Pearce placed 3rd in his division.  Yahoo!

Kat, rocking out the top 5

Kat, rocking out the top 5

Women:

- Heather came in 4th in her AG and missed 3rd by 3 seconds!  But, it was a PR for her bike split by over a minute and an overall PR as well. Yippeee!

- Kat came in 5th in her AG after a injury-related absence and PRed by.5 minutes, with faster swim and bike splits. Killer!

- Tracey placed 6th in her AG in her very first ever triathlon! Right on!

Robert, 2nd in AG!

Robert, 2nd in AG!

 

And my TotalCyclist peeps:

-Don won his AG.

-Ec won her AG.

-Joelle placed 3rd in her AG and shaved 2 minutes off her bike split for a PR!

What a great weekend, everyone!

Ken and his mug

Ken and his mug

The Fireweed 400

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The beautiful Alaskan scenery

Tiffany is all smiles

Tiffany is all smiles

I met Tiffany in 2009 through one of my triathlon training camps. She was new and eager to get into endurance sport.

Now living in Alaska, she approached me about my thoughts on her doing the Fireweed 400. As the name implies, its a 400 mile race across Alaska.  After 75 miles of beautiful temps and scenery, the next 120 miles became rain and headwind.  She pushed though, and I am so proud of her. What an amazing accomplishment!

Weekend Update: Regional Track Meet, Charleston Sprint Triathlon #3

Colin, winning the 3000m and becoming Regional champion.

Colin, winning the 3000m and becoming Regional champion.

Colin had a great weekend at regionals: winning the 3000m and therefore advancing to Nationals!  Additionally, he came in 4th in the 1500m with a time of 4:37- a PR for him.  Very happy for him and anxiously awaiting to see his seeding for Nationals.

 

At CSTS #3, the athletes braved some windy conditions but did awesome!

From my coached athletes:

Ken and Jerry battled it out in their AG and placed 3rd and 4th, respectively.  Heather shaved 2 minutes off her previous race time and finished 7th in her AG.

From my TotalCyclist athletes, EC finished 1st in her AG and PR’ed.  Again! Joelle placed 3rd in her AG, and Ed placed 7th.

 

Great job to all.

 

 

Weekend Update: Lumberman Tri, Chicago ITU World Tri, Blood Sweat and Gears, Double Down Circuit Race.

Another great weekend of racing.  Katrina, who has only been training 4 weeks after an injury put out an awesoe 4th place AG finish at the Lumberman olympic distance triathlon.  Looking forward to seeing what she can do the rest of the season.

Also, extremely proud of Christian who completed his first ever olympic distance triathlon in Chicago at the ITU World tri. He’s excited to move on and do more!

Andy continues to prepare for the Norseman by completing the epic Blood, Sweat, and Gears.

And Pearce moved out of the realm of triathlon briefly to complete his first day of bicycle racing at the Double Down Circuit Race.  I was there racing myself and it was really fun to watch him!

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Katrina, celebrating her 4th place AG finish

Christian, at his first ever olympic distance triathlon.

Christian, at his first ever olympic distance triathlon.

Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #2, SC State Track Meet

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Colin, winning the 1500m at the State meet

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Toby, looking pro

 

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Colin, winning the 3000m at the State meet

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Jerry and EC, AG and overall Masters Female winners, respectively

Another great weekend for my peeps!  Didn’t get a lot of pictures, but we have lots of results to discuss.

Colin continues to impress me with how well he is doing at track and field.  At the SC state meet this weekend he won the 1500m with a time of 4:42.  Not only is he state champion, but he also set a new team record for this event.  That was Saturday.  On Sunday he won the 3000m with a time of 9:57.  Not only is he now state champion of that as well, he also set a STATE record.  Super stoked for him!!!  Stay tuned because he will be heading to Regionals in 3 weeks.

The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series continues to bring great results for Team AMEC.  Let’s go through them.

Ec, who is one of my TotalCyclist athletes won overall Master’s female and PR’ed her bike split by 2  minutes.  That’s a lot of time for a sprint distance!

Heather got 6th in her AG.

Don, another TotalCyclist athlete won overall Master’s male.  This was after he did the 40k SC State Time Trial yesterday. Amazing!

Toby got 2nd in his AG AND PR’ed by 6 minutes!!! This is in addition to him also doing the 40k SC State Time Trial yesterday.  Looks like that was a good leg opening event.

Pearce, having come off of mostly long endurance-based Ironman training got 2nd in his division.  He’s looking forward to me throwing a lot more high intensity speedwork at him over the summer.

Robert got a bike split PR and 3rd in his AG.

And, last but not least, Jerry PR’ed his bike split by 2 minutes as well AND won his AG.

I couldn’t ask for better.  Thanks again to all of you for trusting me with your training.