What a great weekend for Team AMEC! We had some great results at TryCharleston, and let’s start with the 70.3 distance:
Tracey finished completed her first ever half distance and placed 2nd in her category! I am SO proud of everything she has accomplished. She has become fierce on the bike- in the last 6 months I have been watching her power increase tremendously. She’s been kicking some serious butt at TotalCyclist and it is paying off! Next up: Ironman 70.3 Racine
Don is coming into his 2015 race season with guns blazing! He also placed 2nd in his division with an impressive time of 4:43:52! This was a PR for him (yahoo!) and a sign for things to come this year. We’ve got a few things up our sleeves along the way, but we are REALLY focused on Ironman Chattanooga Can’t wait to keep you updated on all he does this year.
And here we have our lovely Bree- who sent me her race report starting, “It sucked…oh, but I PRed by 20 minutes” That’s why I love this girl She’s been working SO hard and I am so pleased with her results. In addition to me coaching her, she has also been attending TotalCyclist classes, and that 20 minute PR came mostly from the bike! We have big plans for 2015, and I can’t wait to report on when she is a 140.6 finisher!
No picture of Toby, but yet again he pulled through some great results. PR’ing this race AGAIN this year- he is right at the cusp of breaking 5 hours! Oh, and guess what? He also attends TotalCyclist and took over 10 minutes off his bike split from last year. Coincidence? I think not! His A race this year is IM Chattanooga and I know he is going to crush it.
And rounding out my half-distance athletes this year is Doug. He finished right at his goal time and placed 8th in his AG. We have just started working together and I am looking forward to everything we can accomplish this year and beyond. He’s got some exciting goals that I’ll be sharing in the future.
Now, to my sprint distance finishers:
My favorite Georgia peach, Kelsey, completed her first ever triathlon and finished 3rd in her AG! This was just a practice race for Boulder 70.3 She has been so great to work with. We started last year when she wanted to ride the Copper Triangle, then she thought maybe a triathlon would be fun, now we are on our way to a half-ironman. Oh, and she’s a TotalCyclist client, too (see a pattern here?)
Melissa, who I started working with this winter, came in 4th in her AG AND PR’ed this race- shaving 5 minutes off her time from last year. 4 of those minutes came from the bike split. Guess what? She’s a TotalCyclist client, too! I love her dedication and enthusiasm and I can’t wait to see what we can do the rest of the year.
Kinsey impresses me with her tenacity and strong will. She has been battling some injuries but we decided to create a game plan for this race and just go with it. First out of the water with a time of 9:24, she held her own on the bike and made it through the run. We’re on our way getting her back to tip-top shape to crush some peeps this summer.
And, rounding out my sprint distance athletes is another newbie: Chris. This was his first triathlon and a practice race for Raleigh 70.3 this summer. He placed a VERY respectable 4th in his AG and a lightning fast 9 minute flat swim. He’s taken the fast track to triathlon and I am excited to see how this plays out.
This was a great weekend for everyone. I really love reporting such great news!
In closing, my Boyd Cycling Factory teammates and I took home the silver medal at USA Cycling Team Time Trial National Championships this weekend. A huge thanks to Boyd Cycling , the most wonderful and generous of sponsors, for supporting us. If you want some fast wheels handmade in the USA then check them out!