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.
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.
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.
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.
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!