Wowsers its gotten hot here on the East Coast. I suppose we’ll all get a little more acclimated for Eagleman in 12 days…
Anyhow, I’ve got some kudos to pass along! The season has really geared up and I’m already behind!
Back in late April, I had two athletes travel to the heats and humidities of St. Anthony’s in Florida. At that time, we were still experiencing a long, drawn-out cool spring, so their first kudos goes to suffering through the mugginess of Florida. Second, one flatted on the bike course and wrestled with her bike for a good 20 minutes before being able to continue on. And finally, both athletes finished strong on the run. Barb and Karen had worked very hard for this race, squeezing a lot more training than they were accustomed to into already very tight schedules.
Fast forward to the Columbia triathlon on May 20th. I had two athletes tackle this very hilly and difficult course. For both athletes, this was but a warm-up for the season. Mike had many anecdotal stories that included snakes and wedding receptions, but he pulled off a good swim (and he’ll go a lot faster soon), a strong bike and a solid run. Look for a lot more out of this guy!
Rae Fischer also brought significant humor to her racing day. Rae and I are constantly battling her sleep schedule and she sent me this paragraph to prove her point:
So, in case you had any doubt, I am decidedly, most assuredly, definitely, supremely NOT a morning person. Proof? Let me tell you. I got out of the house this morning only a few minutes late, but I built in extra time so I arrived at the swim clinic with no problem. And, I immediately donned my wet suit. And, I was tugging and pulling it on. The coach was even giving me tips on how to best grab and pull. Then I realized I had it on inside out. So I yanked it off and started over. Ridiculous. And the coach started the talk. And, I yanked, and tugged and pulled it on. And, zipped it up. It was really tight. And, I don’t think they shrink. But it was really uncomfortable and pinching my neck. And, then I realized that I had it on backwards. So I yanked it off and started over. While the coach was talking. And, I yanked, and tugged and pulled. And, someone a couple of feet away said “Hey, the zipper goes in back” because I was putting it on backwards again. Quite comical. And, I’d already been awake for 2.5 hours.
BUT, Rae had a great day and has come a long way since she and I began to work together. She did all three sports solid as a rock. It was a great beginning to her season of triathlons and marathons.
So, ¡Bravo! athletes! You guys seriously make me proud and make me ♥love♥ my job!
Race results for myself and Bryant coming soon…