Weekend Update: Toughman Triathlon, Turtle Trot, Kiawah Kids Triathlon, Kiawah Triathlon, IM Chattanooga

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As you can see from the title of today’s update we had A TON of racing this weekend.  We’re are tying up the tri season with much success.  As you start looking at our race results you’ll see what I mean!

Saturday brought us the Toughman Triathlon, The Turtle Trot 5k, and the Kiawah Island Kids Triathlon.

Toughman Triathlon satu

Team AMEC represented in 3 disciplines of the Toughman: Melissa in the Half distance, Jane in the Olympic distance, and Angie in the Half distance Aquabike. And ALL 3 of THEM PLACED 1st IN THEIR AGE GROUPS!

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Obviously there’s nothing more to say about this other than I am so incredibly proud of them! It’s a hilly course up there and all 3 flat landers trained really hard to be competitive – Jane and Melissa spending time in the mountains riding and Melissa and Angie doing climbing simulation rides at TotalCyclist in Mount Pleasant.

 

 

Turtle Trot 5k

New team members Alsat2exis and Liz had their first race with us with much success.  Alexis PR’ed!

Robin also raced- coming back to running after a few months focusing more on her cycling did AWESOME! Really proud of her as well.

Kiawah Island Kids Triathlon

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My minis Madison and Hadley continue to add to their triathlon resumes, both doing awesome in the Kiawah Island Kids Tri.

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Both little ladies put out great times with Madison’s time putting her in 3rd in her AG.  These girls have so much grit and determination and I expect them to develop into great athletes!

 

 

 

 

On to Sunday….

Kiawah Island Triathlon

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Man, did we have a kick ass day at Kiawah! First of all, as usual, we had non-racing team members come out and cheer for everyone.  This is why I LOVE these guys!!! Huge shout out to Kimberly, Missy, Shannon and Tracey (Shannon likes when I list everyone in alpha order) for coming out to support their teammates/friends.

Now let’s talk racing!! Since we had soooooo many people out there I am going to just list accomplishments and pictures…. kiawa1

PRs

Dave: 7 minutes
Dawn: 4 minutes
Jane: 6 minutes (remember how she raced yesterday too?)
Josh: 4 minutes
Sarah: 4 minutes

 

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Podiums
Emily: 2nd in AG
Jane: 2nd in AG
Ken: 1st in AG
Sarah: 1st in AG
Scotty: 2nd in AG (competing in 17-19 AG as a 14 year old, and first ever olympic distance)

 

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As far as everyone having fun? They were all winners!

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And finally…
IM Chattanooga

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It was a tough, hilly, hot race out there but Sandy and Jana gave it their all.  After they cancelled the swim earlier this week we quickly came up with new plans and strategies for the race. It’s always extremely disappointing when these things happen given all the blood, sweat and tears that go into the training.  However, these ladies handled it with grace.

Sandy killed it on the bike – coming in 1 minute faster than our goal split time.  The run proved to be a challenge due to the conditions but she still finished strong in 10:28.  When we first started working together she’s was coming back from a serious injury and even more serious burn out and I have been THRILLED to see her come back so strong and happy. The sparkle is in her eye and she loves racing again which makes me happier than any time/ race results.

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This was Jana’s first ironman and she crushed it!  She put out a very impressive bike split and then held on for a solid run.  She finished in 12:30 and I am SOOOOO happy for her!  It has been great to see her improve and do things that she wasn’t sure were possible.  I am really proud of the athlete she has become.

They both look so happy to be done.  Congrats, ladies!!!!

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