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Just Another PB

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2012 by brianestover

One week after grabbing 2nd overall in the Double Oak Duathlon, Chad rips off a HUGE 5k PB. He cracked 18:00 for the first time by running a 17:53 this morning at the Rumpshaker 5k. (no I can’t just make up names like Rumpshaker 5k, that’s totally awesome)

What this really says is that if you build your running up to a sustainable level, in his case just over 40 miles per week on average since January, faster running times will follow. It also says that his competitors should be looking over their shoulder if they are ahead of him starting the run.

Doubling Up

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , on March 11, 2012 by brianestover

A pair of Accelerate 3 athletes racing and a pair of good results.

Billy, went to the Desert Classic Duathlon. He grabbed 3rd in his age group behind two of AZ’s top age group competitors. He crossed the finish line as the 10th overall finisher in the age group field.

James started his season off just like he did last year, with the W! Coming off three weeks of training in AZ where he racked up some impressive training time, he took his mini van to the Alston & Byrd Corporate Cup 5k. After running a 5:05 first mile and shredding the rest of the field, he was able to cruise in to break the tape.

So far this year, three Accelerate athletes have raced. So far this year, three Accelerate 3 athletes have had three rather good finishes.

The Dream Crushing has Begun

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , on February 12, 2011 by brianestover

The first race is in the books for an Accelerate 3 athlete. It went rather well if you were to ask me.

You’ve read about Kerry’s running prowess on previous blogs. You know, stuff like the 8th fastest female run time at a 70.3 including elites, 3rd fastest run time at another half ironman triathlon in Florida including men, women and elites. She has gone well under 3:00 for the marathon.

Today at the Suncoast Classic Race for the Kids 5k she placed 3rd overall for the women in 18:57 bringing home $75 for her efforts! Too bad I can’t post a pic of her from today, but when you’re clocking 6:06 per mile, it’s hard for a camera to capture your image.

Kerry has thrown down the gauntlet for this year. Those are some pretty big and speedy shoes to fill.