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Pieces of a Puzzle

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , on November 4, 2012 by brianestover

Another Ironman has come and gone. Ironman Florida is now in the books. Chris did his second race as an Accelerate 3 athlete yesterday. You can read a bit of back story on him here.

Chris Borden, Accelerate3 Coaching

Chris on his way to a sub 5:00 bike split.

After a slug fest that saw him exit the water 79th in his age group, well outside the top 20 guys he had to compete against, he put together a solid bike and run to move himself up. Into T2 he had moved up over 60 spots to 17th. Early into the run he dropped a few spots but knew that good things come to those who run smart and run steady. One tenet of IM racing is to slow less then anyone else. It wasn’t until the last 2.1 miles that he dropped off the pace of his first 10k. He still picked up a spot over the last half mile. This pass moved him into 9th in his age group and 85th overall. He finished the day with a hour IM PB going under 9:45. That’s putting the puzzle together, correctly!

Chris Borden, Accelerate3 Coaching

The pass into 9th

At the Races

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by brianestover

A couple of Accelerate 3 athletes put down some good results this morning.

Billy won the Hummingbird Triathlon this morning. It was a pool swim and just to make it somewhat close, he swam an extra 50 yards. By the time he hit the finish tape, he posted the fastest bike and run of the day to cruise to victory, well ahead of the rest of the field.

Kerry finished 5th in the women’s field while winning her age group at The Battle of Fort Desoto Triathlon in Florida. She had the fastest T1, bike and run in her age group to throttle her peers. Kerry used the fourth fastest overall female run to move into the top five, just missing out on fourth by :02