Congrats to my athletes that completed Ironman Florida November 5th!
I had 4 athletes compete...all career women that juggled all the training with their full time jobs to become Ironman. Photos
Congrats to Joy Braun
who less than two years ago did not even own a bike nor have much skill in riding one. She was also not very skilled with her swim. She trained with such dedication,listening and doing just what I told her to do. The result was a phenonmenal first Ironman Race in a time of 11:49, pacing it just right so she could finish strong with a 4:10 marathon. It was more than a joy to watch her running strong at the end negative splitting the run. Joy is a perfect example of what you can do with tons of determination. Amazing race.....she is also hooked, signed up for next year. Can't wait to see what she can do!
Joy on her way out for her second loop of the run! Looking STRONG!
Congrats to Lauren Braunswick
who did an amazing job of balancing her job as a lawyer, tons of travel with more than a few of her friends having showers, spendng time with her fiance and the training. Her goal was to break 13 hours and she did it in 12:15! It was awesome to see how pumped up she was going down the finishers chute! Woo Hoo Lauren!
Congrats to Monica Smiciklas
who decided to toe the line and complete the race even though she didn't have the time she had hoped to train for it. She starting a new position within her company with Microsoft back in April, traveling half the month and dealing with some stressful events as well. Given all that she still PR'ed from her first Ironman and pushed the run at the end to break the 15 hour mark with a 14:48 finish. Way to hang tough Monica!
Congrats to Tina Marie Pereira
! Tina is the queen of balance in her life. She lives LIFE to the fullest and then some and still manages to train...but not making it so huge that she doesn't have time for other things. She has a demanding job that requires long hours as a Engineering Project Manager for Community Asphalt. To train for Ironman meant that she would have to step up the volume by quite a bit and give up some of her balanced life. As the months went by, I was amazed how well she did this. Her goal was to just finish...and she did it well. She ended the day in 15:01. Had a solid steady swim, bike and run....and would have been faster if she didn't spend 30 plus minutes in transition:). OK, having to change your contacts takes time:). Best of all, she is still the most balanced and awesome triathlete I know! Awesome job Tina, so PROUD of you.