Every Second Counts

Every Second Counts

In a Sprint or International Triathlon, every second counts. .  Just like in the world of swimming where gold medals are won or lost, every 1/10th of a second counts more than you realize in the world of triathlon.

It could be that random thought where you lose focus, and decide to walk through the water stop.  Or the time you decide that you’ll let that person you’ve been trying to beat go past you.  It could even be as simple as a well executed flying dismount as opposed to running in to transition with your bike shoes on your feet.  Every second counts.

To excel at the Sprint or International distance races it’s really key for you to focus on all the small things.  So here are a few key things that you can work on to help make your race just that ONE SECOND faster.

  1. Work on your flying dismount
  2. Mentally practice your bike to run transition.  Staying calm and breathing is key to being as quick as possible.
  3. Learning how to run out of the water, while stripping wetsuit down.
  4. Start you run out of T2 smooth and easy.  Allow your body to find it’s natural rhythm.  Once that happens you’ll be able to giddy-up.
  5. Practice eating and drinking on the bike and run as efficiently as possible.
  6. And most importantly?  Believe in yourself, and train consistently!

 

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Ironvirgins Sierra Huber and Donna German at Ironman Chattanooga 140.6

Ironman 70.3 Augusta - Adrianna Anderson and Cathy Friedel

Powerman Michigan (long course duathlon) Diane Vilimek

Westchester Olympic - Mark Kaufman

Giant Acorn Olympic - Kristin Swift and Chris Vaughan

Giant Acorn Sprint - Teresa Berra, Margaret Krick and Joanna Schmickel
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Liz Carroll - 27th at ITU Worlds in Rotterdam (and a 57’ 10k!)

Adriana Anderson - 2nd Overall Woman at Revenge of the Penguins 20 miler in 2:42

Drew Holton - 1st AG at 2450 Half Ironman (Boulder) in 4:43

Tom Cook - 10’ PR at Atlantic City 70.3 in 5:12, plus a half marathon PR

Nick Husson - 13th AG at Atlantic City 70.3, PR in 4:48

Anna Necheles - half marathon finisher!
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RACE RESULTS OF
ALL ATHLETES

  • June Races
  • Rock Hall International
    Chris Vaughan 3rd AG (30" PR)
    Elizabeth Carroll 2nd in AG
  • Conquer the Cove 25k
    Kate Moga 2nd AG and PR
  • Raleigh 70.3
    Steven Albert PR (6:55)
    Rose Hall Hoyle at 6:25
  • Buffalo Oly Tri
    Veronica Bondi 1st in AG
  • DK 100 Miler
    Drew Holton 1st Male overall
  • Naylors Beach Sprint
    Nick Husson (1:11) 3rd overall
    Sierra Huber(1:30) 1st AG
  • Victoria 70.3
    Drew Holton in 4:50 for 14th ag
  • Boulder 70.3
    Abby Sanford in 5:26 (PR) and 9th AG
  • Eagleman 70.3
    Brielle Lizmi, 5:14 and 9th AG
    Donna German 6:47
    Christopher Stock , 4:18, 1st Amateur!!
    Liz Schieber, 5:55
    Debi Weber Bernardes, 6:23
  • Jamestown Oly
    Brian Quintana, 2nd AG and 2:18
  • Sprint Tri in NC
    Rose Hoyle in 1:27
    Andrew McKechnie in 5:56
  • Pride 5k
    Sharon Jessup 30" PR
  • 2k Lake Anna Swim
    Ciara Graves 1st AG!