Every time you step onto the line to race I have a personal interest in your performance. As your coach, I do as much as I can to prepare each of you for optimal performance and I do not take this responsibility lightly. Today, I had the privilege to watch the race unfold as each of you successfully executed the race plan and achieved your goals. I can’t tell you how happy I am to see that each one of you posted a new half ironman PR.
|New Personal Best?||How Much Improvement?||2011 Oceanside 70.3|
|Laura Booher||Yes||6 minutes||6h 46m 19s|
|Jillian Chaney||Yes||18 minutes||5h 45m 46s|
|Bill Davis||Yes||26 minutes||6h 13m 26s|
|Tammy Lynn Donarummo||Yes||28 minutes||6h 9m 42s|
|Michelle Foo||Yes||2 hours 20 minutes||6h 6m 8s|
|Jody Horton||Yes||59 minutes||7h 12m 9s|
In long course racing, the swim is not the spot to gain any significant time. I know, swimmers won’t like to hear this. Long course is all about the bike and the run and that’s why we focus most of our training in these two disciplines. Notice the improvement on the bike and run for each one of you.
|Laura Booher||5 min slower||1 minute faster||7 minutes faster|
|Jillian Chaney||30 seconds slower||7 minutes faster||12 minutes faster|
|BIll Davis||3 min slower||3 minutes faster||26 minutes faster|
|Tammy Lynn Donarummo||1 minute faster||4 minutes faster||24 minutes faster|
|Michelle Foo||45 seconds faster||1 hr and 48 minutes faster||1 hour and 50 minutes faster|
|Jody Horton||20 seconds slower||18 minutes faster||44 minutes faster|