What an amazing experience Josh and I had working with world record holder and swim coach Karlyn Pipes today. My stroke was literally transformed in an hour with some “outside the box” approaches she uses to improve balance, power, ease. The difference after the lesson was dramatic, more ease with my breathing, better balance and stability, less stress on my shoulders and a significant improvement in my “catch” at the front of the stroke. The endless pool was such an amazing tool…
Congratulations to Chris Lease and Joe Morelli for persevering through the rough swim and windy bike yesterday to both finish Ironman Arizona. They both executed great races in the tough conditions to finish strong with a smile. Doing a late season Ironman makes for a very long season, requiring a lot of discipline to press on when most athletes in the Northwest have long finished their seasons. Very proud of you guys!
Going Pro and Negative splitting first 100 miler.
Huge congratulations to Corbin Hudacek and Ali Riecke for their phenomenal results this weekend! Corbin was Amateur champion at the Austin 70.3 with a monster bike and a 6min PR run to take the title decisively. This win qualifies Corbin for his elite license, meaning he will be racing the professional 70.3 circuit in 2018. Ali raced her first 100mile ultra at the Javelina Jundred to cap off a phenomenal long distance trail racing season. Even more impressive was that she actually…
2nd Place on a Whim
Wow, to top off today’s results, Chris Hughes raced to an awesome 2nd place overall today at the Black Diamond Half Iron, a race he just decided to do yesterday. What a performance!
Lake Stevens Triathlon
It has been an extraordinary summer of racing for the squad. This coach has been quite busy with coaching, neglecting my blogging and race reports, but I plan to play catch up and highlight so many of the great performances that have happened since June. But first, a quick report from today’s racing at Lake Stevens.
Rolling into the Summer Races
Time has flown by since the last post, as it has been a very busy month and a half of coaching. Amazing performances continue with the Advantage Multisport crew. With an improved emphasis on pacing and nutrition, Kevin Carter had a great race at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon, setting a PR in his build towards the Bigfoot 45mi trail race in July. Chris Chesson raced his first 70.3 in Victoria, pacing to finish strong and happy. Bellingham ultra superstar Gina Crosswhite…
Lots of challenging racing and great results happened this past month. Ali Riecke and Andrew Bybee raced in the Deception Pass Trail Marathon and Half Marathon. Ali set a huge PR going sub-5h for 7th overall in the marathon. Andrew paced like a pro to finish his first trail half very strong in preparation for a trail marathon in May. Both have been training very well and will be rocking the summer trail races this year. Patricia Oliveros placed top 10 in…
Advantage Multisport athletes are showing great form in their buildups to spring and summer races. We are seeing some fantastic performances indicating breakthrough fitness for the coming season. A few other great performances that must be mentioned that I unfortunately don’t have pictures for: Travis Millhollin placed 2nd age group in the Running O the Green 8k despite being in heavy Ironman training. Kaitlin Sellereit ran a fantastic half marathon at the Birch Bay race in January, taking third in her…
Education and Planning
It has been a busy winter prepping Advantage Multisport athletes for their spring and summer races. The crew is making incredible progress toward their goal races, and many have already shown some fantastic fitness in some B and C races so far. I had the pleasure of listening to Joe Friel speak the last 2 days at TrainingPeaks University. Always great to learn from a true Master. Also learned some fantastic advanced planning and analysis concepts to implement to take the crew…
While a large share of the Advantage Multisport crew have been laying base for 2017, a few have been still tearing it up in road races and triathlons.