More early season racing

The last few weeks have seen some pretty solid racing.
Corey who is gearing up for Boston Marathon is just 8 days ran a very solid 25km at the Caumsett Park race, with a 1:38:23. This was good enough for 4th overall:
Very solid hopes for a low 2:50s in Boston.

After posting a solid 1:35 Half Marathon in Fort Langley, BC, Stefan went on with a 2:41 Olympic distance, also in BC on March 11. 41st overall, 3rd AG, 1st podium finish, and 15min improvement. Although you could ask for more (you always can), that is very promising for the rest of the season, especially now that Stefan spends more time swimming/biking/running, than playing football (soccer, for you Americans…)

Shane G. goes on with the Irish duathlon season and took a 6th place with a strong field, just 3min behind the winner. He will just have to work on making sure the battery of the powertap is ready to race also.

Dan T. went 40:17 for 10km on March 16, in rather horrendous conditions, with the end of the race turning into holiday on ice, and followed this with a 1:25:23 at Cook’s forest half marathon, in the 45-49 AG. His email started by ‘HELL YES!!!!’ so I guess he was pretty stoked.

Owen S. went 1:34 at the Comox Half Marathon in BC. 11th in his AG. A bit disappointing, but in pretty tough conditions. Let’s see how a cure of sushi, beef, and riding on a trainer in a tiny Japanese apartment for a month works out for him.

Chris D. took 5th overall and 1st AG at the Vistancia Sprint in AZ, while preparing for Ironman CDA, and is gearing up for Leadman Arizona next weekend. Let’s see if he can actually taper, and not add training sessions here and there all week…(I got spies Chris…)

Eventually, Arnaud dropped the guitar and his Kirby sur Seine partner, both pictured there:

to post a 4:35 Half Ironman at Galveston 70.3 in windy conditions. Arnaud is steadily improving his swim, and then clocked a really nice 2:25/1:27 bike/run combo to take 11th in his stacked AG. We can already smell the sub 10hrs in The Woodlands next Month.

Coming next week, Chris tackles Leadman, Octavio heads to HITS Napa (which is a triathlon, not a drinking contest), and the week after Tona is racing a half marathon, and will probably send me a bunch of hate messages at some stage.


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