Congratulations to Brent Millay on racing the Chilly Hilly Trail 5K in a time of 31:33. With patience and consistency, he overcame an injury and is back in great form. Praise God that he was able to tow the line in this race.
Congratulations to Vicky Payne, Jennifer Falloway, and Coach Paula Roberts on qualifying and competing in the 125th Boston Marathon. It was a long wait to get to the starting line in Hopkinton. But it was worth the wait.
And they were able to take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park as a bonus.
Congratulations to Vicky Payne, Jennifer Falloway, and Harpreet Minhas for their performances in the Berlin Marathon. Vicky finished in 4:09:05. Jennifer finished in 4:25:19. Harpreet finished in 5:42:17.
Listen to Harpreet's exciting race story in podcast episode #50.
Chaney Heady and her dad Chad raced together in the Owensboro YMCA Bar-B-Q 5K. Isn't it great to be able to share training and racing with friends and family?
Together, they negative split the race and finished strong. Chaney really showed her leg speed near the finish.
Great job Chad and Chaney!
As triathletes, one of the things we have to wrap our minds around is that triathlon must be treated as one sport and not three separate sports thrown together on one day. Obviously, there are three disciplines – swimming, biking, and running; but each discipline is approached much differently in a triathlon than as individual sports.
In this blog, we are focusing specifically on the bike portion of the triathlon, because that’s where many athletes destroy their race. In most triathlons, the bike portion of the race is the longest portion, both in distance and in time. Athlete’s rationalize that since it’s the highest percentage of the race day, then that’s the leg that has to be the best and the fastest.
When a triathlete tells us they had a great bike split, but fell apart on the run, we have to hold our tongues. We want to say, “No you didn’t.” There are a plethora of reasons for the run to fall...
Congratulations to Brent Millay who completed his first marathon in Louisville at the Derby Festival Marathon. Although he struggled with an injury late in his preparation, he found ways to work through the injury to get to the starting line and to the finish line. Patience, Perseverance, and Prayer were keys to his success.
Here's what Brent had to save after the race.
"Completed my first marathon in Louisville!! I want to thank God for helping get to the starting line and the finish line today! I also want to thank my awesome family for all their love and support, you’re the best!! My wonderful wife, Stephanie, did an awesome job with the sherpa duties today! I couldn’t have done it without her! Also, many thanks to my 5 am running buddies, Lisa, Michelle, Alicia, Lisa, and David, who keep me motivated and laughing! If you’re looking for some help to reach your active goals, consider RYR Endurance Team, you rock!"
Great job Brent!
Coach Paula and her running buddy/teammate Kelly Powers ran the Carmel Marathon on April 3rd. The marathon is such a tough event. They ran the first half of the race together. In the second half, they both encountered tough patches but pressed on to the finish. Paula finished in 3:53:20 and Kelly in 4:02:10. They were both all smiles at the finish line. This was Paula's personal best on a non-downhill course. This was Kelly's 20th marathon.
Bethanie Roberts ran her first 10K in Carmel Indiana on April 3rd. She's all smiles nearing the one mile mark on this rather chilly morning. It was a tough race but she reached her goal of breaking 50 minutes. Her finish time was 49:34.
Jacob Roberts had a great half marathon in Carmel Indiana on April 3rd. It was a cold morning but Jacob braved the weather in shorts and a t-shirt. In this photo, he had just shed his gloves. He maintained a great pace, overcame some fatigue late in the race, and finished...
Kenny Rogers' song “Know When to Fold ‘Em,” has nothing to do with endurance sports training, however, when it comes to training and racing, it’s important for athletes to know when to hold and when to fold.
Recently, one of our athletes was in a training block preparing for an event that was only about three weeks away. Her knee began bothering her. As athletes, we hate when our training is interrupted by injury. We are constantly talking with each other about this or that ache or pain and deciding whether to push through or halt training. It’s hard for us to halt our training, but we’ve learned the hard way, that if precautions aren’t taken at the onset of pain, what may have been a sideline from training for a few days, becomes weeks or months of recovery.
I (Paula) am the poster child for why pain should not be ignored. In 2013, I did my first intense marathon training cycle with a time goal in mind. I...