weelky Who, What, When, Wherem 7-31-09
Guys, wait no - that was us in 2006: Check that. PTC - if you haven't already heard, we have someone in our midst who has basically now redefined what it means to cut it close. As a matter of fact, you could get no closer to the close that we had on Sunday night in Lake Placid. I'll get to the race results for all our PTC peeps in a minute, but before I do that, allow me to relay the Tale of Paul Goldstone and Mirror Lake Drive.
From Rich Montgomery:
" I am sure you will hear this from some first hand accounts, but in case you didn't.....I was up at midnight watching the live feed from the IMLP finish line, and with 1 minute to go Mike Riley yells out that there is someone in the oval. The crowd goes nuts and he runs down to the corner of the oval to cheer the guy on. Then he yells out "It's Paul Goldstone and I think he's going to make it!" Paul comes around the corner wearing the PTC colors and is sprinting for the line. Mike Riley runs down the line with him as everyone is cheering wildly. Paul crosses at exactly 17:00:00. Fantastic!
"Oh, and one more thing...looking at his times he had to negative split his marathon by 5 minutes or he would not have made it. That takes some inner strength at the end of a very long day . "
How close did Paul cut it? From my friend Brian Gatens, who was up volunteering at LP this weekend, "I saw your boy when he entered Mirror Lake Drive. He had 18 minutes to cover the last 2 miles. I told him he'd better pick it up if he was going to make it. He did!"
So now that I've started with the end of the race, let's take a look at the beginning and middle, shall we? After all, there were many more PTC stories from the weekend just past...
Ironman USA Lake Placid
Sunday, July 26, 2009, Lake Placid, New York
Hats off to everyone else who raced on Sunday, including Amanda Strouse for finishing her first Ironman, Annette MacMillan for winning her age group and scoring a Kona slot, and Ed Malloy for his 3rd place AG finish - Kona bound as well!
EDWARD MALLOY - 10:17:30 (3rd in AG)
DAVID MORRIS - 10:38:59
ELIZABETH RYLAND - 12:27:45
JARROD BARANOWSKI - 12:34:08
VINCENT MANCINI - 12:35:03
JENNIFER COOPER - 12:48:58
DAVE MADDEN - 14:12:05
GEORGE RUBINO - 14:34:04
AMANDA STROUSE - 14:52:29
ANNETTE MACMILLAN - 16:15:05 (First in AG!)
PAUL GOLDSTONE - 17:00:00 (Dude - just, wow).
The New Jersey State Triathlon and Duathlon
Sunday, July 26, 2009, Lake Mercer, New Jersey
There's the Olympic, the Sprint, and the Uberman. I still don't know wotdahell Uberman is, but I know Matt Coleman was going to race it, so I pity da' fools that had to race Mr. Coleman :
Brian Fitzsimmons - 2:10:16
Cliff Sharpe - 2:29:02
Thomas Kramer - 2:32:41
Scott Reedell - 2:43:15
Jeremy Remick - 3:12:59
Megan Reedell - 3:21:44
Bruce Boehm - 3:27:27
Robin Boehm - 4:02:31
Jessica Sharpe - 1:20:13
Stephanie Wall - 1:24:05
Kevin Brown - 1:35:39
This just in - I've been told that the Uberman is an insane sprint race. 200 meter swim, 4.3 mile bike, 1 mile run. This is the kind of intense sprint that usually produces enough lactic acid to kill a man, especially if he thinks walking a marathon is a big deal. Ye Gods.
Todd Stackhouse - 20:58
Matt Coleman - 21:11
The New York City Triathlon
Sunday, July 26, 2009, New York, New York
Between the NYC Triathlon and IM-USA Lake Placid, I think roughly half of the triathletes in the Untied States were racing in New York this weekend. If they weren't, they were somewhere else, wishing they were - no doubt.
Christopher McHugh - 2:23:46
Abby Delia - 2:27:04
Matt Wolf - 2:39:43
Allen Ho - 2:40:04
Christopher Zoog - 2:41:25
Jim Rizol - 2:57:42
Marc Greisler - 3:19:01
The Pittsburgh Triathlon
Sunday, July 26, 2009, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
So there is poor James Carney - the only PTC member who didn't get the memo that he was supposed to be in New York with the rest of the club. No worries, James - we'll get your address right next time, I promise. Regardless, James did a great job, finishing in 3:25:53. Way to go, James! Hope you got to see that Stanley Cup I've been hearing about...
The Piseco Lake Triathlon
Saturday, July 18, 2009, Lake Piseco, Virginia
Tell me that this guy doesn't have the coolest name in the known universe? Flyaway PTC member (wait for it, wait for it...), Matt Toogood (yes! Who is he? He's Toogood, baby), sent this report from his first ever sprint triathlon. " Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I ran in my first sprint triathlon on Saturday the 18th (Piseco Lake Triathlon)! I finished in 1:24.36. Crossing that finish line was the best feeling in the world, especially when i look back to April 21 when I went for my first run, and could not even finish 1 mile. I love this sport! "
Yeah, Matt - that's pretty much the deal. You are hooked - congrats!
The Anthracite Triathlon
Saturday, July 19, 2009, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
While we're following the back-in-time lead of Mr. Toogood, allow me to give credit to these three PTC peeps for racing at the Anthracite Triathlon back on July 19th. Thanks to PK for going back and making sure they all got their just desserts:
Christopher Verry - 2:35:32
Polly Jansen - 2:36:39 (2nd in AG)
Fred Goebert - 2:38:03
Random Small World Observation That Proves that Much Like the British Empire in the 1800's, The Sun Never Sets on the PTC:
Kevin Burson sent this to the PTC inbox, and it's just too good not to share: " You will never believe this. So I am running along at the race in San Fran (half-marathon) around mile 11 and had to take a double take. Chris (Verry) and Polly (Jansen) running next to me. What are the odds in that?"
I'd say the odds are approximately 3,720 to 1, but that's just my guess, and it's probably not a very good one. It's a nerdy guess (2 points to anyone who gets the reference), but just my guess. Thanks for looking around, and you're right Kevin - I still don't believe it.
Upcoming Races and Club Events
Once again, it's a full weekend. Wilkes-Barre, SheROX/Danskin, and the Patriots Triathlon headline another full weekend in the Mid-Atlantic for the Pee-Tee-Ceeeeee...
The Patriot's Triathlon :
A Midsummer Night's Series
Thursday, Aug 13 @ 6:30pm, South Ardmore Park, Wynnewood, PA
The Bryn Mawr Running Company presents the Midsummer Night's Series. Three races (5K, 1M, Kids Race) to quickly steep themselves in nights. Each night will quickly dream away the time. Under the silver moon with friends and family in the cool evening to dine. New bent in heaven, shall behold the night, of our solemnities: http://www.brynmawrrunningco.com/Midsummer_Info_Registration.pdf
Weekly Training Events:
The Track Workouts continue through the summer, Tuesday nights at 6pm. Meet at the store, in Bryn Mawr on Lancaster Ave beside the movie theatre, and run over to Haverford College's Polo Grounds. This is a workout for ALL ability levels! http://www.brynmawrrunningco.com/ for more details
Germantown Academy Triathlon Swimming Class
Contact PTC Coach Laurie Hug at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details. Regular masters swimming at Germantown Academy is currently held M-W-F 6:30-8:00PM.
Monday and Wednesday night group rides from the Conshohocken Train Station at 6:30PM. Check the message board for any changes, weather-based cancellations, route alterations, suggestions on loops, and all sorts of other good stuff.
That's it, my Crayola Kids. Stay safe, have fun, and if you're racing this weekend, make sure to have some ice cream to celebrate why it is we do these things to ourselves. Dessert under a summer sky is hard to beat!
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