What a weekend of racing for the MTC Team. So many great results its hard to keep track but here they are, in no particular order -
Jamie Martens set a PR and won the JCPRD Women's Duathlon (by over 23 minutes...)
Kelly Burke Dippold raced with an injured foot (don't ask) but still finished 3rd in her AG at the 70.3 World Champs, missed 2nd by mere seconds. 😤
Annie Altorfer was 1st Overall at the Weatherby Lake Tri before jetting off across the Atlantic
Lew Vandover successfully completed his 4th Ironman Wisconsin with a HUGE smile on his face
Age Group Wins at Legend Endurance Ad Astra by Kathy P, Kurt David, Stephen Barrett and Chip Wallin
Finally Natasha Bangel qualified for 2018 70.3 Worlds and will be joining Libby Pierce Weatherman in South Africa next September!
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Tour de Buzz at Elite Cycling on Saturday, February 11th. We had some great performances throughout the day.
For the second year John Arneson is our Men's Winner. He increased his power by 13 watts and went .3 miles further than last year. Way to go John!
We have a new winner in the Women's race, Annie Altorfer took it out with a very strong performance! Our winners will both be wearing new items from lululemon in Leawood the next time you see them. Big thank you to lululemon for providing our prizes this year.
Also wanted to thank Josie Palmerin and KC Multisport for all the support once again.
Finally, of course, we couldn't host the Tour de Buzz without the cooperation of Jeff Williams and the staff of Elite Cycling, thank you for putting up with the loud music all day!
If you have any comments or feedback (good or bad) please let me know. We'd like to do the Tour de Buzz again in 2018 but it only gets better with your input.
Ken Welsh - firstname.lastname@example.org
Place Full Name Pure Watts W/KG Distance
1 John Arneson 348 3.65 11.8
2 Chad Davis 337 3.47 11.33
3 Tyler Staples 275 3.06 10.44
4 Yaniv Shnaider 264 3.08 10.31
5 Eric Howser 287 2.76 10.24
6 Anne Altorfer 205 3.13 9.7
7 Justin Williams 231 2.69 9.7
8 Allison Adams 228 2.77 9.3
9 Mary Anthes 187 2.70 9.1
10 Jarrod Dusin 235 2.29 9.03
11 David Ochoa 255 2.03 8.97
12 Jonathan Lamb 230 2.20 8.94
13 Ignateus Marten 190 2.22 8.79
14 Spencer Day 201 2.11 8.79
15 Jeff Arnold 194 2.55 8.73
16 Alex Willis 201 2.41 8.71
17 Tina Fleece 170 2.18 8.67
18 Emily Horner 179 2.36 8.64
19 Sarah Acosta 185 2.06 8.62
20 Katherine Pickering 175 2.03 8.57
22 Libby Weatherman 176 2.55 8.46
21 Julie Dugan 170 2.17 8.46
23 Dina Myers 171 2.08 8.38
24 Tom Sullivan 192 1.69 8.27
25 Chris Greco 184 1.72 8.16
26 Jessica Womrath 148 1.80 8.08
27 Arthur Berger 159 1.80 8.07
28 Natasha Bangel 167 2.08 8.05
29 Angelica Diaz 143 1.88 7.86
30 Stephanie Dominguez 134 1.85 7.78
31 Jeffrey Davis 194 1.64 7.74
32 Mike Smithmier 174 1.66 7.73
33 Nicole Murray 133 1.65 6.83
Had the opportunity to be part of a story about the Ironman and triathlon training in general.
Don't really agree with David Neiman's assessment that only "rare genetically gifted specimens" should attempt to do the Ironman. I am, however, often amazed and disappointed to see people who don't respect the race and show up at an Ironman uninformed and dramatically un-prepared. I feel that a lack of training is a bigger problem for more people on an Ironman start list than over-training syndrome.
You can listen to the audio or follow this link to read the story - http://kcur.org/post/some-ironman-triathletes-kansas-city-training-hawaii#stream/0
3:30 - Setup begins –banners & tables setup, boats to the water, swim buoys setup
5:00 – Lifeguards arrive, safety procedures reviewed
5:30 – Beach area opened.
5:40 – Initial Introduction & Safety Briefing. Lifeguards out in boats and positioned on beach.
5:45 - Swimmers can enter the water.
6:00 – First presentation of Ten Tips for Better Open Water Swimming. Q&A session to follow. Open water swimming practice continues.
6:45 – Second presentation of Ten Tips for Better Open Water Swimming. Q&A session to follow. Open water swimming practice continues.
7:20 – Third presentation of Ten Tips for Better Open Water Swimming. Q&A session to follow. Open water swimming practice continues.
7:30 – OWS session closed. All swimmers to exit the water then lifeguards are dismissed
8:00 – Area clean up complete, beach closed.
I have been using products from xEndurance for a number of years and consider them to be my "secret weapons". Check them out at www.xendurance.com
The 2016-17 Team Uniforms are now available for ordering via our online store. Our kits are being made by Zoca Gear in their facility in San Diego. The kits are a great design and high quality. Everyone will be proud to wear them at races locally and across the country. You will find total strangers cheering for you just because you are wearing MTC kit - guaranteed PR!
The website for ordering is only open until March 7th so don't delay - http://www.mwtri.zocagear.com
Recently hosted a webinar on some of the features available in trainingpeaks. Video is available via Dropbox - https://www.dropbox.com/s/zix5cephf1943zr/MTC%20TP%20Webinar.mp4?dl=0
Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2nd Annual Tour de Buzz on Saturday, Feb 20 at Elite Cycling. It was great to have you involved.
The results below need three explanations -
* - Michael Herrman's rear brake started rubbing about 1/2 way through the race, we didn't know what the problem was until after he was done
** - the 1p Heat was shortened to 22:05 because a trainer rubbed a wire and caused a power surge (and a whole bunch of sparks)
*** - Monty's watts are accurate but his distance is not, I accidentally gave him a weight of 0 lbs.
Congratulations to our winners - John Arneson & Jeanie Bell!
There were plenty of strong performance and everyone should be proud of their results.
Photos from the event are posted in a gallery on the MTC Facebook page.
Be part of an MTC Annual Tradition. The Resolution Run is now in its 9th year. Hope everyone can come for this "Fun Run."
Join the Event on Facebook by clicking here.
As an athlete I have been using trainingpeaks.com since 2001. The software has progressed and improved dramatically since then. Now it is without a doubt the best training log and coaching software available.
Every new MTC-coached client gets a "Basic" Training Peaks account that we use to set their schedule and is where they upload their activities. The upload process has gotten very simple now that Garmin Connect can be sync'd with Training Peaks. All coached athletes must have some type of GPS/HR Monitor and since most athletes are using a Garmin unit such as the Garmin 920xt which has Bluetooth/WiFi capabilities the process of uploading files is now automatic.
Within trainingpeaks.com there are two types of athlete accounts, Basic and Premium. (As I Coach I have all the features of a Premium account plus some other bells and whistles.)
For an athlete there are two main benefits of upgrading:
On occasion Training Peaks offers a discount on their "Premium" account, saving some $$ on an annual subscription. In honor of Cyber Monday they are offering such a discount so I wanted to let everyone know - www.trainingpeaks.com