Congratulations to the increasingly speedy and always indefatigable Agnes Zbylut, who set a PR at the Half Iron distance last week at the Tupper Lake Tinman. She finished in 6:04:07, which was good for 43 out of 116 women and 9 of 21 in her AG. Ironman NYC, here we come.
Posted in Blog,Team Race ResultsMay 28, 2012
Last weekend Agnes Zbylut, Jessica Purcell-Zebrak and Steven Zebrak thought it would be be fun to head up to New Paltz for the toughest race they could find. And head up they did. For those of you who aren’t familiar with American Zofingen, it is the brainchild of our friend John McGovern, who is a fine athlete, and a fine human being, but clearly a sadistic bastard. As such, he scouted out the steepest hills he could find.
The duathlon is 5 miles of trail running, 85 of the hilliest miles imaginable, and then a little 15 mile cool down run. (No, I did not omit a decimal point.) Agnes partook in the duathlon, finishing 5th among the women. Jess and Steve did the 56 mile Half Iron ITT, with Jess finishing 2nd among the women, with Steve less than four minutes behind her.
Congratulations to all three.
Many of our athletes started the holiday weekend off with the 1.6 mile Great Hudson River Swim. Those who are training for Ironman NY, or who just wanted a well organized open water swim joined in.
- Jess Purcell 38:16
- Nate Land 45:33
- Dan Seidler 47:34
- Steven Zebrak 49:11
- Agnes Zbylut 49:51
Congratulations also to our Monday night swim coach Robert Valentin, who finished 8th overall in 30:08
To say that it was hot for yesterday’s Boston Marathon would be an understatement. To say that I’m proud of our team for toughing it out despite the conditions would also be an understatement.
Late last week the forecast started looking bad, but they were still “just” calling for temps in the 60′s at the start, and high 70′s or low 80′s my early afternoon. At that point it still seemed manageable, and runners hoped to put together a fast race. By the time the race rolled around, temps were well into the 70′s at the start, even worse for the second and third waves, and hit the 80′s early on. At that point it became clear that the standards by which the race would be judged were very different than other years.