Posted in Blog,Team Race ResultsNovember 26, 2013
Last weekend Jessica Purcell decided that 26.2 miles isn’t enough, so she (voluntarily) registered for the nine fun-filled laps that make up the NYRR (I’ll Always Call You Knickerbocker) 60k. Apparently Jess didn’t like it that much because she chose not to stay out there nearly as long as the other ladies. In fact, Jess only took 6:02:18 (9:45/mile), which was good enough for 12th out of the 104 women in the field, and 2nd in her AG.
Congratulations to Jessica Purcell on finishing 6th overall and 3rd in her AG at Saturday’s ChesapeakeMan Skipjack Tri, which featured a 1.2 mile swim., 65 mile ride and 10 mile run. Keep up the good work Ms. Purcell.
The husband and wife team of Steven Zebrak and Jessica Purcell made the trip to the scenic Finger Lakes Triathlon this weekend. Jess finished 3rd in the competitive 30-34 AG in a time of 2:44:42, with Z close behind in 2:45:15.
Posted in Blog,NSQ's BlogAugust 12, 2013
It takes a village to raise a child. Same can be said about an athlete. So many people helped in getting me to the start line.
I don’t remember the last time I’ve entered a race feeling so unsure of my training. I did the best I could in preparing given that my Achilles tendons have been really bad for well over a year now, and particularly bad in the past 6 months. That said, instead of running for the past few months, I deep water ran and then ran at 75% body weight on the alterG this past month. I wanted the reassurance of having a good run to test my legs before race day, but as Coach Cane told me, “You have one bullet in the gun. You can’t shoot before race day just to see if the gun works.”
The husband and wife team of Steven Zebrak and Jessica Purcell traveled to New Mexico (and 6,000 feet of elevation) to race the Shiprock Marathon yesterday. Jess finished third overall in 3:28:29, while Steven finished 10th in his AG in 3:47:45.
The Brooklyn Duathlon has traditionally been our season opening multisport race, and it has often been good to us. Today was no different. In the women’s race, Nicole Sin Quee was the returning champion, and defended her title in a time of 56:06, and Jessica Purcell had a strong second run to finish second overall in 59:25.
Nice work yesterday by Team Z at the Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon. Steven Zebrak did his first race in his new age grou, finishing in 1:40:32, while his still 30-34 AG bride, Jessica Purcell finished in 1:38:25, which was good enough for 5th place in her AG.
The came, they raced, they ate pancakes. We had a nice showing at today’s Percy Sutton 5k, here in Harlem, USA. We have preliminary race results as well as a few photos to get the party started.
Never underestimate the heart of a champion. – Rudy Tomjanovich
Every year I say I couldn’t be more impressed and proud of our team. And then the next year I’m even more impressed and proud. Today’s results were tremendous. But first, a quick lesson in the brief history of the NYRR Sprint Triathlon.
Congratulations to the ladies of City Coach on their strong showing at this morning’s NYRR Mini 10k. Four ladies, four PR’s. Even if a couple of them are grumbling that they should have gone faster, I’ll take it.
- Nicole Sin Quee – 41:06 (6th in AG) PR
- Jessica Purcell – 42:46 PR
- Cipriana Cuevas – 43:27 PR
- Deanna Culbreath - 39:56 (NYF) (10th in AG) PR
And thanks to Liz, Luna and Fabian for joining me to cheer the ladies on.