Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fly Tri Racing is Launched

As a few of you know who have known me for a long time known that I have coached and personal trained people for years. After a successful year Calley and I decided to give back to the athletes that I work with and finally create a formal name. Thanks to Brian from Music Box Marketing and Media for creating the logo for me. 

Racing News

October was a successful month for Fly Tri athletes. Check out who did what. 

Stephen Dinger  from Tyler, Texas had a great race at the Husky Hustle 5K in Houston, Texas running a season best in 24:36. 


Garrett Mayeaux a Junior from Texas A&M University took 3rd Overall in his last triathlon with a fast elite field to finish out the season at the Finish Line Sports Try Andy's Tri in Sugarland, Texas. He finished just 30 seconds shy of Cobb Mobb Pro Mark Saroni in 2nd. Garrett had a 3:41 300 meter open water swim split and a 16:53 3 mile run. 

Zibeon Serrato from Tyler, Texas better known as "ZB"  raced the the Tyler Rose Half Marathon finishing with a new PR by 13 minutes on a demanding course in 2:23:25.  

Derreck Mayeaux a Junior from New Diana High School brought me onto coach him for his Cross Country and Track season. When we first started working together he was barely under 21 minutes for a 5K Cross Country race. At the Class 17-3A District meet he earned 10th Overall and the last spot for Regionals in a PR of 17:44 in a super fast district.

At the UIL Region III 3A it was muddy from the Hurricane Patricia remains, times were 2-3 minutes off. He finished in 20:44 and 44th overall and 23rd Individual (without a team).  

Steve Ward from Garland, Texas raced the Palo Duro Canyon 20K Trail  race last month in far West Texas finishing with a time of 3:30:14 on the rugged trail which wasn't too far off his road paces.  

Dave Gardner of Quitman, Texas rang the PR gong at The Columbus Marathon last month. He's been training with me for this for 6 months. He finished his FIRST marathon in 3:41:16. What is even more impressive is he ran negative splits the whole way. The last 10K of the marathon was an 8:08 pace which is real close to his 10K race pace.

Monday, October 5, 2015

St. Gregory 5K

I jumped in the St. Gregory 5K last month on just a couple of weeks of running after taking two months off, but it was all worth it for this sweet little boy, Evan.  He's really good baby and I still get good sleep most nights.  I went hard from the start as if I was going to contend for the overall win, but that didn't happen and I was suffering greatly by a quarter mile as I hadn't done any 5 min/mile efforts in a looooonng time trying to keep up with another UT Tyler cross country graduate, Alex Wilson, who would win in 16:22. The course was not flat at all like the race advertised. The worse shape you are in the more you feel every noticeable incline.  My paces deteriorated the longer the we went and I finished 4th overall in 19:08 and first in the 30-34 age group.