I am honored, excited and thrilled to have QT2 as my coaching partner and I am equally excited to be a proud member of the 2015 QT2 Advanced race team.
The folks at QT2 are exceptionally talented, focused and downright a wonderful collection of people that know their stuff, work hard and are a lot of fun. I wanted to share the latest happenings with the QT2 Team.
I am in the best shape of my life and have a big season planned. Not only am I growing, I am having fun and its great to be associated with such a quality organization.
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QT2 Team Updates
Hey everyone, it's hard to believe that it’s only the beginning of march with everything that has been happening on and off the race course!
New for 2015, we have started a monthly newsletter to keep everyone up to date on what's happening.
Here are some of the big highlights from February:
QT2 PARTNERS WITH CHALLENGE:
Challenge Family Americas is pleased to announce a partnership with QT2 Systems as the Official Coaching Partner of Challenge Quassy and Challenge Maine. QT2 Systems’ world-class coaches, many of whom have first-hand experience on these storied courses, will provide customized training programs to mentor athletes of all levels to achieve their Challenge Family racing goals. Read More …
February was camp month down in Clermont, FL.
We held three camps back-to-back thanks to our amazing coaches and staff!
First, the AG Camp was open to all who wanted to attend and from the sounds of it, everyone have a great time, built some amazing fitness, and had a lot of fun.
Then some of our best Age Group Elite athletes headed South for our first Elite Age Group camp, done in the same format as the Pro camps.
From the feedback we have received and I quote "it was simply EPIC!" Many were pushed to their mental and physical limits, through blood, sweat, and tears, new fitness levels were reached.
Our final winter camp came to a close early this week when our top Pro’s packed up and headed home from Clermont after swimming, biking, running, and taking their training to all new levels.
To quote Jesse:
"Finished here in Clermont. Then 2015 season on tap. The crew is strong this year. #crispnclean #qt2"
Of course, none of this would be possible without our amazing sponsors! We want to thank QR for sending Brad and Sam down to camp so athletes could test drive the amazing bikes and answer athlete questions!
Also, a big thanks to our own teammate Rob Gilfeather whose amazing product Fuel for Fire kept our athletes going strong during those long, tough workouts!
The year has just started but we have already had some big results.
Just to mention a few highlights:
- Fran Vincent | 3rd F OA @ Saratoga Winterfest 5k snowshoe race in 27:59
- Colin Goldsmith | 4th AG and 27th OA in 1:24 @ the A1A 1/2 marathon with a 7min PR.
- Lauren Diaz who won the Swamp Classic Road Race and Time Trial. 1st Overall Women's Time Trial, 5th Place Women's Cat 4 Road Race - coming off of the AG Elite camp !!
A special shout out to Chris Vokaty who raced the Dopey Challege @ Disney.
He ran the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon in 4 days!
He PR'd in the 10K and set an PR of over 8 min in the Marathon, good for a Boston Qualification for 2016! All this while doing most of his run training on the bike with his longest run only being 12 miles.
To quote Chris "Pat is an awesome coach"
If you are ever in New York City the last Wednesday of the month come join a group of QT2 athletes for breakfast typically @ 8am. The locations changes so email Brigitte Paulick for details.
ON A MORE PERSONAL NOTE:
Congratulations to Tushar Virmani for welcoming his first baby, a girl into this world on February. Welcome Arya Virmani!!
COMING UP NEXT MONTH:
Don’t forget to sign up for THE CONFIDENCE PROJECT WEBINAR BY BETH SHUTT - here
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE RACING
- IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA
- IRONMAN MELBORN
- IRONMAN PUERTO RICO 70.3
- IRONMAN CALIFORNIA 70.3
- HITS NAPELS
Update your race calendar for the year !!!
Until next month, have fun training! #WEGOTTHIS!