Push Hard Multisport News for 05-14-2018

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MoFitness, Inc. was started in 2006 by personal trainer, Maureen Serpe. Maureen is a native of Chicago, Illinois, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, certification in personal training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Equinox Fitness Training Institute. Maureen first gained behavioral modification experience in social work at Maryville Academy. Inspired by what she found missing in so many lives, Maureen returned to her first love, physical fitness. Maureen has trained male and female clients from ages 9 to 75 with varying goals, from fat and weight loss, increasing lean muscle mass, injury rehabilitation and prevention, stress reduction, marathon and triathlon training, sport-specific training, body building and general health. Maureen focuses on the short and long term goals of her clients. Maureen believes clients have two options when it comes to fitness goals-hard and fast, or gentler and more gradual. Maureen’s wide experience in the working world gives her a first-hand view of the lives of today’s adults. Maureen has an empathetic understanding for peoples’ struggles to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. On November 8th, 2009, Maureen finished a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, followed by a 26.2 mile run.

Keywords: [“Maureen”,”trainer”,”client”]
Source: https://mofitness.wordpress.com/about

Drum Roll, Please…Announcing the 10 Semi-Finalists of the 2016 Zwift Academy!

We are pleased to announce the 10 Semi-Finalists of the inaugural Zwift Academy! Between now and December 1st, they will be challenged to a series of Zwift Structured Workouts, Zwift Group Training Rides and Outdoor Workouts designed by the coaches at TrainSharp. These 10 contenders will be competing for 1 of 3 Finalists spots who will be invited to CANYON//SRAM Racing’s team training camp in Mallorca at the end of the year. Rachel played violin professionally for a year and now plays in quartets and leads the Newbury Symphony. A former runner who has done a few triathlons, she has been cycling now for 4 years, including winning the Brompton World Championship twice. A former field hockey player, Yvonne started running in 2008 before she turned to cycling just last year. Luisa Daniela HernandezOur youngest competitor at just 19 years old, Luisa Daniela hails from Bogota, Colombia where she is concentrating on racing her bike. Clare began riding her bike just 3 years ago and started racing almost immediately, representing Jersey in the Island Games in 2015. From all of us at Zwift HQ, we’d like to recognize the incredible effort that the women of the 2016 Zwift Academy have demonstrated. Today, 10 Semi-Finalists are moving forward, but thanks to everyone, Zwift Academy is here to stay :). Ride On!.

Keywords: [“year”,”Zwift”,”raced”]
Source: http://community.zwift.com/news/256-drum-roll-please-announcing-the-10…

Running with Memphis

For over a year, that race has been stuck in my mind, nudging me as I wake, sneaking up on me during runs and sometimes pounding me over the head when making race arrangements but then it all suddenly disappeared and I no longer have this gigantic goal standing in front of me and I have very mixed emotions about it. I don’t think I’ll do a full race recap because I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on that race and just know that I didn’t have a great day out there and that a 6 hour race time is definitely do able. Several factors contributed to a less than ideal race. Just 15 miles or so into the race I heard a noise resembling a flat rear tire. The bike issues caught up with me on the run as did the heat and the lake water. Since I was injured going into this training, we had to kind of skip over the speed stuff and my times have suffered because of it especially in my running. The run has always been my strongest leg of the race but this season I have no base to rely upon and have seen my times hang where they used to when I first started running. This has been really tough mentally as I know I am capable of running low 8 minute miles but I haven’t sniffed those times all season. I’m always playing catch up on the bike and run. I know with hard work and focus, I can turn these two things around, especially my running.

Keywords: [“race”,”run”,”time”]
Source: https://runningwithmemphis.wordpress.com/category/rev3-triathlon/…

Cool Running :: Stephanie Johnson Triathlon RR

My contribution to the race was swimming a whopping 200 meters, but I feel like my participation in the race was more important than almost any other race I have ever done. I had noticed on the registration list that Stephanie was racer #1. I thought that was so awesome that she was going to kick off the race – her first triathlon. The race packet included stories of a handful of other participants in the race, along with Stephanie’s story. Each of these people had cancer and were racing or had someone racing in their honor. Stephanie got in the water to begin the swim, as racer #1. She sat there for a minute and I wondered was was going on. Racers #1-5 or 6 or so were not just out there to compete in a triathlon, they were out there having the race of their life. More tears again when I realized racers #2 and #3 were no faster than racer #1, and that they were all racing a different kind of race. Not only for Stephanie Johnson and all the other cancer survivors, but for my family as well. She grabbed her race belt and hat and just started running instead of standing there to put everything on. The Stephanie Johnson Triathlon will involve the entire family: Husband Greg is producing the race, and he’ll compete, too, as will Stephanie and their three children: Greyson, 11; Spencer, 9, and Briannah.

Keywords: [“race”,”Cancer”,”Johnson”]
Source: http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/Forum2/HTML/014506.shtml

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