9:16:03 for an 8th overall finish. 2nd overall age grouper and winner of his age group. Ryan pulled the race together. He hit the mark in every discipline. On June 15, Ryan and I discussed the plan. It went something like this (I think we may have adjusted it slightly).
Swim 55 to 57 min
Bike 5:00 to 5:10
Run 3:05 to 3:10
T1 2 min
T2 3 min
Goal Time: 9:05 to 9:22
Ryan executed a perfect race. Once Ryan reflects, I will be anxious to hear how he saw his race. As a coach, I could not be more proud.
Well, I am super excited about Ashley. I have watched Ashley grow so much over the last 2 months. It has truly been a reward to be given the opportunity to coach Ashley. She has improved massively in both the bike and the run. Ashley and I met the week of Ironman to go over her race plan. She simply wanted to improve her time over last year and redeem herself from an earlier attempt this year. She did that! Ashley went ~65 minutes faster than her previous time. She biked the bike of her life. She was so excited when she started her run. At the 25 mile mark of the run, she had one thing on her mind – fixing her hair for her finishing photo! She did what she went to Penticton to do. Ashley finished in a time of 12:42:39.
Watch out for this young woman as she will be gaining more and more strength over the next couple of years. I have no doubt that in her next attempt at an Iron Distance she will be making a huge statement that the clock will reflect and heads will turn. Super honoured to be working with Ashley.