What a season so far!

And still so many more races to go! Take a look at the results page on the website for results of the racing from the summer thus far!

Wow!  Todd Smith is on fire with an AG win @ Rev 3 half iron and then an overall smoke ‘em win @ Hits Hague, NY half in June. Donna Smyers got a 1st AG win at Mt.Washington, that race with just one hill. Carol Blattspieler took a 3rd in AG at Ironman 70.3 Syracuse and Chris Cover/Dot Martin got on the podium with 5th place AG finishes @ Mt. Tremblant. All 70.3 finishes qualified the three for the 70.3 World Championships set for September in Mt. Tremblant.  Mr.Trull is running strong with a couple of nifty marathon finishes. The list goes on.

To continue the theme of dominating races, the GMM ladies started July by sweeping  the Vermont scene. The first weekend of July, Dot Martin won the women’s sprint race at Vermont Sun and Angie Defilippi raced the half iron in Fairlee the next day to a first place finish.Erin Preston had an impressive 3rd place in the women’s Olympic distance race
at Vermont Sun while Michelle Rousseau had a 5th place age group finish at the olympic distance race in Fairlee. Paddy Kreuger, a GMM Youth racer, came in 2nd in the under 19 group at Vt.Sun sprint. He is 12.

Saving the very best for last,  Kyle Darling did the Vermont Sun sprint on Saturday.
Kyle has had a lot going on in his life in the last couple of years. Married life and being cancer free must agree with him. His time on Saturday was almost 20 minutes faster than the same race last year!

Thank you Skirack, On TrackSwitchback, The Edge, Darn Tough, and Vermont Peanut Butter supporting us this season! Way to go team!

Now bring on Lake Placid!

2014 Uniform Design

After months of hard work and scrutiny our uniforms are in production at Louis Garneau! We decided to have the prominent color green with highlights of black and orange. Below are pictures of the specific colors and the designs. The orange is tangerine orange and the green is Pantone 362 C. (note: the green changes color based on the device you are using)

2014 team uniforms 362c tangerine

Thanks to our amazing sponsors for supporting us this season: Skirack, The Edge, On Track, Darn Tough, and Switchback!

 

Skirack Night 2014

Skirack Night marks the unofficial start to the GMM triathlon season, as it is one of the first times the whole team gets together for the season. We had a great night with pizza from Panacea and talks from our new President, Jim Farrington, and Skirack on their process bike and running shoe fittings. A big thanks goes out to them for hosting us and giving us the opportunity to check out all of the new swim/bike/run toys that they have in stock.

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Youth Racers at Lake Dunmore

By Meredith Breiland

Earlier this year, GMM members volunteered to help youth racers prepare for their first triathlon. In June, these youth racers hit the course running (and swimming and biking) at the Vermont Sun series at Lake Dunmore, Vermont.

What impressed me most about these kids, besides their green enthusiasm, was an ability to jump into a “real” race. This wasn’t specifically a kid’s triathlon, which have become popular in the past few years. These were “kids” entering their first triathlon amongst adults and facing a substantial race distance (600 yard swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run).
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Training to Train

By John Martin

Many of us in GMM Tri have taken the big step of training for and completing an ironman race and know the commitment that is required for success. Last fall Dot and I set our sights on our 19th ironman at Epic Dartmouth (Nova Scotia) scheduled for June 30, 2013.

A twelve to fifteen week training plan has always worked for us however we also know we have to go in to this 12-15 weeks in good condition and prepared to do the training. With this in mind, training to do the training started around January 1st.

We are often chided that we train so much indoors. Around my house in January-March and most of April it’s pretty difficult to swim or bike so we make do. Running some days during these months can also be a challenge. It never rains in our basement and the bikes sit on the CompUTrainer always ready to roll. Matching treadmills are just a few feet away if the weather is inclement. We have our tunes and an understanding that some days we can ride for four hours and there is no need for constant chit chat.
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