While most of the city slept off its St. Patrick's Day hangover, Sunday the 18th was a busy and successful race day for the BTT crew. Speedy ladies Victoria Arrigoni and Sue MacLeod represented at the Ras (while many other team members volunteered--THANK YOU!), finishing less than a minute apart from one another and 13th and 21st in their division, respectively. Meanwhile, we had a great team showing at the New Bedford Half, with Tim Dewland, Matt Coarr, Elaine Metcalf, and Mark Pelletier all finishing strong. South of Boston, Kate O'Malley, Paul Newman, and Ed Galante tackled the Half of Quincy, and Kelwin Conroy and Braden Larmon also rocked 13.1, showing NYC what Boston was made of. Big congrats go out to Kelwin for finishing 35th in her age group and qualifying for the NYC Marathon! Read about this triumph in her race report.
Sunday was also the first of what we hope will become an off-season and pre-season tradition: A swim clinic hosted by PowerBar in Arlington. Twelve athletes spent time in the pool working with our coaches (Jen Scalise-Marinofsky, Joe Kurtz, and Rachel Saks-Aronis) on technique specific to effective triathlon freestyle. Every athlete was captured on video, allowing slow motion analysis and individualized recommendations. Many thanks to PowerBar! We're looking forward to the next one.
This weekend, Audrey Perlow will be racing the Pi Miler (I hope they serve pie after?) and Kate O'Malley the An Ras Mor, and with just three weeks to go until the Boston Marathon, many of our teammates will be doing one of their longest runs before the race. Run smart, guys!
Until next week, please log in your results, post your race goals, support our sponsors, and enjoy this beautiful weather!