Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Peaks Coaching Group’s Athletes: Father and Son take Victories!

Mike Rickey- 1st Place Masters Perry Road Race, Perry Kansas
Mike Rickey took first place in the masters 40+ Perry Road race in Perry Kansas. It was a 30 mile race, with 6 laps of a 5 mile loop. Road Conditions were good but 20 + mile an hour winds.  There was one substantial climb on every lap with the race finishing at the top of the last climb (5%).  When asked about the race Mike replied “I felt good and attacked on the last climb for 1st place” and to top off the day Mike continued, “My son won 1st in the floor and vault and 2nd overall at the State gymnastics Championship!
Peaks Coach: Bill McLaughlin

Fred Williams -
Marathoner takes on the 5k
Fred Williams did his first ever 5k race on March 13, 2011 at the Ras na hEireann USA.  Being somewhat of a "Long" distance racer (with two marathons under his belt) he was shocked at how high his heart rate could get when running all out.  He really enjoyed the race and was pleasantly surprised at the speed he was able to churn out!  In addition, the race proved his threshold running pace was faster than we had estimated based solely on his long races.  Congratulations Fred!  
Peaks Coach: Karen Mackin

The Peaks Coaching Group family sends our thoughts and prayers to Peaks athlete Alexandra Danforth.  Bill McLaughlin’s athlete Alexandra Danforth was struck by a car while training in Florida. Bill replies, "I do not know the extent of the crash as she was still in the hospital waiting on a CT of her head.” All our positive energies are going your way Alexandra.

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