Thursday, May 31, 2007

Team IRONTOM Welcomes Its First TOMettes

Needless to say, we are growing strong, and finally, have our first female teammates. This is what they say about themselves.

TOMboy a.k.a. "Spence" is a former couch potato turned age group triathlete and masters swimmer... I have been on a mission since age 29 to complete a half ironman in her 35th year...which is THIS SUMMER. Timberman 70.3 will be the first. I have not ruled out the BIG SHOW of Ironman but we'll have to see how the half goes first. For more (mis)adventures, visit:

TOMomma is an experienced 37 year old age group runner and triathlete. Although, I have not trained for Tri for over 5 years ... since my son was born. I've run 2 marathons, a 20 miler and countless 1/2 marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks over the past 15 years. My longest Tri to date is the Fairlee Great Tri which I've done 2 times. I've been injured TOO many times to count and I think I've finally figured out what OVER TRAINING means. I know how important GOOD coaching is. And I've been training with Hank Glass for the run and Barbara Hummel of "Go Swim," for the swim.

I intend to spend this summer training hard and doing a few triathlons to get ready for the Timberman Half Ironman (my first half) at the end of the summer.

Just competed in the two person relay at the Vermont City Marathon this past Memorial Day weekend. We ran hard and our efforts were good enough for a 7th place finish among 137 two WOMEN teams with a time of 3:26:40.

I'm set for the Mooseman International Distance Tri this Saturday, June 2.

I'll do the Audrey Prouty Memorial Century Ride -- yes, the whole 100 miles, on Saturday, July 14 and will hopefully find a few sprint distance tri's to do before Timberman in August.

I'll cap off my season with my annual half marathon in Bar Harbor, Maine on September 15.