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Weekly Newsletter 6/13/14

Another amazing weekend of racing in the books with some outstanding results from our team!  IRONMAN Eagleman 70.3:  Kevin Portmann (4:25), Mark Horton (4:53), Meredith Ryan (6:56), Vito Ciraco (5:41), Todd Olsen (5:55), Fabricio Pazmino (6:48); Wyckoff Lap the Lakes: Mike D’Imperio (39:59), Lisa Mangino (42:40), Jen Sheppard (1:04), Steve Su (1:13), Erica Manning (1:17), Kristine Papamichael (1:27), Maria Wedgeworth (1:30)  – Escape the Cape Sprint- Meredith Rodriguez (1:36), Jenny Zarzuela (1:33); Escape Cape International: RJ Boergers (1:55), Steve Ostrander (2:02), Danny Murphy (2:12),Howard Miller (2:28) ; Pawling Triathlon – Dani Rossi (1:49); Patanella’s Flat as a Pancake: Dave Calabrese (1:00, 4th OA, 1st AG), Dave Pietrangelo (1:02, 4th AG); Mighty Montauk Olympic Tri – Mark Smith (2:39, 4th AG); Great Chesapeake Bay Swim: Nicole Ogrosso (1:57), USATF NJ Junior Olympic Championships 1500m: 6 y/o Reese Frank (7:18)!

Good luck to our teammates racing Wyckoff Sprint Tri, Wallyman Triathlon, and Tri the Village.

Reminder that Monday 6/16 our Athlete Education Series continues with Dr. Peter Economou and Michael Gross speaking about the psychological aspects of training and racing.  This seminar will be held at 7pm at The Running Company in Hoboken.   You won’t want to miss this!

It looks like another great weekend for training.  We’ve got a bunch of options for rides for you.  All rides will depart the 14th St. Ferry Pier.  Saturday: Haskell is leading an “A ride” 90mi to the Orchards departing at 6am; Mark is leading an “A ride” (~65mi up through park to State line x 2 loops) departing at 7am; Nicci is leading a “B ride” to Nyack (~50mi) leaving at 8am.  Sunday: Mike Satz is leading an “A ride” to Toga (~60mi) departing at 5:30am; Nicci is leading a “C ride” departing at 8:30am (distance determined by group); Nicole is leading a “B ride” (40-50mi) leaving at 9am; Jared is leading a 90minute “B ride” leaving at 1pm.  Please ride safely!

Weekly Newsletter 6/6/14

Congrats to our teammates on some rather strong finishes this past weekend: at Blackbear Olympic – Rich Bean (2:31, 6th AG), Matt Vella (2:49), Rebecca Gauthier (3:14); at Blackbear Half – Carsten Hansen (4:57, 4th OA), Nicci Schock (6:47, 3rd AG), Cheryl Tuosto (7:57); at Rev3 Quassy Olympic – John Callahan (2:55); at Rev3 Quassy Half – Matt Bach- a very impressive (4:29, 2nd OA), Steve Su (5:23), Todd Olsen (6:20), Martin Skolnick (6:48); and at Skylands Tour de Cure: Brian Lovato (3:51).
Good luck to or teammates racing IRONMAN Eagleman 70.3, Escape the Cape, Pawling Triathlon, Patanella’s Flat as a Pancake Triathlon, NJ Highlands Gran Fondo & Wyckoff YMCA Lap the Lake OWS. Don’t forget to send in your results to the website:
The June Social will be held on Thursday 6/12 at 7pm at Wicked Wolf. Be sure and tell them that you are there for “Happy Hour with Kelly Calabrese” and get a bracelet for drink specials. Come hang out with the group when we’re not all wearing spandex.
We’ve got many options for rides this weekend. As usual, all rides depart the 14th st. ferry pier. Saturday: Haskell is leading a 5hr “easy paced A ride” leaving at 7am; Nicci is leading a “B” ride to Piermont (~45mi) leaving at 8:30am. On Sunday: Maria is leading a 65mi “A” ride leaving at 6:30am; Nicci is leading a 2hr “C” ride leaving at 7am. Lisa is leading a 50mi “B” ride leaving at 8am. Happy training!

Weekly Update 5/30/14

Congratulations to our teammates who raced last week.  Raphael Zagury finished IRONMAN Brazil in (10:10); At Nav e Sink or Swim we had: 1.2 mi – RJ Boergers (37:38), Meredith Rodriguez (38:49), Steve Fulop (45:02), Maria Wedgeworth (42:00), Michael Zadroga (56:58); 2.4mi – Steve Su (1:08), Erica Manning (1:15), Kristine Papamichael (1:25); at the Great Hudson River Swim Heather Cameron finished in (30:28, 3rd AG).

Good luck to those racing Rev3 Quassy, IRONMAN Raleigh 70.3 and Blackbear Triathlon this weekend.  Don’t forget to send in your results to the website:

The Athlete Education Committee has added an awesome sport psychology seminar for the month of June.  On Monday June 16th Dr. Peter Economou will be presenting to the group and you will surely leave with some tips that will help you improve the mental side of your training/racing.

RJ still has the Custom Ink merchandise that you ordered.  Please contact him to find a time to pick up your gear.

We are a little light on rides this weekend.  Please use the FB page to get some other rides together.  On Saturday, Maria is leading a 60mi “A” ride to Toga (Nyack) which leaves at 5:30am.  Mike Haskell is leading a 5hr “A” ride leaving at 7:30am.  All rides will depart the 14th st. ferry pier.  Happy training.

Weekly Newsletter 5/23/14

Boom – GCTri all over the podium in early season races last weekend (and looking sharp in their GCTri race kits and visors)!!!  Congratulations to all of our talented teammates.  At Harryman Olympic we had: Kevin Portman (2:17, 3rd OA), Carsten Hansen (2:27, 1st AG), Steve Su (2:37, 3rd AG), Jen Sheppard (2:47, 1st AG), Erica Manning (2:59, 3rd AG), Kristine Papamichael (3:16), Matt Vella (3:21); At Jerseyman we had: Dave Calabrese (1:54, 3rd AG), Jared Lando (1:55, 2nd AG), Steve Rosselli (2:12), Heather Cameron (2:21, 2nd AG), Laura Muzzatti (2:32); At IRONMAN Texas we had Chris Gargiulo (11:40); At Red Bank Triathlon we had Mark Horton (1:21; 1st AG {sprint race}), Talis Knets (2:01 {his first ever tri}), Meredith Ryan (3:13), Dave Pietrangelo (2:30), Ed Burke (2:43), Steve Rosselli (2:50), Steve Fulop (2:52), Vito Ciraco (2:46), Mark Rogers (313), Mike Zadroga (3:15, and he got engaged after!); at Brooklyn Half Marathon: Des Johnson (1:43), Christine Hadermayer (1:53), Ed Nutt (1:55); at American Triple T we had: Nicole Ogrosso (12:44 – 2nd OA Female Team); at Pocono Run for the Red Marathon Brian Perry went (3:03; qualified for Boston); at Gran Fondo NY Juan Carlos Buenano finished in (6:13).

Good luck to our club members racing the Great Hudson River Swim, the Nav-E-Sink or Swim and IRONMAN Brazil.

If you ordered items from Custom Ink please contact RJ to figure out a time to pick up your order.  If you want to look awesome at your races, we still have yellow GCTri visors available for $15.

We have a few options for rides this weekend.  All rides meet at the 14th st. ferry pier.  On Saturday:  Matt Vella is leading a 60mi “A” ride to Toga departing at 6:30am.  Nicci Schock is leading a “C” ride through Palisades Park departing at 8am.  On Sunday: Christine Hadermayer is leading a “C” ride (25-30mi pace set by group) leaving at 9am.  Hopefully you can take advantage of the long weekend to get some great training in!

Weekly Newsletter 5/16/14

Congrats to our GCTri teammates who had awesome finishes at the HOHA 5 Mile Classic last weekend: Heather Cameron (39:32), Diane Berry (50:59), Anthony DeSantis (40:19), Christina Ippolito (43:35), Christine Hadermayer (38:31).    Please remember to submit your results to the club website It’s a big week of racing this weekend!  Good luck to our teammates at Jerseyman, Harryman, Red Bank Triathlon, IRONMAN Texas 70.3 and Gran Fondo NY.

We’ve got a great week in store for you!  On Monday 5/19, Nicci Schock will be speaking at the Triathlete Nutrition Seminar at 7pm at The Running Company.  On Thursday 5/22, we will be having a social at 7pm (location TBD based on weather – hopefully we can go somewhere outside – stay tuned for more information).  If you haven’t made a track workout yet you don’t know what you’re missing.  It’s extremely motivating when you see over 20 of your teammates working hard; there’s plenty of different pace groups so stop by!

Rides this weekend:  Please keep in mind that Gran Fondo NY is on Sunday so 9W is going to be closed! On Saturday we have 2 rides scheduled: 8:00am – Raphael will be leading an “A” ride to Nyack (~50mi); at 8:30am – Lisa will be leading a “B”ride to Nyack (~50mi).  All rides depart from the 14th St. ferry pier.  Please keep on eye on the group FB page and club calendar for other additional options.

Weekly Newsletter 5/9/14

Congrats to our GCTri teammates who had great races last weekend.  At the Bassman Half – Jared Lando (5:01); Bassman International – Carsten Hansen (2:13, 5th OA); North Face Endurance Challenge 50mi Trail Run – Andrew Corcione (13:25); Escape the Palisades Half Marathon – Steve Rosselli (1:36, 5th AG), Steve Su (1:41), Dave Calabrese (1:41), Mike D’Imperio (1:50).  Good luck to our teammates racing the HOHA 5Mile Classic.  Please remember to submit your results to the club website

There are many rides to choose from this weekend (ALL rides meet up at 14th St. Ferry Pier unless specified otherwise).  On Saturday: Steve Su is leading an “A” ride up to High Tor Park (~80mi) departing 13th and Park at 5:30am; Mike Haskell is leading an “A” ride departing 6:00am up to Bear Mtn (~100mi); Jared Williams is leading a “B”ride up to Piermont (~45mi)  that departs at 8:30am.  On Sunday: Nicole Ogrosso is leading an “A” ride leaving at 8:30 destined for High Tor Park (~80mi); Nicci will be leading a “C” ride leaving at 9am (distance determined by group).