Athletes in Tandem has been keeping up their resolutions and running around the US thus far including Colorado, Florida and Kentucky to name a few states~
Here is a fantastic photo from the Sweaty Sweater 5k at Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins in late January
Looks as though we’ve finally made it! The race is roughly 11 hours away from the START! Cannot wait to see what 6 months of training can do for us. We are getting really excited to see some familiar faces throughout the race, especially Athletes in Tandem participants Zachary & Susan!!
The past few days we’ve been taking things quite easy, stuffing ourselves full of protein, carbs & of course lots of water. During the race there are aid stations that are stocked with water, energy drinks & energy gu’s about every 3 miles throughout the course, along with port-a-potties too. Athletes in Tandem will have 2 aid stations that they are volunteering at, one when we get to mile 3 & we cannot wait to see everyone at their next aid station at mile 19! It will be at the crest of the only hill we have to climb & from there on out it will be flat & we will be looking to “hopefully” pick up the pace in those last 7 miles. Continue reading
Lori, Cynthia & Ryan with Travis & Dennis as their pushers in Texas April 29th, 2012
We wanted to begin by saying Thank You to more friends from Michigan! Mr. & Mrs. Harrett, whom I’ve (Stephanie) have known since I was a wee-little one & another good friend Lori Lautenbach. Thank you for your generosity & kindness. You are really making a difference in the lives of many through Athletes in Tandem!
We truly cannot believe the marathon is soon to be here! We’ve had an exciting past few weeks filled with massages, new physical therapists & delightful taper runs. Packet pick-up for the race begins on Friday, where we will get to learn about using our race chips (either on our shoes or on our bibs), meet other racers & find out what kind of good freebies (usually energy bars or GU type supplements & of course our commemorative race shirts!) are stashed in the bag. Continue reading
*John with Dennis pushing him in the HITS Naples Olympic Distance Triathlon in January 2012
We first want to start off by thanking Mr. & Mrs. Harrett, dear family friends in MI, for a wonderful & kind donation they sent to support Athletes in Tandem! It’s truly incredible to have such a strong network of support from many of our friends, family & local businesses. Graham & I have also made a donation & we couldn’t be more excited to have surpassed our original goal of $2000.00. Since we have not had to raise any money since high school fund-raisers, we really were not sure if we could even make our goal, but WE DID! Raising funds & awareness for Athletes in Tandem has been a great experience. Learning more about the organization & getting to know the people who participate has been truly inspiring in itself.
We couldn’t be happier at this point, besides when we cross the finish line, to be in the final weeks of training. It has been a long journey & has been the first in a long time that we have had to put forth so much effort & rearrange our lives to train for something that is so physically demanding. Continue reading
Featured Athlete: Zachary
We wanted to first thank Mr. & Mrs. Yocum for their kind & generous donation they made to Athletes in Tandem! They are the sweet grandparents of Zachary this posts featured athlete.
Zachary, we just found out, has competed in 32 events with Athletes in Tandem! That’s pretty amazing, considering the organization has only been around for 3 years! Way to go Zachary & family! Below are some kind words from Zachary’s Mother talking about Athletes in Tandem involvement in his/their lives; Continue reading
We wanted to have a warm welcome to the newest athlete with Athletes in Tandem, David Gallaway! He just completed his first race, The Dam Half, in Denver this past weekend alongside Dennis. We’ll be looking forward to seeing more of David this year in a number of competitions!
The past few weeks have flown by and we do apologize for not getting more posts up. We have surely been logging the miles on our long weekend runs as well as during the week. Two weeks ago Stephanie completed a 20 mile run, her first, which went pretty well. Continue reading