Thursday, October 20, 2011

2012 Group Training Info Session

2012 is right around the corner and that mean we need to start thinking about training! Are you looking to challenge yourself at the Ironman or 70.3 distance in 2012, and are:
  Perhaps intimidated by the volume of training you might feel is required?
  An experienced endurance athlete, but looking for a distinct approach with a proven track record?
  Looking for a more hands-on program with regular weekly access to your coach and cycling classes?

M2 has a great group forming for many of the 2012 IM and ½ IM calendar events: Oceanside 70.3, IM Texas, Wildflower Long Course, IM St. George, IM CdA, IM France, and other assorted endurance events on the 2012 calendar!  Come to an informal info session where M2 will outline the goals, philosophy and structure of his group training program.
Info session: Friday, October 28th, 2012 at 6:15pm
Location: M2 Revolution - 1440 Bush Street
Whether you are training for a specific event or just want the company and camaraderie of a motivated group of swimmers/riders/runners, the M2 Group Program is a great way to gain fitness and skills. 
M2’s training methodology is characterized by:
  Smart performance training methodology versus fitness-stagnation and training joy buzz-kill volume.
Blending challenge, adventure, and our beautiful surroundings to test one’s mettle in preparation.  Boring, mind-numbing workouts are not part of our training lexicon!
Group camaraderie fostered by a premiere training center and weekend group outings. 
His program includes all cycling classes, access to Vasa Trainer and Alter-G treadmill, training programs, & weekend outings.

The group training launches in December and January, so come to the info session to find out how you can prep for your 2012 half or full Ironman.
If this program sounds right to you, check out these relevant M2 articles which detail more of the M2 training philosophy:
                Train Less, Train Smarter, Race Faster
                Watt it Takes to go 9hr24min at IMAZ
                Training Backwards, the Pyramid Turned Upside Down

Come see what the program is all about and ask M2 himself how best for you to train.  Look for more info on his website:  You can also learn more about his program by clicking on M2 News on this homepage.

Here’s to a great 2012 race season and I’ll see you next Friday.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Ironman World Championship!

 M2 was represented well this past weekend in Kona.  Over the past year, these individuals made incredible progress in class and their races.  They had to deal with rough waters, and high temperatures, but some favorable biking conditions for a great day.  As they slowly come back to class after some well deserved time off, lets share our appreciation for their dedication and great performances at this great stage.  Here are some highlights and photos of their trips.

Congratulations Larry, Stefan, Sandrine and Brett!

Stefan Irion - 9:42:32
Brett Miller - 9:53:40
Larry Davidson - 11:36:07
Sandrine Micoleau - 11:44:18

Stefan and Larry had to conquer the evil St. George Ironman.  Sandrine improved her IM PR by 20 minutes while qualifying just over a month ago at Ironman Canada.  Brett was forced to hold off cramping in the 90+ heat of Texas for his spot. 

Of course we can't forget about the super cheer squad/volunteers who made the trip, Kahn Wu and Ivy Viola.  I'm sure you were very much appreciated out there.

Men's Pro Race
Craig "Crowie" Alexander - 8:03:56
Pete Jacobs - 8:09:11
Andreas Raelert - 8:11:07
Dirk Bockel - 8:12:58
Timo Bracht - 8:20:12

Women's Pro Race
Chrissie Wellington - 8:55:08
Mirinda Carfrae - 8:57:57
Leanda Cave - 9:03:29
Rachel Joyce - 9:06:57
Caroline Steffen - 9:07:32