Friday, February 13, 2015
With the 2015 season upon us, we reached out to some of the Cobb Mobb members to see what their goals and plans were for the season. This team has a wide variety of people on it - ranging from people who are trying to win Ironman races and place at the World Championships - to people who are looking to get on the podium in their age group for the first time - to people who are looking to just finish their first triathlon. Due to this, there is also a wide variety of goals ranging between the 100+ members on the team.
Check out some of them below from members of the 2015 squad!
Many of the goals were "time specific" in how they wanted to finish a big race:
Robin Nichols said that she wants to finish Ironman Arizona in under 12 hours for the 2015 year.
Luis Bonilla said that he wants to break 2:10:00 in an Olympic distance race.
Andy Martin said that he wants to go under 4:30:00 in a 70.3 distance race.
Leslie Martin Stelpflug is aiming to run under 3:20:00 at the Boston Marathon this year.
Brad Stoufflet has a goal of finishing Challenge Roth in under 11 hours.
Jones Rusty Ramsey is aiming to run under 4:00:00 in the Houston Marathon in 2015.
Sharon Deane is hoping to go under 13:00:00 at Ironman Chattanooga.
Matthew Vance is going to try and break 2:40:00 in a marathon sometime in 2015.
Sarah Hankla plans to finish her next 70.3 distance race in under 5:30:00.
Chad Mahakian is looking to finish Challenge Cedar Point in under 10 hours.
Matt Diehl is also looking to finish in under 10 hours, but at Ironman Louisville.
Mark Saroni is looking to finish Ironman 70.3 New Orleans in under 4:05:00.
Les Carr is looking to finish an Olympic distance race in under 2:10:00.
Jennifer Tsang Hirsch is looking to finish Ironman Chattanooga in under 12 hours.
Ryan McEnhill is looking to to go under 4:30:00 at an Ironman 70.3 event, specifically Steelhead.
Ben Hall is looking to break 4 hours in an Ironman 70.3 race sometime during the year.
Delinda Doty Waldron is looking to finish both her full distance races in under 14 hours this year.
Some of the team members also had time specific goals - but they were not for overall races, but more for areas on a specific leg of a race that they wanted to improve upon:
Jeremy Rielley is looking to improve his swim in a 70.3 distance race and go under 30 minutes.
Liz Baugher is looking to to get as close to an hour as she can in any race where she's doing a 40k time trial.
Deanna Fisher is looking to go under an hour in an Ironman swim.
Dominick Mancini is looking to lower his run times to under 8 minute miles for his races.
A lot of members have goals of landing on the podium or qualifying for a World or National Championship. Some members even have goals of winning some of those big races.
Barry Phelps is looking to place top 5 at the Age Group World Championships this year.
Ryan Moore is looking to qualify for both the Ironman World Championship in Kona AND the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
Clay Emge is looking to have a spectacular race at Ironman Boulder and qualify for Ironman World Championship in Kona in the process.
Jared Fayer is looking to place in his age group at the Six Flags Triathlon.
Erin Klegstand is looking to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona at her "A" race 0 Ironman Coeur d'Alene.
Kathy Harris is looking to qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Ironman 70.3 Honu for the 2015 race, and at Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe for the 2016 race.
Ginger Turner Spansel is looking to qualify the Age Group World Championship this year.
Michael Dreesen is looking to place in the top 10 at any event he competes in this year.
Allison Falin is looking to podium at the State Time Trial championships.
Pamela Anne Ferguson is wanting to finish in the top 5 in her age group at her 70.3 races.
Steve Ford is hoping to podium in his age group in 75% of the duathlons he competes in this year.
Nichole Nuccio is planning to qualify for the Long Course World Championships at Redman this year.
Thomas Gerlach plans to win at least one pro race, and land on three pro podiums during his 2015 campaign while representing the Cobb Mobb.
Many of the members goals were a lot more general -but no less important! They ranged from wanting to finish a specific race distance, to developing a better mindset about triathlon, to getting healthy, to developing consistent training habits, to building their training base to handle a future race.
Chris Morelock is looking to get healthy enough to be able to train again after coming off a very successful 2014 year.
JD Allen is in the same boat - looking to get back to a healthy point where he can train and compete against himself to get better.
Carol Scheible is looking to reach out to people new to the sport and help them along - sort of a "pay it forward" gesture.
Kat Vann Hammers is going to kill it at Galveston 70.3 and Oilman 70.3.
Cathy Tibbets is looking to build a very large base so that she can handle finishing ten 140.6 distance races in 10 days.
Greg Simmons is looking to build a base for his first marathon and his first 70.3 distance race.
Crystal Self is looking to keep herself healthy and finish Ironman Texas.
Matt May is looking to build up to his first 140.6 race in 2016.
David Reynolds wants to finish his first Ironman 140.6 race.
William Ritter is looking to have as much fun as he can while continuing to remain fast.
Lauren Lewis is looking to maintain her training habits to the point where she can sneak in something sweet in her diet every now and then.
Travis Allred is looking to finish Galveston 70.3 with a smile on his face.
Christy Hellman Richbourg is going to finish her first Ironman.
Nicholas Brodnicki plans to stay in the moment and be happy at every race he competes in this year.
Joanna Gifford is going to finish her first Olympic and Half distance triathlons, all while keeping a positive attitude and pushing herself to the edge of her abilities.
Erika Griffith is in the same boat - looking to finish her first triathlon while giving it everything she has.
It looks like it will be an incredible year this year, and each and every member of the Cobb Mobb will absolutely crush it in the path to meeting their goals - regardless of what those goals may be! Here's to a great 2015 for all of our members and everyone associated with the Cobb Mobb and Cobb Cycling.