Daria Bakina and Lindsey Stasko both took on the Buffalo Half Marathon in Buffalo, New York on Sunday, May 29, 2022!
Daria and Lindsey were each seeking to get something different out of this race. For Daria, this was a big milestone race that we used as a check-in to see how her training is going. She ended up surprising herself (though not her coach, who knew she’d do great ;) ) with how well she felt and performed!
For Lindsey, the 13.1 miles of the Buffalo Half Marathon were part of her long run for the week, which ended up being 18 miles total. Lindsey is training for long course triathlons later this summer, and she’s right in the middle of Competition Phase (which immediately precedes the infamous Peak Phase). As such, any races that she does right now are supported training days that help her along to her BIG goals later this season! This was a solid training run that shows us that Lindsey’s running is right where it needs to be right now.
Congratulations, Daria and Lindsey!
IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Like Lindsey, Kat is training for some BIG long course triathlon goals later this summer. IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria served as Kat’s tune-up race, which means that we used it as a check-in to see how all elements of her race plan (her gear, nutrition, hydration, effort, etc.) came together. Though this race went very well, we learned A LOT and will be able to implement some solid changes in order to make her goal race in August an even better experience for her.
IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria takes place on an island (one needs to either fly or take a ferry to get there!) and is situated in an absolutely beautiful part of this world. Kat described beautiful, scenic views for all three legs of the race. What a great day she had!
Coach Laura Henry
Laura Henry is a Syracuse, NY-based coach who is a USA Triathlon Level II Long Course and Level II Paratriathlon Certified Coach, USA Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach, VFS Certified Bike Fitter, and has successfully completed NASM's Certified Personal Trainer course. Coach Laura is passionate about helping athletes of all ability levels reach their goals and has coached many athletes to success.