Posted On:
Monday, April 25, 2022
Updated On:
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Athlete Race Recap: IRONMAN Texas & Seneca7

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It was a multisport weekend for Full Circle Endurance athletes!

IRONMAN Texas - The Woodlands, Texas

Scott and his wife (and support-person-extraordinaire!) Gaye smile at IRONMAN Texas!

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Scott Heintzelman became an IRONMAN for the NINTH time when he crossed the finish line at IRONMAN Texas in The Woodlands, Texas!

Scott’s long-term goal is to go to the IRONMAN World Championship via the Legacy Program, which requires 12 IRONMAN finishes.  He is now 75% of the way to this goal!

The conditions in The Woodlands were typical of this region and for this race: hot, humid, and windy.  This made for a challenging bike course for many reasons.  The winds are challenging enough in terms of the resistance they provide, but they also can be deceptive since wind can make the conditions feel less humid or hot than they really are.  This impacts hydration status, and is something that came into play for Scott.

Fortunately, Scott recognized this as he headed out to the run, so he immediately started hydrating and he modified his race plan to be one that would enable him to continue steadily through the race and get the finish, which is the most important thing for him with his goal to be in the Legacy Program.

And cross the finish line he did  - with a smile!  Congratulations, Scott!  YOU ARE AN IRONMAN! (Again! :D )


Seneca7 - Geneva, New York

On Sunday, April 24, 2022, both Lindsey Stasko and Tami Stone took on the Seneca7 in Geneva, New York.

At its core, Seneca7 is a running relay event: Team of seven runners run around Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York.  Each runner completes three running legs throughout the race, and the team together completes the 77.7-mile loop around Seneca Lake.  When one runner is running, the other runners on the team drive to the next relay exchange point and tag off.

In addition to the original option of running/driving the course as a team, Seneca7 offers athletes the opportunity to ride/run the entirety of the race.  So, instead of driving from exchange point to exchange point, the team rides bikes.  In total, they each cover all 77.7 miles of the course under human power; they ride approximately 66 miles and run approximately 11 miles over the course of the race.

Lindsey and Tami both were on teams that took on the challenge of completing the Seneca7 as a bike team.  Tami has done this before, but it was Lindsey’s first time.  And what a day they had!

The weather was excellent (by Upstate New York standards in April, anyway :) ) and each of their teams successfully looped Seneca Lake.

Congratulations, Lindsey and Tami!

About

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.

She can be reached at laura@fullcircleendurance.com.

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