Louisville 2010 Report Part Two: Results and Testimonials

We appreciate your patience as we update you on our Team’s performance, first with pictures and video (with more on our Facebook page), then with our Race Report Podcast Series, and now with their Louisville results and some excerpts from their race reports in our members-only forum.

Some of you have may have been following our Race Tracker on race day, a neat little tool we’ve built that automagically updates itself on race day with our Team splits. The following is an overview of our results with some additional color commentary added! Yeah, Team EN!

TeamEN Louisville Results:

Matt Samojeden — 11:43:30 [Video]  — “YOU WANT RESULTS??? I found real results with Endurance Nation. In two seasons with EN, I went from being a corporate couch potato, where my heavy exercise sessions were walking to the next meeting, to real WORK the EN way. 76 lbs and 3 IM’s later I am going to KONA!!! RnP and the EN team I can’t thank you all enough!!!! This is a 25 year dream come true.

Frank Haun — 14:08:44

Matt Seaton — 13:44:24

Amy Ball — 13:23:47 [Video] — “It was a hot day in Louisville yesterday but I set a PR on that course to a tune of 1hr. 41 minutes better than my time in 07′! EN Execution baby!

Scott Liston — 13:18 — “I will tell you that I could not have asked for a better weekend, day, experience.  I tell friends and colleagues at work that the key was great training.  I am a plan follower and doing so resulted in a great day.  Thanks Patrick and Rich.  Thanks EN teammates who were there; great to meet you.  It was awesome to be there for Matt’s roll down moment.   I am afraid I have the long course bug.  I will stand down for now but appreciate thoughts on how to build on this day for my long course future!

Rick Jansik — 11:37:44 — “I have to say that sticking to this plan worked very well for me. I concentrated on all the advice that Coach P gave us on Saturday and executed a race that I couldn’t believe. The whole 5:44 hours on the bike I kept telling myself to save it for the run and it paid off big. As bad as my knees were hurting I hit the last turn on my second lap of the run with confidence and energy I have never had before. I tryed to count the people I passed but there were so many casualties walking and laying on the side of the road I quit. Thanks again Endurance Nation for a making this atheltic experience my personal best. Congrats to Matt on his Kona slot and to all the other IM Louisville finishers.

Dan Gilliat — 10:53:38

Yasko Howell — 13:13:46 [Video] — “IMLou, 13:13, slower than my PR, but it was such a great race to confirm the EN way really works. I was smiling at every hill because what Coach P told us is really true. I slowed down, let people pass me, I picked up pace at the crest, passed people on downhill and flat, repeat, usually don’t see the same people after 2 hills. It was almost comical to see that happened again and again. Because I conserved so much during the bike, I felt so strong to start my run. I had a hard time holding my pace back for the first 6 miles, and 6~18 miles. My ranking moved up from 1779th to 861st during the run. I was literally feeling like flying as so many people were walking and running slower than I was. I would like to thank EN for the great race execution strategy, Coach Patrick for his great support / encouragement during the race, and congratulations to all EN athletes. It was just so much fun to see the teammates during the race to encourage each other.

Michael Johnson — 12:44:06 — “12:44 (7′ slower than last year but that was mid 70s and sunday was 93F) I never saw so much carnage in an IM. I was 648th/2900 compared to 1100th last year. I need to be happy with that! I actually GAINED spots on the marathon but just not slowing down. I have NEVER gained spots before.

Dan Kerr — 13:00:20 [Video]

Aimee Hendrigan —  13:03:54 [Video]

Chad Scott – 12:55:26

Follow Up Notes
Louisville saw an almost unprecedented number of non-finishers, and the EN crew was also affected. Four of our athletes didn’t make the finish line for a variety of reasons. We wish them the best and look forward to their next adventure!

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4 comments
  • Robert Scott
    REPLY

    Just wanted to say a big “Thank you” to Endurance Nation. I stumbled upon the EN site during the course of my IM training and loved the race execution philosophy. True to my Scottish routes (I'm cheap) I followed only as an EN Fan, but did purchase the 7 Lessons package via email and paid attention to every word. I'm forced to train in a very mild to cool climate so I was a little nervous about the conditions in Louisville. I made a decision to follow the “4 Keys” to a T and see what happened. I also attended the 4 Keys talk on Friday and was put at ease by coach Patrick's words of wisdom (wanted to introduce myself but thought I'd better let the EN members have his time). Come race day I was focused and ready to compete. Coming down River Road in the first ten miles I was getting passed by many, but kept telling myself I'd see them again. Sure enough I did and managed to negative split the bike! The run was HOT and I was forced to walk almost all the aid stations, but ran the rest. Saw Patrick at “The Line”, gave him a thumbs up, and began counting. I lost count at about 85 as the day was taking it's toll on the field. Was able to finish strong and enjoyed every moment. Total time was 12:11, good enough for 473 overall. I was thrilled and have caught the long course bug. Thanks again EN. I'll sing your praises to all.

  • Robert Scott
    REPLY

    Just wanted to say a big “Thank you” to Endurance Nation. I stumbled upon the EN site during the course of my IM training and loved the race execution philosophy. True to my Scottish routes (I'm cheap) I followed only as an EN Fan, but did purchase the 7 Lessons package via email and paid attention to every word. I'm forced to train in a very mild to cool climate so I was a little nervous about the conditions in Louisville. I made a decision to follow the “4 Keys” to a T and see what happened. I also attended the 4 Keys talk on Friday and was put at ease by coach Patrick's words of wisdom (wanted to introduce myself but thought I'd better let the EN members have his time). Come race day I was focused and ready to compete. Coming down River Road in the first ten miles I was getting passed by many, but kept telling myself I'd see them again. Sure enough I did and managed to negative split the bike! The run was HOT and I was forced to walk almost all the aid stations, but ran the rest. Saw Patrick at “The Line”, gave him a thumbs up, and began counting. I lost count at about 85 as the day was taking it's toll on the field. Was able to finish strong and enjoyed every moment. Total time was 12:11, good enough for 473 overall. I was thrilled and have caught the long course bug. Thanks again EN. I'll sing your praises to all.

  • teamen
    REPLY

    Robert –

    Thanks for the kind words and way to get it done. Your result is all the

    more impressive considering how different Louisville was from your “home”

    conditions. It was a tough, tough day, and to place that well in your first

    shows that you have a lot of potential. Besides, now that you know how to

    race the pressures off…all you gotta do now is get fitter! 🙂 Enjoy your

    break!

    Patrick

  • teamen
    REPLY

    Robert –

    Thanks for the kind words and way to get it done. Your result is all the

    more impressive considering how different Louisville was from your “home”

    conditions. It was a tough, tough day, and to place that well in your first

    shows that you have a lot of potential. Besides, now that you know how to

    race the pressures off…all you gotta do now is get fitter! 🙂 Enjoy your

    break!

    Patrick

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