ORR Houston and Austin 3M Rosters

Caitlin Peplinski
Blake Henning
Bob Maus
Courtney Livaudais
Chad Hall
Courtney Livaudais (relay)
Jeff Kouts
Christy Gonzales
Don Harris
Jen Severns
Erica Gault
Guillermo Maldonado
Jenny Miller
John Laskowski
Jorge Lemus
Kelley Golden
Rick Thibodeaux
Karen Maldonado
Lisa Berman
Shanw Kirk
Lynn Flora
Loan Phan
Will Featherston
Matt Hemberger
Melanie Benson
Woodie Zachary
Melissa Rothe (relay)
Melissa Rothe
Yuji Iwanaka
Michael Young
Sarah Gray
Roberto Guiot
Shane Clotiaux
Stephen Johnson
Tommy Behe
Will Featherston
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Cyclocross Racing!!







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Bryan College Station Half Marathon: Liz Baugher and Coach Matt




Liz Baugher
Liz (on right) and friend

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MyGirl Half Marathon: Leslie and Nicole


Nicole (on right) and pal, Team Prego Runners

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Blake Henning at the Sugarland 30K

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Woodie Zachry at the Dallas White Rock Marathon

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Rock and Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon



Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon
Melissa Rothe, post PR!

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OutRival Racing End of Season "Not So Competitive" Awards




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ORR Coaches' Meeting



 
 

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Terry Garrett at the Waco Duathlon

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Archive for 2011
Houston Half
Houston Full
Austin 3M
Caitlin Peplinski
Blake Henning
Bob Maus
Courtney Livaudais
Chad Hall
Courtney Livaudais (relay)
Jeff Kouts
Christy Gonzales
Don Harris
Jen Severns
Erica Gault
Guillermo Maldonado
Jenny Miller
John Laskowski
Jorge Lemus
Kelley Golden
Rick Thibodeaux
Karen Maldonado
Lisa Berman
Shanw Kirk
Lynn Flora
Loan Phan
Will Featherston
Matt Hemberger
Melanie Benson
Woodie Zachary
Melissa Rothe (relay)
Melissa Rothe
Yuji Iwanaka
Michael Young
Sarah Gray
Roberto Guiot
Shane Clotiaux
Stephen Johnson
Tommy Behe
Will Featherston

OutRival Racing has been tearing it up at the Cyclocross Races in Texas! Mikey Benes, Connor Barry, Raul Luzardo, Brandon Barber, and Coach Nathan Winkelmann have have had some incredible races this Cyclocross season.
Mikey Benes has raced over 5 Cyclocross races and finished in the top 10 of most of them. Brandon Barber raced the Texas State Championship in the Cat 3 division, and finished 21st place.
Connor Barry and Raul Luzardo raced the Texas State Age-Based Championship in the Woodlands on December 18th, and had great experiences (and stayed upright the entire race?!).
Coach Nathan Winkelmann raced the Texas State Category Championship on Saturday in Houston and finished 4th overall in the Single Speed division and 15th overall in the Pro/1/2 division.




Congrats to Liz Baugher and Coach Matt Hemberger for big PRs at the BCS Half Marathon in Bryan College Station. Liz ran 1:27:42, or 6:42 min/mile pace and finished FIRST OVERALL female (and 7th overall finisher!) at this race. This was over a 4 minute personal best for Liz at this distance. Coach Matt ran 1:35:16, or 7:16 min/mile pace, which was also a personal best! Way to run!!


Liz Baugher
Liz (on right) and friend

Congrats to Leslie Dupuy and Nicolle Mallette for great racing at the RunGirl Half Marathon last weekend. Leslie ran a 1:53:01, or 9:01 min/mile pace for 13.1 miles. She finished 5th in her AG! Nicole raced with a friend on the "Prego Runners" relay team. Nicole ran 9:01 min/mile pace for half of the race, and together they finished in 1:59:30. Way to run ladies!

Nicole (on right) and pal, Team Prego Runners

Congrats to Blake Henning and for great running at the Sugarland 30K race. Blake ran the event in 3:01:20, or 9:41 min/mile pace. Next up for Blake is the Houston Marathon!


Congrats to Woodie Zachry for a big marathon PR at the Dallas White Rock Marathon. Despite cold and rainy conditions, Woodie was able to run a 19-minute personal best in 3:50:58. Way to run, Woodie!!!! Below is an excerpt from Woodie's awesome race report:
"...The lake portion was brutal; too much wind, relentless rain. Eight miles after I felt on top of the world at mile 13.1, reality set in that I was cold and tired. The wall. Was this what everyone talked about? I had never felt this miserable on a run. I had hydrated and used nutrition at regular intervals, but felt tired.My body probably needed more fuel to keep warm on top of run. As I grabbed a chocolate goo pack, I realized I was focusing on negative thoughts – cold, tight muscles, fatigue. So much of running is mental, and fear and doubt are killers. I rummaged through memories and began thinking of my happiest moments: My first date with my wife, our wedding day, my son medaling in Tae kwon Do, my son defining honor from the back seat of the car as we drove to dinner, my sons wanting to train like Dad to become Ironkids – so many positive thoughts. Though the next three miles were the hardest, but my body found a groove. Mile 24 I had a second wind. I took in the crowd and fed off the energy, The last quarter mile I sprinted. Crossing the finish line, I grabbed a thermal wrap and walked for the first time in about 4 hours. I checked my watch – 3:50:58. I had just shaved 19 minutes off my personal best. Over congratulations and a beer in the runner warm up area I had a funny thought that made me smile. In six weeks at Chevron I will run 3:40, and in May, God willing, I will be an Ironman.Thanks Karen, I have completely bought into this now."
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Congrats to all the OutRival Racing Athletes who ran the Las Vegas Half Marathon last weekend. This huge event is held on a Sunday evening down the Vegas Strip. Several ORR athletes raced, and the results are below. Many of them, however, also lost some money post-race. But, we can't blog about that. Whatever happens in Vegas...

Shannon Butkus, 2:15:27
Sandra Braniff, 2:07:08
Melissa Rothe, 1:40:40, PR!!!
Shane Clotiaux, 1:43:51

Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon
Melissa Rothe, post PR!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the OutRival Racing End of Season Christmas Party last night at Rico's. We hope you had fun! Here are the awards we gave out last night. The next social is the Ironman Texas Kickoff Social at the end of January. Details coming soon!


OutRival Racing
Not So Competitive Awards, 2011

Most Improved Athlete: Richard Tramm/ Renee Stolen
Best Newcomer to the Sport: Stephen Johnson
Most Inspirational Award: Trace Sherer
Determination Award: Berk Clare
Most Races Completed: Blake Henning
Best Comeback Award: Roberto Guiot
Best Example Award: Chris Gause
The Hard Luck Award: Nick Dupree
ORR Head Cheerleader Award: Cassandra Mays
Super Helper Awards: Kelly Jenkins, Derek McCoy Marcos Omelanczuk
Sense of Humor Award: Corey Oliver/ Raul Luzardo [they have to split a gel]
Future Mechanic Award: John Laskowski
The Where in the Heck do We Ride Award?!: Kelly Whiddon and Christi Moore
Most Cheerful Award: Susan Koiman
Best Training Partner Award: Courtney Livaudais
Best Training Peaks Logger: Adam Currier
Worst Training Peaks Logger: Kevin Barr
Best Facebooker Team Supporter Award: Melissa Rothe
Most Pregnant: Nicole Mallette
Most Skipped Workout Award: Don Harris
The Wrap me in a Bubble Paper Award: Jenny Miller
You Run the Risk of Getting Chicked Award: Sasja Jackson
Say It Like it Is Award: Tammie Manchester

The OutRival Racing Coaching Staff got together last weekend for a 2012 planning session.  The coaches of ORR are fired-up and excited about what's in store for 2012!  The OutRival Racing Vision is two-fold: to help athletes reach their athletic/fitness goals as well as provide a fun, positive, and motivating environment. We believe athletes want to feel good about their training and racing as well as have some fun along the way.  We will continue to offer quality coaching, weekly group sessions, and monthly weekend sessions as well as team socials in 2012. We are planning to have monthly bike rides, clinics, training camps and much more next year! 
Thank you to all of our sponsors for their incredible support.  Thanks also to all the athletes who have made the ORR Team an incredible one!  We appreciate you!!  

 
 

Congrats to Terry Garrett for finishing third overall in his first-ever multi-sport event at the Waco Duathlon on Saturday. Fourty-eight-year old, Terry, easily had the fastest run splits of the day! He ran the first 3.4 miles in 19:48, or 5:49 min/mile pace. He biked 9 miles at 20 mph, and then finished the off-road two mile run at 6:20 min/mile pace. Terry comes from a very competitive running background and is now looking at racing in duathlons and triathlons. That bike split is going to get much faster over the winter! Watch out everyone, this guy is going to rock it at the races in 2012!!! Way to race Terry!