Monday, March 21, 2016

Mean Green Tri

Finish Strong Coach Jack Alexander won the Grand Master's and 15th overall at the Mean Green Triathlon held in Dallas on March 20th.  Jack's swim + T1 time was 7:01.  His bike split was 31:40 (23.5/mph) and his final run was 21:34 (6:57/mi pace) for a finishing time of 1:01:14.  Congrats Jack!

Jack wins Grand Champion at Mean Green Tri!

For more on results, go to:

Luke's Locker Sale on Tri Gear this week - 20% off

Special 20% off all apparel (including sales) this week including tri gear at our sponsor - Luke's Locker at Market Street!  Enjoy!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Spring Run Program Starts Tomorrow - Gear up for Muddy Trails 5K/10K and more!

It's not too late to sign up for FSC's Spring Run Program that kicks off tomorrow (Saturday, March 12) at 8am at McCullough Jr Hi School.  The program is a 17-week structured training program for advanced, intermediate and beginning runners from March 12 through July 9, 2016.

This is a great opportunity to train to get faster for spring and summer 5K and 10K races. The training leads up to Muddy Trails 5K/10K race held in The Woodlands on Saturday, April 2 and Run the Woodlands 5K and any 4th of July 5K race. No matter what your ability, you can expect to improve your race times by training with intensity and following a consistent running regime.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Woodlands Marathon/Half Marathon/5K

Finish Strong Coaching had a huge presence at The Woodlands Marathon held on Saturday, March 5. In addition to being the sponsor for the post-race Finish Festival, we had over 96 FSC participants race and many more help out as volunteers. 7 podium finishes, many PRs and Boston Qualifiers, and many first time events for our athletes. Our SelecTRI athletes and family members also had a strong showing at the 2K, 5K, and marathon relay.

Team Finish Strong ready to go!
Dutch Thomson takes care of all of our mayo-fascial stretching needs post-race. He's one of a kind!

Good looking group of FSC men!

Bill Glasier enjoys another podium finish - 2nd in his AG in the half marathon! FSC teammate Dale Claudel joins him on the podium with 3rd place.

Gabe Belforti places 3rd in his AG in the marathon!

Amanda Cruise glides to finish 1st in her elite division for the half marathon!

SelecTRI kids show off their medals after the 5K race. Go to for more on the kids results.

Sharon Morin and Deb Lyons enjoy 2nd spot on podium for their AGs in the half marathon.

Two SelecTRI families form awesome marathon relay teams!

Still adding more folks to the results, here's preliminary report:

Results for 2016 - The Woodlands Marathon - 26.2 - The Woodlands
The Woodlands, TX on Saturday, 3/5/2016

TEAM FSC Results for Marathon
Jim Harrington 3:31:35 (8th)
Rebecca Tortorici 3:33:10 (3rd)
Sarah Moore 3:49:36
Alberto Agostini 3:46:47 (8th)
Razvan Dumitru 3:38:32
Michelle Howard 3:53:26 (3rd)
Debbie Staton 3:59:21
Kimberly Pilcher 3:57:02 (7th)

TEAM FSC Elite Half Marathon Runners 
Runner's Name
Chip Time
Division Award
Michael Menster
1st Male 45 to 49
Amanda Cruise
1st Female 30 to 34

3/5/2016 Half Marathon
Adnan Afzal 1:54:45
Alfredo Escalona 2:14:43
Allison Stephan 2:15:49
Amber Brock 2:17:10
Angel Ybanez 2:17:30
Bradley Finger 1:52:21
Bret Strong 1:47:27
Carl Holt 1:32:09 (9th)
Cesar Patino 1:53:03
Cheryl Perry 2:09:45
Chris Normyle 3:05:27
Dale Claudel 1:26:20 (3rd)
David Kudlak 2:16:09
Deb Lyons 1:49:06 (2nd)
Don Hickey 1:59:44
Eduardo Garzon 1:32:09
Ferrie Merrikh 2:20:19
Frank Halter 2:00:20
Gerardo Llanes 1:57:57
Greg Maynard 1:58:01
James Carlson 1:50:42
Jeff Goodwin 1:56:20
Jessica Callan 2:19:38
John Ayre 1:42:56
John Mcgowan 2:03:53
Jonathan French 1:52:41
Karen Goodwin 2:08:17
Kevin Baker 1:26:37 (5th)
Kim Smith 1:54:18
Kyle Quinn 1:50:30
Lee Allen 2:26:08
Ligia Felsen 2:17:11
Marcus Ratcliff 1:48:10
Marta Valenzuela 2:14:27
Michelle Correal 1:44:26
Nelly Hernandez 1:56:40
Pamela Paling 1:58:44
Paul Allan 1:36:22
Radha Vudumula 2:34:13
Richard Zambrano 2:26:08
Ronnie Mcconachie 2:29:25
Roy Fisher 1:54:25
Sara Hartley 2:53:05
Sara Portillo 1:54:05
Scott Schweinsberg 1:53:22
Sharon Morin 1:50:25 (2nd)
Steven Lopez 1:48:48
Yves Puisieux 1:43:40
Zach Miller 1:24:20 (4th)

Robert Bailey       1:58:54
Phillip Deprang     1:52:53
William Glaser             1:26:08 (2nd)
S. Craig Daniell     2:59:07
Kenneth Page         1:49:43
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TEAM FSC 5K Finishers

Runner's Name
Chip Time
Division Award
Keith Sacchieri

Julia Belforti

FSC Marathon/Half/5K Plan Finishers

FSC Plan Participants
The Woodlands Marathon 
The Woodlands Half Marathon
The Woodlands Marathon 5K
Kenton Erickson


Sadie Davis

Cyndi Bass
3:26:02 (1st)

Gabriela Lopez


Jose Sanchez


Elizabeth Fuller

Ji Sohn


Nina Galeana


Meredith Hill


Richard Lafont

Mark Vines


Michael Sasu-Twumasi

27:17:00 (8th)
Xin Ding


J Patrick Reinert


Federico Mezzatesta


Andy Kretschmer


Celeste Suarez


Kent Nelson


Amber Swan


Tori Chase


Teresa Luna


Enrique Nehme


Mills Bell

Russell Barnett


Jennifer Mckenzie


Isidro Cantu


Brian Sak

Adrian Karter


Michelle Messina


Woodlands Marathon Website
The Woodlands Marathon Website Results