Jeanni Seymour Training & Racing News
May 16, 2017

Hello!

It's been an exciting few weeks with back-to-back racing first at IRONMAN 70.3 St. George (Utah), the North American Pro Championship, and then IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey (Mexico), the Pan American Pro Championship, just a week later.  I had some doubts leading into Monterrey as I wasn't sure how my body would respond after racing in St. George - arguably the toughest 70.3 course on the schedule. I did my best recovering the week before and focused on what I could control - my mindset and my ability to push myself. It felt amazing to finish 2nd then 1st. That means also that my last nine races have ended on the podium. That aside, we all seek to put together that perfect race, but the reality is there are always ways to improve which is what drives us in the sport. 

I have full race reports on my blog, with excerpts and links below. I invite you to read them as I share a bit about my nutritional strategy, equipment, and mental approach to racing. 

While triathlon is largely an individual sport, we all know that we rely on the support of others to race our best.  I was so  grateful to have had my mom with me for the last two weeks, culminating  with a win on Mother's Day in Monterrey! 

Thanks to my mom and to all who support the sport of triathlon and my racing in particular:

 
IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey
Pan American Pro Championship
1st - 4:08:08
Finish line footage by @DanielDavila2013
Monterrey Race Report
(excerpted from full blog report)

It was a risk to do back-to-back Championship level races, especially after a near lifetime best performance last weekend in St. George. 

I had some doubts leading into the race as I wasn't sure how my body would respond after racing in St. George - arguably the toughest 70.3 course on the schedule. I did my best recovering the week before and focused on what I could control - my mindset and my ability to push myself.

I didn't have a good swim start and I was disappointed with my swim as it was not a reflection of my true ability. I am still working on that assertive mentality needed at the swim start. It is a work in progress and I know I have the tools to be at the front of every pro womens' swim pack. I will find how to best put all of the pieces together to have the swims I am capable of.  

But 70.3 racing is a long day and I was able to quickly shake it off and move onto the bike. I could immediately tell that I was not firing on all cylinders but I am proud that I was able to tough it out and push through the pain despite not feeling my best. I came into T2 in second place and heard I was a minute down from the race leader, Lauren Brandon....                     

Race Recaps
with Liz Lyles (2nd) and Lauren Goss (3rd)
 
IRONMAN 70.3 St. George
North American Pro Championship
2nd - 4:15:12
with Holly Lawrence (1st) and Ellie Salthouse (3rd)
St. George Race Report
(excerpted from full blog report)

I did IRONMAN 70.3 St. George for the first time in 2013. It was my first year as a pro and I came 23rd in a time of 4:47:49. To put it simply, I got my butt kicked! Perhaps I had turned pro too soon but I kept persevering along this humbling journey of self improvement. 

Last year (2016) I came 6th in a time of 4:27.  

This year I was thrilled to able to go 4:15:12 and get 2nd place. The biggest takeaway from this weekend is an acknowledgement of just how far I have come in 5 years. I have been working really hard, with a lot of help along the way, and I am more determined than ever to close the gap to the best.

Race Schedule & Results
Race
Date
Result
Time
IRONMAN 70.3 Liuzhou
April 1
1st 4:08:08
fastest run
IRONMAN 70.3 St. George
May 6
2nd 4:15:12
IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey May 14 1st 4:07:51
Challenge San Gil
July 2


IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder
August 5


IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship September 9

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Coaching and training provided by Jesse Kropelnicki at QT2 Systems.

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