Joe Maloy
April, 2016
Hey everyone!

Don't worry, your email is not broken...this is the first newsletter I've sent out in a while!  Why, you ask? There is always news, but I'm not sure it was anything worth writing about.  We've all heard the sayings about success being a product of doing small things over and over. And honestly, that's been my focus for the past few months. I enjoyed a little offseason, and then began the process of preparing for my 2016 race season.    

That race season began in mid-February with the Tritonman Triathlon, where I successfully defended my 2015 title, outrunning everyone over the final 5K with a  14:45 split. The competitive field brought out my best, and I was excited to show it off with my dad supporting me on the course! 

Then I made the long trip to Abu Dhabi, UAE, for the season's first World Triathlon Series event. I swam very well, biked in the lead pack, but then came up short in the run and finished a disappointing 49th. In the past I might have been discouraged with that kind of result. It's a big year, and of course turning in that type of race was disappointing. I decided the problem was an issue with my execution-not one of fitness or ability.  We always have a choice. I strengthened my resolve, came home, and recommitted myself to my training. I invested in my support network, had some good conversations with my sport psychologist, Mitch Green, and looked at the goals I'd written on my kitchen wall every day:

 
In reality, the performance was simply a product of the many small steps I've taken, and will continue to take, to be the best version of myself.   I celebrated my result for a night in Australia then hopped on a much-too-early flight back to San Diego. It's time to return to those processes that made my result on the Gold Coast possible and aim for more.
I'm continuing the process of qualifying for the US Olympic Team, and I'm in a good position to do that with one race remaining in the Olympic Qualification Period.  I race again on  May 14th in the Yokohama World Triathlon Series, and when I finish that one I'll know whether or not I've made the team!  It will depend on a combination of my finish in that race (along with my finish in the previous qualifying races) evaluated against the other top American male triathletes. All I can do is focus on being the best triathlete I can be and let the rest take care of itself.  

Thanks, as always, for your continued encouragement, support, and belief. That's the foundation for my day-to-day work. 

" When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter
hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as  much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first  blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last   blow that did it, but all that had gone before. "

2016 Race Schedule and Results

DATE

RACE

PLACE

TIME

2/20

UCSD Tritonman Triathlon

1st

54:02

3/4-5

Abu Dhabi WTS

49th

1:51:10

4/2-3

New Plymouth World Cup (Sprint)

18th

54:00

4/4-9

Gold Coast WTS

6th

1:47:53

5/14-15

Yokohama WTS

 

 

6/11-12

Leeds WTS

 

 

6/18-19

Kitzbuhel WTS

 

 

8/18

Rio Olympic Games

 

 

ITU and Olympic Standings
Point Standings:
  • ITU Olympic Qualification: 22nd (3814.39 points)
  • ITU World Triathlon Series: 14th (542 points)
  • ITU Points: 34th (2178.66 points)

Objective Ranking System
Top 3 will go. One race remains - Yokohama World Series in May
USA Triathlon Selection Procedures and Qualification Points from: 
Media
World Triathlon Series Gold Coast Articles         



Interviews, Profiles, and Reflections

Joe Maloy (Wildwood Crest, N.J.)

"It was great to interact with the kids here in New Plymouth. The hectic travel schedule of competing on the ITU circuit gives you the opportunity to have an impact in so many different parts of the world.  I appreciated the students and administration welcoming our team into their school for some time with the students.  It was great to connect with kids on the other side of the world because of a sporting interest we both share.  We handed out awards to the winners of their interscholastic triathlon team and answered questions on everything from nutritional advice to pre-race music.  Eric [Lagerstrom] even related when asked if he ever has nervous breakdowns, "You know that feeling when you've missed lunch and you're waiting for dinner and everything is getting on your nerves?  Well sometimes when I'm training really hard I feel like that for whole weeks at a time."
 


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February 1, 2016

Fundraising - Blazeman Foundation for ALS



Team Philly Pro Tri Fundraiser for
Blazeman Foundation for ALS

Cadence Cycling

Saturday, April 16, 9 am to 2 pm

The members of Philly Pro Tri are inspired by the will, determination, and spirit of Jon Blais to finish the Hawaii Ironman after being diagnosed with ALS. His will inspired us to host a fundraiser for the Blazeman Foundation for ALS past four years. In the beginning a few of us would venture to spin for the full 16 hours and 30 minutes (Jon's finish time was 16:28:56). Those were the days!  

Please join Philly Pro Tri at Cadence Cycling tomorrow, Saturday April 16. The doors will open at 9am on Saturday April 16th and the event will end at 2pm.

There is no cost to join in the event but we welcome all donations.

If you can't join us, but can spare a few dollars, please donate here:
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Gold Coast WTS



Closing out the win at Tritonman! Pleased to have won this iconic race again!
(photo by @jortssports)


March training day in Poway 
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