The new and improved 2016 newsletter that you can read on your phone. Filled with a little motivation, things to do, team news and pictures and of course who is racing and how they did!
Super Stylist Tip: 
Hair can turn green from chlorine building up on the hair shaft.  Paul Mitchell's Shampoo 3 helps prevents the dreaded swimmers' "chlorine green".  This clarifying shampoo deeply cleanses and removes chlorine and impurities like iron and minerals from the hair.  While it removes dulling build-up, it also strengthens strands and minimizes future build-up.  There's a range of sizes, one for your tri bag and one for the shower.  Team Malone members receive 20% Off All Retail Products at Supercuts as well as $3 Off Adult Haircuts and $2 Off Kids Cuts. To find a salon near you go to   
*Offer good at Mary's 7 Supercuts (does not include 2 Supercuts on Woodruff)

Note from the coach
This weekend marks the beginning of the triathlon season and as I glance over who is racing I see some names that have been on the list year after year and others who have never been. I know we might have the fastest swimmer of the day and the slowest, possibly the youngest athlete and the oldest. 
Andy Van Evera
 We have team members racing who are no longer coached but ALWAYS part of the team and sadly we have one team
member who is no longer at the start line with us. So as you stand on the edge of the pool at the start of the race please soak up the energy and the enthusiasm around you. We are never guaranteed tomorrow so you must focus on being present. While triathlon might be an individual sport our team is indeed one of the strongest out there and that is because of YOU! Collectively we build each other up, we take care of each other. You are never alone when you are on a team like ours.

You will notice that on the sleeve of every t-shirt there are the initials AV. Those are for our fellow team-mate, Andy Van Evera. While wearing his initials will allow us to carry him with us we also need to behave as Andy would. He was always incredibly kind and helpful to others. So this weekend when you are setting up your gear, before the swim or after the race I ask that you all do one kind or helpful thing for another athlete. Help someone that you can see needs it. It will make them feel better and you will feel good too. Just imagine if all 22 of us racing do this the kind of impact it will have! 

Coach Katie
Upcoming Group Training & Dates

*Follow us on the Malone Coaching Super Secret Facebook Group!
If you are not on it please let me know and I can add you. This allows you to easily communicate with fellow athletes.

March 19th - Parris Island race - first sprint of the year!

April 4th - 6:30 PM first open water swim of the year! Lake Lanier, Tryon, NC

Visors should be here in April & T-shirts are printed. I will be delivering to some of you at Parris Island and sending the rest at some point next week.

Mountains to Main Street Training

Marnie from TriMarni Coaching & Nutrition will also be doing a talk for us about nutrition to help us all prep for M2M!

April 2nd 7:00 AM Meet in TR at Trailblazer Park. Leave by 7:30 and on the bikes at the latest by 9:00. Ride the Course w brick run after then go to  lunch in TR. Currently this training day is completely full. If you you are still interested please let me know and I will start a waiting list.

If you want to VOLUNTEER at Mountains 2 Main Street please go to  this link and sign up. Malone Coaching will NOT have a "team" per say. While I encourage you all to volunteer many of you have different volunteering requirements (location & time where you want to be) and as a team that can't be accommodated. So please go out and volunteer at a time and place that best fits your schedule and your talents! Thank you!

Sam Smith

It seems over the last few months some of our very own athletes have been to see Sam Smith for massage, stretching or therapy and the feedback I am getting is that she is great. Not only that but she really enjoys all the challenges we can bring her. So if you have a little nagging injury or issue it might be worth your time to make an appointment with this life long athlete turned therapist. 

Here is a link to her website and her phone number is 864.293.4571. 


I place a lot of value on customer service and I love my Trek Speed Concept so when you can get the best of both worlds at one bike shop that is where you go! Fellow team-mate Joanna Eubanks and her husband Sam run this family friendly store in Greenwood. Store manager Derek Kidd knows his stuff and even follows up on every little detail. In case you couldn't tell I think the world of these guys so I am proud to have them on our kits again for 2016! 


March 12thh Dash to the Bash 5K, Greenville, SC
Mary Biebel - 28:36 - 2nd AG
March 12th Biltmore Half Marathon, Asheville, NC
Heidi Ewing 2:04
Steph Hance  2:44 She sent me a picture and said it was fun too!
March 12th Peyton's Wild & Wacky 5K Ultra  = 5x10K (50K), Charleston, SC
Rachel Crunk 3:57!!! 3rd OA and 1st Masters Woman
March 12th St. Paddy's Day 5K, Spartanburg, SC
Erica Melton 32:29
March 12th Run to the Pub Half Marathon, Bozeman, MT
Kristen Nichols - 1:38 PR!

Who is RACING...
March 20th Manhattan Half Marathon, NY
Chris Zuk
Kitt Zuk
March 19th & 20th Palmetto 200 Relay, All over SC!
Brandon Abbott
Will Fowler
Ilia Owens
March 19th Sampson County Super Sprint, NC
Brent Johnson is BACK!
March 19th Elizabeth 8K, Charlotte, NC
Michael Vaccaro
March 19th Parris Island Sprint Tri, Beaufort, SC
Will Wood
Steve Erwin
Nikolina Kresteva
Evan Shealy
Mary Biebel
Liz Blackwood
Bob Boyle
Doug Byrne
Elisha Byrne
Katie Malone
Brad Fraedrich
Phil North
Karen Bailey - 1st triathlon!
Nicole Ramsbey
Manny Cintron
Brendaly Cintron - 1st triathlon!
Melissa Ludwig
Josh Ludwig
Melinda Lindberg
Paul Zimmerman
Phil Zitello
John Miles


My favorite sports drink is Infinit, but I also LOVE their MUD recovery drink mix. It is my treat after a long workout. Our team gets discounts on all of their products just use the discount code malonecoaching.


Open  Water Swim Dates

My Boathouse at Lake Lanier 
2004 East Lakeshore Dr.
Landrum, SC 29356

April 4, 11, 25
May 9, 16
June 6, 20
July 11, 18
Aug 8, 22, 29
Sept 12, 19

For those of you interested in Open Water Swimming in 2016 here are the dates.  They are NOT every 2 weeks this year but rather scheduled around important races. So please make note of these dates on your calendar. I will also have them on the website and on the website calendar for your convenience. For the swims in April we will have to wait to see what the water temperature is. If it is really cold wetsuits and  hoods will be required and we will keep the swims on the shorter side to avoid hypothermia.

All open water swims start promptly at 6:30 PM and are held on Monday nights because that is when there is the least boat traffic on the lake. The open water swims are workouts, not just swimming and they are fun - so don't miss out! These give us 6 MONTHS of quality time in open water!

Xterra Deals

Every week I will share some awesome deals with you from Xterra. The code to use to get your discount is always going to be:



The first few team rides of the year:

Mountains to Main Street Training
April 2nd Ride the Course w brick run after then go to lunch in TR. See above for more info.

UPDATED RIDE LIST (thanks to Lisa Powell)


We need old running shoes! Team member Lisa Powell is collecting shoes for migrant workers (you know the people who pick all the fruits and vegetables we eat) and they desperately need old running shoes. Especially smaller sizes but we will take everything. Please TIE THEM TOGETHER and give them to me. I will start collecting NOW and collect all the way through MAY!
If you live in Columbia and know Lisa you may give directly to her.

For Sale

I like to share bikes and items that we have for sale here first. It is a great way to recycle items. Please let me know if you have anything you would like for me to post here. 

Item #2 Vortex 4 Full Wetsuit, Men's size small, 
Never worn -$100. Lo cated in Charlotte, NC Contact Michael Vaccaro,

Item #3 XTerra Vendetta long sleeve Women's Large. Make Mary an offer! Located in Greenville. Contact Mary Biebel

Item #4 Blue Seventy sleeveless Women's Medium Large Make Mary an offer! Located in Greenville. Contact Mary Biebel

Item #5 Zoot Women's Small - worn 1x. Located in Greenville. Make Christina an offer. or 864-201-3443

Item #6 Zoot Men's Large - worn a few times. Located in Greenville. Make Christina an offer! or 864-201-3443

Item #7 Race Wheels (10 Speed) Asking $450 OBO. Located in Greenville
Contact Nicole Ramsbey

Item #8 Bike Shoes worn 1 season. Asking $75 OBO Located in Greenville. Contact Nicole Ramsbey.

Item #11 Old School Aluminum Cervelo (picture below) Size 58? He is 5'11" 700 size wheels. Asking $400 OBO Located in Greenville area Contact Bill Tumblin

Item #12 Compact Crank Set 50/34 - crank length 170. Located in Greenville. Asking $175 OBO Contact Kim Parenti

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