Aug 7th, 2016
PCG coach Stacey McMickens started the swim leg of the River Cities Sprint Triathlon in Benton, LA in a very relaxed state. She really had no expectations due to the fact that she was nursing an injury, she figured she might do a little walk/run for the run portion. She had a fantastic swim and took off on the bike. "My legs did get in the pain cave on a couple of climbs and for a couple of 'get away from this dude' moments, but the bike went well and felt fast and I thought I crushed it!". Then, on to the run. She started with a slow jog, paying close attention to her calf. It seemed to feel fine, so after 5 minutes of running she thought "screw it, let me see if I can just run the whole thing". She did, and was thrilled to find out she finished 2nd in her age group!
Stacey is coached by PCG Coach Karen Mackin