Sunday
Apr062014

Cape May Time Trial - Cape May Courthouse, NJ

Race Type: Individual Time Trial (ITT)

Conditions: 35 degrees and sunny

Riders Representing: Beth Bonilla

The Cape May Time Trial was a flat, 7.5 mile out-and-back course with one turnaround. The race was well organized and safe. Riders started as scheduled, and there were marshals at each intersection and the turnaround. The race parking was at the Cape May Zoo. This resulted in some unique and entertaining background noises during warm-up.

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Saturday
Apr052014

Cherry Blossom Challenge – Newark, NJ

Kim in the pack during the Men's 3/4 raceRace Type: Criterium

Conditions: 40s and overcast with increasing wind throughout the day

Riders Representing: Beth Bonilla and Kimberly Zubris

On Saturday, Beth and Kim lined up to race in the Women Open field of the Cherry Blossom Challenge in Newark, NJ. The course was a flat 2.2 mile course with one corner. The day started off cool and damp with the course still wet from rain the night before. The Women Open raced with a small field of just 11, but Kim and Beth made sure to animate the race in true Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom fashion working together to drive the pace and send off multiple attacks. After some official miscommunication in the penultimate lap, Kim was left with a small group that neutralized to finish in 7th, while Beth worked to pull back a solo rider off the front to end up in 5th.

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Saturday
Mar292014

Salisbury Road Race - Gap, PA

Jen at SalisburyRace Type: Road Race

Conditions: Rainy and windy

Riders Representing: Jen Rhodes

The Salisbury Road Road was held in Lancaster County on a short course with lots of rolling hills and horse and buggy traffic. This was a great opener for my road season, although it was complicated somewhat by the rain, wind, potholes and traffic due to it being the opening day of trout fishing. The under 19 and women’s 3/4 fields were combined, but quickly split into small groups within the first miles of the race. I managed to get in the lead group of 6 and we worked together to hold off the chasers for the duration of the race. Frankly, I was having a bad day and my legs felt like lead weights up every single hill.

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Sunday
Mar232014

South Jersey Spring Series: Saddle Sore Criterium - Woolwich Twp., NJ

Race Type: Criterium

Riders Representing: Victoria, Jody, Kim and Jen

The Saddlesore criterium was run on a short, technical course around Kingsway Regional High School in New Jersey. This was the last race in the SJSS series and our very own Victoria was leading the series, with a margin that was comfortable but not insurmountable by the competition. Our goal was simple: get Victoria the overall win.

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Saturday
Mar222014

Michelob Ultra New York 13.1 Marathon - Queens, NY

Race Type: Run

Conditions: Overcast, temperature in the 40s

Riders Representing: Sarah Grogan

Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom rider Sarah Grogan did some cross training this winter and decided to take a break from the bike and race in the Michelob Ultra New York 13.1 Marathon. This race took place on the beautiful grounds of Flushing Meadows, where the World’s Fair was held. About 2000 runners lined up for the race, which looped around the park and Meadow Lake two times. Sarah’s goal was to hold a 10:00 minute mile pace, but she went out fast and held 9:00 miles for the first 2 miles. She slowed down in order to pace herself for the remaining 11 miles and was able to hold between a 9:00 -10:00 minute miles the whole time. Sarah’s training paid off and she was able to finish the race without knee pain and faster than her goal. She finished in 2:05:23, which is her PR.

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