Gloucester, VA (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
Karen Kovacs planned her race and raced her plan.
Kovacs, who’s become known for that signature advice in the training seminars she hosts for new triathletes, placed first in her age group in the Patriot Half Ironman in Jamestown, Va. on Saturday, Sept. 8.
She crossed the finish line 13th out of 126 women and 88th overall. There were 363 competitors total.
“There is no doubt that for everyone who participated in this event, the time, recorded in hours, minutes and seconds, is the culmination of intense dedication to a focused plan that may or may not have turned out as hoped,” Kovacs wrote.
“It stands for the lessons learned about ourselves during the training and a placard that will move when the next challenge is revealed.”
A half-ironman race is a total of 70.3 miles spread out over a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1 mile run.
Kovacs is a physical therapist with Tidewater Physical Therapy and the Clinical Director for the Gloucester Point location near Williamsburg. She is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and a certified orthopedic clinical specialist. She writes extensively about training for endurance sports events for Tidewater Performance and Tidewater Physical Therapy, as well as injury prevention and healthy living.
Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with 33 locations across Southeast and Central Virginia.
In Gloucester, Tidewater Physical Therapy operates two clinics and a Performance Center that features sports performance and personal training for athletes of all ages and adults inspired to stay in or get in shape.