100’s for several Migonis Multisport Athletes

01/10/2017

This past weekend marked the second year in a row that several Migonis Multisport athletes attempted to complete the annual “Miles for Marley”  100×100 swim challenge at Harvard University.  That’s 100 intervals of 100 yards in length.

Matt Ryan completed the challenge swimming an average pace of 1:31 per 100, which was 5 seconds faster than his average pace per 100 last year.  Not only did he swim faster, but his recovery time in-between intervals was a mere 14 seconds.  Pretty impressive for a 43 year old guy in only his third year of swimming competitively.

One of our favorite honorary team members, Alison Migonis, swam for the first time in 6 months and completed the challenge with ease.  Alison swam between 1:12-1:14 for each 100 using her superb technique and efficient flip-turns to make it through without any trouble.  In hindsight she probably should have swam in a faster lane as she had to take a good deal more recovery time than she had expected too.  I guess you can never underestimate the strength and skill of a swimming national champion, no matter how long it has been since her last swim.

Coach Matt Migonis also completed the challenge for the second year in a row and like Matt Ryan, he was a good bit faster than last year swimming all of his intervals between 1:15-1:18 per 100 yards.  Matt is also very pleased to be swimming faster as he gets older.

Well done Matt, Alison and Matt!

Info on the event: https://www.teamunify.com/TabGeneric.jsp?_tabid_=104682&team=mnecmsch

Not to be outdone by the three in the pool, Migonis Multisport athlete Ryan Meek became the only the 5th athlete in team history to complete the 100 day bike challenge to start off the season.  Ryan road for at least 60 minutes for 100 straight days often riding longer for three or four of the rides each week.  He had to finish each ride by 11:59 pm that day.  Ryan road intervals, long rides, bricks and a whole bunch of easy rides during the 100 days and the result speak for themselves. He’s stronger and his power is already higher than it was at any point last year.  He will test his FTP one more time this week to see the final power jump from where he started 100 days ago.  I’m guessing it will be a huge jump. Well done Ryan and congratulations on completing a very difficult challenge.

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