Monday, November 21, 2011

Kyle Leto to Ride Williams Wheels

Walnut Creek, CA, November 20, 2011: Kyle Leto Racing is excited to announce
a sponsorship agreement with Williams Cycling wheels and components. Williams Cycling is a direct to consumer wheel and component manufacturer. “I am very excited to be partnered with Williams. I know that I will have the best products available to help me achieve my goals in the sport of triathlon,” said Leto upon signing.

    Kyle Leto had an outstanding 2011 season finishing top 10 nine times, most notably 5th place at Vineman 70.3 one of the fastest races in North America of the season.

    “We see Kyle Leto as an up and coming young talent and a future star in the sport of triathlon. We’re thrilled to have Kyle representing the Williams brand , and look forward being part of his bright future,” stated Keith Williams, President and Founder of Williams Cycling.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

To Be or Not to Be

At the beginning of the 2011 season, I made a promise to myself that I would seriously consider what I wanted to do in the sport of triathlon by the end of the year.  With that in mind, I figured I would either have a great year, decide to quit work, and do triathlon full time; or, I would potentially not have a great year and decide that I should still continue working and competing at the same time.  Even with this decision looming, I didn't feel like I had any added pressure on myself because I was really alright with either of the outcomes.  I just wanted to train hard, race hard, and figure it out as the year went on.

If you have been following my results/blog/facebook/twitter this past season you would probably think that I came to the conclusion to continue working my current job.  I did not have what I would call a stand out year; but I did have some good results mixed it.  I had to overcome some adverse situations such as penalties, flat tires, travel problems, nutritional problems; many things that are to be expected in this sport.  Unfortunately, some of these problems occurred in races where I was having a great race, but didn't get the result that I thought I could have achieved.  With that being said, my training in 2011 was significantly better than it had been in previous seasons, and I knew that I was getting faster.  I did have a few races that I thought reflected my fitness and the one that I was most pleased with was finishing 5th at Vineman 70.3.  After having a mixed year, I had a very difficult decision to make as to what I wanted to do with work and triathlon.  After discussing the options with my family, coach, co-workers, and friends; I decided that I had a unique opportunity to try my hand at being a full time professional athlete.

I have received a lot of support from the most important people in my life regarding this decision and I am very excited to embark on this journey.  I would be lying if I didn't say that I had any apprehension or that I am nervous about my new profession.  However, I am extremely excited about my new future and I cannot thank my friends and family enough for their support.

You can follow my journey here on this blog and I will be making some exciting announcements for my 2012 season soon!