Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Ok so there are a number of good if not great places that a Triathlete can get trained. You have Carmichael, who we all know trained Lance Armstrong then there is Cadence Cycling who is up an coming and doing a great job. They have been featured in Triathlete for taking a handful of athletes and getting them ready for the IronMan, Hawaii. Then there is LIFESPORTS who have some top athletes they are training/winning, which makes them a good candidate for the common athlete. So when you have a bunch to choose from how does one decide. Well do research and also look for the athletes that they have already coached, once that has been done you see that LIFESPORTS has a leg up on the competition. Lance Watson and Paul Regensburg combine their talents to provide an athlete with a great experience, from understanding each discipline to getting you in shape what ever the distance/triathlon that you choose to do.
Another factor is Cost and from the looks of things LIFESPORTS is right on par if not cheaper than most out on the market but cost should not be a driving factor, you want to get better, you have the bike the great shoes and put countless miles in the pool, well don't stop there get a good coach whether virtually or one that you see in person, this sport is not cheap get a good year of working with a coach and you will see improvement in your times and finish place.
Here is a Quote from Lisa Bently, 11-time Ironman Champ
“Lance has taught me everything that I know. He has been a tremendous coach and teacher. I totally look to Lance for guidance in my training and in balancing training and life. He truly understands the physiological aspects of training. He explains to me why the training is a certain way and what the benefit is. Believe me, when I see double run or long cycle days, I think he is crazy. But he explains the purpose. He explains how these aspects fit into the macrocycle and then I understand.
As long as I am a professional triathlete, Lance will be my coach. I still have an awful lot to learn, and he is the perfect mentor.”
You decide, better times, better finishes, better fitness or just slight improvements year to year.
Friday, July 25, 2008
What More can be said. Your body is a machine that is built to be used. Sometimes hard sometimes light but all should experience the thrill of pushing the body to the limit to see how it reacts. Put aside the marketing push in the video and just take it for what it is, a great statement to what some are whiling to do given the chance.
GET OUT AND SWIM>BIKE>RUN!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Well it is that time of year, vacations, bike rides with the kids, training, well you get the point, summer. During the summer it's hot and putting on the proper protection is sometimes, well, forgotten. Just remember that kids have to wear helmets and you should lead by example. Also the proper shoes, open toe shoe no, even for adults.
Just remember the simplest ride can turn into a bad ending, ruining the rest of you summer and racing schedule.
Keep it safe!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sailing Lake George has always been one of the best places to race, the Changing of the Colors Regatta is one not to miss. So having a Triathlon there can not only be beautiful but also one of the hardest. The hills and cold lake can only make for a great tri.
The bonus they are giving away money to the winners!
THIS IS A USAT SANCTIONED EVENT
.9 mile swim / 24.8 mile bike / 6.2 mile run
8:30 a.m. start (new time)!!
Come join us in Beautiful Lake George, New York for our 3rd annual event.
Don’t miss upstate New York’s premier Olympic distance race!
Please note our new date and start time!
The courses will remain relatively the same with slight alterations to the swim and run. Check out the links to the left for further details.
We have a new packet pickup location – The Wingate. The Wingate is located along the run course and is just off of Exit 21. Actually, everything in Lake George is just off of Exit 21 or 22. For more details about packet pickup please see Schedule link (left).
Great technical T-shirts in your SWAG bag this year. We are also working on some other great stuff (Specialized wide mouth water bottles, Beer/soda Koozies (or cozy/cozy/cousie) and more.
Each Entrant is eligible to win a Zipp 404 Wheelset or Xterra Wetsuit, as well as other great raffle prizes!
New this year – Cash Prizes!
Overall Male & Female - 1st - $200, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $75
Masters Male & Female 1st Place Only - $125
Teams overall Male/Female/Mixed - 1st $150
Sign up now – this is a great race!
“This was one of the best run events I have ever experienced. Everything was first rate. The cooperation of the volunteers and police was more than I'd hoped for. Excellent, excellent, excellent.”
“Outstanding. Best organized tri I have attended. Most fun, best volunteers, most energy, very friendly event. The course was great, people directing traffic did an excellent job. Big white markers on the beach (Red Bull) were great to navigate back to shore.”
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tired of the same old bars, think you can do better than Clif Bars or Power Bar well here is your chance. Not only can you pick your ingredients but you can name your Bar as well. You pick the base, protein powder, nuts, seed, fruits and berries, sweeteners, seasonings/chocolate, grains/cereals and infusions, best of all you get to name your bar, who know you could be the next Clif bar, remember when Power Bar was the only choice. You Never Know, just pick a clever name.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Ok the logo say's it all. This new product on the market win's in funniest logo, not sure it works all that well. BodyGlide is the one that most triathletes use, easy to put on just like underarm deodorant. Now it does come in a power which BodyGlide does not, making it a little less messy, when you pull up your shorts.
"Anti Monkey Butt Powder is specially formulated to absorb excess sweat and reduce frictional skin irritation. • Ideal for butt busting activities such as truck driving, motorcycling, bicycling, horse back riding, and extreme sports. May also be applied inside footwear, under sports pads, and other areas prone to chafing. Indoors or outdoors, work or play, or on occasions when you sit on your butt all day, don’t let your buns get red, use Anti Monkey Butt Powder instead!"
You decide! Anti Monkey Butt
Friday, July 4, 2008
New York Triathlon is upon us, this is one of the biggest if not the biggest Triathlon in the tri-state. Last year 3500 people participated.
Here is what is going on.
Bring your family and friends to Manhattan for a get-away weekend. For information about Broadway plays, top restaurants, Yankees and Mets tickets and other New York City attractions click here.Friday, July 18, 2008
- 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM UnitedHealthcare Sports and Fitness Expo at Hilton NY
- 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mandatory Age Group Briefings (every half hour, beginning on the half hour), Registration and Packet Pickup at the Hilton New York
- 7:30 PM Chipotle Underwear Run/Central Park, start and finish at the Finish Line.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
- 8:00 AM Doggy Du Mandatory Briefing at Hilton NY with transition tour to follow
- 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM UnitedHealthcare Sports and Fitness Expo
- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mandatory Age Group Briefings (every half hour, beginning on the half hour), Registration and Packet Pickup at the Hilton NY
- 2:00 PM Pro/Elite Briefing Session
- 2:30 PM PC Briefing Session
- 3:45 PM Special screening of "Armed for the Challange," a documentary film on Willie Stewart, 2002 Paralympic Silver Medalist and 3-time Ironman World Triathlete - brought to you by Accenture
- 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mandatory Bike Check-in / Riverside Park & 79th Street Ball Field
- 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM RCN High-Speed Transition Zone Bike Tours, every half hour / Riverside Park & 79th Street
Sunday, July 20, 2008
- 4:00 AM Athlete Shuttles from Hilton to Transition
- 4:30 AM RCN Transition Area Opens / Riverside Park & 79th Street Ball Fields
- 5:30 AM Athlete Shuttles from Hilton to Swim Start
- 5:45 AM RCN Transition Area Closes
- 5:50 AM Nautica New York City Triathlon Starts / Swim Start - 99th Street & Hudson River (Wave info will be posted two weeks prior to the race)
- 7:57 AM Doggy Du Start
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM JetBlue Airways Finish Fest Celebration - awards, entertainment, food, and more / Central Park at Dead Road
2:00 PM RCN High-Speed Transition Zone Closes
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
To open the USA Swimming Trails, Michael Phelps does it again in the 400m IM , shaking off nerves and coming from behind, ok not from behind but even with Ryan Lochte to pull off a win and WR. Then Katie Hoff does it also in the 400m IM. The last couple years have been one of the most exciting times in the Swimming world, records have fallen and Michael has been atop of the swimming world. Whether it the suit or just amazing coaching and swimming from the whole USA team this is going to be a great showdown in Beijing. Phelps is set to do 9 events so this could be a record breaking year for USA Swimming, also making Micheal Phelps "THE" most decorated Olympic athlete ever. GO USA