Monday, September 24, 2012

Newsletter September 23, 2012

Click here for Saturday's practice.

Race Results
Xterra USA Championships
   Josh Loren   3:10
   Blair Saunders   3:11   4th 45-49
   Vince Lafashia   3:52

Bethany Beach Triathlon
   Jeff Garvey   1:38   1st 40-44
   Eric Wolf    1:54   3rd Clydesdales
   Nick Anderson   1:58
   Josh Boesen   2:00  
   Kristy Burnett   2:00   1st 25-29
   Amanda Pupillo   2:08
   Tanja Przywara   2:25
   Nikki Rossi   2:40

Bethany Beach Duathlon
   Ryan Stahnke   1:21   1st overall

Cape Henlopen Tri and Du
Our last team race is CH on October 14th. We have 20 registered so far. Click here to register.

Team Uniform Order
It's time to place another Tri-Dawg uniform order. Please email Diane Arnold separately ( with your size & style order. 

Women's Fizz Tank -- $40
Men's RS shirt         -- $50 
Men's and 
women's RS short    -- $50. 
Trisuits                   -- $100.  

A couple of women have ordered the RS style top instead of the Fizz Tank, and that is certainly an option ($50). Just remember that there is no inner bra in the women's RS tops. 

Here again is the sizing chartFor sizing trisuits, use the RS top size as your guideline.

FAQ's (hopefully) answered:

Q. I didn't get a chance to try on the fit kit. Is it still around?
A. Sorry, no. I had to send it back. However, we learned that if you are on the edge in a size, you should order a size down for the Fizz tanks.  If you are unsure,ask a team mate to try theirs on. You really do want a tight fit.The Fizz should fit like a swimsuit. Hopefully the sizing chart will help you decide, too.  
Q. I am one size on top & another on bottom, so what's my tri suit size? 
A. Our Sugoi rep says, "For sizing the Tri suits, I recommend using the Tri tops as the ‘fit guide’ for those who are different size from top to bottom, go for the Top size over the bottom." 
Q. Is there a shorts length or padding choice? 
A. No. Unlike the Canari shorts, there is only one pad style, called the Trilite chamois, and one inseam size of 6". 
Q. Who do I pay? 
A. Make checks out to Carrie McGoldrick and send to: 2443 Linden Dr, Havertown, PA 19083-1651 
Q. When is the deadline? 
A. October 15 
Q. Can we order any other custom items? 
A. Not this time! This is considered a "reorder" of the first order placed this year. We can try to order something new with the new order in January, if we can get 24 people on board to meet the minimum!

If you have any other questions, please ask! Odds are, someone else has the same question, and our rep at Sugoi is very good at getting me quick responses. 

Eva Van Stratum Race Report
My Duathlon Worlds report - Flew to Switzerland alone, ate too much wonderful cheese, got something resembling food poisoning the day before the race, managed to convey 'I have Nausea' to the German speaking pharmicist and was given meds.  Stopped throwing up at least 8 hours before race time, but definitely cramped up on the bike & run much more than I have in years.  Found out that if you finish under the 12 hour time limit (more than a few didn't) then someone official gives your a finishing medal, a rose and a leftover Swiss flag.  At least the women's winner was named 'Eva' (Nystrom, from Sweden).  Managed an age group 6th (aka last) thus beating the 2 women in my division that didn't show up.  

All that sounds negative, but really wasn't.   Zofingen is a neat old town.  Our hotel had other Team USA folks in it, and along with a Brit and an Australian, someone was always around when I needed company or someone to cheer at or vice versa.  The rain held off, and the 10K-150K-30K distance was challenging but beautiful.  There were reindeer and wild boars on the run route. Fortunately these were in fenced wildlife areas.  Contemplating what other wildlife might be on the wooded trail areas with dusk approaching helped me motivate. And I actually got to play tourist the next day and see the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne (the oldest bridge in Europe) and take a cog railway to the highest elevation hotel in Switzerland. 

I learned that having fast transitions doesn't do you that much good if your legs are dead from doing IM Mt Tremblant 2 weeks earlier :-) Actually, I relearned what I already knew.  When things aren't going swiftly, grin and make it a social thing.  Decide what you can control and what you can't and get on with it.

The Perfect Snot Rocket
If you need help on one of the finer points of running etiquette click here for an instructional video. 

Avoiding Panic at the Swim Start
Click here for a good video on managing the swim start before you ever get in the water.

Masters Swim Meet
Click here for details.

I took my first yoga classes ever this Saturday and Sunday at Delaware Swim and Fitness. I can really see how this will benefit my overall wellness. Like many aging athletes my flexibility has become horrible. This can only help restore some of that flexibility and make it more likely I can train injury free. The Pike Creek location offers four classes a week which are free with a membership. Don't forget that Tri-Dawgs get a discounted membership of $36 per month for an individual and $59 per month for a couple. Both people do not have to be Tri-Dawgs to get the couple discount. If you only took one yoga class a week it would be worth the cost plus you get all the other advantages of membership.

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