Sunday, December 16, 2012

Newsletter December 15, 2012

Click here for the practice.

DSFC Resolution Classic 5K
The Tri-Dawgs will be hosting the 4th annual race January 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM.  Please encourage your family and friends to join us for a great time with loads of amenities. You can get race details and sign up here on Piranha's website. The race will benefit the Tri-Dawgs and the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation which is affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club. A flyer with details is attached. Please share with any other running clubs or groups you are affiliated with. Thanks

Update: As of today we have 17 Tri-Dawgs out of over 250 on our roster registered. C'mon Dawgs!!

Silent Auction
In conjunction with the 5K we will be having a silent auction. We are approaching our sponsors for donations but I would also like to reach out to the Tri-Dawgs as well. If anyone works at or has an affiliation with someone that would be willing to donate something for the auction, please contact me. Our goal is to have 10-12 items. Don't forget this benefits the Tri-Dawgs and the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation. A flyer is attached if you need that. Here is our list of items so far:
Four 32 ounce bottles of ASEA sports supplement
Triathlon Sprint entry from Piranha
2 Phillies Tickets
Transition bag from Swim Shop
2 Season tickets from Walnut Street Theater
Gift basket from Newark Natural Foods
Wine tasting from Deerfield wines
Chef's wine tasting for two from Cafe Gelato
Giro Savant bike helmet from Bikeline Newark
Sunday brunch for four at Deerfield CC
Three month membership at Delaware Swim and Fitness Center

Last uniform email before the deadline!!  The deadline is December 20th. (From Diane)
Happy December Dawgs!!  
I am going to be out of the country -- and out of email range -- for two weeks beginning Wednesday the 5th. HO HO HO!!   Hopefully when I return the rest of the needed orders will be waiting for me in my inbox!  ; )  Email me to give me that last minute order! PLEASE don't email me to confirm your order now! I don't have time to look through the spreadsheet until I return, but I will and you can rest assured that I will get your order & you will see it confirmed on the 21st, with your total and Carrie's address for mailing the check.

And how many do we need?  As of December 1, we still need 5 more orders for women's tops & 4 more orders for trisuits (men's or women's).  I can't believe we don't  have enough orders even now to meet the minimums!  It's a credit to the number of people who ordered the first time around that so few on the team are left without one, but I sure do hope there are still a few who have been putting it off! I really wish we didn't have to deal with these minimums, but it's a fact of life.  You and you will LOVE the look & feel of the new uniforms.

Trisuits are $100, shorts are $50, women's tops are $40 and men's tops are $50. Besides the fact that our uniforms look and feel awesome and identify you as a Tri-Dawg, they are less expensive than buying off the rack! Being a Tri-Dawg requires no annual membership dues; all we ask is that you purchase a uniform & race as a Tri-Dawg. And this is your only opportunity to order for the 2013 season!  Here is the sizing chart. The sizing on these uniforms runs true, so if you already know what size you generally wear in triathlon gear, stick with that! For trisuits, it is suggested that you order based on your shirt size, if shirt & shorts are different sizes.

The High Cost of Good Form
Click here for an interesting article on form in triathlons.

Seven Things Successful Swimmers Do Differently
This really applies to any sport or even to one's everyday life. If you have young athletes in your family, you may want them to read this.

From Karbon Speed
From December 12-24th 2012,  you can purchase any wheel combo, including tires and tubes installed (Continental 4000S or Gatorskin), wheel bags and get free FedEx shipping all for $1212.  It is a savings of $1,228 or 44.9% off, and we'll make sure it arrives in time for Christmas if the order is placed before December 21st, 2012.

To take advantage of this special pricing just use discount code:        DSFC           at 
If you have any questions, please reach out to me directly! To you and yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and faster finishes in 2013!

Piranha Races
Their special pricing ends the end of of the month. Click here for information.

Swimming Article
Here is a good summary type article on training for open water swimming. This is from US Masters Swimming website. While you are there check out the rest of their website for useful information.

Just Breathe
Anyone who has been around me knows that I think the first (and most important) thing about mastering the swim is to control the breathing. Here is an interesting article that talks about breathing.

There will be a practice Saturday 12/22.

Have a great week.

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