Saturday, January 5, 2013

Newsletter January 5, 2013

Click here for the practice.

DSFC Resolution Classic 5K
Good news and bad news with the race. Everything went off flawlessly, we had great food and prizes, and everyone had a great time. The bad news is that only 167 registered compared to 243 last year. I'm not really sure why the drop off but I'm determined to make it more successful next year. We will be able to make a donation to the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation which works with the Boys and Girls Clubs. It's just not nearly as much as I had hoped for. I've gotten a few good suggestions such as trying an earlier starting time. If you have any ideas let me know. There were many Dawgs who helped out with the race whether it be course marshals, registration, getting silent auction items donated, etc. There are three people I would like to give a special thanks to for their hard work. Tricia Reilly recruited and organized the volunteers, Michelle Wang organized and conducted the silent auction and Eric Wolf took charge of rounding up the food and drinks. Thanks to all who helped.

Jocelyn Wong accepted a job offer to work at Walter Reed Hospital in DC in the prosthetics department working with the wounded warriors that have had their legs amputated. She felt being a former pro triathlete was helpful during the interview process as many of the soldiers want to get back to running or biking or even triathlon!

A few people inquired about the pottery that we had at the silent auction. You can find out more at these websites.

New Masters Session
Session II starts January 14th. Registration information is attached.

Weight Loss Myths
Click here for some surprising myth busters. Also I wrote recently that you should gain some weight in the off season. The rationale behind that was you are carrying extra weight when working out which will help get you in better shape when you get back to your competing weight in the spring. Think of it as running with two five pound dumbbells.

Crafting A Seasonal Plan
Now is the time you should be sketching out your racing schedule so that you can start training accordingly. Here are some tips to help you reach your goals.

Team Racing Schedule
Here are the races that we are focusing on as a team. The goal again is to win  Piranha's club championship. Don't forget everyone's race results count toward team points. And you don't have to limit yourself to these races. Visit Piranha's website for more details.

New Jersey Devilman
Half Lite and Sprint Tri
Sunday May 5

Escape from Ft. Delaware
Saturday May 18
International Tri
Sunday May 19

Diamond in the Rough
International and Sprint Tri
Saturday July 13

Top of Delaware 
Sprint Tri
Sunday August 18

North East
International and Sprint Tri
Sunday August 25

Sprint Tri and Du
Saturday September 7
Half Tri and Du
Sunday September 8

Cape Henlopen
Sprint Tri and Du
October 13

Don't Be That Triathlete
Click here for a funny video on what not to do.

Plan for Your Best Year of Running
Click here.

Have a great week! 

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