Thursday, March 5, 2015

Newsletter March 5, 2015

Can you believe this weather? In March? Haven't we been tortured enough this winter? Anyway I thought I'd send out a quick newsletter for those stuck at home or killing time at work until Scrooge lets you go home. Be sure to check out info on the bike expo.

A Look Back
Years ago I wrote a weekly blog for the club website. I thought it would be interesting to look back at those blogs and republish them here. I have edited out a few irrelevant parts.

During today's practice (found in the Practice Archives) I was talking to the lane 1 swimmers about the importance of learning to swim a steady, relaxed pace. Too often novice swimmers will swim the first half of a repeat too fast and then will barely be able to finish the repeat or have to stop. Slowing down and swimming relaxed is far better than swimming faster and then having to miss repeats. It's also good practice for your first triathlons as inexperienced triathletes will often start out too fast and waste a lot of nervous energy and then end up with a bad swimming experience. It's not as much about how fast you go in the swim as it is about coming out of the swim feeling good and ready to go fast on the bike and swim.

Running Recovery
Here are some tips on recovering from your run training.

Bike Wanted
Sinclair Rehberg is looking for a 56 cm tri bike. You can reach him at

First Triathlon
Thinking about doing your first one and having some anxiety. Take a look at this for some motivation. Offer
What's better than a deal that gives you free shipping? How about free standard shipping plus double rewards point? Starting March 3rd, we're offering FREE standard ground shipping on all orders over $99*, plus double points on everything. Now you can choose from the largest selection of triathlon gear in one place, and it won't cost you anything extra to get it to your front door. So come on in, take a look around, and if you spend over $99, the shipping is on us.

Looking for a Tri Bike
Here are some great tips for selecting the bike that is right for you.

Bike Fit for Geeks
Here is a rather technical article on proper fitting.

How to Make Yourself Poop Race Morning
OK, this sounds a little weird but haven't we all been there one time or another? Now if we could just have our own personal porta pot life would be great!

Inside Line Bike Expo
This sounds like a pretty cool expo this Saturday in Newark. Directions are on their website. Tickets are $8 at the door but there is coupon on the website for $3 off. Might be fun to head there as a group after practice.

Have a great week!

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