This weekend is the triathlon season opener in Southern Utah! If you are not registered for SHAC yet, get over to the St. George Recreation Center and sign up! Remember to ask for your Club discount (you only get it when registering in person). SHAC is a GREAT race (with a twin race in November)! It brings out newbies and veterans alike. It is a great chance to test your speed in the early season or start off your triathlon lifestyle with a fun and friendly race! If you don't plan to race, please plan to VOLUNTEER! Contact Aaron Metler at 627-4504. We wantt discounts and they need volunteers! Help us keep this partnership strong.
In honor of opening day on Saturday, I believe it is time for another FACEBOOK CONTEST sponsored by TriEdge.net (The best online resource for triathletes!) So here's the questions: What did you wish you knew BEFORE your first triathlon? I'll post the question on Facebook and you post your comment below. We will choose a random winner on Friday at about Noon! SO WHAT DO YOU WIN? How about a NUTRITION PACK FROM GU! The winner will receive one container of Gu Brew Electrolyte replacement drink AND one container of Gu Brew Recovery drink. This stuff is awesome! So go hit up Facebook and join the conversation. We know you have some good stories to tell :)
WORKOUTS FOR THIS WEEK!
Wednesday: SandHollow Polar Plunge & Bike! Meet at the main boat ramp (parking lot) at 5:45p. We plan to hit the water by 6:00p. IT IS COLD! Plan to bring your warm swimming gear. Warm yourself up afterwards with a bike on the St. George Triathlon bike course. The bike ride is BEGINNER FRIENDLY! It is not recommended that beginners start swimming in Sand Hollow just yet. Give it a few weeks if you have never been in open water before. Swimming in these temperatures requires good swimming skills as well as good equipment. Don't worry......We'll be wishing it would cool off in just a few more weeks!
Watch for a new day and time for Club pool swims!
Thursday: Airport Ride. BEGINNER FRIENDLY! Meet at DHHS Tennis Courts. Ride leaves at 4:00 p.m. This is a GREAT out and back course on quiet roads.
Track workouts are resuming soon!
Saturday: LOTS OF OPTIONS!
1- SHAC Beginner Triathlon. Good Luck to all those participating!
2- Informal 70.3. Club Member Lyle Anderson is putting together an informal 70.3 challenge on Saturday starting at Sand Hollow Reservoir. Watch Facebook for more information or contact Lyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
3- Show and Go IMSG Bike Course and Transition Run. Meet at 8:45a at the ponds on Snow Canyon Parkway. Ride leaves at 9:00 a.m. LOTS OF OPTIONS! Do one or two loops and then add some transition running on the surrounding trails.
Last, but definitely NOT LEAST, I was given another AWESOME discount. This time for the HELL HOLE 5k/10k in Washington City! Check out the attached flyer. Register in person at the WCCC and receive 15% with your Club membership (they have a list, but bring your card if you have one)! This is a GREAT race that incorporates the beautiful Hell's Canyon portion of the DogTown Half Marathon..........this time you just have to run up it ;) The 10K is very challenging and the 5K is relatively flat, but both have a short, steep 12% climb to the finish! We LOVE our local events! Go out and support them! Remember to use those discount codes.......Don't abuse them! Discounts are for active Club Members only!