Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week 5/28-6/2

Holy Windy Weather!  

I'm sure I don't have to tell you, but this week WAS WINDY!  My goodness!  We haven't been getting many breaks with the wind this year.  What are your strategies for the wind?  How do you maintain aerodynamics and increase your efficiency?  For me, it is all about staying relaxed and in my aero position as much as possible.  I just continue to repeat in my head "Relax....Don't fight the wind!"  You know that the wind will always win the battle, so it is best to just work through it as efficiently as possible with the least amount of energy expenditure.  Sure, it is easy to just pound the gears, but you will have worn out legs and a pretty bad attitude by the time you are done.  Next time, sit back, relax and keep your intensity similar to what it would be without the wind.  (If you have power.......this is a GREAT time to use it!)

SO MUCH GOING ON!  Here are some upcoming events:

June 2nd:  Kau Wela Beginner Tri and Open Water Swim Competition.  This is a super-short open water triathlon that is GREAT for those of you who haven't tried your hand at the deep blue lake yet.  With a variety of open water only events as well!  Sign up today and receive your tri club discount at the St. George City Recreation Center.  

June 2nd:  Ride the Gap Century.  This is a GREAT course out of Parowan, Utah (north of Cedar City)!  There are a few club members all ready signed up ready to ride.  Come and join them with lots of different mileage options to suit your current riding abilities.  Register at www.spingeeks.com

June 4th:  Road Respect Events.  Road Respect is a multi-faceted educational program to raise awareness about car and bicycle safety.  Their St. George events begin at 5:30p with a bike ride-along from Town Square with the Road Respect core cycling group.  The group will then meet up with families and individuals at the Riverside Trailhead at 5:45 p.m. and continue to the newly-reopened Confluence Park.  At the Confluence Park there will be a Road Respect Rally beginning at 6:00 p.m.  with a bike rodeo, bike-themed games for both youth and adults, bike education and bike event information.  Mayor McArthur will also be on hand to make a Proclamation.  WE ENCOURAGE ALL TRIATHLON CLUB MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ATTEND ONE OR ALL OF THE EVENTS!  This is a great time for us to come together as cyclists for the safety to all in our community!  PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!  

June 9th:  SOUTHERN UTAH TRIATHLON CLUB TRANSITION CLINIC, sponsored by The St. George Running Center.  Meet at Gunlock State Park at 6:30 am for a Group Run 3-5 miles, up into the town of Gunlock and back.  At 8:00 am – Transition Clinic presented by: Colleen Rue, Triathlon Coach  At 8:45 am – Swim and Zoot Wetsuit Demo.  At 9:30 am – Bike Ride  Be there for a chance  to win 2 FREE ENTRIES to the Summer Games Triathlon and Triathlon and Running Gear from the St George Running Center.  Don't miss this AWESOME special event!  

June 16th:  Summer Games Triathlon!  Sign up today!


Wendesday:  Track at Pive View High School  Meet at 6:00 a.m. at the PIne View High School Track.  If it is your first time, please plan to be there a few minutes early.  Coached by Dennis Budd.  This is open to all abilities and is a tool that will greatly enhance your running speed and efficiency this season!

Wednesday:  SandHollow Plunge & Bike  Meet at the main parking lot at 5:45p ready to swim by 6:00p.  Bring your bike for a ride after the swim.  This is one of our most well-attended workouts of the week!  CHECK IT OUT!  Never swim open water alone!

Saturday:  Summer Games Brick  Meet at Gunlock State Park at 7:45a, ready to ride at 8:00a.  Ride and out and back loop on the USG bike course, followed by an out and back run.  

Saturday:  Kau Wela Beginner Tri and Open Water Competition (Quail Lake)
Ride the Gap Century (Parowan, Utah)

Happy Training!  

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