In this issue...
  • Yoga @ Triple Sports
  • Athletes Like You: Meet Twila
  • We Want to Hear from You!

  • Buy or rent a top-of-the-line wetsuit for your next event!

    Arizona Road Racers Summer Series #5

    Victory Lane Sports Complex
    22603 N 43rd Ave

    Aug. 6
    6:30 a.m.
    Finish out the ARR summer series with this 5K Run, 5K Walk and Kid's Run.

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    Tri 101 Workshop

    Triple Sports
    4032 N. Miller Road
    (SW corner Indian School + Miller roads)

    Aug. 9
    6:30 p.m.
    Interested in triathlon but not sure where to begin? Join us for this free clinic and learn how easy it is to become a triathlete.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff Half Marathon and 5K Run

    Wheeler Park
    Aspen Ave. and Humphreys St.
    Across from City Hall

    Aug. 13
    7:30 a.m.
    Escape the heat and take part in a long-running Flag event AND raise money for a great cause. Call 928.774.0649 for more information.

    10th Annual Tri in the Pines

    Show Low City Park - Aquatics Center
    Show Low

    Aug. 27
    7 a.m.
    Head for the hills and enjoy this sprint distance race in the White Mountains. 825 yard swim, 12.3 mile bike, 3.5 mile run

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    V02 Max Testing

    Triple Sports
    4032 N. Miller Road
    (SW corner Indian School + Miller roads)

    Sept. 16 + 17
    Learn your V02 Max and train and perform your best. $149 single test, $239 dual (bike + run) test. Call for details 480.994.1174

    News from Triple Sports
    You source for gear, apparel and friendly advice!
    July 2005

    K&B Greetings!

    Triple Sports is preparing to celebrate its sixth week in business and we already feel like we've met just about every athlete in the Valley! From cyclists to runners to triathletes and swimmers, we're getting fantastic feedback from the front lines, and for that we thank you!

    Even The Arizona Republic got in on the excitement. Check out the stories here and here.

    And finally, our web site,, launched this week. Designed by Tempe-based web diva Gerd Corrigan, it is a site to behold. We hope you'll spend some time there and pass along word of this new online shopping paradise to your friends.

    Happy training!

    Kara + Brian Anderson

    yoga01 Yoga @ Triple Sports
    The perfect crosstrainer

    Yoga can make you a better athlete. Yes, yoga. This practice developed in India thousands of years ago has a reputation for relaxing ? which it does incredibly well ? but there?s more to yoga than chanting and stretching.

    The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ?Yuj,? meaning to yoke, join or unite. And that it does, blending mental focus, breathing exercises, strength training, deep stretching, relaxation and some downright challenging poses for a complete, whole- body experience.

    Yoga involves postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and mental techniques to focus awareness. With its gentle, focused movements, yoga builds strength, supports increased athletic capacity and can help you prevent injuries by building a more solid core.

    From the Downward Facing Dog to the Plank, yoga poses are all about core strength. Practice them correctly and with regularity, and you will feel your body become more solid, more stable. You will also gain balance, something most of us cyclists and swimmers can use! Yoga?s many balance postures will help correct muscle imbalance and body mechanic problems, and they may just keep you from hitting the pavement the next time you ride over a pot hole while taking a drink from your water bottle!

    Finally, there?s the relaxation aspect of yoga. This is not to be overlooked, as a more relaxed body and mind will allow you to perform better, stronger and with more focus. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress and increase mental alertness, something we can all use!

    Intrigued? Learn the benefits of yoga first hand at Triple Sports. Hatha yoga classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. each Wednesday at the shop, 4032 N. Miller Road, at the SW corner of Miller + Indian School roads, in Scottsdale. Classes are $10

    Twila Athletes Like You: Meet Twila

    Meet Twila Caldwell. This ultra-outgoing, 31-year-old Scottsdale triathlete grew up as a competitive swimmer, smoking the field with a 16 minute mile and a consistently winning smile.

    Twila did a triathlon or two as a kid (her first race was a ?Tri for Dad? held on Father?s Day), but it wasn?t until she was in her 20s ? and burned out from swimming ? that she got serious about her now- favorite sport.

    ?I did triathlon as a kind of release,? Twila said. ?I was one of those people who, because I was so focused on swimming my whole life, I didn?t know what else was out there. So when I got on a bicycle and I could feel the wind in my face and I was going 25 miles per hour, it was just so great.?

    Twila?s swimming prowess has helped keep her consistently finishing among the top three finishers in her age group ? a considerable feat. So how does she do it?

    One of Twila?s winning strategies is to maintain balance ? training is an important and beloved part of her life, but she makes sure to have time for friends, family and a career, too. She also has developed a habit of creating a mantra for every workout. Her current swimming mantra is ?healthier, happier, stronger, breath.? She repeats each word as she takes a stroke. The mantras change depending on the activity, but all are designed to keep her thinking positively as she works to reach her fitness goals.

    Twila?s next goal? Competing in the SOMA Half Ironman this October. After that, it?s on to Ironman Arizona in April ? her first IM. Go Twila!

    We Want to Hear from You!

    We want you to be happy and full of knowledge. So tell us what you want to learn -- whether it's how to change a flat, swim more efficiently, eat right during a race, whatever -- and we'll see if we can set up a workshop on the subject. Email your suggestions to

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