|Triple Sports NA Group Ride
4032 N. Miller Road
(Next to Coffee Bean)
Join us for a group ride through Paradise Valley. Rides are 20-30 miles, averaging 16-20 mph.
|Get to Know Griffen
4032 N. Miller Road
(Next to the Coffee Bean)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-5
Stop in to meet the owner of Griffen Bikes and try out his fly rides for yourself! Griffen Bikes are the only bikes made of boron carbide, giving them an amazing ride while staying ultra-light
|Lake Havasu Duathlon Challenge
Saturday, Jan. 14
Get your triathlon juices rolling with one of the year's first multi-sport events.
|25th Annual Foothills 10K, 5K
6245 E. Cave Creek Rd
Sat., Feb. 18
Don't miss this gorgeous race full of rolling hills and desert beauty. No wonder it's 25 years and going strong!
|Arizona Senior Olympics
Saturday, Feb. 18
A great opportunity for fun and medals! Track and field, 5K Walk, 5K,10K,20K,40K cycling and triathlon events. Call Jeff Katzman at (602) 534-9922 for more info.
Gear + Apparel for the Everyday Athlete
The presents have been opened, the New Year?s
champagne has been drunk. Now it?s time to turn our
undivided attention toward the coming race year ?
and there?s a lot in store.
From the gorgeous Desert Classic Duathlon in
February to the second running of
Arizona (just 13 weeks away!) to new races
like the Tribute Triathlon on April 30th,
shaping up to be yet another awesome year for
So get out there and enjoy this gorgeous weather!
And don?t forget to join us for our Saturday group
rides, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Triple Sports. Rides
are 20-30 miles, averaging 16-20 miles an hour ? a
great warm-up for you Ironman athletes tackling
those five- and six-hour rides. Go
here for more information.
Kara + Brian Anderson (pictured above at the start of the 3rd Annual Anderson Bros. Run to the Headlands in San Francisco)
The Internal Edge
How to be mentally tough
We?ve all been there ? unable to stop the nagging,
negative internal talk that keeps us from actually
enjoying our training and racing. Learning to manage
that self-talk and persevere (happily!) through tough
workouts will help you compete more effectively
come race day.
Mental toughness is just as important as physical
preparedness and nutritional know-how ? no matter
how much you train, if your mind lets you down on
race day you?re in for a world of hurt. But how to
stop the doubt, the whining, the bad attitude?
First, give yourself some props. You work hard, and
sometimes it pays to remind yourself of that. Think
about how far you?ve come, how much you?ve
improved, and how close you are to reaching your
Of course, mental toughness isn?t all about patting
yourself on the back. Endurance sports takes work,
and a willingness to endure. ?Mental toughness is
skill. You need to learn how to suffer,? said triathlete
Owen Baggott in a BeginnerTriahtlete.com article.
Baggott has a point. Does anyone really think running
26.2 miles is going to be easy on our legs? Do we
pretend that riding 112 miles is going to be
comfortable? We have to recognize that what we do
is hard work ? that?s why so few of us do it!
Approach race day physically well-trained and
confident. Keep your internal conversation positive
and refuse to give in to nagging problems ? simply
accept them and move on (whether it?s a sore back
or a flat tire, it never pays to wallow in your
And when you cross the finish line, relish your
success and smile for the crowds!
Innovations in Heart-Rate Training
Build your ticker more efficiently!
Most of us have ? at one point or another ? fallen
under the false belief that the harder we push
ourselves ? the more we sweat, the harder we
the more fat we?ll burn and the fitter we'll get. This
is, of course, not entirely true,
and it?s why heart rate monitors have become an
invaluable tool for athletes.
Heart-rate based training allows you to work at a
level that is appropriate for you, building that all-
important heart muscle while burning fat ? and not
burning yourself out. Heart rate is, of course, only
one tool in our arsenal of internal measurements, but
it?s an important one that allows you to work most
efficiently for a given workout.
Here at Triple Sports we have a wide variety of
monitors to suit every budget and skill level, including
a couple of exciting new arrivals:
The Polar RS200sd is one of
Polar?s newest models.
This watch was made for competitive, goal oriented
athletes who want to enhance their performance.
With the S1 foot pod, the RS200sd
provides accurate speed and distance data along
with the best heart-rate measurement on the
market. All for just $210
Also new to Triple Sports? line-up is the Garmin 301. This training partner
continuously monitors your heart rate, speed,
distance, pace and calories burned so you can train
smarter, more effectively. Like the Polar RS200sd,
the Garmin 301 ($300) takes away the guesswork of
how far you?ve traveled ? and at what pace. How
cool is that?