4032 N. Miller Rd.
Wednesday, Aug. 9
6 to 7 p.m.
Know somebody who is new to triathlon? Be sure to tell them about our free clinic! Tri 101 covers everything the new triathlete needs to know - from setting up an efficient transition area to surviving the swim.
|11th Annual Tri-in-the-Pines
Show Low City Park - Aquatics Center
Saturday, Aug. 26
Head for the hills and conquer this popular international distance triathlon.
|Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run
Saguaro National Park East
3693 S. Old Spanish Trail Rd.
Monday, Sept. 4
Relish in the splendor of this gorgeous park while completing a 2 mile fun run/walk or 8 mile run.
|Anthem Sprint Triathlon
Anthem Community Center
41130 N. Freedom Way
Sunday, Sept. 10
Get your fall race season started with this short-course pool triathlon
Tempe Town Lake
Sunday, Sept. 24
Make a splash at this innaugural event that's sure to draw crowds. A sprint and olympic distance event that is limited to 1,000 athletes
|Fountain Mountain Triathlon
E Butcher Jones Rd
Sunday, Oct. 1
Come out to support the resurection of this historic race. Olympic and Half Ironman distances available.
|Lake Pleasant Olympic & Sprint Tri/Du
Castle Hot Springs Rd
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Sunday, Oct. 8
This is a great first-timers event! Swim in open water and ride the hills at this popular event.
|Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure
Washington Ave at Central Ave
Sunday, Oct. 8
Race for a great cause at this popular event. 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run/walk available.
Gear + Apparel for the Everyday Athlete
It's been a long, hot summer, and it's not over yet.
Over the next few weeks we know many of you will
be heading to the coast,
or the mountains ... or anywhere that's not 110
degrees! That why we talked
to Valley coaches and triathletes to get their tips on
sticking to your training while on vacation. That
article is below.
We'd also like to offer our biggest congratulations to
those of you who crossed the
finish line at the Half Vineman last weekend ~ and
best of luck to those who are headed up to the same
spot for Barb's Race and the full Vineman on Aug. 12.
Congrats also to former Athlete of the Month Jan
Hertzfeld and her husband, Stephen, for finishing the
New York City Triathlon. We also
want to wish our Ironman Canada friends the best of
luck at this month's event. Have fun out there!
Kara + Brian Anderson
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Training While Traveling
Tips for mixing vacation with fitness
While the rest of the country thinks of August as the
month when summer begins to wind down, us
Arizonans understand that the summer heat is far
Indeed, for many of us, August is the month when
we finally high-tail it to the mountains ? or the
coast ? or anywhere where the nights are cool and
the days are sunny and warm. The good news is,
taking a vacation doesn?t have to mean the end of
your hard-earned fitness. If you pack smart and
maintain even a minimal amount of exercise while
you?re gone, you?ll return to your training program
feeling rested and better than ever.
Cliff Eggink, Irongeezer and triathlete extraordinaire,
says you can walk, run, rent a bike and swim almost
anywhere in the world. He suggests checking with
your hotel concierge or local athletes (www.slowtwitch.
com is a great resource) for safe cycling and
?Park benches, chairs, and even your cooler can be
used for step-ups, tricep dips, leg lifts and more,?
says Eggink, who also suggests packing sunscreen,
rubber resistance bands, a jump rope and healthy
snacks in your suitcase.
Bill Wilson, of Camelback Coaching, says continuing
your fitness routine ? even minimally ? will help stave
off the loss of fitness.
?You can loose most of your hard-earned fitness in
as little as three weeks of no activity,? says
Wilson, ?so it is important to do some maintenance
work while on vacation.?
Wilson says the easiest sport to maintain while
traveling is running. A simple 20-30 minute aerobic
run done three times during the week can help slow
the loss of fitness, he says. If at the ocean, Wilson
suggests trying to get a couple of 20 minute swims
in. Pushups and core exercises in the morning can
also help maintain strength and fitness.
Still, it is your vacation, and Eggink says it?s
important that you make time to relax.
?Now is the perfect time to indulge in a nap,? he
says. ?Cramming too much into your vacation will
only leave you tired upon returning, which is hardly
the point to a holiday. Plan, but don't over plan, and
make your health and fitness a continual priority,
even on a vacation.?
Athletes Like You: Meet Claudio and Shonda
Triple Sports Sponsored Athletes
Meet Claudio and Shonda Bokamper, a couple that
trains and races together, all while raising their two
adorable daughters, Michaela and Gabriella. The
Bokampers, both 33, are true stewards of our sport -
always offering a hearty cheer and plenty of friendly
advice - which is why we're proud to have them
representing Triple Sports as our sponsored athletes.
Q. How and why did you get involved in triathlon?
A. Claudio: I saw Kenny Souza (6
world champion in duathlon) finish 3rd in the Brazil
Half Ironman in 1986. Kenny was a good runner, not
such a good swimmer and short ... all like me. I
said ?if he can do it, so can I.?
Shonda: My roommates mentioned doing a
triathlon back in 2000. I had no idea about the sport
and agreed to do my first after I graduated college.
So two months after I graduated, I did my first
triathlon with only one week of training and was
forever hooked on the sport.
Q. What do you love most about the sport?
A. Claudio: The challenge of improving
myself every year, in every race along with the
constant learning and sharing of experiences with
Shonda: I love the variety of each sport as
they are each unique, and to put them together in
one race, compete and finish is such an
accomplishment and very rewarding.
Q. What is your favorite workout?
Claudio and Shonda: Bike/run bricks
Q. How do you keep yourself motivated?
A. Claudio: The hope to be involved in the
sport at 90 years young.
Shonda: I am motivated by the fact that
each year I can improve on something and see what
that ?something? is.
Q. Claudio, you?re a coach as well as an athlete,
what?s your best advice to new triathletes?
Pick an easy race, create a realistic training plan and
find a group to train with in each of the sports at
least once a week. And, no matter what, don't
forget your friends and family.
Q. Shonda, you?re a mom, what?s your best
advice to other triathlete moms like you?
A. Do not anticipate training on an exact schedule as
things will change from day to day. Take it in
strides, train when possible and don't stress!
Q. What?s on your race agenda this summer and
A. Claudio: Lake Arrowhead Triathlon,
California; Fountain Mountain, Arizona; Cha Cha Run,
Arizona; Arizona Rock-N-Roll 1/2 marathon; and
Shonda: Arizona Rock-N-Roll 1/2 marathon
and Ironman Arizona.
Adidas coming to Triple Sports!
We've heard from you, and you want Adidas. Well,
now you've got it. Adidas
and Triple Sports have teamed up to offer you a
great selection of these rock-solid shoes, right here
in Scottsdale. Expect Adidas's popular line of
Supernovas and adiStars to arrive sometime this