In this issue...
  • New to Triathlon? Try Our Triathlon Package!
  • Training While Traveling
  • Athletes Like You: Meet Claudio and Shonda
  • Adidas Action

  • Triathlon 101

    Triple Sports
    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
    Show Low

    Saturday, Aug. 26
    7 a.m.
    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
    6:30 a.m.
    Relish in the splendor of this gorgeous park while completing a 2 mile fun run/walk or 8 mile run.

    More info

    Anthem Sprint Triathlon

    Anthem Community Center
    41130 N. Freedom Way

    Sunday, Sept. 10
    7 a.m.
    Get your fall race season started with this short-course pool triathlon

    More info

    Timex Triathlon

    Tempe Town Lake

    Sunday, Sept. 24
    6:30 a.m.
    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

    More info

    Fountain Mountain Triathlon

    E Butcher Jones Rd
    Saguaro Lake

    Sunday, Oct. 1
    6:30 a.m.
    Come out to support the resurection of this historic race. Olympic and Half Ironman distances available.

    More info

    Lake Pleasant Olympic & Sprint Tri/Du

    Castle Hot Springs Rd
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park

    Sunday, Oct. 8
    6:45 a.m.
    This is a great first-timers event! Swim in open water and ride the hills at this popular event.

    More info

    Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure

    Washington Ave at Central Ave

    Sunday, Oct. 8
    8 a.m.
    Race for a great cause at this popular event. 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run/walk available.

    More info

    Triple Sports
    Gear + Apparel for the Everyday Athlete
    August 2006

    Brian.Kara Greetings!

    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

    K2_Mod New to Triathlon? Try Our Triathlon Package!
    All you need in one, easy step

    We know triathlon rocks, but we also know the financial barriers to the sport can be high. That's why we've introduced the Triple Sports Tri Newbie Package. This all-in-one deal includes everything the new triathlete needs to take them from training to the finish line.

    We'll set you up with a road bike, bike fit, helmet, triathlon race outfit, wetsuit rental and more - all for just $825 Learn more at our website, or stop by the store for a test ride!

    vacation 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 from gone.

    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 running routes.

    ?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.?

    Bokamper 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 time 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 others. 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?
    A. 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?
    A. 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 fall?
    A. Claudio: Lake Arrowhead Triathlon, California; Fountain Mountain, Arizona; Cha Cha Run, Arizona; Arizona Rock-N-Roll 1/2 marathon; and Ironman Arizona. Shonda: Arizona Rock-N-Roll 1/2 marathon and Ironman Arizona.

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