In this issue...
  • New Store Hours
  • Upcoming Tri Clinics
  • Clinic: Mastering the Triathlon Transition
  • New to Triathlon? Try Our Triathlon Package!

  • Triathlon 101

    Triple Sports
    4032 N. Miller Rd.

    Wednesday, Sept. 13
    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.

    Triple Sports Yoga

    4032 N. Miller Road
    (SW Corner Miller + Indian School)

    Mondays, beginning Sept. 24
    6 p.m.
    Yoga can ease your mind and your muscles. Try our class - perfect for beginners or advance yogis - beginning Monday, Sept. 24. $10 drop-in or $35 per month.

    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

    Iron Kids Triathlon

    Kiwanis Rec Center

    Sunday, Oct. 1
    8 a.m.
    Get the kids going with this popular youth triathlon. Distances are short and perfect for the young triathletes.

    More info

    Triple Sports
    Gear + Apparel for the Everyday Athlete
    September 2006

    KB.Tribute Greetings!

    You've trudged through 100-degree runs, felt the burning sun as you logged mile after mile on your bike. In this heat, even the pool can fail to refresh! The good news? It's almost over. And even that's a bit optimistic, at least the fall race season is here to inspire and energize you.

    You guys have had a fantatsic summer ~ from the Chicago Triathlon to Ironman Canada and Mountain Man, you've been working hard and reaping the rewards. Now it's time to enjoy even more as we gear up for a busy September and October race calendar.

    To help you prepare for your upcoming "A" races, we're offering a couple of workshops. With the help of coaches from racelab and Camelback Coaching, we'll fill you in on proper nutrition and race-day planning. Find out more below, or check the events page of our website. Most of all ~ have fun out there!

    Kara + Brian Anderson

    TripleSports New Store Hours
    Now open 7 days a week!

    You've asked, and we've answered. Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, Triple Sports will be open 7 days a week. Our new store hours are:

    Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Upcoming Tri Clinics
    Tips for reaching your fitness goals

    You know nutrition is important, and you've learned the hard way that mental toughness is key. But how to really improve on either front? Learn from those in the know!

    Triple Sports is hosting two clinics in advance of the upcoming fall and spring race seasons. The first, Race Day Nutrition, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20. Racelab coaches Bettina and Gus Warnholtz will lead you through the ins and outs of race-day nutrition at this free clinic from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Triple Sports.

    At our second clinic, Bill Wilson of Camelback Coaching will teach you how to plan your race day - and how to handle the mental demons during your race - at our free Race Preparedness Clinic from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, also at Triple Sports.

    Space at both clinics is limited. Please RSVP to or call 480-994-1174.

    Clinic: Mastering the Triathlon Transition
    Practice makes perfect!

    There?s really nothing like a triathlon transition. Crazy, harried, frenetic ? it is a place that inspires frustration in some and raw fear in others. One writer correctly called it ?triathlon?s version of a ?Chinese fire drill.??

    The challenging thing about transitioning in triathlon is that you want to be quick and efficient, but you don?t want to forget anything. Rush and forget your helmet, and you'll likely be disqualified. Leave without your energy gels, and you could easily bonk. It?s a delicate balance that takes practice ? and a game plan.

    The best thing you can do when it comes to transitions is to keep things simple. Limit the number of tasks you hope to accomplish in the transition (wearing your tri clothes in the swim ? and keeping that outfit for the rest of the race ? is an excellent way to achieve this). Set up your area so that it makes sense. Bike gear up front, run gear in the back.

    Mutli-tasking is another great tool. Try to keep yourself moving forward at all times. If that means putting your bike shoes on while on the bike, great. If it means putting your running hat on while on the run course, perfect. Whatever you can do on the fly, learn to do it.

    After that, it?s all about practice. Sure, practicing your transitions may not be the first thing you want to do on a Saturday, but that?s why Anne and Bill Wilson of Camelback Coaching have set up a Transition Clinic for you.

    The event takes place from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Melrose Pool, 11424 N. 30th St., in Phoenix. Bring your race outfit, cap and goggles, wetsuit, bike and bike gear, running gear, race belt and transition towel.

    The clinic will cover how to properly rack your bike, transition-area etiquette, wetsuit ?donning and doffing,? speedy flow at T1 and bike mount and dismount strategies. Cost is $10 for Camelback Coaching athletes, $20 for all others. Please RSVP to or (480) 998-3028.

    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!

    Triple Sports
    Gear + Apparel for the Everyday Athlete.
    phone: 480.994.1174
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