In this issue...
  • October Bike Blow-Out!
  • You Are What You Eat
  • Triple Sports Events

  • Rent your SOMA wetsuit today!

    Triathlon 101

    Triple Sports
    4032 N. Miller Rd.

    Wednesday, Oct. 11
    6 to 7 p.m.
    Tri 101 covers everything the new triathlete needs to know - from setting up an efficient transition area to surviving the swim. And it's free!

    More info

    Triple Sports Yoga

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

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    This is a great class ~ and at $10 it's a real bargain. Drop in for a weekly strengthening and relaxation session.

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    Lake Pleasant Triathlon

    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Castle Hot Springs Rd
    Peoria, AZ

    Sun., Oct. 8
    6:30 a.m.

    Find out more

    Tour de Scottsdale

    DC Ranch
    Pima Rd at Thompson Peak Pkwy

    Sunday, Oct. 15
    7 a.m.

    More info

    Pumpkinman Triathlon

    Lake Mead
    Boulder City, NV

    Sunday, Oct. 15
    7 a.m.

    More info

    Scottsdale Halloween Triathlon

    2301 N. Miller Rd
    Eldorado Pool

    Sunday, Oct. 29
    7:30 a.m.

    More info

    SOMA Triathlon

    Tempe Town Lake
    Tempe, AZ

    Sunday, Oct. 29

    Find out more

    Triple Sports
    Gear + Apparel for the Everyday Athlete
    October 2006

    KB.Tribute Greetings!

    While the temperatures may be cooling down the fall event season is hot, hot, hot. Timex, Fountain Mountain, Lake Pleasant, SOMA, New Times 10K, Tour de Scottsdale, Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure and even the Chicago and New York City marathons are drawing all of us outside. Still, that?s no reason to miss any of our great events this month.

    We start out every Monday with our $10 yoga classes. Release stress and build muscle from 6-7 p.m. with Holly. And be sure not to miss our monthly running of TRI 101 Wednesday Oct. 11 from 6-7 p.m. We talk about the ins and outs of triathlons so you?ll know what you?re doing when the big day rolls around.

    If that were not enough, Bill and Anne Wilson from Camelback Coaching will be on hand Wed. Oct 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. to talk about race day preparedness. Discover the strategy and secrets that make Bill and Anne so popular among triathletes and so fast on race day.

    Also, be sure to check out our October Bike Blow-Out Sale ~ this month only you'll save 25% off K2 bikes and our entire stock of cycling apparel. We?ll see you at the races!

    Kara + Brian Anderson

    October Bike Blow-Out!
    K2 Bikes and All Cycling Apparel 25% Off!

    It?s getting close to the end of the season ? or the beginning, depending on your perspective ? and we?re clearing out all 2006 K2 road bike models in stock. You can bring home the Mach 1.0 for men or the Whirlwind for women at just $525 That?s 25 percent off!

    You also can save $100 off our triathlon starter package. Get just about everything you need to take part in triathlon in one convenient package with one especially low price of $725

    Love your bike but need to update your threads? All our Pearl Izumi, Zoot or Sugoi cycling apparel is also 25% off this month only. One word of caution: As with all sales, supplies are limited.

    CytoStation You Are What You Eat
    Making nutrition work for you

    We?ve all had it happen ? that terrible four-letter word that spells trouble and in some cases the premature and unsatisfying end of an event. It?s the bonk. But you don?t have to let it beat you, Racelab coach Bettina Warnholtz told a group of athletes at a free nutrition clinic held in September at Triple Sports.

    ?The questions are always: What food? How much food? And when?? she said. ?Nutrition during training and racing will depend on many different needs.? How fast and far training and racing sessions last determine the bulk of nutrition and hydration needs. It helps to think of each as individual components that should be prepared for and planned on before going out the door.

    For example, Warnholtz said, the body will feast on a small supply of stored glycogen during fast sessions such as tempo runs, 5Ks, sprint triathlons or short time trials. Longer, slower efforts steer the body to fat for a more sustained energy.

    Replacing calories in short distance events (those lasting one hour or less) likely will not be required. An energy gel or perhaps a sports drink with electrolytes should be more than enough to do the trick, she said.

    In longer distance efforts, of course, maintaining energy needs becomes more complicated. The body needs calories to continue pushing forward, but eating 800-calorie Big Macs is not necessarily the answer. Whether it?s gels, drinks or bars, find out what works best for yourself. There is not just one answer.

    Warnholtz added that energy should be consumed with the right mix of carbohydrates and protein.

    Look for a 4-8 percent carbohydrate concentration in energy drinks, she said, and reserve protein intake for longer distance efforts to avoid stomach upheaval.

    ?It?s very important that you read labels,? she said. ?I really suggest that with nutrition the more you read, the more you know, the better choices you will make.?

    Triple Sports Events
    Tips for reaching your fitness goals

    Life teaches you that planning is key. But learning how to apply that to race day can be tricky.

    That's why Bill Wilson of Camelback Coaching will be here to 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, at Triple Sports.

    Space is limited. Please RSVP to of call 480.994.1174.

    Also watch for our November Diva Nite! This first-ever Triple Sports event is the perfect opportunity to indulge in good wine and conversation while finding the perfect fitting sports bra ~ and saving money to boot! Exact date and time to be announced.

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