|Rent your wetsuit now! All new rental stock arriving this month!
4032 N. Miller Rd.
Wednesday, Feb. 7 & Saturday, March 3
6 p.m. Wednesday/ 10 a.m. Saturday
Thinking about doing a triathlon but not sure what to expect? Learn the ins and outs of this ultra-fun sport at Triple Sports' free Tri 101 workshop.
|Triple Sports/Zoot Wetsuit Demo Day
Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
12701 N Scottsdale Rd
Sunday, March 18
1 - 3 p.m.
Heard about wetsuits but not sure what to expect? Join us at our first-ever Triple Sports/Zoot wetsuit demo day. Try the WetZoot or the new Zenith in the fabulous JCC pool and save when you buy!
|Racelab Tri for the Cure Training Kick-Off
4032 N. Miller Rd.
Friday, Feb. 16
If you're a woman and you're looking to get into triathlon, it truly doesn't get any better than this!
Find out more
|City of Chandler Triathlon
1475 W. Erie
Sunday, Feb. 18
|Barlett Lake Sprint + Oly Tri
Sunday, March 18
|Tour de Cure by The American Diabetes Association
25500 Norterra Parkway
Saturday, March 24
Metric century or 32 mile ride through North Phoenix. All proceeds go to American Diabetes Association
699 London Bridge
Saturday, March 24
Find out more
|Triple Sports 2.4 Mile Swim
Lake Pleasant Marina
Sunday, April 1
Get ready for IMAZ with this open-water swim!
Gear + Apparel for the Everyday Athlete
Now that it's February, how are those New Year's
resolutions coming? If you are in need of some
motivation, we've got some great events for you!
Watch for our popular Tri
This is a great, low-key, and free way to learn
about triathlon. We'll tell you all you need to know
to complete your first sprint or Olympic distance
event -- all in an hour! (Details at left)
On Friday, Feb. 16, Racelab will kick-off its
all-women training program for the debut Tri for the
on May 12 in Tempe. Triple Sports is proud to
sponsor this group and will host the
kick-off reception beginning at 5 p.m. at the shop.
If you're a woman and you're looking to get into
triathlon, it truly doesn't get any better than
this! For details, go here.
Also in the works is our first-ever Triple Sports +
Zoot Wetsuit Demo Day. This
is a great opportunity to get yourself in the water
in some of the best wetsuits out there. This free
event is scheduled for Sunday, March 18. (Details at
And finally, we've got the Triple Sports 2.4 mile
swim coming up on April 1. There's no better way to
boost your confidence level than doing the distance
in open water and with lots of other nervous,
folks. Register for this event here.
Kara + Brian Anderson
Running while injured? You bet.
When rest isn't the best medicine
By Kara Anderson
I?ve always been told that the
best thing to do when injured is rest until the pain
goes away. It?s a kernel of advice that made sense
to me, and I?ve heeded it ? as much as can be
expected anyway ? for years.
But it turns out that advice may be outdated and
outright counterproductive. According to an article
in the Jan. 11 issue of The New York Times, a number
of leading sports medicine specialists are starting
to realize that staying active is often the best
medicine for injured athletes.
''We want to keep you moving,'' Dr. William Roberts,
a sports medicine specialist at the University of
Minnesota and a past president of the American
College of Sports Medicine, told The Times.
''Injured tissue heals better if it's under some
sort of stress.''
Some physicians suggest their patients cut back on
exercise while injured by going slower or for fewer
miles. Others say the safest bet is cross-training
at least some of the time or all of the time until
the injury heals. ?But unless it's something as
serious as a broken bone or a ripped ligament or
muscle, stopping altogether may be the worst thing
to do,? writes Gina Kolata in The Times.
The important thing to remember is to use common
sense. If you have tendonitis or a similar overuse
injury, don?t jump right back into the same exercise
at the same level. But if the injury is not severe,
resting is likely to simply prolong your recovery.
All of this sounded like hearsay to me. Then I took
a look back at my own chronic pain, which started in
early May and has centered in my lower back,
piriformis muscle and right hamstring. I realized
that the pain never really got better ? even when I
stopped running and cycling entirely. It?s only been
recently, as my Ironman Arizona training has stepped
up, that I?ve noticed a decrease in the pain.
Does this work for every injury? Of course not. As
always, it?s best to consult your physician when
injured. But the good news to come out of this
article is that a little spin on the bike or a dip
in the pool may well do more for your injured body
than a few miserable weeks on the couch.
Tips for winter riding
We Arizonans may avoid the brunt of winter, but that
doesn?t mean we don?t get a good taste of it. With
morning temperatures in the 30s and the suns rays
playing coy, here are some tips for winter riding
brought to us from our colder-weather neighbors,
Brake early ? Start braking early to allow
for the increased stopping distance on slick roads.
Take this opportunity to practice your cornering
technique by braking early and coasting through the
turn - just don't practice this at stop signs.
Be Visible ? Motorists must deal with fogged
windows, poor visibility, and glare. Make sure they
see you by wearing bright, reflective clothing and
even using lights on overcast days. Good headlights
and flashing taillights are a must for night-time or
early morning riding.
Dress the Part? As any seasoned commuter will
tell you, dress in layers. Start with a layer next
to your skin that wicks moisture away, then go with
an insulating layer such as fleece or a heavier
jersey. On the outside use a shell to block the
wind. To keep your hands and feet warm, wear long
finger gloves and shoe covers - keeping your arms
and legs warm help too. One common problem is to
sweat and then get cold, so shed layers as you warm up.
Drink Up ? You may not feel thirsty, but when
you see your breath, that's water leaving your body.
When it's really chilly out, some riders even start
with warm water in their bottles - never mind the
Meet the Triple Sports Team!
Triple Sports is growing, and so is our team! Most
of you know us, Brian and Kara Anderson, and some of
you may already know Holly Miller and Kim Portelli,
who?ve worked with us since last spring. Now we?d
like to introduce you to our latest addition, Jen
Jen is new to Arizona, but she?s not new to
triathlon. Jen has competed at all distances and is
a USAT certified coach. She is also a bit of a speed
demon, having completed Ironman Florida in just
under 11 hours. We?re still marveling at the carbon
saddle she rides to work, but we?re glad to have her
Kim is a long-time athlete who completed her first
marathon while still in high school. Today, she is
eagerly training for Ironman Arizona ? her first at
this distance and a truly ambitious goal as one of a
select few women with diabetes to compete at this
level. Kim also runs her own graphic design company,
called Naked Design.
Holly is our gadget guru - whether it's electronics
or nutrition, she's always up on the latest. She is
also an avid marathon runner ? completing three
marathons in the past four months ? and short-course
triathlete who has her sights set on long-course
races. In her spare time she teaches a mean
spin class, a soothing yoga class, and is a massage
therapist and aesthetician at The Fairmont.