|Triple Sports Bash!|
Triple Sports4032 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale
Saturday, June 16
6 to 9 PM
Triple Sports is 2 and we want to celebrete YOU, our valued friends and customers. Please join us for food, drink and fun.
Triple Sports4032 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale
Wed., June 13 or July 116 to 7 PM
Join us for this free monthly clinic designed to take the mystery out of your first triathlon. We'll show you how to set up a transition area, give you tips on handling the swim, and much more!
|Chino Valley Du/Triathlon|
|Chino Valley Aquatic Center
Chino Valley, AZ
Sunday, July 8
|Mountain Man Triathlon|
Sunday, July 226 AM
Now in its 23rd year, the Mountain Man Triathlon is an Arizona tradition. Racers can conquer a sprint, Olympic or Half Iron distance race - but don't forget your wetsuit because Lake Mary is cold!
|Chances for Children Tri|
TempeSunday, July 29
Help fight childhood obesity by taking part in this mid-summer sprint triathlon.
|Anthem Sprint Tri|
|Anthem Community Center |
Saturday, Sept. 15
Okay all you late sleepers, this race is for you! A 5 PM start time will have you crossing the finish line in time for dinner!
|Tempe Town Lake|
Sunday, Sept. 23
A great race to kick off a busy fall season!
|The Latest from Triple Sports
It may be oft-said, but it is oh-so-true: Time flies when you're having fun!
Triple Sports turns 2 this month. And while we can hardly believe our little baby is growing up so fast, we do know one thing - it's cause for celebration!
Please join us from 6 to 9ish this Saturday, June 16, as we celebrate YOU, our friends and customers who make Triple Sports so great. We'll have food, libations, and plenty 'o fun on tap. See you there!
Kara + Brian Anderson + the Triple Sports Team
|Triple Sports' Bokamper wins Payson Tri
2nd Annual Rim Country event a hit
It's only the beginning of the summer heat, but who doesn't love a weekend escape to the Rim Country with a little triathlon thrown in for fun?
Payson held its 2nd annual sprint triathlon on Saturday, June 9. The field of 65 athletes swam 500 yards in Taylor Pool, then headed out for a surprisingly brutal 14 mile bike course before finishing up with a 5K run.
The small town race was a huge hit with participates who raved about the course views and low-key atmosphere. Triple Sports' Claudio Bokamper dominated the race for the 2nd year in a row - wining the first-place title.
Want to see the race for yourself? Visit Planet Payson to see race-day footage.
|Surviving the Elevation|
Racing at altitude can be a challenge
Many of you have summer races planned for someplace other than the desert. Smart move if you're looking to avoid the heat. But racing up north can mean racing at altitude, and that can make for a tough race if you're not prepared.
Experts say it takes about two weeks to get fully acclimated to an elevation above 5,000 feet - and keep in mind that Flagstaff, home to July's popular Mountain Man Triathlon, is at 7,000 feet. You're likely to feel the worst effects of altitude day three to 10, so plan to either arrive the day before your event or full two weeks prior.
According to an article in Running & Fit News, race performance starts to be affected at about 3,500 feet. Racers not acclimated to the elevation will lose a net total of 6 percent of their performance when racing at 6,500 feet, or about 2 minutes for a 10K race, according to the article's authors.
Racing at elevation increases the stress on your body. Experts say this is particularly true with lactate tolerance and anaerobic endurance. This means you need to arrive at your race in top condition and well rested - doing so will allow you the best opportunity to perform well under the extreme conditions.
As with all endurance events, pay attention to your body and adjust your output if needed.
|June's Featured Product|
Fuel Belt Helium
The Helium is the latest invention from the original hydration system maker Fuel Belt. This light-as-a-feather belt holds four 8-ounce bottles and is made of invovative therma-foam for excellent performance and comfort. Two bottle belts also available in PINK!
Our Price: $45
|Looking for a wetsuit?|
There's no better place to shop for and buy a wetsuit than Triple Sports. Not only do we carry a full stock of top-quality wetsuits from award-winning Blue Seventy, Orca, Quintana Roo and Zoot, but everyone on our team is trained to fit you to the suit that's best for you. Have questions? Just ask us! We are triathletes like you, which we means we use the same products you're looking to buy.
Not ready to take the plunge? We rent the same brands of high-quality wetsuits that we sell. Four-day rentals are $45, and your rental fee can be used toward a wetsuit purchase within 30 days. Come by to reserve yours today!