Powder Hound Awarded Championship!


The Powder Hound Winter Triathlon received an early holiday gift yesterday, when USA Triathlon selected the event to serve as the 2010 Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship. The USAT Pacific Northwest Region includes Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington.

The Championship will be held on Sunday, January 31 at Homestake Lodge, Butte, Montana. The race consists of a 5K run, 10K mountain bike, and 5K Nordic ski.

Triathletes, skiers, cyclists, runners, multisport enthusiasts, including beginners, individuals, pairs, and teams of three racers, are all welcome to participate.

Registration includes the race, lunch and a trail pass for a full day of Nordic skiing at Homestake Lodge, Montana’s best new Nordic skiing venue.

Championship prizes include a $500 Rudy Project shopping spree for the #1 male & female finisher and a $300 CrossFit 4800 3-month membership for the #2 male & female finisher.

Registration is available at www.active.com. A discounted, early bird entry fee is available until January 16, 2010.

The Bozeman Triathlon Club and Homestake Lodge partner to deliver the Powder Hound — the first winter triathlon in the state of Montana and the northern Rockies.

USA Triathlon serves as the national governing body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the world. USAT represents more than 130,000 members, making it the largest multisport organization in the world.

Additional information, including a mail-in entry form, is available at www.homestakelodge.com or the www.bozemantritons.org blog (click on the File Box widget on the lower right hand margin of this page), or contact Race Director Chris Axelson at 406-585-8052 and chris@homestakelodge.com.

Happy Holidays

Hello fellow triathletes!

I hope everyone is doing well with the wintertime so far in the Bozone.  Snowshoeing and nordic skiing are high on my list of activities during winter.  Very wet up in Hyalite today, but had a great snowshoe up past History Rock.  Had great views of the Gallatin Valley up at the top.  Make sure to get out as often as you can!

With the start of the computrainer rides at Crossfit, I wanted to remind everyone that I can help you with advice on basic bike fits as well as specific exercise testing of your lactate threshold.  Lactate threshold testing can assist in making your indoor training rides more effective by knowing what your exact training zones should be.  Testing on regular intervals also demonstrates how much your fitness/performance can increase.

If you have questions about this or other triathlon related questions (programming, training and conditioning, recovery, etc.), please let me know.  Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Matt. 580 7987 matthewbryanparks@gmail.com

2nd Annual Triton Winter Camp! Homestake Lodge, 1/29-31

More Fuel for the MultiSport LifeStyle.

Powder Hound Winter Triathlon Weekend.

Click Here for Cool Program Info –
2010 Triton Winter Camp

Only 20 Slots Available.
For Reservations, Email Mandy @ mandy@homestakelodge.com

Triathlete Magazine – January 2009, By Jimmy Archer
“As athletes mature, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a steady rate of improvement. However, introducing new and different activities into your training offers new challenges to help you break out of your physical and psychological rut. One of the best options for triathletes looking for a new challenge during the off-season is Nordic skiing. Generally known as skate skiing (although there are both skate and classic forms), Nordic skiing is an ideal cross-training option for triathletes and offers numerous benefits, including excellent aerobic development due to full body demand; core body stability and strengthening; improved balance and coordination; injury prevention; and increase triathlon-specific efficiency.”

Click here for Entire Article – Nordic Skiing Improves Triathlon Efficiency
Article used with the permission of Triathlete Magazine.

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