Introducing 2011 Triton A Team

Congratulations to Becky, Lawrence, Bill, Laurie, Tony & Art!

Becky Hochstein
Lawrence Sampson
Bill Schell
Laurie Thatcher
Tony Thatcher
Art Thompson

The Bozeman Triathlon Club has unanimously selected Becky, Lawrence, Bill, Laurie, Tony and Art as members of the inaugural 2011 Triton A Team. The A Team represents another Triton first, established through the generous support and sponsorship of Bangtail Bikes. Membership on the Triton A Team is an honor, and a reward for Triton core members who are proactive in volunteering and supporting the Club, triathlons and cycling in the Bozeman community. Members embody the spirit of the multisport lifestyle. While serving as a visible ambassador for the sport is the priority, Triton A Team members do receive special fringe benefits from its partners at Bangtail Bikes, Trek and Specialized. Triton A Team members have the opportunity to experience the same fast rides as Lance Armstrong, Team RadioShack, and the Trek/K-Swiss Triathlon Team. Congratulations to the 2011 Triton A Team, and best wishes for proudly representing the Bozeman Triathlon Club and fueling the multisport lifestyle in the year ahead!

Riding the new Trek Speed Concept, Trek/K-Swiss Triathlete Chris Lieto had the fastest bike split at the 2009 Kona Ironman World Championship. According to the August 2010 edition of Triathlete Magazine, “The Speed Concept 9 Series’ combination of fit, adjustability, aerodynamics, drop-dead good looks, and usability make it the best tri bike on the road today.”

Lance Hammerin’ on His Trek Speed Concept. Team RadioShack, 2010 Tour de France, Stage 19 Time Trial.

Dave Scott Free e-Program

While we’re basking in the warm weather down south in Boulder, I noticed that freezing rain was forecast for Bozeman this week. Fall has arrived up north. Tritons, it’s time to work on some of those flabby areas. I’m going to send you a sample program from my website that you can all try over the next 6 weeks. I have mountains of programs that will address all your strength needs. Check out my website at and let me know how you do on this e-program. I’m sure Art’s magnificent 6-pack is a good goal for all of you. Paste the following link  into your browser and check your Triton email for the password. 
— Dave
Dave Scott is the most recognized athlete and coach in the sport of triathlon. He is a six-time Ironman World Champion and the first inductee into the Ironman Hall of Fame. Dave provided an inspiring talk for the Tritons in the autumn of 2009. His sons Ryan & Drew are members of the Montana State University Bobcat Nordic Ski Team.

Spirit of Ironman

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Have a terrific Labor Day holiday, and race fast at the Garden City Triathlon tomorrow! Meanwhile, keep smiling and enjoy the Spirit of Ironman. TRAIN ON.

Toward the End of the Season

The “off-season” is upon us. Maybe. I think in Montana, as well as other states, that we just shift our activities according to the season. There are always the later-season triathlon races out of state but you can look toward some running races and mountain bike & cyclocross races coming up. Check out the calendars online ( &

Recently did some continuing education about recovery and injury prevention: here are some of the notes. Some of these theories have not changed over the years.

Resting HR measurements are still very valid – keep track of these daily or weekly (taken at the same time) increasing numbers are usually not better

Contrast therapy (i.e. hot and cold water) works very well to aid in the flow of the blood – used after workouts after you are cooled down

Optimal sleep appears to be the number one recovery tool: it seems (good nutrition a close second) – make sure you sleep about 7 – 9 hours per night – spend additional time performing recovery techniques each day – 1 minute per mile of training per day (45 miles per week = 45 minutes daily of recovery work)

Compression wear – could be a placebo effect – but who cares! as long as it works – make sure you have the correct size

Whether or not you call it injury prevention or injury reduction, you should treat yourself as best you can.

Some aspects of injury prevention include: nutrition, hydration, and quality of sleep. In other words, don’t perform a workout unless you are fully recovered (both physically and mentally). This may mean you need to tweak your training plan accordingly.

Enjoy your training. Best of luck to the Garden City racers this weekend.

BTW, if Doug Fletcher is out there, I want to find out about Leadville 🙂 

[Admin Tag. Tritons can enjoy reading all about their teammate’s Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race at ]

Matthew Parks, USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach, Bozeman Triton Coach, Nationally Certified in Therapeutic  Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB).  If you need more information, have any questions or need some advice, please contact me.  Matt at or 406. 580.7987.

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