Let’s Win Another CompuTrainer for the Tritons! Join the MultiSport Lifestyle Today!


The USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club recently announced a Club Competition. It’s a membership drive. If the Tritons increase USAT membership in our Club by the end of the year, we could win our second CompuTrainer. Please spread the word, and sign-up for memberships with the Tritons and USA Triathlon today. All new USAT memberships and any renewed USAT memberships that have been inactive at least 12 months qualify. The competition program and details follow. Have a great day!

PS: Our triathlon club friends at Team Great Divide are on it, AND the USAT National Club Challenge, too. Check it — http://teamgreatdivide.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/so-how-bout-some-competition/

USA Triathlon
Pacific Northwest Region
Club Competition

November 4, 2010

As a regional council, we are aware that the remaining months of 2010 will not allow us to hold a competitive club championship under race conditions.  This has been addressed and we will return to the racing format to determine our region’s Club Champions in 2011.

It is our desire to provide a way which allows each club in our region to actively pursue new membership, compete with similar size clubs, and be recognized for achievement with awards for the top three clubs in each division.  This year’s competition will be a membership drive competition where the club with the most renewing or new memberships between September 2010 and the end of December 2010 will receive the following prizes. 

1st place will receive a CompuTrainer.
2nd and 3rd place will receive a complimentary entry into any 2011 USAT sanctioned short course race in our region.

The Goal:
Increase the USAT membership in your club. All new USAT memberships and any renewed USAT memberships that have been inactive at least 12 months qualify

The Standard:
Large clubs must meet a minimum of at least 10 new USAT members
Small clubs must meet a minimum of at least 5 new USAT members

The top three clubs in each division will be awarded the prizes.*
* CompuTrainers to go to the top club in each division.
Complimentary entries into a 2011 short course USAT sanctioned race (PNW Region) for the 2nd and 3rd place clubs in each bracket.
*If the minimum new memberships are not achieved the top club would receive a complimentary entry into a 2011 short course USAT race in our region.

The Divisions:

Division A “Larger Clubs” Division B “Smaller Clubs”
Alaska Triathlon Club HR Training
Hawaii Youth Triathlon Club Therapeutic Associates/Dobbiaco
Island Triathlon Training Bozeman Triathlon Club
Team Pacific Nortwest Team Great Divide
Team Pacific Velo Ironheads
Boise Y Tri Club Willamettte Valley Triathlon Club
Couer d’Alene Tri Club West Sound Triathlon Club
Multnomah Athletic Club- Endurance Sports Raise the Bar
Portland Velo Multisport Team Personal Best Performance
Gecko Tri Club KBA Racing
Team JFT2 Cycle University Triathlon Team
Bellingham Triathlon Club Husky Triathlon Club (University of Washington)
ISCorp Triathlon Team Pauole Sport
Team VO2 Multisport Sodo CrossFit Endurance Team
Club Emerald Triathlon Team South Sound Triathletes
Jet City Tri Tri-Style
Challenge Multisport TriWenatchee
Seattle Triathlon Club Team Fastt
TN Multisports  
Team Blaze  
Tri Fusion  

Note:  These are the clubs that are currently listed on the USAT website.  It is possible that there are other current USAT clubs.  If you are aware of a club please let us know so we can include them in this drive.

We will accept memberships that qualify as of September 2010 and the championship drive will end December 31, 2010. Please feel free to have a club representative contact me if you have any questions.

Good luck in your drive!

Running Economy

Hey Tritons! We all want to become better athletes. Aside from your skiing, computrainer rides, swimming routines, etc. Make some time for resistance training (strength and muscular coordination), plyometrics (improved muscular power), and stretching as this will assist in your running economy.

As far as your next triathlon race: think about this for your next T2. Make sure you slow your bike pace down a little bit before you start your run. Research has proven that finishing the bike at high intensity leads to an unfavorable run performance.

If you need some more assistance with the above mentioned exercises or other recovery methods, please let me know.

Matthew Parks-USAT Certified Triathlon Coach

Live Tomorrow – Ironman 70.3 World Championship!

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Rise & Shine – Coverage Begins with Bodymarking at 4:00 AM Mountain Time
Pro Race Starts at 4:45 AM Mountain Time
Age Group Race Starts at 4:50 AM Mountain Time

Get Psyched for the 2011 Tri Season! The live streaming webcast will include pro & age group coverage, former Ironman World Champion commentary & interviews. Please see the following Ironman announcement for additional coverage details.  To view the race, log on to http://www.ironman.com or http://www.ironmanlive.com, then just click on the “viewing” window. Enjoy the show, and RACE ON.

IronmanLIVE, Bringing the Ironman Experience to You

IronmanLIVE is the only place to see every stroke, spin and stride live during The Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3. Live coverage can be easily accessed by signing on to http://www.ironmanlive.com or http://www.ironman.com on Saturday, Nov. 13, beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

The all-day Webcast will stream on ironmanlive.com and ironman.com on Saturday, Nov. 13, beginning at 6 a.m. ET. Hosted by Ironman World Champion Greg Welch, IronmanLIVE will broadcast live video starting at the early morning body marking and continuing through the final finisher. Pro analyst, Lisa Bentley, and field correspondents, Chris McDonald and Michael Lovato will provide insight and commentary from the swim, bike and run transitions, hot corners and the finish chute.

Throughout the day, viewers will enjoy: a new show format launched just a few weeks ago at the Ford Ironman World Championship with enhanced pro and age group athlete coverage; special IronmanLIVE viewer only opportunities; areal footage; live interviews with the top three male and female professional finishers and the first male and female age groupers; and the opportunity to watch every athlete as they cross the finish line at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach.

The Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 Ramp-Up Show, hosted by Greg Welch, Lisa Bentley and Chris McDonald, will be posted on Friday, Nov. 12, at noon ET. The show will include discussions on this year’s top professional contenders, race day tips for age group athletes and inspirational participant stories.

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