Wetsuit Deal

Hi folks!

Hope the computrainer ride went well the other night.  I recently had an opportunity come up for deals on wetsuits.  XTERRA Wetsuits contacted me and offered some killer deals on their wetsuits.  Right now, you can save 50% on most of their suits.  The current rate is good until the end of January!  They will still have discounted rate after this month as well.  If anybody is interested in this deal, please contact me, and I can give you the information.  They offer a 2 year warranty along with 30 day refund, and 30 day size exchange.

This can be another great option aside from the wetsuits that Tony at Fleet Feet offer.

Thanks much!  See you on the trails!


406 580 7987


Hello fellow triathletes!

Recently, I had a member of the Tritons tell me he didn’t even know I was a coach.  What a surprise for me!  If there is one, there are probably more.  So, here it is (briefly):

I did my first triathlon in 1994, and have probably raced in over 100 endurance related events, most of them triathlons (both road and off-road).  I have qualified for the XTERRA national championships each year I have raced a full off-road season.

Aside from having a degree from MSU in Health and Human Development, I also am a USAT Level I Coach, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Nationally Certified as a Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworker (NCTMB).

I have been assisting people with their sport-specific and fitness related goals for the past 15 years.  My part-time business, Moving Forward, provides performance coaching and therapeutic massage.  Individually tailored to meet your needs, I can help improve your athletic capabilities; whether it is injury prevention through strength and conditioning, a more customized training plan, or treatment-based massage, I can assist you.

I look forward to seeing you in the wintertime.  Ask me about Bozeman Triton rates!  Please let me know if you have questions.  I will be writing more blogs this off-season about training/conditioning and injury prevention.

Enjoy your day, and happy training!


matthewbryanparks@gmail.com, or 580 7987

This Week on TriCenter

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September 28, 2009. On this week’s episode, TriCenter recaps the XTERRA USA Championship and the Ironman 70.3 Augusta, catches up with USA’s Ben Hoffman for a Big Island update, and visits last week’s Interbike trade show in Las Vegas.

This Week on TriCenter

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September 21, 2009 – TriCenter previews the XTERRA USA Championship in Ogden, Utah, chats with Australian Luke McKenzie from Kona, and sits down with two-time Ironman World Champion Normann Stadler. During an average training week, Stadler stated that he swims 12-to-15 miles, bikes 250-to-300 miles, and runs 50-to-60 miles.  Wow! He’s currently training with a running club in San Diego, in preparation for Kona.  Also, be sure to stay tuned at the end of the clip for a TriCenter Twitter channel giveaway. Train on!

Indian Peaks XTERRA

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I had a little viagra in my seatpost during the bike portion of the race this weekend.  Had to stop 3 times to fix.  For those who need a little more.  Having viagra in your seatpost causes your saddle to angle upward.  You notice a little at first, then it is a full blown tilt.  Arms become outstretched, butt falling off saddle.  No generation of power.  I kept on passing people, then they would exclaim, ” what is wrong with your bike?”  It must have been very funny to look at.  I would stop because the pain in my lower back became too intense.  BTW, if anybody is looking for a used seatpost.

The race was very sweet.  It was a time trial start, based upon ability.  Although, it would have been better to start earlier.  There were too many people to pass on the singletrack.  The swim was gorgeous, singletrack was great (probably the most challenging course of the year for me), and the run had a little double- and single track along with some bushwack sections.  I also twisted my ankle on the run course, had to finish much slower than I wanted.

It was a bad day for my bike and body, but I finished with a smile on face.  A 9th place finish.  Decent.

Matthew Parks, USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach, Bozeman Triton Coach, Nationally Certified in Therapeutic  Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB).  Please let me know if you have any questions or need some advice.  406. 580.7987 or matthewbryanparks@gmail.com.

XTERRA Wild Horse Creek

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Hello fellow triathletes!

Another fantastic race occurred this past Sunday at the Hyalite Reservoir.  Well over 100 hundred athletes showed up for a brisk morning competition.  The algae in the water was in full bloom, the temperature was just right.  The mass start, for me, is one of the most exciting parts of the race.  Will I, or won’t I hold my position?  Two laps with a “beach” run in between is great.  Although, there is definitely no beach at Hyalite.  A pretty casual T1 and I was off on the bike.  There were a bunch of competitors on the trail., which made it tricky to pass at times on the rooted, singletrack trails.  Climbing up Hood Creek, my friend Harry passed me, and decided to push the pace for both of us.  If you have never done the Hood Creek Loop up at Hyalite, it is worth it.  A nice sustained climb with a screamer downhill.  Totally worth it.  If you are not a speed freak, you can take it nice and slow and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  Mountains and wildflowers, oh my!  T2 was very quick and off to the Crescent Lake trail (times 2).  There is no steady section here, it is either up or down.  Hard to get your rhythm going.  All in all a solid race.  The Wild Horse XTERRA is growing in numbers every year.  I’ve done the race 4 years in a row now, and I am not disappointed!  I hope in the future, it will become the Mountain Cup XTERRA race.

I am off this weekend to another XTERRA race in Nederland, CO.  (5th race of year).

Matthew Parks, USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach, Bozeman Triton Coach, Nationally Certified in Therapeutic  Massage and Bodywork

Please let me know if you have any questions or need some advice.

406 580 7987 or matthewbryanparks@gmail.com.

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