Archive for September, 2010

Congrats 70.3!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Great job to all the participants and volunteers at the Syracuse 70.3!

Club picnic and end of season race

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Date: Sunday 9/12/10
Place: Jamesville Beach
Time: 9:00, kids tri to follow, picnic to follow
Price for picnic: $8 adults, $5 kids 12 and under
Please RSVP to: president <at> cnytriathlon.org

September 2010: Issue 19

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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Sept 2010 19 ISSUE

CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter

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IN THIS ISSUE

Monthly Board Meeting
Club Events
Member Profile for September
CNY Tri Club season finale
What to bring to every Tri event
Ironman 70.3
Article Headline
QUICK LINKS

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USAT Membership

Save 10%

All CNY Triathlon Club members will receive 50 dollars off of wetsuits and 10% off of all triathlon, swimming, cycling and nutritional products plus discounted bike fits.

Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Co.
215 E. State St
Ithaca, NY 14850

Offer Expires: N/A

$25

Off

any one hour Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, or Orthopedic Massage.

KNEAD TO SUCCEED MASSAGE

Robyn Low, LMT

112 Dewitt St., Suite 102A

Syracuse, NY 13203

315-708-5850

Call for an appointment today!

www.kneadtosucceed.com

one coupon per person please. Offer expires 09/30/10

Save 10%

Visit National Aquatics

located on Erie Blvd
Syracuse , NY 13208
with current member
ship from CNY
Triathlon Club for
discount

Save 10%

Multisport Physical

Therapy

Save 10%

Present this coupon to either Syracuse Bicycle located on Erie Blvd East, Syracuse or The Bikery in Baldwinsville or the Bike Loft on South Bay Road North Syracuse and receive a 10 discount on items purchased in their stores. A valid CNY Triathlon membership is required.

OUR SPONSORS

Bella Domani

Catering & Banquets,LLC
Syracuse Bicycle
National Aquatics
Multisport Physical Therapy
The Bikery
The Bike Loft
Fleetfeet
YMCA Downtown
Finger Lakes Running &TriathlonCompany
Applesbee’s
Advanced Cyclery
2010 Executive Board

President
Sam Sampere
Vice President
Brad Crosby
Treasurer
Ken Hammond
Secretary
Tom Stern
Director (Odd Year)
Bill Street
Director (Even Year)
Jim Mirra
Director (Even Year)
John Evans
membership
Director Cazenovia Tri
John Austin
Director
Volunteer Coordinator
Rich O’neil
Apparel Coordinator
Ann Austin
Director – Volunteers Jamesville Beach
Kelly Covert
Director – PR coordinator
Kristin Mullally
Director at large
Cheryl Pusztai
Director at large
Andy D’agati
Note: All members of the Executive Officers and Board of Director’s can be reached at executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org

Standing committees
Note:
Due to a new year and election of new executive Officers and Board of Director’s our list of standing committees is being re-evaluated
FEATURED ARTICLE
Bike box loaner program

The CNY Triathlon club has two metal bike boxes for shipping your bike for that distant triathlon you have been wanting to do.
First , you must be a CNY Tri club member.
Second, call to reserve your box and it can be picked up from the following:
Syracuse Bicycles on Erie Blvd at www.syracusebicycle.com
446-6816
or at Multisport Physical Therapy on 1st Street suite B, Liverpool at www.multisportpt.com
451-2270

monthly Board Meeting


Next board meeting TBA

Club Events

  • Woman Support Group POC Kristin Mullally and Kelly Covert at executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org
  • Masters open swim for CNY Tri members RSVP to Downtown YMCA 8:00 AM to 9:00AM Saturday.
  • Tempo runs at SU, Manley outside track at 6:00PM Mondays.
  • Time Trail brick series with OCC at 6:00PM, Jerome Fire Equipment Caugdenoy Road
  • End of season tri/picnic and kids tri 12 September 9:00AM Jamesville Beach

member Profile for September

September 2010 CNY Triathlon Club-Member Profile

Name:

Meghan MacBlane

Tell us about yourself:

I grew up in Liverpool. Like a lot of my friends, I was determined to leave Syracuse as soon as I graduated high school. When the time came, I headed to the University of Maryland. I absolutely loved it down there, but if I was going to grad school, it made more sense to finish my degree at a state school to save money. With that I transferred back closer to home and finished my bachelor’s degree in political science at SUNY Oswego. During my time at Oswego, I learned to love hockey, I looked forward to the Bridge Street Run every year, and I survived the ice storm of 2003. From Oswego I went on to law school at Syracuse University. Although I loved my time at Syracuse, I still hadn’t learned to appreciate this area, and in 2006 after graduation I moved to Dallas, TX for a job in a real estate law firm. Dallas was a lot of fun but a complete culture shock at the same time. I can confirm they really do say “Y’all”, cowboy boots can be worn with any outfit and everything really is bigger in TX. While Dallas was big and exciting and everything I thought I wanted, I started to miss Syracuse. Living in Dallas made me realize that while growing up here, there were so many things I had taken for granted – like having four seasons and Wegmans. After three years away, I decided to move back to Syracuse for good and I couldn’t be happier. I currently am living back in Liverpool and I work at Syracuse University in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?

This is my 4th season doing triathlon. I first got started in triathlon when I moved to Dallas, TX. Being new to town, I wanted to get involved in something to meet people. Several friends had done the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training to train for a marathon and had a great time, so I decided to check it out. For those who know me, they know that running is not exactly my favorite discipline. At the meeting, the marathon team went first but I just wasn’t sold on the idea of running 26.2 miles. That is when the triathlon team put on their presentation. I was sold, I could swim and bike, which I enjoy, and only had to run a little bit.

Who is your Hero?

My sports hero would be Dave Scott, six-time Ironman World Champion. My real hero is my brother, and all the other men and women serving overseas in our armed forces.

What is your athletic background?

At a young age, I was involved in competitive swimming but gave it up when I became involved in equestrian events. I rode horses competitively all through high school and competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association for SUNY Oswego my Junior and Senior year of college. I also rowed crew in high school and rowed at the University of Maryland my freshman and sophomore year of college.

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

At this point, swimming is still my strongest although my cycling is catching up. Running is still my weakness, although I am excited that I have improved enough where I don’t completely hate it. You have to focus on the positives.

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?

My first triathlon was the olympic distance at Pacific Grove in Monterey, California. It was an interesting event to say the least. When we arrived at our hotel in California we were informed that a surfer had been attacked by a Great White just outside the bay we would be swimming in. To make matters worse, the seals (otherwise known as shark food) swam in the bay and on our practice swim they were swimming right beside us. I don’t know if you have ever really looked at yourself when you are in your swim cap and wetsuit but you kind of look like a seal. Anyway, the day of the race finally came and I was determined to push the images of jaws from my mind. That wasn’t the end though, on the way over to the race that morning while we were riding over, there was a little accident and I tore up my knee. Luckily nothing serious just some scrapes and a lot of blood, which of course made me think of the shark again. In the end, I raced and finished my first triathlon without any other issues and nothing but smiles. On top of that I got a personal congratulations from Dave Scott. Not too bad of a first experience and in the end I was all smiles despite the bandage on my knee.

What is your favorite race and why?

I really enjoy each race I do for different reasons. Iron Girl is always a fun race. The crowd is incredible and it is just a different experience to be out there with all women. I also like it since I started participating in the Iron Girl series in Dallas and it followed me home to Syracuse. Last year I even convinced my mother to do the race with me, a woman who had never even run a 5k.

I also participated in the River Cities Triathlon in Shreveport, Louisiana which had the best goodie bag of any race I have ever done.

What was your worst race and why?

I really haven’t had a terrible race experience as of yet and hopefully I won’t, knock on wood!

What are this year’s goals?

To finish the Syracuse 70.3

In five years you hope to … :

still be competing in triathlons and maybe even placing in my age group.

Something most people don’t know about you:

Something most people in the Tri Club probably don’t know is that I am a huge Syracuse Basketball fan. I love going to games at the Dome. That’s me and Wes Johnson – remember him?

Jamesville Beach Du/Tri series start dates 2010

Club finale and end of season picnic and Kids triathlon: Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 9:00AM, post race family picnicand kids tri 11:00AM at sandpiper shelter left of the boat house. Stay tuned for more info.

RSVP Sam Sampere at president@cnytriathlon.org
Classes for runners and triathletes will start, Tuesday, 21 September 2010. Check website for times.
On race day
Ironman 70.3

August 17, 2010

To whom it may concern:

World Triathlon Corporation World Triathlon Corporation, owner and organizer of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 branded-events, is a Florida-based company recognized for athletic excellence, performance and quality products. Supported by partners that include Ford Motor Company, PowerBar, K-Swiss, and Timex, Ironman is the No.1 user-based sports brand in the world. Ironman has been a respected name in triathlon since its inception more than 31 years ago and is regarded as the world’s most challenging endurance event.


Each year, thousands of volunteers commit their time and resources to service the various needs of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlon events worldwide. In recognition of the essential support of our volunteers, the Ironman Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization, was established. The Ironman Foundation provides charitable support to other non-profit organizations in the communities where Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlons are held. The Ironman Foundation is devoted to improving lives and communities in the United States through donations to other non-profit organizations responsible for the health, well being and care of citizens in need.


We are currently recruiting volunteers for the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse Triathlon from September 14th- 20th. If you are interested in volunteering for this exciting and inspiring event, please contact sara@ironman.com. If your group can provide 12 or more volunteers and work 4 hours or more we are able to make a donation through our Ironman Foundation. The more volunteers you are able to bring and the longer you are able to volunteer; the more your donation amount will be. We have $10,000 to donate to the local non-profit groups, schools and churches of Syracuse who come out to support this great event. There are different days and times that volunteers are needed; please don’t hesitate to contact me even if your group can only come for one day. Please feel free to pass this letter along to any local groups that may be interested in this opportunity.

To learn more about the event or to sign up to volunteer you can visit www.ironman Syracuse and click the VOLUNTEER tab at the top of the page.

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,

Sara Nelson

Volunteer Manager

World Triathlon Corporation

Syracuse Festival of Races
In closing, the CNY Triathlon Club is a volunteer organization operated and led by members of the club and supported by its members and sponsors.
CNY Triathlon Club was formed to bring together people in the Central New York area to strengthen and advance the sport of triathlon; promote the educational pursuit of the triathlon and general physical fitness; represent the sport of triathlon within the community and publish and disseminate information related to the sport of triathlon.

Our mission is to reach beyond ourselves and encourage others by sharing our experiences.

If any club member would like to contribute to our newsletter or help in arranging it each month it would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at Newsletter@cnytriathlon.org
Connect, Communicate, and Share

Sincerely,

James Mirra, Pubisher/Editor
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc

Box 434
Dewitt, New York 12314

Meghan MacBlane

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

September 2010 CNY Triathlon Club-Member Profile

 

Name:

Meghan MacBlane

Tell us about yourself:

I grew up in Liverpool. Like a lot of my friends, I was determined to leave Syracuse as soon as I graduated high school. When the time came, I headed to the University of Maryland. I absolutely loved it down there, but if I was going to grad school, it made more sense to finish my degree at a state school to save money. With that I transferred back closer to home and finished my bachelor’s degree in political science at SUNY Oswego. During my time at Oswego, I learned to love hockey, I looked forward to the Bridge Street Run every year, and I survived the ice storm of 2003. From Oswego I went on to law school at Syracuse University. Although I loved my time at Syracuse, I still hadn’t learned to appreciate this area, and in 2006 after graduation I moved to Dallas, TX for a job in a real estate law firm. Dallas was a lot of fun but a complete culture shock at the same time. I can confirm they really do say “Y’all”, cowboy boots can be worn with any outfit and everything really is bigger in TX. While Dallas was big and exciting and everything I thought I wanted, I started to miss Syracuse. Living in Dallas made me realize that while growing up here, there were so many things I had taken for granted – like having four seasons and Wegmans. After three years away, I decided to move back to Syracuse for good and I couldn’t be happier. I currently am living back in Liverpool and I work at Syracuse University in the Office of Sponsored Programs.

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?

This is my 4th season doing triathlon. I first got started in triathlon when I moved to Dallas, TX. Being new to town, I wanted to get involved in something to meet people. Several friends had done the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training to train for a marathon and had a great time, so I decided to check it out. For those who know me, they know that running is not exactly my favorite discipline. At the meeting, the marathon team went first but I just wasn’t sold on the idea of running 26.2 miles. That is when the triathlon team put on their presentation. I was sold, I could swim and bike, which I enjoy, and only had to run a little bit.

Who is your Hero?

My sports hero would be Dave Scott, six-time Ironman World Champion. My real hero is my brother, and all the other men and women serving overseas in our armed forces.

What is your athletic background?

At a young age, I was involved in competitive swimming but gave it up when I became involved in equestrian events. I rode horses competitively all through high school and competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association for SUNY Oswego my Junior and Senior year of college. I also rowed crew in high school and rowed at the University of Maryland my freshman and sophomore year of college.

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

At this point, swimming is still my strongest although my cycling is catching up. Running is still my weakness, although I am excited that I have improved enough where I don’t completely hate it. You have to focus on the positives.

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?

My first triathlon was the olympic distance at Pacific Grove in Monterey, California. It was an interesting event to say the least. When we arrived at our hotel in California we were informed that a surfer had been attacked by a Great White just outside the bay we would be swimming in. To make matters worse, the seals (otherwise known as shark food) swam in the bay and on our practice swim they were swimming right beside us. I don’t know if you have ever really looked at yourself when you are in your swim cap and wetsuit but you kind of look like a seal. Anyway, the day of the race finally came and I was determined to push the images of jaws from my mind. That wasn’t the end though, on the way over to the race that morning while we were riding over, there was a little accident and I tore up my knee. Luckily nothing serious just some scrapes and a lot of blood, which of course made me think of the shark again. In the end, I raced and finished my first triathlon without any other issues and nothing but smiles. On top of that I got a personal congratulations from Dave Scott. Not too bad of a first experience and in the end I was all smiles despite the bandage on my knee.

What is your favorite race and why?

I really enjoy each race I do for different reasons. Iron Girl is always a fun race. The crowd is incredible and it is just a different experience to be out there with all women. I also like it since I started participating in the Iron Girl series in Dallas and it followed me home to Syracuse. Last year I even convinced my mother to do the race with me, a woman who had never even run a 5k.

I also participated in the River Cities Triathlon in Shreveport, Louisiana which had the best goodie bag of any race I have ever done.

 

What was your worst race and why?

I really haven’t had a terrible race experience as of yet and hopefully I won’t, knock on wood!

What are this year’s goals?

To finish the Syracuse 70.3

In five years you hope to … :

still be competing in triathlons and maybe even placing in my age group.

Something most people don’t know about you:

Something most people in the Tri Club probably don’t know is that I am a huge Syracuse Basketball fan. I love going to games at the Dome. That’s me and Wes Johnson – remember him?

September 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

no meeting