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spring is coming!

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The Winter Training Facility will be closing for the season on March 31st. Just about time to get outside!

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as of 02/03/2012

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

CNY Tri Club Members As of the evening of 2/3/2012

First Name Last Name

Patrick Acee Elizabeth Acee
Erika Adigun David Aitken Kerri Aitken
Tracy Alberici Vince Alberici David Allen
Kurt Allen Kris Allen
Erin Alsever Amanda Anna
Douglas Arena Deborah Armstrong Kimberly Aspden
Rebecca Auyer Ted Ayoub
Marcia Baldwin Eric Bansbach Kelly Bargabos
nancy barnum Leslie Barrows
Len Barry Andrew Basner
Lisa Beers Michael Beers
AMY BENEDICT Janel Benson Christine Benton
Leo Berman Sylvia Betcher
Lynne Bird Christine Black
jeanne anne bonanni Linda Bonczek Susan Bonomo
Donna Boots Benjamin Boucher Rachel Boucher Sandra Brigandi
James Bright carley bright cindy bright erin bright
Honness Brittany mitchell brodey wyny brodey
Michael Brookins Kim Brown Michael Brown Jennie Brown Megan Brown Alyssa Brown Alexander Brown Kirstan Brown
Jordan Bruna Christopher Bruna Michael Brych
Kimberly Buck Suzanne Buck Timothy Bump
Kathleen Bump Jude Burke Karen Burke Casey Burke Sierra Burke
Mandy Burkett gina burrows
David Butera Katie Byrd
Erin Cancel steve capella Gene Cappelletti
Amy Caputo Todd Caputo Pamela Caraccioli doug carbino kathy carbino
Jean Carnese Joseph Carnese
Frances Cass Michele Catania
Kenneth Cigler Colleen Clancy
Katie Clark Samuel Clemence
Eileen clinton Pamela Collins
Debbie Collis
Patrick Conboy Cheryl Cook Katherine Cook Svea Cook Edward Cook Emily Cook Teddy Cook
Kitty Corcoran Kevin Costello robin cottrell
Kelly Covert
Kelly Covert Karyn Craft
Suzanne Craybas Jennifer Crisp
Tracy Cromp Danielle Cross
Andrew Cunningham Lynn Cunningham
Monique Cuyler Mary Danieu
Laurie Davis Kelley Davis
Chris DeBottis NICOLA DECARLO
Christopher DeCarlo Karen DeCarlo Lara DeCarlo
Desalyn De-Souza Lynne DiGennaro
Michele Dobson Mary Beth Domachowske
Pat Doner
Pat Doner Miriam Donohue Maura Donovan
Jeff Dorfman Katie Doucette
Lynn Douglas Sheri Dozier Trish Dugan
Christopher Dugan Shane Dugan Bridget Dugan Liam Dugan
Cade Dugan
mark dwyer Karen Dygert
Dana Eells Kathleen Effler Steven Effler
Kate Egan Mairead Egan Sean Egan
Jackie Egle Capella Christina El Bayadi Deborah Emery
Molly English-Bowers Karen Esposito
John Evans Sarah Evans Suzanne Evans
Marie Farone Colleen Farrell
Susan Faso Christina Fazio
Daniel Finnin Cathy Fischer
Tania Flanagan Maureen Fleming Lisa Fletcher
Beth Foederer Donna Forward
Joanna Fraley Lauri Francis Angela Francis
Mindy Lu Gaffney Mary Gajewski James Galloway
Anne Galloway Cynthia Gambell
Dan Ganley Richard Gardner Nicole Garofalo
Michael Gasparek Jodi Gasparek Jennifer Gasparek Matthew Gasparek
Tina Gauthier Tory Gentes
Tanya Gesek
Maria Gigante-Baggett Carolina Goich
Michelle Goldych Kelly Grace
Janice Gray Sue Green
Corrinne Guadagnolo Robert Hadzor
Susan Hadzor Hilaireen Hall
Denise Hallock Justin Halsey Jacqlynn Halstead
Lindsay Hanas Ellen Hanifan
Amy Harle Stephanie Harrington Margaret Hartmann
shirley hartnett Erinn Haswell David Haughey
Joshua Haverlock Jennifer Hayden
Elizabeth Hayes Jennifer Heaney JEFFREY HEIM
Elaine Henning Eric Hinman
Christine Hodkinson William Hollely
Christine Holmes Maribeth Homa
Joe Homola Tim Honness
Nicole Hopkins Angela Hughes Beth Hughes
Andy Illingsworth Brendan Jackson
Ralph Janicki
Diana Jaramillo-DeCarlo DIANA JARAMILLO-DECARLO Allison Jennings
Lari jimerson
Mike Jimerson Corey Jimerson
Carol Jones Crystal Jordan Mike Joyner
Gary Kahn Owen Kahn Kevin Kane
Loren Kapelewski Kim Kedenburg
Stacey Keefe Charles Keller Marcia Kelley
Maureen Kendrick Sean Kesselring Joan Kesselring Emma Kesselring
Steven Kieb Steven Kieb Kaylee Kieb
liz kiggins Elaine Kimpel Dave Kimpel Chris Kimpel Jena Kimpel
Theodore Kiteveles Linda Kiteveles Shelby Kiteveles Riley Kiteveles
Barbara Klim Jennie Kliment Daniel Kliment
David Knaebel Lauren Knight
Brenda Ko Robert Kosinski
Michele Kosinski Matt Kosinski
Susan Kreplin-Michaels nancy krupka
Jane Kuppermann Wendy Kurlowicz
Kimberle Lacey Lorelei Lacey
Luke Laczak
Jennifer LaGrange Ronald LaPrate
Ben Larsen Charlene Lathrop
jodi lembo patricia levine Heather Lewis
Bridget Lichtinger Denice Linehan
Andrew Lodge Alexander Lodge
Russ LoGalbo Justin Louise Ronna Louise Adam Louise Daniel Louise
Ann Marie Lozito Anthony Lubrino
Meghan MacBlane Lila MacDowell M.J. MacKenzie
Edward Madden margaret madonian Susan Mahar
MAry Jo Major Sue Mangicaro
Laura Manley
David Markham Toni Ann Marsallo
Beth Massiano Antonio Mastracco Audrey Mastroleo Mike Mastroleo Kennedy Mastroleo Ryann Mastroleo Christian Mastroleo Caroline Mastroleo
Marybeth Matyasik Julie Matyasik Len Matyasik
Jenna Mayotte Chris McCarthy
Steve McCormick Ariel McGarry Lee Michaels
Michelle Michlovitch Maureen Miles
Kevin Miles James Mirra James Mirra II Nancy Mitchell
Steven Moeller Ann Moore
Mary Morgan Lisa Morgan
Heather Moses Davia Moss Cindy Mueller
Christopher Murphy Cindy Murphy Tim Murphy Paige Murphy Mackenzie Murphy
Adrienne Mylott Ronald Nabewaniec Glenda Nabewaniec
Kellie Nasiff Betsy Nicol Daisy Nojaim
Jessica Novak Alain obas
Joseph OConnor
Patrick OConnor Virginia O’Connor Debbie O’Connor
Laurie Oliver Deborah O’Malley William O’Malley Liam O’Malley Brendan O’Malley Megan O’Malley
Ann Page David Palmerton
Federica Panozzo laurie panto
Amy Papelino Judith Parish John Parker
Henry Pearl Deirdre Perkins
Thomas Perkins Gina Perkins
Christopher Perry adam peruta
Tim Peterson Elizabeth Peterson
Sarah Pickard Julia Pickard
Kim Pietro Mickey Piscitelli
Steven Plante MaryLou Plante
Jill Poniros Annie Porter Caroline Potter
Sylvie Prendergast-Corvo David Profusek
Anne Proppe Margaret Puma
Lauren Putnam Walter Putter
Ben Rabin Jocelyn Rabin
Kathleen Rainbow Dougals Rainbow Ella Rainbow Jack Rainbow Myah Rainbow
Corrie Raulli Michael Raulli Philippa Read
Katie Resch Shelly Revette Aaron Revette
Jeff Revette Brett Rewakowski
John Ricker Mary Riehlman Peter Riehlman Holly Rine
Ruth Ripley Barbara Roach
Laurie Roberts Bethany Roberts
Ron Rockwood
Christina Rockwood Jenny Roffo
Scott Rogers Julie Rosa Ellen Rosa Gretchen Rose
Elyssa Rosenbaum Debbie Rosenbaum
Holly Rosenthal Diane Rushford
Mary Ryan Shawn Ryan
Kim Ryder Jennifer Ryfun
Sandra Sabourin Samuel Sampere Matthew Sampere Tim Sampere
Debra Santaro John Savage Kelly Scalzo
Scott Schaffer Susan Schmelling
Kimberly Schulz Ellen Schurman
Jennifer Scott Richard Searing Candace Searing
Catherine Shamlian Suzanne Shapero
Honor Sherman James Shuler James Simko
Karen Simmons Ron Simmons
Nancy Skye David Smith Brian Smith Kristen Smith sean smith
jackie snow Kathy Solan
linda sollars Stacey Sommer
kevin sorge
thomas Stern
Carolyn Sterritt Deborah Storrings
Juli-Anne Stratton Lindsay Sullivan
Tim Taber Tim Taber Tim Taber Lisa Tamiso
Christina Tarnacki Yvonne Tasker Rothenberg Edward TenEyck
Jackie Terribile Joe Thiel
Karen Thorp Tracy Till Tracy Tillapaugh
Patrick Tompkins Christopher Trevisani
Patti Tripp Terese Tucci-Petrin
John Turner Lori Usifer Stefane Vanboden
Michele Vinciquerra Keri Vito
Peter von Zwehl Christina Wagner
James Walker Mike Wall
Jane Walsh Kristen Walsh
William Walter Laurie Walter
Jennifer Walters Rhonda Wandersee
Mark Ward Deborah Warner Hannah Warner Rebekah Warner Grace Warner lisa watkins Cassondra Weaver
Shereen Webb Jennifer Wheeler
Kristin White Phoebe White maggie white
Lee Wilder Mallory Wilder Danielle Wilder
Joanne Willcox Jennifer Wilson Jennifer Wilson
Peter Winkler
Jason Winkler Annette Wisniewski Daniel Wnorowski
christine wojcik Sarah Wojnarek
Eva Wojtalewski Lisa Wolanski
Liam Woods Reghan Worden
Tara Wright Beryl Wright
Christopher Young Carrie Zdobylak
Colleen Zogby

Annual Club Meeting & Elections

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

This years Annual Club Meeting and Elections will be at 6 p.m. at the Budweiser Plant.

RSVP now! More info on the Calendar

February 2012 : Issue 36

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org
February 2012 – Issue 36
In This Issue
Board Meeting
February Calendar of Events
Open House at Endurance Monster
VO2 Max Testing
Understanding Your Bike and Your Rights
Introduction to Shifting
Maya Abdominal Massage Therapy for Athletes
Quick Links
Board Meeting

Our Board Meetings are now held the second Sunday of each month at 6pm.

Odd Months (January, March …) are held at Cicero (Circle Dr), Panera Bread.
Even Months (February, April …) are held at Dewitt (Erie Blvd), Panera Bread.
If you are interested in attending, please contact a board member directly or email the board at executiveboard <at> cnytriathlon.org
We would love to have you participate!
Our Sponsors!

Advance Cyclery
Advance Cyclery
www.cnybikes.com


Applebee’s
www.applebees.com

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Bella Domani
Catering & Banquet Facility
www.belladomani.net


The Bike Loft
www.bikeloft.com


The Bikery
www.thebikery.com

FLRTco
Finger Lakes Running &
Triathlon Co.
www.flrtc.com


Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse
www.fleetfeetsyracuse.com

Genufix
Genufix

Lake Effect Run Club

Lake Effect Run Club

Lake Effect Run Club Website


Multisport
Physical Therapy & Fitness
www.multisportpt.com

National Aqua Service
National Aquatic Service
www.nationalaquatics.com

Onondaga Cycling
Onondaga Cycling Club
www.onondagacyclingclub.org

Ra-Lin
Ra-Lin


Syracuse Bicycle
www.syracusebicycle.com

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3 Treasures Therapeutic Massage

www.3treasresmassage.com

2011 Board Members

Sam Sampere, President

president@cnytriathlon.org

Meghan MacBlane, Vice President

vicepresident@cnytriathlon.org

Jill Poniros, Treasurer

treasurer@cnytriathlon.org

Tom Stern,  Secretary

secretary@cnytriathlon.org

Deborah Armstrong

Volunteer Director

volunteers@cnytriathlon.org

John Austin

Cazenovia Triathlon Director

cazdirector@cnytriathlon.org

Andy Dagati

Photo Director

photos@cnytriathlon.org

John Evans
Web Site Group Director

websitegroup@cnytriathlon.org

Mary Jo Galletta

Kids Tri Director

kids@cnytriathlon.org

Bridget Lichtinger

Membership

membership@cnytriathlon.org

Jim Mirra

Jamesville Event Co-Director

jamesville@cnytraithlon.org

Kristin Mullally

Oneida Shores Event Co-Director

oneidashores@cnytriathlon.org

Rich O’Neil

Race Volunteer Coordinator

volunteers@cnytriathlon.org

Debbie Sindone

Newsletter Editor

newsletter@cnytriathlon.org

All members of the Executive Board can be reached at:

Letter from the President

Dear Fellow CNY Tri Club Members!

That’s right, it’s that time of year again where we must organize and meet for our annual club meeting and elections.

Our meeting will be held on Thursday February 9 at 6:00 pm at the Budweiser Plant located on Rt.31. Host Steve McCormick was gracious enough to offer his meeting room for yet another club function. Thanks, Steve! One of the evening’s events will be a conference call from USAT to announce a really cool new program. My lips are sealed on that one right now!

I need to thank ALL of the club officers and board members for helping to make my term(s) as president some of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of my life. I know, you’re all thinking if that was rewarding, I must have a crummy life. Honestly, I met, literally, many tons of new people! I enjoyed the growth of the club, the sport, and the BEGINNING of the transformation of our Central New York community. Let’s keep that momentum (that’s a physics word) rolling through 2012.

The growth of our club has been amazing. Starting at about 250 members when I assumed the office, we grew to 1,100 + members last season. We expanded our venues to not only Jamesville Beach, but Oneida Shores, and this season (thanks to Eric Prager), to Gillie Lake out in Camillus. The WTF began as a pipe dream. Anne Austin laid the ground work on that one. Now, the WTF is enjoyed by 100+ members/week. Yes, it’s under utilized! Get your butts out there! We are offering seminars, workshops, enjoy a lively e-mail listserv, a gorgeous and ever evolving website,… Wow… That’s a lot! I still think Destiny should offer us a space (free of charge, of course) to expand on our WTF! Think about it, we could build a 50 m lap pool, 200 m running track, cycling, strength training and yoga, locker rooms… A year round, complete triathlon training facility. CNY would become the triathlon capital of the world. All the top pros would come HERE to train! Heck we already have one here. Right, Kristin? There’s my dream. I know, dream on!

As I step down from my position, I’ve ensured that the role will be filled by someone even more passionate about this club than I. Current WTF yoga guru, Ms. Bridget Lichtinger, graciously accepted the nomination for president. Please give her all the support (and grief :) ) that you’ve given me!

Stay tuned for details regarding the dinner and complete election ballot. In the meantime, thanks for everything you’ve done for me!

Sam
President and Soon to be Past President
CNY Triathlon Club

Board Meeting

The February Board of Directors meeting will be held

at 6:00 PM at the Dewitt Panera Bread

on Sunday, February 12th.

If you are interested in attending, email the board at:

executiveboard <at> cnytriathlon.org

Busy February Calendar
Thursday, February 9, 2012

ANNUAL CLUB MEETING AND ELECTIONS
6 p.m. – Budweiser Plant

Saturday, February 11, 2012
OPEN HOUSE at ENDURANCE MONSTER
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Endurance Monster
(More details below!)

Sunday, February 12, 2012
VO2 TESTING
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Winter Training Facility (WTF)
By appointment only. Call Endurance Monster at 315-685-6858 to schedule your time slot. The cost will be $100 per test (discounted from their normal $125 price).
(More details below!)

Sunday, February 12, 2012
IRONMAN GROUP – WINTER TRAINING FACILITY (WTF)
10 a.m.
Meeting for those who are training for a full IM in 2012 season.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Deb Armstrong at volunteers <at> cnytriathlon.org.

Sunday, February 19, 2012
UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIKE AND YOUR RIGHTS
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fleet Feet Community Room
RSVP by Thursday, Feb., 16th to membership <at> cnytriathlon.org
FREE for current members.
(More details below!)

Sunday, February 26, 2012
INTRODUCTION TO SHIFTING
2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Winter Training Facility (WTF)
RSVP to: Kelly Covert at: kelly <at> t2multisport.com
FREE to current members.
(More details below!)
Open House at Endurance Monster

OPEN HOUSE at ENDURANCE MONSTER

Saturday, February 11, 2012
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Endurance Monster

Endurance Monster is hosting an open house for all CNY Triathlon members.  Endurance Monster is a retail performance center focusing on the needs of triathletes.  Come and check out our facility and talk with our staff and other triathletes.  We will be demonstrating a dynamic bike fit and highlighting the importance of a proper bike fit.  We will also demonstrate a VO2 max test as well as have a level II USAT Coach interpret the data and explain how it can be used to train more effectively.  We will be providing food and drinks during the event, so come out relax and get some of the training and equipment questions answered from our talented staff.
VO2 Max Testing

V02 MAX TESTING

Sunday, February 12, 2012
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Winter Training Facility (WTF)

Endurance Monster will be at the WTF on Sunday February 12th to perform a full day of VO2 testing for CNY Tri members.
VO2 is the single most critical factor that determines the benefit of aerobic exercise intensity.  How hard you work will dictate how you will perform at a given distance.  VO2max testing is a test to determine your maximal oxygen consumption or how efficiently your body uses oxygen.  Another important finding from the test is your maximal heart rate and aerobic threshold.  Knowing your maximal heart rate and aerobic threshold allows you to set up accurate training zones based on these values.  At aerobic threshold, the body is recruiting almost all of the slow-twitch muscle fibers, but not yet recruiting any of the fast twitch fibers. This is considered the fat burning zone. Most athletes, without the benefit of physiological testing, overestimate this intensity.  By completing a VO2 max test you will be able to train with a purpose and improve performance.
Appointments will be on a first scheduled basis, there are 11 slots for Sunday the 12th starting at 8am.  The cost will be $100 per test (discounted from our normal $125 price).  Please call our store at 315-685-6858 to schedule your time slot.  If the 12th fills up then we will do a second round of testing on Sunday February 19th.  If either of these dates does not work for you, testing is also offered any Monday through Friday at the Endurance Monster in Skaneateles.  Just call to make an appointment or visit our website for more information at www.endurancemonster.com
Understanding Your Bike and Your Rights

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BIKE AND YOUR RIGHTS

Sunday, February 19, 2012

12:30 p.m. – Fleet Feet Community Room

RSVP to membership <at> cnytriathlon.org by Thursday, Feb., 16th

FREE for current members

Do you know what a Dropout or a Braze on Derailleur hanger is? Do you know how to keep your bike in great condition? If not, this clinic is for you! Bill Tamiso II from Advance Cyclery will cover all the parts on a bike to help you keep your investment in great shape. Bill has worked for Advance Cyclery for 19 years, and is proud to manage the upstairs road and triathlon performance center. Bill has worked with some of the best suppliers to carry great products demanded by serious as well as recreational athletes. You will not only walk out of this workshop wiser, you might even walk out with a cool prize Bill donated to raffle off. *You do not need to bring a bike. > > Are you prepared for your bike ride or run? Most people assume that this question refers to training, or equipment, or plans. But more important than these things is being prepared in the event that something bad happens. Come listen to Ben Rabin, Bike Lawyer, who is an experienced legal advocate for bicyclists and athletes. Ben will give you advice so that you are not financially stranded after a bicycle or running accident. He will also go through some of the laws that are specific to bicyclists and pedestrians (runners) that everyone should be aware of.

Introduction to Shifting

INTRODUCTION TO SHIFTING

Sunday, February 26, 2012

2:00 p.m. -Winter Training Facility (WTF)

RSVP to: Kelly Covert at: kelly <at> t2multisport.com

FREE to current members

Bring your bike and finally figure out how to use all of those gears instead of just staying in one ring all the time. (And if you don’t know what I mean by ring, you should definitely come!!) This is a beginner friendly class, but even advanced riders will get a great workout. Kelly Covert is a USAT Level 1 triathlon coach with T2 Multisport LLC. T2 Multisport coaches athletes from beginner to advanced, sprint to full distance and beyond.

2012 CNY Triathlon Club Registration Open

Make sure you don’t miss out on the great happenings at the WTF by letting your CNY Tri membership expire! Get the most out of your membership by renewing early and taking advantage of the programs the club has during the winter.

2011 memberships expired on December 31, 2011.
Questions?  Contact membership <at> cnytriathlon.org
Bike Box Loaner Program

The CNY Tri Club has two metal bike boxes for shipping your bike to that distant triathlon that you want to compete in.  To use a bike box, you must be a CNY Tri Club member.

In order to reserve a box, simply call ahead.  The boxes will be available for pick up from Syracuse Bicycle on Erie Blvd, Syracuse (446-6816) or Multisport Physical Therapy on First St, Suite B, Liverpool (451-2270).

Member Profile

Name:  Richard Gardner

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area. Went to Hiram College in Ohio and followed a relationship to Syracuse. That relationship ended but I’m still here 37 years later. I never really figured out what I wanted to do for a living but have been working in human services in one form or another since graduation.

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

In 1976 I joined the YMCA in downtown Syracuse. I ran on the track there and one day saw a poster for a marathon and 5 and 3/4 mile race in Liverpool. I ran my first road race in May (the 5 and 3/4 miles) and from there worked my way up to marathons which I did for a few years until overuse injuries caught up with me, so I could no longer do the training required of running marathons.  Triathlons were just coming into being and I liked the idea of still being able to do something that might take a few hours but didn’t require as much running.

Who is your Hero?

I went to an alternative high school in Washington D.C started by a couple concerned with the public educational system. They struggled for years to keep the school economically viable but always maintained their idealism and integrity throughout. They are probably the people I admire most.

What is your athletic background?

I ran off and on, on my own throughout high school and college. After joining the YMCA (as mentioned above) I became more serious about working on my endurance while running. An article in Runner’s World taught me how to train for a marathon. I ran 7 marathons (3:21:36 PR Marine Corp Marathon, 1982) before injuries took their toll. I don’t know how many triathlons I’ve done since then, probably 2 to 4 a year.

I did my first Ironman in 2006 at age 54.

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

When I started, running was my strength.  Awhile later swimming and then biking became my relative strengths. As I approach my 60th birthday everything seems like a weakness.

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

There used to be a relay race at Long Branch Park called “The Incredible Journey”. It was a run, bike, canoe format. I think it was 1981 when some friends asked me if I would be their runner. After participating on teams a few times I decided to try it by myself. I think that was my first triathlon although I also participated in the YMCA Triathlon (now held at Green Lakes) when it was held at Onondaga Community College. The swim was held in the pool so only 16 swimmers could start at a time. Waves started every half hour for three or four (or more?) hours. The bike leg was five miles and involved riding around the perimeter of the campus three times. The 2 mile run was a convoluted course on campus.

What is your favorite race and why?

I’ve done the Tupper Lake Tinman 7 or 8 times. I enjoy the course, it’s always a well run race, and it’s nice to spend a few days in the Adirondacks.

What was your worst race and why?

I got two flat tires during the 2nd running of the Musselman. I was ready to quit after the 2nd flat but a friend came by on a motorcycle, helped me out, and encouraged me to finish.

What are this year’s goals?

I’m a little up in the air here. Two years ago I had my aortic valve and upper aorta replaced. I thought I was good to go for any racing I wanted to do but this past Fall my cardiologist told me he wanted me to exercise at more “reasonable” levels meaning nothing longer than sprint triathlons. I’ve been in the process of getting 2nd and 3rd opinions since then. Hopefully, I’ll get the go ahead to do something more in which case I’d like to do a couple more sprints and maybe Musselman again.

In five years you hope to … : be retired and freed up to travel and pursue other interests I haven’t had time for.

Something most people don’t know about you:

My picture once appeared in Penthouse Magazine. (Ask me about it, it’s not what you’d think.)

The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Massage Therapy for Athletes

Maya Abdominal Massage Therapy is a non-invasive, external massage technique that focuses on guiding internal abdominal organs into their proper position.  The technique helps with a number of issues including lymphatic and circulatory congestion in the abdomen, poor alignment of pelvic bones, and chronic muscle spasms around the low back & sacrum.

Circulatory & lymph:

The blockage of the flow of fluid in and out of the abdominal region is the main cause of a displaced uterus and congested prostate.  Any distortion in the uterine placement or prostate size can result in a decrease of blood flow to the organs.  Lymph can be restricted by compression from organs and contraction of muscles.

Pelvic bone alignment:

For women, a major cause of uterine displacement is from running on cement surfaces.  The feet repeatedly striking a hard surface, pulls uterine ligaments downward and forward, causing weak pelvic floor muscles.  These ligaments can be stretched to their maximum tolerance in just one running session.  For both men and women, if the pelvis is displaced, it can lead to issues with IT band syndrome and knee pain.

Chronic muscle spasms in the lower back:

Over-worked and fatigued muscles and ligaments around the lumbar and sacral areas can result in painful spasms and a lack of mobility.  The descending thoracic artery passes through the diaphragm where it breaks into smaller arteries to supply the lower back and sacrum with oxygenated blood to promote normal function, movement, and prevent pain and stiffness.  The diaphragm has ligament attachments to L1-L4.  When the diaphragm is constricted, it will decrease the spaces between the lumbar vertebrae, thus tightening the surrounding muscles and impeding the flow of arterial and venous blood.  Not every cause of lower backache can be attributed to a tight abdomen, but every backache will be improved with this technique.

What makes this technique unique is that you are taught a 5 minute self care routine to be done daily.  The biggest changes come from daily self-care and roughly 3-4 massage sessions.  Some of my clients have noticed changes in a few weeks and others, a few months.  However, the combination of self-care and Maya Abdominal Massage Therapy will give the athlete the best outcome.

For more information about this massage technique, please contact:

Erika Lutwin, LMT, Certified Maya Abdominal Therapist

4317 E. Genesee St, Suite 101 DeWitt, NY 13214

315.317.0588 erikalutwin <at> gmail.com erikalutwin.tk

About the CNY Tri Club

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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 in January 2000 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 to publish and disseminate information related to the sport of triathlon.
A Note from the Editor…

If any club member would like to contribute to our newsletter or help in editing and arranging it each month, contact me at newsletter <at> cnytriathlon.org

Debbie Sindone
Publisher & Editor
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 434
Dewitt, New York 13214

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Richard Gardner

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Name:  Richard Gardner

Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area. Went to Hiram College in Ohio and followed a relationship to Syracuse. That relationship ended but I’m still here 37 years later. I never really figured out what I wanted to do for a living but have been working in human services in one form or another since graduation.

 

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

In 1976 I joined the YMCA in downtown Syracuse. I ran on the track there and one day saw a poster for a marathon and 5 and 3/4 mile race in Liverpool. I ran my first road race in May (the 5 and 3/4 miles) and from there worked my way up to marathons which I did for a few years until overuse injuries caught up with me, so I could no longer do the training required of running marathons.  Triathlons were just coming into being and I liked the idea of still being able to do something that might take a few hours but didn’t require as much running.

 

 

Who is your Hero?

I went to an alternative high school in Washington D.C started by a couple concerned with the public educational system. They struggled for years to keep the school economically viable but always maintained their idealism and integrity throughout. They are probably the people I admire most.

 

What is your athletic background?

I ran off and on, on my own throughout high school and college. After joining the YMCA (as mentioned above) I became more serious about working on my endurance while running. An article in Runner’s World taught me how to train for a marathon. I ran 7 marathons (3:21:36 PR Marine Corp Marathon, 1982) before injuries took their toll. I don’t know how many triathlons I’ve done since then, probably 2 to 4 a year.

I did my first Ironman in 2006 at age 54.

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

When I started, running was my strength.  Awhile later swimming and then biking became my relative strengths. As I approach my 60th birthday everything seems like a weakness.

 

 

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

There used to be a relay race at Long Branch Park called “The Incredible Journey”. It was a run, bike, canoe format. I think it was 1981 when some friends asked me if I would be their runner. After participating on teams a few times I decided to try it by myself. I think that was my first triathlon although I also participated in the YMCA Triathlon (now held at Green Lakes) when it was held at Onondaga Community College. The swim was held in the pool so only 16 swimmers could start at a time. Waves started every half hour for three or four (or more?) hours. The bike leg was five miles and involved riding around the perimeter of the campus three times. The 2 mile run was a convoluted course on campus.

 

What is your favorite race and why?

I’ve done the Tupper Lake Tinman 7 or 8 times. I enjoy the course, it’s always a well run race, and it’s nice to spend a few days in the Adirondacks.

 

What was your worst race and why?

I got two flat tires during the 2nd running of the Musselman. I was ready to quit after the 2nd flat but a friend came by on a motorcycle, helped me out, and encouraged me to finish.

 

What are this year’s goals?

I’m a little up in the air here. Two years ago I had my aortic valve and upper aorta replaced. I thought I was good to go for any racing I wanted to do but this past Fall my cardiologist told me he wanted me to exercise at more “reasonable” levels meaning nothing longer than sprint triathlons. I’ve been in the process of getting 2nd and 3rd opinions since then. Hopefully, I’ll get the go ahead to do something more in which case I’d like to do a couple more sprints and maybe Musselman again.

 

 

In five years you hope to … : be retired and freed up to travel and pursue other interests I haven’t had time for.

 

Something most people don’t know about you:

My picture once appeared in Penthouse Magazine. (Ask me about it, it’s not what you’d think.)