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April 2014 : issue 62

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
April 2014 – Issue 61
In This Issue
Cazenovia Triathlon
Trash Talk
Member Orientation
Triathlon Training Camp
Member Profile
Article Headline
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Our new meeting schedule is as follows:

 

2nd Monday of each month from7:00 to 8:15 PM at the WTF.
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!

Club Discounts
Advance Cyclery

( Click here for coupon)

 

 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 
Dear CNY Triathlon Club Members,

 

Spring is that you?  Are you here?  Happy Spring Everyone!!

 

The Winter Training Facility has closed for the 2013/2014 season.  I would like to thank our volunteer coaches for their countless hours leading our spin and yoga classes.  Thank you to Sam Sampere, Lisa Baker, Rich O’Neil, Helene Roth Schmid, Eric Bansbach, Steven Plante, Dave Knaebel and Sean Severance for all of your help and assistance.  If it wasn’t for them we would just have a space filled with bike trainers!  And a special thank you to Bridget Lichtinger and Sam for your help in keeping us organized as WTF managers.

 

This past winter the WTF had a bit of a makeover when we installed eight (8) computrainers.  These items have been on the CNY Triathlon Club’s wish list for quite a while.  And with the help of one of our club members we were able to purchase them this year.  A special shout out to Ben “The Bike Lawyer” Rabin for his generous donation is helping us obtain these items.  Now that they we have gone through one season with the trainers we are hoping to be able to host more ride times with the computrainers next year.  For those of you who are like me and are holding out hope that someday we will have some endless pools…don’t hold your breath!  I think I will have to purchase a few more lottery tickets!

 

Mark your calendars the Wednesday Night Trainings (WNT) will begin on Wednesday, May 7th at all three locations, Jamesville, Oneida Shores and Gillie Lake. For the month of May our WNT will be duathlon trainings and on June 4th 

we will begin the triathlon trainings.  All sites begin training at 6 PM, but check in begins at 5:15.

 

Our WNT are a unique opportunity we offer to our club membership.   The only reason they work and can continue is due to our volunteers.  Our volunteers are club members who sacrifice a night of training in order to volunteer.  Everyone in this club is equal; no one is better or less than the triathlete next to them.  We are not a club of professionals we are all amateurs and we are all successful because we have each other.

 

With that being said I strongly encourage everyone to take one night this summer and volunteer at one of the three sites.  If you volunteer right now you can add it to your calendar and that day can be scheduled into your training as a rest day or you can train in the morning.  Why should the same people volunteer?  Why should the same people give up their training?

 

Once the WNT begin we will be checking our volunteer list on a weekly basis.  If we do not have enough volunteers at any site, ALL training sites will be canceled and no one will train that day.  We are one club and we are one team!  We are only as strong as our weakest link.  We need each other in order to succeed!! PLEASE VOLUNTEER.

 

The CNY Triathlon club will also be offering several open water swims through the summer and new this year we will be offering “no drop” rides on the Cazenovia Triathlon course.  For those of you who don’t know a “no drop” ride is, we have a leader in the front and a cyclist in the back making sure everyone stays on the course.  No one is left behind.  Also it doesn’t matter your speed or ability you will not be alone on the course!  We encourage everyone to join these rides.  It really is a beautiful course!  Stay tuned for dates and more information.

 

Finally we have scheduled two new member orientation dates Thursday, April 24th 6:30 – 7:30 PM or Sunday, April 27th 11 -12 PM at the WTF.

We strongly encourage all new members and/or those new to triathlons to join us at one of these orientation nights.  We will share information about the club, discuss safety regarding training and general knowledge about triathlons.

 

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Wednesdays!  Happy Training!

 

Maura Donovan

President

March Board Meeting
The April Board meeting will take place on Monday, April 14 from 7:15 to 8:30 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.
Future meetings will take place on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:15 to 8:30 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.  If you are interested in attending, please contact the Board at executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org.

Cazenovia Triathlon

The club is busy preparing for the 14th Annual Cazenovia Triathlon, to be raced on Sunday August 10, 2014. We would love your involvement either as a participant or a volunteer. Race and volunteer details can be found at www.cazenoviatriathlon.org. Check back frequently for updates.

 

View overlooking Oneida Lake from the top of Ridge Rd. on the Caz Tri bike course.

 

If you have questions regarding the race, please contact Sam at cazdirector@cnytriathlon.org.

Trash Talk

Trashman

The Spring 2014 edition of the Trashman will be held on Saturday, April 26 at Jamesville Beach.  The Trashman is our club public service project. We will clean up the trash on the side of Apulia Road and show our appreciation for the patience the Jamesville area residents show us during our summer Wednesday night training. Of course, we will have to ride or run after an hour of trash picking. 70.3 course, anyone? Twenty mile option? We will gather in the first parking lot past the payment booth at 9:15 AM on April 26th The Trashman is held, rain or shine.

 

Questions? Contact Tom Stern at sbr19tri@yahoo.com or Trashman@cnytriathlon.org.

Member Orientation

We will be holding orientation for members on Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at the WTF. Please plan on attending especially if you are new to the club. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Triathlon Training Camp

Member Profile

Name:  Molly English-Bowers

 

Tell us about yourself.  I am a mother and step-mother to five children. You’ve probably all seen my husband, Charlie Bowers, taking a ton of photos at all my races. His support is vital. For 13 years I was the editor of the Syracuse New Times. Last March I was hired to be the Communications Director at Service Employees International Union Local 200United, based here in Syracuse. I enjoy reading and watching movies, laughing at Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, and being outside as much as possible. I am currently seeking a seat on the Liverpool Library board of trustees, so if any of you live in the Liverpool School District and are registered to vote, please consider signing my petition!

 

How long have you been involved in triathlon and what made you take it up?  My first triathlon was in 2009. After suffering a broken foot in 2007, and struggling to regain my marathon form, I decided to give multi-sport a tri (haha). Always a planner, and one to not rush things, I got into the pool in August 2008 for my June 2009 triathlon. I knew how to swim, just not well-I needed those 10 months to prepare. Marathoners tend to be macho, so I was dismayed when I barely made it a lap. Now I enjoy swimming almost as much as running, almost.

 

Who is your hero? I will mention three: Kathrine Switzer. She had the nerve to run the Boston Marathon in 1967 when women weren’t allowed. She broke through a huge barrier, and made it possible for women everywhere to compete in marathon. Joan Benoit Samuelson is another. She won the first Olympic marathon women were allowed to compete in (in 1984). And finally, Deena Kastor, U.S. record holder in the marathon and half-marathon. Girls who run today owe these three a boatload of respect.

 

What is your athletic background? I have a brother who is four years older than me, so I was a tomboy-jumping out of trees, playing baseball, trying to keep up. In high school (when it wasn’t that cool for girls) I tried basketball, volleyball and softball. Interestingly, I hated track, mostly because of the coach. I started running in college to lose 10 pounds and have been running ever since.

 

What are your triathlon strengths and weaknesses? I am mediocre on the bike. I don’t know if it’s me or the bike. It’s likely both. A lot of the problem is lack of time to ride for half a day on the weekend. I am saving for a new bike, which I hope to purchase at the end of the 2014 season. I am a strong runner (though not as fast as I used to be). I keep working on transitions, especially getting the wetsuit off faster in T-1. There is always something to work on in triathlon, which is a big reason I enjoy the sport so much-you never get bored.

 

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most? Keuka Sprint Triathlon, June 2009. I remember being scared shitless for the swim. But mostly I remember such a feeling of accomplishment crossing that finish line. I asked my husband, “When can I do one of these again?” I was hooked. A bonus was a surprise third-place age group finish because of a penalty to a fellow competitor.

 

What is your favorite race and why? This is a tough one. So as not to offend any of the local race directors, I will say Steelhead 70.3, in Benton Harbor, Mich., in 2012. The swim in Lake Michigan was surprisingly calm, and I didn’t really care much for the bike (bad roads) and run (ugly scenery). But, my sister was there, as were my aunt and uncle, along with my husband and one stepdaughter. Seeing a small portion of my large, scattered family at the finish line makes this race my fave.

 

What was your worst race and why? I honestly don’t believe in a “worst race:” they’re all good! I guess my worst race was the one I didn’t compete in. The night before the Delta Sprint in 2009, I had placed my ID in a pair of running shoes I wound up not taking. I realized it when we were at the Canastota Thruway exit, turned around and went back to bed. The race took place in a downpour, so I guess I didn’t miss much, but I learned a valuable lesson.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014? I like to mix things up geographically, and I like to stay realistic. In addition to running races scattered throughout 2014, my tri calendar looks like this: Du the Lakes Duathlon, Oswego Sprint, Delta Olympic, Cayuga Olympic and, my A race, Incredoubleman-a sprint on Saturday and a 70.3 on Sunday. That should be interesting!

 

What are this year’s goals? I hope to have saved enough money for a new bike. I also intend to finish the Harrisburg Marathon in a respectable time. The triathlons are just gravy for me, and while I work like crazy to do well, finishing is the real goal.

 

In five years you hope to … : Have completed my first (and likely last) 140.6. While my family is uber-supportive of the time training takes, in five years one child will be left at home (and she will be a teenager) and then I can really focus on the distance.

 

Something most people don’t know about you: I am a terrible public speaker, so don’t ask me to talk to a group. I always tell myself, “You have finished three 70.3 triathlons and four marathons; you can do this!” But I can’t.

 

What triathlon has taught you: Never, ever give up. No one cares if you walk some of the run portion. No one cares if you’re the last person to finish. Someone will be there at the chute to welcome you back.

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details tonewsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

About the CNY Tri Club
CNYTriLogoNY
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

 

Molly English-Bowers
Publisher & Editor
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 434
Dewitt, New York 13214
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March 2014 : issue 61

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
March 2014 – Issue 61
In This Issue
Cazenovia Triathlon
Member Profile
CNY Tri on the Podium
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Our new meeting schedule is as follows:

 

2nd Monday of each month from7:00 to 8:15 PM at the WTF.
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!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery

( Click here for coupon)

 

 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 
Dear CNY Triathlon Club Members,

 

As the wind blows outside, the snow is flying, and the temperature reading is 2 degrees, I dream about warmer temperatures.  I am sure I am not alone.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love winter but this winter has taken its toll.  Riding the bike for countless hours on the trainer and running to nowhere on the treadmill makes me long for Summer time training.

 

The Winter Training Facility (WTF) will be closing at the end of March.  However, don’t lose hope because summer training is just around the corner.  The CNY Triathlon Club has many things planned for the summer starting with the

Wednesday Night Trainings which will begin on May 7th. 
Training will begin with the duathlons and, on June 4th,
the triathlons will start.  The sights are the same as last year: Jamesville, Gillie Lake and Oneida Shores.

 

 

The CNY Triathlon Club will also be hosting open swims at Jamesville Beach and Green Lakes.  However, this year we have something new in store: no drop rides on the Cazenovia Triathlon course.  These rides will happen throughout the summer and will help with everyone’s training as you get ready for the Cazenovia Triathlon!  The course is challenging but doable and has some of the best views in Central New York.  These rides on the course will only help you as you compete against the clock!

 

Now, isn’t everyone looking forward to the summer now?!?!

 

Stay warm,

Maura Donovan

President

March Board Meeting
The March Board meeting will take place on Monday, March 10 from 7:15 to 8:30 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.
Future meetings will take place on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:15 to 8:30 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.  If you are interested in attending, please contact the Board at

executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org.

Renew Your Membership Today!

Has your membership expired?  Memberships run fromJanuary 1 to December 31, so if you haven’t renewed yet, head over to our website to register again.

To renew your membership go to http://cnytriathlon.org/membership/

End of the Season at the WTF is Fast Approaching
The Winter Training Facility CLOSES  for the season on

Monday, March 31.
Members MUST take their bikes home no later than March 31.  
Keep in mind, if any bikes are left after the 31st, we cannot guarantee when a pick-up can be arranged.

Cazenovia Triathlon

The club is busy preparing for the 14th Annual Cazenovia Triathlon, to be raced on Sunday August 10, 2014. We would love your involvement either as a participant or a volunteer. Race and volunteer details can be found at www.cazenoviatriathlon.org. Check back frequently for updates.

 

View overlooking Oneida Lake from the top of Ridge Rd. on the Caz Tri bike course.

 

We’d like to welcome Polar as a new sponsor to the event. We are raffling off a Polar RS300X heart rate monitor. Just register before midnight on St. Patrick’s Day to earn an entry.

 

If you have questions regarding the race, please contact Sam at cazdirector@cnytriathlon.org.

Member Profile

Name:  Daniel C. Wnorowski, MD MBA

Tell us about yourself. 

I am 56 years old, married to Marybeth, with three adult children: Amelia, Nick and Hannah. I have been fortunate enough to be an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports med, and knee and shoulder. I have been tested with some health challenges during the past three years, which have not been too bad as I have been lucky enough to be able to carry on with work, training and competing, and life in general, despite two distinct rare cancers requiring surgery and chemotherapy. The unwavering support of my terrific family, wonderful friends and colleagues and the goal-oriented mentality of Triathlon has kept me focused and positive, despite this “inconvenience”.

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

I began in 2009, at Green Lakes. I clearly remember watching an Ironman on TV many years ago and thinking that it would be impossible for me, especially the swim. How could I ever swim 2.4 miles?  No way. But I like challenges. I would guess I have now done about 30 events, including my first Ironman last summer. It was possible after all, and it was very gratifying.

Who is your Hero? 

My wife Beth is my hero. She has stood by me through all the peaks and valleys of 35 years together, raised three wonderful children while I mostly worked and played, and supported my adventurous spirit. I am so lucky.

What is your athletic background?

Mostly endurance sports and activities. I always loved biking, skiing and climbing. My dad planted my climbing roots, and this turned into a big passion for me. Starting in the Adirondacks, I have been fortunate enough to progress to some wonderful big climbs all over the world, meeting great people along the way. I have been witness to some tragedies and miracles on many climbs and consider myself to be a very lucky person to have had such unique experiences.

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

I have worked really hard since my first Tri, the Green Lakes sprint in 2009, when I finished the swim in 25 minutes plus, good enough for 266th place out of 266 finishers for the swim. I remember all the bike racks being empty in the parking lot! I sucked it up and took lessons and had tremendous help from some very key people like Bill Houser and Amy Klein, and turned this debut eye-opener into a reasonable 81 minute effort for the swim at the 2013 Lake Placid Ironman. It felt great to have come so far. I love working on the swim. My bike has always been very solid, thanks mainly to my Dante’s pals, road bike racing, and the Bumps Hillclimb Series. I need to rediscover my running past to be complete, having done some reasonable marathons 20 years ago.

What is your favorite race and why? 

2013 LPIM. I cannot wait to repeat the effort in 2014 with the benefit of lessons learned from last year. My second favorite was Burlington, the day after a bike hillclimb race up Mt. Washington, what a great weekend that was!

What was your worst race and why?   

Last year’s Finger Lakes Tri, flatted in the first mile with no spare. (Never recall ever flatting in any prior Tri, so why bring a spare?) What a lesson. I walked back to my hotel. DNF, first and only, after 30-some races. The Finger Lakes Triathlon had no Bike Loft East type race support. Always carry a spare!

What races are on your race calendar for 2014?

As six months of my current chemotherapy regimen and it’s side effects allow: maybe Lake Effect HM, Syr HM, The Goat, Fly By Night, Green Lakes, Coop Tri, Oswego Tri, Syr 70.3, LPIM, Skan Weekend, and FLT with a spare tire. I was lucky to be able to do seven races in 2011 while on a different chemo regimen. The first mile of the 2011 Syr. 70.3 run seemed an eternity, and Barker Hill like Mt. Washington. One step at a time…

What are this year’s goals?  

Finish LPIM faster than last year, with Double Dante’s third attempt only four weeks later. Yikes!

 

In five years you hope to … :

Be breathing.

 

 

Something most people don’t know about you:  

I was a marginal dancer, so I took lessons for Amelia’s wedding dad-daughter dance last summer. We did great for 2:42: Dylan’s “Forever Young”, but I really wish it lasted at least as long as that first Tri swim in 2009.

What Triathlon has taught me:  BALANCE in the sport, as in life, whether training or racing, is absolutely essential. Pace yourself, and be patient. Take care of yourself, especially in the 70.3 and IM distances: eat, drink, and ration your energy. Take what the day gives you, learn from your mistakes, work on your weaknesses, and always Tri harder.

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details tonewsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

About the CNY Tri Club
CNYTriLogoNY
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
Advanced 
Advanced Cyclery
 Syracuse, NY
$100 Off Advanced Bike Fit
MultisportPT 
Multisport Physical Therapy
 Liverpool, NY
10% off 
T2Multisport 
T2 Multisport
Manlius, NY 
www.t2multisport.com

We will provide a free consultation (30 min.) for CNY Tri members.
 

February 2014 : issue 60

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
February 2014 – Issue 60
In This Issue
Open Board Positions and Re-Elections
Member Profile
CNY Tri on the Podium
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Our new meeting schedule is as follows:

 

2nd Monday of each month from7:00 to 8:15 PM at the WTF.
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!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery( Click here for coupon) 

 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 
Dear CNY Triathlon Club Members,According to Webster’s Dictionary the word service is defined as:

The act of serving: as

A:  a helpful act

B:  useful labor that does not produce a tangible commodity

 

At this time I would like to take this opportunity to thank some individuals who volunteered their time to serve this club.  They gave countless hours by serving on the executive board and bringing this club to a new level.  On behalf of the members of the CNY Triathlon Club I say thank you to:

  • Debbie Sindone served on the board for two years as the editor for our newsletter
  • Mike Gasparek served on the board for two years and also as the site director for Gillie Lake; Mike will continue his service as the site director for Gillie Lake
  • Stacey Keefe served on the board as the Membership Director and as site director for Oneida Shores; Stacey will continue her service as the site director for Oneida Shores and serve on the Club’s programming committee
  • Bridget Lichtinger served on the board for two years, as President in 2012 and as the manager for the Winter Training Facility; Bridget will continue to serve as the manager of the WTF and on the Club’s programming committee
These four people stepped up to serve.  Is it your turn?  Recently an email went out asking if any of our members wanted to run for a position on our board.  We will be electing new board positions at our annual meeting onFebruary 28.  If you are interested in running please email our membership director at membership@cnytriathlon.org

Speaking of our annual meeting, the Executive Board of the CNY Triathlon Club will be hosting our

annual dinner meeting on Friday, February 28 
at 6:00 PM at Twin Trees Too on Milton Avenue. 
The dinner is $15 per person which includes dinner and two complimentary drinks.  I hope to see you all there to celebrate the service of four individuals who are stepping off the board and to exercise your right to vote for new representation on the CNY Triathlon Board.  If you will be attending, please RSVP by February 20 to membership@cnytriathlon.org.

Maura Donovan

President

February Board Meeting
The February Board meeting will take place on Monday, February 10 from 7:15 to 8:30 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.
Future meetings will take place on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:15 to 8:30 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.  If you are interested in attending, please contact the Board at

executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org.

Renew Your Membership Today!

Has your membership expired?  Memberships run fromJanuary 1 to December 31, so if you haven’t renewed yet, head over to our website to register again.

To renew your membership go to http://cnytriathlon.org/membership/

Open Board Positions and Re-Elections

The annual CNY Triathlon Club meeting is next month (details above in the President’s Letter) and we will be voting in new board members!

So, if you’ve been chomping at the bit because you see ways to improve the club, now is your chance!  We have general board member positions open, as well as the Membership Director position.

What does board membership entail?

As a board member, here’s a brief description of what you commit to:

  • Establishing goals and policies for the Club
  • Acting in the best interest of the membership
  • Serving as an active member on at least one of the Club’s committees
  • Attending at least 10 board meetings per year
  • Acting as fiscal stewards for the Club
  • Membership Director has additional responsibilities

 You don’t need to be an expert triathlete.  If you’re interested in continually improving the Club (and we won’t lie – this takes a lot of time, and it’s all as a volunteer), please email us!

The Club always benefits from from new blood on the board!

Questions?  Contact Membership at membership@cnytriathlon.org.

Officers up for re-election:
Maura Donovan – President

Jill Poniros – Treasurer

Cindy Mueller – Secretary

Current board of directors up for re-election:
Deborah Armstrong

Jim Mirra

Rich O’Neil

Sam Sampere

Elections for new board members:

Ben Rabin – Vice President

Mary Lou Plante – Membership Director

Tamara Danner

Molly English-Bowers

Tanya Gesek

Member Profile

Name:  Kelly Covert

Tell us about yourself. 

My name is Kelly Covert and I am a USAT certified triathlon and whole body health coach with my company Strong Body Whole Heart. I am married to the other Kelly Covert who is much faster than me, so if you see some amazing times it’s probably him! I have two sons, Ryan who is 10, and Noah who is 7. Ryan loves swimming and science and Noah loves riding his bike, running and pretty much all sports, so between the two of them we have a pretty good relay going! One of my passions is nutrition, and I was recently certified as a nutrition coach, which I’m really excited about! I am originally from the south, but once I moved to Syracuse I knew I had officially come home – I love it here. I am obsessed with good lattes and dark chocolate, and admittedly love riding the trainer because I get to get caught up on all my television guilt-free!  

 

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

I have been doing tris since 2005, in fact, Cazenovia Tri was my very first race! I started triathlons because after the birth of my first son I felt that if I could give birth I could do anything! Once I did my first triathlon, I was hooked! I love the people, the races, and the training.

 

Who is your Hero? 

My hero is every single person who is able to do something they never thought they could, no matter how big or small. I know so many wonderfully inspiring people who decided that they CAN. Those people are my heroes.

 

What is your athletic background?

Well, if doing marching band for 8 years counts as a sport, I was a star athlete!! I didn’t really do much beyond basic exercising until I raced my first 5K about a year after my son was born.

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

My strengths as a triathlete are definitely my endurance and my attitude. I can go and go for days – it might not be that fast, but I can last! I also always try to keep the fun in triathlon which really helps me when racing or training gets hard. I always keep the reasons why I am doing triathlons in the first place at the front of my mind, and when I can remember the whys that helps me to remember how blessed I am to be able to be doing it at all! My weakness is definitely my run speed. Maybe one day I will be fast!

 

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

Cazenovia Tri was my first race ever. After putting on my shoes in T1 before I took my wetsuit all the way off, then dropping my chain on the bike and having a potty training song stuck in my head the entire race, the part I remember the most was crossing that finish line and being so excited that I had actually done it!

 

What is your favorite race and why? 

My favorite race is Rev3Tri Cedar Point FullRev. It was my first full distance tri and it was the most spectacular day. I smiled so much that day and will never forget the feeling of being about a half-mile from the finish and realizing that I was really going to do it!

  

What was your worst race and why?  

Well, I always try to have goals at races that I know I can hit no matter what, so I can honestly say I have very few races I would call “bad.” However, last year at the Rev3Tri Quassy HalfRev it was a freak 95 degree day in early June and the heat definitely got to me! It was my slowest and hardest half ever, but I am still proud to say I had fun and finished with a smile.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014?

I’m still not totally sure of my race schedule this year. I definitely plan on racing Rev3Tri Poconos Half this year and am looking at possibly doing Tinman, Musselman, or Rev3 Maine…I guess I should figure that out!!

 

What are this year’s goals? 

To have fun, brighten at least one person’s day while I’m racing, and to try to go just a little bit faster!

 

In five years you hope to … :

Still be living in gratitude each day for every breath I am given.

 

Something most people don’t know about you: 

In addition to being a triathlon and health coach with my company, Strong Body Whole Heart (www.strongbodywholeheart.com), I am also a professional flutist. I play with Symphoria (formerly Syracuse Symphony) and a professional flute quartet called Dolce Flutes, and I teach flute at Syracuse University.

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details tonewsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

About the CNY Tri Club
CNYTriLogoNY
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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January 2014 : issue 59

Monday, January 6th, 2014

CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
January 2014 – Issue 59
In This Issue
Renew Your Membership Today
Swim Clinics and Triathlon Camps
Member Profile
CNY Tri on the Podium
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Our new meeting schedule is as follows:

 

2nd Monday of each month from7:00 to 8:15 PM at the WTF.
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!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery( Click here for coupon)

 

 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

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Letter from the President 
Did you know that New Year’s Resolutions had religious origins?  The Ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year.  The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus.  And knights too the “peacock vow” during the medieval era at the end of the Christmas season each year. 

According to StatisticBrain.com 45% of Americans make resolutions; 38% never make resolutions and 17% sometimes make resolutions.  Of the percentages that make resolutions 8% are successful.  The top 10 resolutions made each year are:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Get organized
  3. Spend less, save more
  4. Enjoy life to the fullest
  5. Stay fit and healthy
  6. Learn something exciting
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Help others in their dreams
  9. Fall in love
  10. Spend more time with family

So what are your resolutions?  Your first priority of the New Year should be to renew your CNY Triathlon Club Membership.  Then in order to stay fit and healthy and live life to the fullest participate in spin and yoga classes at the WTF.  You could help others achieve their dreams by volunteering with the CNY Tri club during the summer Wednesday Night Trainings and at the Cazenovia Triathlon.  Or you could register for the Cazenovia Triathlon too.  I think they sound like great resolutions!

 

I personally am looking forward to 2014 and all that it has to offer me.  I have not come up with my resolutions yet but I am sure that a few of mine are on the top 10 list.

 

Even though you may not make resolutions I know we all set goals for ourselves each triathlon season.  I hope all of your goals are met and your dreams come true in 2014.  On behalf of the Executive Board of the CNY Triathlon Board I wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year!!  Here is to 2014!!

 

Maura Donovan

President

January Board Meeting
The January Board meeting will take place on Monday, January 13 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.
Future meetings will take place on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00 to 8:15 PM at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.  If you are interested in attending, please contact the Board at

executiveboard@cnytriathlon.org.

Renew Your Membership Today!

Has your membership expired?  Memberships run from January 1 to December 31, so if you haven’t renewed yet, head over to our website to register again.

To renew your membership go to http://cnytriathlon.org/membership/

Swim Clinics and Triathlon Camps
Swim Clinics – Syracuse – 3 session program - Jan 19th, Feb 2nd, Feb 23rdThe Right Fit MultiSports is excited to announce winter clinics to be held in Syracuse at the South West Pool (behind the Southwest Community Center). Two programs are on offer (Technique Essentials and Technique, Speed and Open Water Essentials) and you can select which program best suits your needs. The programs will be lead by both Karen and Lynn Festa who is an open water specialist and swim coach also with extensive experience. Programs will be limited to 20 participants.

 

Program A – Technique Essentials - 1:30-3:00 PM

 - Cost $80.

 Click Here for Details and Registration information 

 

Program B – Technique, Speed & Open Water Essentials - 3:30-5:00 PM 

- Cost $80.

 

Participate in both programs - 1:30-3:00 PM/3:30-5:00 PM - Experienced athletes that wish to revisit technique essentials and also get the benefit of applying their knowledge to racing might be interested in participating in both programs. Since this will involve three hours of swimming per session, athletes must have a certain level of endurance to participate. A 10% discount will be offered if registering for both. Email Karen for a discount code.

 

Women’s Triathlon Camp – The Adirondack Experience - May 29th – June 1st

Spaces still exist for our second women’s only camp. Based in the Lake Placid region of NY, this camp will combine training with workshops and other fun activities that the Adirondack region has to offer. This camp is a perfect lead in to any athletes looking for guidance in the sport and also for those doing a half ironman or ironman race in 2014.  More details available here 

Member Profile

Name: Annie Porter 

Tell us about yourself.  

I am 28 years old.  I live in Syracuse where I work as a criminal defense lawyer.

 

I have been in the Syracuse area for six years.  Before that, I attended college in Charleston, South Carolina after my small town upbringing in Lyons, New York.  It was in Lyons (hometown of Jim Boeheim- known for little else) where I met my high school sweetheart who is now my husband.

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

My triathlon addiction began in 2010.

 

I began running competitively in high school.  I use the term “competitively” loosely; I was not very good, but running was just something I did.  While in college, I sustained a very bad, right foot “lisfranc” injury and could no longer run.

 

After a year or so of feeling sorry for myself, I started to swim laps and ride the stationary bike at the local YMCA.   When I could finally run again, I decided I would put the three together and I signed up for my first sprint triathlon. 

Who is your Hero? 

I am racking my brain trying to think of someone in the athletic field so that my answer will mesh with this bio, but my hero has always been Thurgood Marshall.  No amount of swimming, biking, or running comes close to his achievements.

 

What is your athletic background?

When I was young I was on every backyard team my brothers didn’t kick me off of.  As I got older, I realized my hand-eye coordination left something to be desired (I couldn’t tag a ghost runner in baseball) and decided to stick to track.  I tried a few different events and even managed to win a sectional title for pole-vaulting (it was not a competitive year for pole-vaulting).

 

In college I threw caution to the wind and signed up for rugby.  As it turns out, I didn’t need hand-eye coordination, just the ability to tackle and an appreciation for cheap beer.  My foot injury is a rugby injury, but it was worth it.

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

It depends on the race.  The run leg is my best friend during a sprint, but my worst enemy in a distance race.  With the swim it is often the opposite.

 

 

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

My first triathlon was Green Lakes.  I had never done an open water swim and I had never worn a wetsuit.  I remember thinking that if I got close enough to a kayak I would ask to be dragged back to shore.  I am glad I stuck it out.

 

What is your favorite race and why? 

Green Lakes is my favorite race, probably because it was my first.  I also love to train there; the trail running is a nice change from running on pavement.

 

What was your worst race and why? 

Without a doubt the 2013 Syracuse 70.3.   The heat got the best of me.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014?

Green Lakes, Syracuse 70.3, and Ironman Lake Placid.

 

What are this year’s goals?

This year is all about the Ironman.  I have some times in mind, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself.

 

I met Steve Plante in 2010 when I was training for my first triathlon.  He told me that the first time I do a triathlon or try a new distance, my goal needs to be to finish.  If you want sound advice, go to Steve Plante.

 

My goal is to stick to the training plan and finish.

 

In five years you hope to…:

Stay in contact with all of the great people I have met through CNY Triathlon and triathlon training.  I love triathlons, but the working out and racing is only half the fun.  Being able to let loose and goof off with the great group of triathlon misfits I’ve met helps me keep everything in perspective.

 

Something most people don’t know about you:

I failed my driver’s test four times.

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details tonewsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

About the CNY Tri Club
CNYTriLogoNY
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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 Syracuse, NY
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Multisport Physical Therapy
 Liverpool, NY
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Manlius, NY 
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We will provide a free consultation (30 min.) for CNY Tri members.
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CNY Triathlon Club | Box 434 | Dewitt | NY | 13214

December 2013 : issue 58

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
December 2013 – Issue 58
In This Issue
Renew Your Membership Today
Winter Training Facility
Computrainer Classes
CNY Tri on the Podium
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Our new meeting schedule is as follows:

 

Odd Months (Jan, Mar, etc) we meet on Thursdays at 5:30 PM
Location: TBD
Even Months (Feb, Apr, etc) we meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Location: TBD
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!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery

( Click here for coupon)

 

 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 
December 21st marks the day of the Winter Solstice.  The Winter solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees.  Or you could easily say that the winter solstice happens when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun.  I am sure not everyone runs to their calendar to mark this day since it is the day with the fewest hours of daylight.  However, if you want to look on the bright side (no pun intended), on December 22nd the days begin to get longer!   Now there is something to celebrate.

 

So let’s celebrate the Winter Solstice.  On December 21st take the opportunity to reflect on the past year and also to look down the road to what lies ahead.  What wishes have you made, what goals have you set?  Will the Elf on the Shelf tell Santa you were good or bad?  And what have you put on your list for Santa?

 

Did you perhaps put a new bike on your list?  Or maybe you set a goal of completing a new triathlon?  Have you thought about asking for a race entry as a gift?  Have you thought about the Cazenovia Triathlon?

 

The Cazenovia Triathlon, will be held on Sunday, August 10th.  It is held at Lakeside Park on East Lake Road in beautiful Cazenovia New York.  It is a gorgeous course with wonderful views.  In order to get ready for this year’s Cazenovia Triathlon, the CNY Triathlon Club will be hosting group rides on the course and open water swims in Caz Lake.  Don’t let fear hold you back, set a new goal, sign up for the Cazenovia Triathlon and Celebrate the Winter Solstice!

 

On behalf of the CNY Triathlon Board of Directors I would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday season!!

 

Maura Donovan

President

December Board Meeting
The December meeting will not be open to everyone.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, stay tuned for the January meeting.

Renew Your Membership Today!

Danger! Danger! Your membership will expire at the end of this month!  Yearly memberships expire on December 31st!  If you haven’t already, sign-up for 2014 and take advantage of all the great opportunities the club has to offer in the winter! Such as the Winter Training Facility (WTF).  We have TONS of things happening this year and we don’t want you to miss out! So renew today!

To renew your membership go to http://cnytriathlon.org/membership/

Winter Training Facility
Monday 6:00 p.m.
Cycle with Sam Sampere.  Get there early because Sam’s class fills up quickly! Sam will provide you with a great workout, but also a few laughs!

 

Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
Yoga with Lisa Baker.  Lisa will teach a class that will keep you strong and centered throughout the winter.

 

Wednesday 12:30 p.m.
LAST CLASS WILL BE DECEMBER 18
Lunchtime cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching.  Helene will lead an hour cycle class that will make you feel a little less guilty about that 3 p.m. snack at the vending machine.

 

Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Cycle with Rich O’Neil.  Rich will start with base building in Nov, Dec and January.  Starting in Feb., Rich will pick up efforts to get you ready for outside riding.

 

Thursday  6:00 p.m.
BEGINNER cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching.  This is a beginning cycling class for those that want to learn how to use an indoor trainer, be more efficient on the bike, shift gears properly, clip and unclip with clipless pedals, grab their water bottles while riding, learn various workouts for indoor training, and most importantly learn to love your bike!

 

Saturday  9:00 a.m.
Cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching.  Helene will give you a great weekend workout to get you ready for race season!

 

YOGA at 10:00 a.m. with Bridget Lichtinger FIRST SUNDAY of each month!

 

10:30 a.m. SUNDAY CYCLE with Sean Severance – Classes will be an hour and will work up to 2 hours later in the season.
  • December 8
  • December 22
  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 23

Computrainer Classes
The CNY Tri Club will be offering two Computrainer classes taught by USAT certified coaches, Sam Sampere and Helene Schmid.

 

  • Classes will be once a week for six weeks (75-90 minutes) starting the week of January 6th and ending the week of February 17th  If you miss out on this round, we will be offering another six week session.
  • Cost is $60.00 for 1x a week for 6 weeks.
  • We must have full payment 7 days after registration.
  • No refunds.  No credit for classes missed.
  • Members can either pick Thursday at 7:15 p.m., OR Friday at 6:00 p.m.  These are the only times available for a coached session and only 4 spots are open for each class.
  • It is a first come, first serve on first choice on either day.
  • Registration will open on Friday, December 6th at 8 a.m., and will close after the first 8 people register.  Registration link: http://bit.ly/CompuClass
  • You will be confirmed which day is available after registration.  If you are assigned your 2nd choice and are unable to make it then your registration can be cancelled.

 

We will be offering non-coached Computrainer times at the WTF.  What does this mean?  We get you all set-up on the computrainer, set a course and away you go.  After you are finished (60-90 minutes), we will shut everything down.  This is NOT a coached session.  A coached session is where they go over your power, watts and give you assigned workouts.  This is just a set ‘em up and go.  It is a great chance to race some friends!  The sessions are $10 per person (60-90 minutes).  We will have info up on this soon.

Member Profile

Name: Maryjo (MJ) Reinhart 

Tell us about yourself.  

I won’t tell you how old I am but I race in the 45-49 age group… I am a RN and work in Hemodialysis and have worked in this specialty area for 26 years. I am the youngest of 5 kids, and grew up in B’ville in the country. I now live in Jamesville with my husband and our 2 Labs – 1 chocolate and 1 black lab. The black lab is a trained Guide Dog from Guiding Eyes. She was my sister’s dog. My sister tragically passed away 3 years ago and they so kindly let me keep her dog. I have put her “back to work” and we do pet therapy, visiting nursing homes and children’s inpatient units.  Besides my work, 4 legged children and training, my husband and I love to travel, hike, winter hike and explore National Parks.

 

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

About 11 years. I started doing tri’s as I was restless just cycling. I didn’t care for the “pack” racing mentality.  I belonged to the Onondaga Cycling Club and knew some members that participated in tri’s, so I went to a Wed tri night and just “watched”. Thought it looked pretty fun but knew nothing about swimming. So I started taking swimming lessons at a Y. Now I know that I did not take them from the “correct” tri coaches but at least it was a start. From there I just became more and more interested and hate to admit it, but more ~competitive.

 

Who is your Hero? 

Chrissie Wellington. I wish I could have that smile throughout a race. It is just priceless. I loved her book – A Life Without Limits. She seems so down to earth, not pretentious and an awesome athlete.

 

What is your athletic background?

I ran a bit of track and cross country in high school but was not too athletic as I had horses I had to tend to after school. My sister and I also participated in many horse shows so this consumed much of my time. Someday I think I would love to ride horses again. They are just so majestic and a lot of fun!

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

Strength, I would have to say is biking ~~ I love hills!!! They can only make you stronger! Weakness of course is swimming. I make myself go to the Chargers Masters Swim at least 2 times a week. Wish I could go more but just can’t fit it all in. I envy the people who swam early in life and are just amazing to watch in the pool.

 

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

My first was the Caz Tri. I don’t think I was a member yet and I knew no one in the “tri world”. I remember being exhausted after the sprint (that is funny now) and thinking I just could never do anything more than that.

 

What is your favorite race and why? 

My favorite has to be the Henderson Harbor Tri. The $$ goes to the Children’s Home in Watertown and it is very well organized and fun. I love the mugs they give out but I think I have collected enough now.

 

What was your worst race and why? 

Worst race was the very first Syracuse 70.3. It was super COLD in the water and if you don’t like to swim this was the perfect storm for me! I felt like I was never going to get out of the water. Then it was a bit rainy on the bike and I crashed. All I can say is, careful of the “white paint” on the corners and braking. The tri world is a never ending learning experience.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014?

I need to race Syracuse 70.3 again and stay upright on the bike. I also will sign up for the Lake Placed ½ Marathon ~ very fun! Henderson Tri of course, Lyme Tri and Delta. I see Delta is doing a double tri – sprint and Olympic—hmmmm sounds intriguing! I also need to do a marathon again and try to qualify for Boston again. I ran Boston in 2008 and would love to experience it again.

 

What are this year’s goals?

Become a more efficient runner off the bike…and of course, improve those swim times. At least I don’t stop every few hundred yards in the water anymore (baby steps!)

 

In five years you hope to…:

Race Lake Placid again in 2015~hopefully…and spend some time with my husband as he will be retired by then.

 

Something most people don’t know about you:

Deathly afraid of snakes! I constantly think I will see one slithering under me when I am swimming. That will be an instant panic attack!

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

Chary Griffin
  • Du The Lakes Duathlon – age group 65-69, 1st with time of 2:08
  • Keuka Triathlon Intermediate distance – age group 65-69, 1st with time of 3:33
  • Massachusetts State Triathlon (Regional qualifier for Nationals) age group 65-69, 2nd with time of 3:21
  • Delta Lake Intermediate distance – age group 65-69, 1st with a time of 3:08
  • US National Championship, Milwaukee Intermediate distance – age group 65-69, 9th with a time of 3:15
  • Pruhealth World Triathlon Grand Finale, London – Intermediate distance, age group 65-69, 9th with a time of 3:08 
If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details tonewsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

About the CNY Tri Club
CNYTriLogoNY
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
Advanced 
Advanced Cyclery
 Syracuse, NY
$100 Off Advanced Bike Fit
MultisportPT 
Multisport Physical Therapy
 Liverpool, NY
10% off 
T2Multisport 
T2 Multisport
Manlius, NY 
www.t2multisport.com

We will provide a free consultation (30 min.) for CNY Tri members.
Veloved 
Véloved Bicycle Repair Company
10% off repairs, bike fits and parts. 
CNY Triathlon Club | Box 434 | Dewitt | NY | 13214

November 2013 : issue 57

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
November 2013 – Issue 57
In This Issue
Renew Your Membership Today
Kona Viewing Party
Resume and Cover Letter Writing Seminar
What’s Happening at the WTF
CNY Tri on the Podium
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Our new meeting schedule is as follows:

 

Odd Months (Jan, Mar, etc) we meet on Thursdays at 5:30 PM
Location: TBD
Even Months (Feb, Apr, etc) we meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Location: TBD
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!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery

( Click here for coupon)

 

 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 
As I write this letter another holiday comes to a close, Halloween, but I am already thinking about another holiday, Thanksgiving.  To me Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays but is often overlooked.  The commercializations of other holidays have us more worried about “Black Friday” than Thanksgiving itself.  This is the one holiday, as citizens of the United States of America, we can call our own.  It doesn’t matter if you are Christian, Jewish or Muslim you can celebrate Thanksgiving as a citizen of this great nation.  Thanksgiving gives us a chance to run turkey trots, eat a lot of great food but most importantly spend time with family and friends.  It also gives us a chance to count our blessings and be thankful.

 

And as President of the CNY Triathlon Club I would like to take this opportunity to count my blessings.  I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve you as President.  I love this club and all the opportunities it has given me that I am so proud to be your President.  I would like to thank our Executive Board and the Board of Directors who work so hard and do it because they love the sport of Triathlon and this club.  I would like to thank all of our Wednesday Night Site Directors and our WTF instructors for all of your hard work and dedication.  Our training would be obsolete if it were not for you!  And finally I would like to thank all of you, our members; if it weren’t for you we would not have a club.  If it weren’t for you we would not be ranked the third largest club in the country which is something to be very proud of.

 

I am blessed to be a member of this club; I am blessed to serve this club and I am extremely blessed to call you all friends.

 

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and Happy Thanksgiving with your families and friends.

 

Maura Donovan

President

New Schedule for Monthly Board Meetings
Our new meeting schedule is as follows:

 

Odd Months (Jan, Mar, etc) we meet on 
Thursdays at 5:30 PM
Location: TBD
 
Even Months (Feb, Apr, etc) we meet on 
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Location: TBD

 

The November meeting will take place on
Thursday, November 14th at 5:30 PM at Kitty Hoynes.

Renew Your Membership Today!

Registration for 2014 is open!

To renew your membership go to http://cnytriathlon.org/membership/

Kona Viewing Party

KONA VIEWING PARTY!

Laci’s Tapas Restaurant

Saturday, November 16, 2013

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Food will be served but we ask all guests to purchase their own drinks! Food will be served from 4-5:30 p.m., and drinks will be served from 4-6:00 p.m.

 

by Tuesday, November 12th

Attendance to this event is a max is 30 people so RSVP today!

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Seminar
Resume and Cover Letter Writing Seminar

Saturday, November 23rd

11 a.m. at the WTF

 

Has it been awhile since you’ve updated your resume and had to write a cover letter? Although you may not be looking for work at the moment, it is always helpful to be up-to-date on how to write an effective resume/letter in today’s tough job market. Bridget Lichtinger, Assistant Director and Career Counselor at Syracuse University, Newhouse School is offering a FREE 1-hour seminar to CNY Tri club members at the WTF on how to make a resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd.

Members are welcome to attend — even bring/drag your high school and college kid(s). If you are interested please email Bridget at bridget.lichtinger@gmail.com

What’s Happening at the WTF
Don’t miss out on the great classes happening at the WTF!

 

Click HERE to see the schedule on our website.

 

Monday 6:00 p.m.

Cycle with Sam Sampere.  Get there early because Sam’s class fills up quickly! Sam will provide you with a great workout, but also a few laughs!

 

Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Yoga with Lisa Baker.  Lisa will teach a class that will keep you strong and centered throughout the winter.

 

Wednesday 12:30 p.m.

Lunchtime cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching.  Helene will lead an hour cycle class that will make you feel a little less guilty about that 3 p.m. snack at the vending machine.

 

Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

Cycle with Rich O’Neil.  Rich will start with base building in Nov, Dec and January.  Starting in Feb., Rich will pick up efforts to get you ready for outside riding.

 

Thursday  6:00 p.m.

BEGINNER cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching.  This is a beginning cycling class for those that want to learn how to use an indoor trainer, be more efficient on the bike, shift gears properly, clip and unclip with clipless pedals, grab their water bottles while riding, learn various workouts for indoor training, and most importantly learn to love your bike!

 

Saturday  9 a.m.

Cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching.  Helene will give you a great weekend workout to get you ready for race season!

 

FIRST SUNDAY of each month starting November 3rd

YOGA at 10 a.m. with Bridget Lichtinger

 

SUNDAY Cycle at 10:30 a.m. with Sean Severance (starting November 17)
Every other Sunday starting November 17th   Sean will start out with an hour cycle and work up to 2 hours later in the season.  For complete list of dates see the Club Calendar.

Member Profile

Name:  Eric Hinman

Tell us about yourself.  I’m an entrepreneur from 9-5 and exercise in the morning and evening. I’m optimistic, passionate, and a creature of habit!  When I try something, I normally go “all in”! I enjoy entertaining, appreciate good food, and like to travel. I live in downtown Syracuse with my girlfriend, Jillian D’Amcio and six year old boxer, Madison.

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?  I’ve been involved in triathlon for three years. My friend, Charlie Breuer got me into road biking, which eventually led to signing up for my first triathlon – Cazenovia. Triathlon has since become a lifestyle. 

Who is your Hero? Passionate people who take on challenging problems, overcome adversity, and succeed inspire me. Elon Musk comes to mind.

What is your athletic background? I played three sports in high school (including track and cross country) and played basketball for one year in college. In college, I become a regular at the gym. After college, I learned fitness isn’t how big your biceps are! I began crossfit-type workouts in 2008 and enjoyed the high intensity. I began supplementing the strength training with cardio, and signed up for some 5k’s, 10k’s, & 15k’s. In 2010 I tackled my first triathlon and was instantly hooked.

 
What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses? My strengths are the bike and run. My weakness is the swim. Someday, I’ll figure that portion out!

 

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most? My first triathlon was Cazenovia sprint in 2010. I started swimming 3 weeks before the race. I had to sidestroke and backstroke my way through the swim. As I passed people on the bike, I couldn’t help but think I should be yelling “slow swimmer coming through”. I finished third and was excited beyond belief. It wasn’t until later that day, I learned there was another “elite” wave that had 20 people. They all had a faster time than I! Being a fierce competitor, it left me hungry for more, so I signed up for the Skinnyman. The most memorable thing I noticed about triathlon is how close-knit the community is. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and rooting for each other. It’s amazing to see competitive people all trading their secrets and helping each other.  I’ve met some of my closest friends through triathlon.

 

What is your favorite race and why?  My favorite race is Ironman Lake Placid, specifically my first one in 2012.  I participated in the race with many of my closest friends. We all shared in the uncertainty of how our mind and body would perform in a grueling endurance race. Entering the water with 2,500 athletes waiting for the cannon to go off, gave me butterflies I’ll never forget. Subsequently, passing through the village of Lake Placid on the bike and run, listening to thousands of people cheering, produced an adrenaline rush second to none. Having so many friends, family, and supporters at the race meant the world to me. When I crossed the finish line, it was empowering and a relief to have finally finished!

 

What was your worst race and why? My worst performing race was Kona 2013. Training consumed my life throughout 2013 and my fitness peaked at the perfect time (in October). I expected to perform well in Hawaii, even in non-customary conditions (heat + wind). The day before the race, I was sick. Unfortunate timing to say the least! During the race, I couldn’t keep anything down on the bike; it turned into a porta-potty crawl. Thoughts of quitting entered my mind. It was a mental battle to keep going, but the reward of finishing and earning a medal was well worth it.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014? IM Texas 70.3. IM Syracuse 70.3, IM Lake Placid, IM Kona (fingers crossed that I qualify!). I’ll also compete in some of the local races (Du The Lakes, Green Lakes, Cazenovia, & Skinnyman) depending on what my Coach, Mike Corona lets me do! I always blame it on him if I can’t race!

 

 

What are this year’s goals?  In 2014, I’d like to return to Kona. I’m out for personal redemption. I need to race well at IM Lake Placid to qualify.

 

In five years you hope to … :  Over the next five years, I’d like to continue living a healthy lifestyle; training, racing, eating healthy and continuing to meet all the wonderful people in the triathlon community. I’d like to make Kona an annual trip – who doesn’t love Hawaii?

 

 

Something most people don’t know about you: While racing, I think about how delicious chocolate milk is going to taste at the finish line. It motivates me to go fast! Also, I’m addicted to Justin’s Maple Almond Butter.

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

No podium finishers were submitted for this month.  If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details to newsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

About the CNY Tri Club
CNYTriLogoNY
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
Advanced 
Advanced Cyclery
 Syracuse, NY
$100 Off Advanced Bike Fit
MultisportPT 
Multisport Physical Therapy
 Liverpool, NY
10% off 
T2Multisport 
T2 Multisport
Manlius, NY 
www.t2multisport.com

We will provide a free consultation (30 min.) for CNY Tri members.
Veloved 
Véloved Bicycle Repair Company
10% off repairs, bike fits and parts. 

October 2013 : issue 56

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
October 2013 – Issue 56
In This Issue
WTF Opening Oct 21
Fall Trashman
CNY Tri on the Podium
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Unless otherwise noted, our Board Meetings are held the secondSunday of each month at the Winter Training Facility in Shoppingtown Mall in Dewitt.  Times will vary depending on the time of year.

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!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery

( Click here for coupon)

 

 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 

35 years ago the first Ironman World Championship was held.  Since the beginning this event has grown into an awesome race filled with drama and inspiration.

 

Every year this race brings together the best of the best and gets other triathletes thinking, could I do that?  The best part of this event is the history, this race started as a challenge between friends to see who were the best athlete swimmers, cyclists or runners?

 

The original Ironman was conceived in 1977 when athletes from a runners club and a swim club started a discussion about which sport created the best endurance athlete.  During this discussion John Collins a commander from the US Navy joined in stating that the five time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx could be the best athlete.  And after the discussion Collins and his wife suggested the ultimate race to settle the debate once and for all, combine the three events.  According to history, Collins announced the event later that year at a swim club banquet saying:  “The gun will go off about 7am, the clock will keep running and whoever finishes first we’ll call the Ironman”.

 

With only 15 athletes competing the very first Ironman, Gordon Hailer, finished in 11:46:58.  The following year, still just 15 athletes competing, fans welcomed the sixth overall finisher and the first female, Lyn Lemaire at 12:55:38.  This same year Barry McDermott, a journalist for Sports Illustrated,did a 10 page spread on the race and the following year there were hundreds of race applications.

 

After 35 years Kona Ironman still remains the greatest event of the sport for triathletes.  Few of us will ever get the chance to race there but I am sure all of us have dreamt of crossing that finish line.  This year we can all cheer and dream on October 12th!  Don’t stop dreaming, don’t stop trying all it takes is one step forward!

Happy Training!

Maura Donovan

Board Meeting
 The October Board of Directors meeting
4:00 PM on Sunday, October 13
at the Winter Training Facility, Shoppingtown Mall, Dewitt.
If you are interested in attending, email the board at:

executiveboard <at> cnytriathlon.org

Renew Your Membership Today!

2014 Membership is OPEN!  Go to http://cnytriathlon.org/membership/ to sign up.

 

Membership registration is for the 2014 calendar year, so renew today and you will be all set through December 2014!

WTF Update of classes

Monday at 12:30 p.m. LUNCHTIME Cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching. 

Helene will lead an hour cycle class that will make you feel a little less guilty about that 3 p.m. snack at the vending machine.

 

Monday at 6:00 p.m. Cycle with Sam Sampere.

Get there early because Sam’s class fills up quickly! Sam will provide you with a great workout, but also a few laughs!

 

Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. (starting Oct. 29) Yoga with Lisa Baker.

Lisa is a certified yoga instructor and triathlete. Lisa will teach a class that will keep you strong and centered throughout the winter.

 

Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. LUNCHTIME Cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching. 

Helene will lead an hour cycle class that will make you feel a little less guilty about that 3 p.m. snack at the vending machine.

 

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Cycle with Rich O’Neil. 

Rich will start with base building in Nov, Dec, and Jan. Starting in Feb., Rich will pick up efforts to get you ready for outside riding.

Thursday at 6:00 p.m. BEGINNER cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching. 

This is a beginning cycling class for those that want to learn how to use an indoor trainer, be more efficient on the bike, shift gears properly, clip and unclip with clipless pedals, grab their water bottles while riding, learn various workouts for indoor training, and most importantly learn to love your bike!

Saturday at 9 a.m. Cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching. 

Helene will give you a great weekend workout to get you ready for race season!

FIRST SUNDAY of each month starting November 3rd YOGA at 10 a.m. with Bridget Lichtinger

Talkin’ Trash!

Trashman

On Saturday October 5th at 9:15 AM, we will hold the Fall version of our Trashman community service Adopt-A- Roadway project. We will gather at Jamesville Beach for an hour of clean up along our favorite Onondaga County roadway, Apulia Rd.

This fall we will be start cleaning our newly expanded area of responibility- a 1.75 mile stretch from Coye Rd south to Palladino Rd. So we’d love to see a great turnout for this. Wear old clothes (no shorts) and bring a pair of heavy duty work gloves.

Of course, we will be having our Trashman bike ride. Ride the infamous 70.3 course, or a shorter 20 to 25 mile route. Or run if you choose.

The Trashman happens rain or shine. Bike or run optional.
Also, there will some random prizes for a couple of lucky Trashmen!

Member Profile

Names:  Genaro Armand Manzano (son extraordinaire) and Jeannie M. Larrea (mummie!!!!!)

Tell us about your family:  We are originally from New York City, born and raised in the Bronx.  After a sabbatical in South Australia, we relocated to the Syracuse area in December 2012 for a new life and job opportunity.  We love the outdoors and trying new things.  Besides all the swimming, biking, and running, we are snowboarders too and can’t wait for the pow days to hit the slopes, in the dead of winter.

 

How long has each of you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up? 

Jeannie:  I am a late to the start line triathlete.  I started training for my first triathlon in 2010, but then was side tracked with an injury.  I completed my first triathlon in June 2011 and have done a few since.  Other injuries sidelined me all this winter so I had a late start to the season.  I started all of this to keep up with my son, who is a ball of energy and thrives on activity and movement.  It is important to me to have a common bond with your child and share something special.  Sports are our thing.  We are our biggest fans!

Genaro:  He was always a hyperactive child and nothing kept him still.  Always wanting to try new things, we thought it would be cute to sign him up for an Ironkids event in St. Petersberg, FL in 2009.  He is a natural at the sport, now completing over 25 events since the age of 9.  I have served as his coach, confidant and training partner this entire time.  Triathlon is something we do as a family.  The challenge of all 3 events and what it takes to complete them is what drives him to continue in the sport.

  

Who is a Hero for each of you? 

Jeannie:  I just adore Chrissie Wellington.  Besides being an amazing athlete, she is just so down to earth.  Her smile and personality are infectious.  Genaro and I met her during her book tour in May 2012.  Genaro is in love with the British culture and brought his Union Jack pillow to the event.  Chrissie signed it and took a picture with us.  Her background as a mere mortal, turned into one of the greatest female athletes of all time, is truly inspiring.  In addition, her charity work and her ability to continuously give back make her a hero in my book.

Genaro: Genaro’s favorite triathlon team is the Browlee brothers.  They are the epitome of the sport and while competitive, they are family first. He just admires their accomplishments and can’t wait to see what else they pull off in the future. He hopes they will compete in longer distance racing.

   

What are each family member’s Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

Jeannie: I have been a swimmer all my life and found it easier to change from pool swimming to open water swimming.  In the metro area, open water swims are in the ocean so the calm lake waters of CNY is soothing.  I learned how to ride a bicycle in 2007 so there is still so much for me to understand about cycling.  And I was never a runner.  I was always intimidated by athletics till my early 30s so this is a challenge all around.

Genaro:  Genaro, bar none is a cyclist. He learned how to ride 2 wheels before he was 4 years old and has never stopped since.  He loves everything about biking and prefers to ride the 2 wheels more than anything else. Swimming and running are secondary. While he is good at the other two disciplines, he just started working on them this last year.

  

What was each family member’s first triathlon and what do they remember most?

Jeannie: Stamford Connecticut KIC IT Triathlon.  Olympic distance.  No coach, no program.  Just trained as best as I could.  I finished close to last.  Genaro met me on the run course (as he does now all the time) to help me through the finish line.  I could have not finished it without him

Genaro:  Ironkids, St. Petersberg, Florida.  Barely could swim, biked an amazing split, walked most of the run, 39:31 was his time.  The entire family was there to cheer him on!

  

What are this year’s goals (family and individual)? 

Family: To take our training and nutrition to the next level.  We want to be serious athletes in the sport and learn how to do this properly.  It is game time for us!

Jeannie:  I want to do IRONMANS.  YES, more than one.  Actually, in my lifetime, I want to travel the world doing them all.  While there are so many sports out there people can enjoy, this is what captivates me the most.

Genaro:  Genaro wants to compete at an elite level and up the game. He wants to compete on a national and international circuit, while balancing his freshman year in high school.

 

   

What, if any, kinds of family workouts do you do together?

We try to work out as a family. It is imperative that family quality time comes first. I came into this sport as a way to keep up with my child, now we workout as part of our routine. We make a point to schedule time and make it work for our family.

  

What keeps the entire family motivated and keeps you coming to the tri events and participating?

We just love the atmosphere, the people and the excitement of it all. It is also important to us that we give back and volunteer whenever we can because we couldn’t race and compete without the wonderful people who give up their time to keep us going. Every time we attend an event, we learn something new, share a laugh and have a great time. It is part of our life.

 

Tell us about competition between family members:

Of course, Genaro is naturally competitive. There is no competition; he wins except when mom has to be mom!  Then I win and I am right :) )

 

   

In five years where do each of you wish to be? 

Jeannie:  I wish to be an ironmom and all around long distance endurance athlete. I want do so many things and explore the world in my early 40s. My son will be off to college and I have to start some new adventures. Kona is just the tip of the mommy and son list of “to do’s”.

Genaro:  By then, he will be 19 and just starting to live his adult life. Knowing Genaro, he won’t define any of that until he is older, but I am sure it will involve athletics and healthy living.

  

Something most people don’t know about each of you: 

Jeannie:  I want to have the opportunity one day to safety patrol the snow mountains in the EU or out West. Ideal dream come true: Avalanche control in the back country. I am in love with snowboarding as much as I enjoy triathlon.

Genaro:  He secretly wants to live the life of the 3 blokes on Top Gear UK. His backup plan…a race car driver. I wish I was 14 again.

 

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

Congratulations to the following members who had a podium finish…or two or three!  If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details tonewsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

 

Ginny Burton
Race: Gillie Girl Distance: Sprint Location: Gillie Lake
Date: July 21, 2013 Place: 2nd F60-64 AG Time: 1:51:02
 
Ginny Burton
Race: Timberman Distance: Sprint Location: Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
Date: August 17, 2013 Place: 2nd F60-64 AG Time: 1:49:50
Ginny Burton
Race: Memorial Hermann 70.3 Distance: Half Ironman Location: Galveston, TX
Date: April 7, 2013 Place: 3rd F60-64 Time: 8:01:47
Molly English-Bowers
Race: Cayuga Lake Triathlon Distance: Intermediate Location: Taughannock Falls State Park
Date: August 4, 2013 Place: 3rd in 50-54 AG Time: 3:14.57
Candy Gibb
Race: Green Lakes Distance: Sprint Location: Fayetteville
Date: June 8, 2013 Place: 3rd in AG Time: 1:29
Ben Rabin
Race: Corporate Triathlon Distance: Mini-Sprint Location: Jamesville, NY
Date: August 22, 2013 Place: 3rd Overall Time: 48:36

 

Michael Sherman
Race: Cayuga Lake Triathlon Distance: Sprint Location: Taughannock Falls State Park
Date: August 4, 2013 Place: 3rd in AG Time: 1:29:31
Peter Winkler
Race: Keuka Lake Tri Distance: Intermediate Location: Penn Yan, NY
Date: June 2, 2013 Place: 2nd in AG Time: 3:23:11
Peter Winkler
Race: Finger Lakes Triathlon Distance: Intermediate Location: Canandaigua, NY
Date: September 8, 2013 Place: 1st in AG Time: 3:16:46

 

About the CNY Tri Club
CNYTriLogoNY
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
Advanced 
Advanced Cyclery
 Syracuse, NY
$100 Off Advanced Bike Fit
MultisportPT 
Multisport Physical Therapy
 Liverpool, NY
10% off 
T2Multisport 
T2 Multisport
Manlius, NY 
www.t2multisport.com

We will provide a free consultation (30 min.) for CNY Tri members.
Veloved 
Véloved Bicycle Repair Company
10% off repairs, bike fits and parts. 

September 2013 : issue 55

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
CNY Triangle Logo
CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
September 2013 – Issue 55
In This Issue
The Cazenovia Triathlon
WTF Opening Oct 21
Fall Trashman
Call Out for Podium Finishers
Team RWB Eagle Ride
Quick Links
Board Meeting
Unless otherwise noted, our Board Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at the Winter Training Facility in Shoppingtown Mall in Dewitt.  Times will vary depending on the time of year.

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!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery( Click here for coupon)

 

 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

T2 Multisport

(Click here for coupon)

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 
On Monday, September 2, 2013 history was made.  After four unsuccessful attempts of trying to swim from Cuba to Key West without a shark tank, Diane Nyad tried it one more time.  On her fifth try she swam 110 miles in less than 53 hours and on September 2nd she swam to shore on a beach in Key West.  As she got closer to her finish line the US Coast Guard boats guided her to shore and many fans waded into the water to cheer her on.  As she stood up out of the water her first words were, “You should never, ever give up”.

 

 

Due to the fact that Diane had announced that this would be her last attempt she refused to give up but she also turned to some experts for their help.  She had a group of swimmers and divers ahead of her keeping the jelly fish away.  She also hired an expert who works with jelly fish to come up with the mask she wore to protect her face and this person also kept watch for the jelly fish as Diane swam.  Diane was also lucky that there weren’t any shark sightings during her swim.

 

This story showed me that sometimes you have to turn to other people for help in order to accomplish your dreams.  It could be your coach, your family, your friends or the person keeping the jelly fish away from you but most importantly It taught me giving up isn’t an option.

 

As the tri season comes to a close and we reflect on races that we completed, are there any goals that you set for yourself last year that weren’t accomplished this year?  I know I had a couple of goals that weren’t accomplished.  However, I can’t look behind me I have to move forward and “never, ever give up” and I encourage you to do the same.  Just because the nights are getting cooler and the days are getting shorter does not mean that training is over … training has just begun for next year’s goals.   Mark your calendar for October 21st, opening day at the WTF!!

 

 

Happy Training!

Maura Donovan

PS:  I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped out with the Cazenovia Triathlon.  This race could not take place without our awesome volunteers and the participants too.  It was a fabulous event!  And a special shout out and thank you to Sam Sampere and Rich O’Neil for all of your hard work!

Board Meeting
 The September Board of Directors meeting
6:00 PM on Sunday, September 15
at the Winter Training Facility, Shoppingtown Mall, Dewitt.
If you are interested in attending, email the board at:

executiveboard <at> cnytriathlon.org

CNY Triathlon Club’s Cazenovia Triathlon and Aquabike
270 racers completed one of the numerous triathlon or aquabike races, on a challenging course, at the 13th Annual Cazenovia Triathlon and Aquabike, Central New York’s premier multisport event. Each year, the race continued to improve, and this year was no different. Spectacular weather greeted the races along with smooth waters and calm wind conditions.

 

New this year included a dedicated swim warmup area, a transition area which removed the unpopular uphill bike start, new flagging, fencing and buoys, tons of volunteers, some great swag, and several new corporate and business sponsors. The Caz Tri backpacks have been seen all over town, including sightings at the Fair and the Green Lakes Endurance Run amongst other places!

 

Our club thanks all the participants, the volunteers who made the execution of this race so amazing, and all our sponsors, including Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, Burdick GMC, Sun Chevrolet, Byrne Dairy, The Rabin Law Firm, and Gannon’s Isle. Please visit the Caz Tri website for a complete list of race sponsors.

 

We would also like to add a special thank you to Bike Loft East for their amazing bike race support team.

 

After completing the race, our athletes were greeted with beautiful spread from Angotti’s Family Restaurant and ice cream from Gannon’s. The ice cream was the highlight of the race for most athletes. Long gone are the pint glass prizes, replaced by gorgeous custom handcrafted ceramic creations by local ceramist Sarah Wilson.

 

Please keep August 10, 2014 open for the 14th installment of this race. Look for even more enhancements. Tell your friends – we want them to race, too! Questions and comments can be directed to

 

Thanks,

Sam Sampere

The Winter Training Facility (WTF) Opens Mon, Oct 21st!

Just because the weather is turning cooler doesn’t mean we stop training! The WTF will be opening on Monday, October 21st for club members to keep their fitness up over the winter season and to have a little fun!

There is no registration needed. Just show up for a great workout. The WTF is located in the Community Wing of Shoppingtown Mall. For more details go to: http://cnytriathlon.org/winter-training-facility/

2013-2014 Class Schedule (subject to change)

Monday at 6:00 p.m. Cycle with Sam Sampere.

Get there early because Sam’s class fills up quickly! Sam will provide you with a great workout, but also a few laughs!

Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (starting Oct. 29) Yoga with Lisa Baker.

Lisa is a certified yoga instructor and triathlete. Lisa will teach a class that will keep you strong and centered throughout the winter.

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Cycle with Rich O’Neil. 

Rich will start with base building in Nov, Dec and January. Starting in Feb., Rich will pick up efforts to get you ready for outside riding.

Thursday at 6:00 p.m. BEGINNER cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching. 

This is a beginning cycling class for those that want to learn how to use an indoor trainer, be more efficient on the bike, shift gears properly, clip and unclip with clipless pedals, grab their water bottles while riding, learn various workouts for indoor training, and most importantly learn to love your bike!

Saturday at 9 a.m. Cycle with Helene Schmid from Véloved Multisport Coaching. 

Helene will give you a great weekend workout to get you ready for race season!

FIRST SUNDAY of each month starting November 3rd YOGA at 10 a.m. with Bridget Lichtinger

Save the Date for the Fall Trashman!

Trashman

Save the time and date for this year’s Fall edition of the Trashman…

Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 AM
We will meet at Jamesville Beach Park and, after an hour of clean up of Apulia Road, we will embark on a leisurely Fall bike ride.  You can either tour the Syracuse Ironman 70.3 course or choose a shorter option.
We hope to see you there!

Attention All Podium Finishers!!

Podium

It has been noticed recently that the Podium Finishers section of the newsletter disappeared.  So, lets bring it back!  We are calling out to anyone who has had a podium finish so far in 2013. (Triathlons or duathlons only, please!)

Please send the following information to newsletter@cnytriathlon.org:

  • Your name
  • Race name, distance, and location
  • Date
  • Place you finished
  • Time

First Annual Team RWB Eagle Ride

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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August 2013 : issue 54

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
August 2013 – Issue 54
In This Issue
The Cazenovia Triathlon
CNY Tri Club Annual Summer Picnic
Member Profile
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Unless otherwise noted, our Board Meetings are held the secondSunday of each month at the Winter Training Facility in Shoppingtown Mall in Dewitt.  Times will vary depending on the time of year.

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!

Club Discounts
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Multisport Physical Therapy(Click here for coupon)

 

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Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

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Letter from the President 

Dear CNY Triathlon Members,

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our members who participated in the Lake Placid Ironman 2013!!  You are all true inspirations.  To have the courage to train for months, stand on that start line and take on that course is truly amazing!  No matter how the day ended for you, crossing the finish line for the first time or the fourth time; finishing the 140.6 miles with a PR or not finishing, you should be so proud of yourselves because we as a club are very proud of you!!!

 

I would also like to remind you that it is NOT too late to sign up for the CAZENOVIA TRIATHLON!!!  This triathlon is a fundraiser for the CNY Triathlon club and as a member we would love to have you join us as a participant or as a volunteer.  There are some great goodies for those who do participate including a beautiful finisher’s medal!!!  Go towww.cnytriathlon.org in order to register!

 

And finally mark your calendars and make sure you sign up for the Club’s annual picnic on Sunday, August 25th.  The day begins with a member only mini triathlon at 8 AM; the Kid’s Triathlon at 10:00 AMand the food will be served at 11 AM.  Go to www.cnytriathlon.org to register for the picnic!

 

Happy Training!

 

Maura Donovan

President

Board Meeting
 The August Board of Directors meeting
time and date is TBD.
A separate email will be sent once
the time and date are determined.
If you are interested in attending, email the board at:

executiveboard <at> cnytriathlon.org

The Cazenovia Triathlon

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Join us for the most exciting race of the year

In the beautiful Village of

Cazenovia, NY

The CNY Triathlon Club’s

Premier Event

 

The Cazenovia Triathlon

Sunday, August 11th

8:00 AM Start

Lakeside Park on East Lake Road

The day includes both sprint and Olympic distance courses

Don’t Miss out!

Register today at

http://www.active.com/triathlon/cazenovia-ny/8-11-cazenovia-triathlon-and-aquabike-13th-annual-2013

CNY Tri Club Annual Summer Picnic
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 (rain or shine)8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

RSVP at http://bit.ly/2013ClubPicnic

DEADLINE: AUGUST 16th.

There will be giveaways and raffles!

 

DINOSAUR IS BACK!  They will bringing out the smoker to cook us up some ribs and chicken! YUM!!!!

Members:           $10.00

Guests:                $16.00

Children 16 and under are free!

 

Mail checks no later than August 16 to: CNY Triathlon Club, PO Box 434, Dewitt NY 13214.

 

*Adult Tri begins at 8 a.m.

**Kids Tri race begins at 10 a.m.

***Picnic begins at 11 a.m.

Member Profile

Name:  Mike Brookins

Tell us about yourself. I am the television meteorologist on the networks of CNYcentral which are NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6 and CNYcentral.com. If you see me show up at a group ride or triathlon practice you can be assured the weather will be OK.  This benefit actually ends up hurting my own training because I’m always training in cooler, less windy weather. And that doesn’t always happen on race day, AKA Syracuse 70.3 in 2013. I work weekends so I end up using a lot of my work vacation days for races.  I’m married with three daughters.

 

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

I have been involved in the sport since the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse race was announced in the fall of 2009. I had run a few 5ks and my first Mountain Goat Run. When I read in the Post-Standard that the race was coming to town I decided at that point to get into triathlon and soon after purchased my triathlon bike. I signed up for the inaugural race and trained solely for that race for almost a year.  I decided to get into the sport because I had to stop racing BMX bikes due to multiple concussions from crashing.  I also was about to turn 40 and wanted to get into better shape, which I have!

 

 

Who is your Hero? 

In the triathlon world I would have to say Craig Alexander. He has dominated the sport for the past few years at long distance racing. He seems to successfully balance the pressure to race and win with raising or being part of a family, which is important to me too.

 

What is your athletic background?

As a child I was always playing different sports from soccer, to basketball to football. But at the age of 7 I got my first BMX bike and was racing it by 9. I continued on with the sport until my middle 30s, racing all around the eastern USA in state and national series. I still have my Redline cruiser in case one of my kids wants to get into the sport.

 

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

My strength would have to be biking, coming from a cycling background in BMX. I pretty much rode all over Rochester most every day while growing up. And after almost every bike ride, I wished I had more time to keep on going. My weakness would be my swim where I’m usually middle of the pack. I find it hard to get in pool time, especially during the off season. It’s so much easier for me to hit the bike trainer in the basement or throw on my sneakers for a run.

 

 

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

My first ever triathlon was the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse in 2010. What I remember most is crossing the finish line at the Inner Harbor and not believing what I had just accomplished. It brought tears to my eyes and my wife’s knowing how long I trained for this one race and how badly I wanted to just complete it. The time it took me was irrelevant.

 

What is your favorite race and why? 

My favorite race is the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse because it was my first ever triathlon and the most difficult course I have ever raced. I have raced it every year, a total of 4 times now. With athletes from around the country and world, some gunning for a world championship slot, others just to best their own times, I have always had a great time. No matter how bad the weather was.

 

What was your worst race and why?  

My worst race ever would have to be the Syracuse Ironman 2012 when I completely fell apart on the run. I blamed the heat, humidity & sunshine but likely pushed too hard on the bike. I came into the 2013 race with a better game plan after licking my wounds from the year before and showed some gains.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2013?

I will be racing the Rochester intermediate distance triathlon in August, the Skinnyman sprint triathlon in September and then racking my bike and focusing on the Empire State Marathon in October and the Disney Marathon in January.

 

What are this year’s goals? 

I want to move closer to the front of the pack at races versus the middle where I have been the past year or two. I hope to get some formal swim coaching this off season to help that part of my game.

 

In five years you hope to … :

I hope to be still racing in a lot of local CNY races. After traveling to BMX races around the country for years and now having children, I love any race that takes less than an hour to get to. Also, I plan to race a full distance Ironman race once my kids are all in school full-time and I have more time to train.

 

Something most people don’t know about you:

In addition to triathlons I’m a Disneyworld addict and enjoy visiting the Orlando theme parks most every year. My 3 daughters are my additional enablers. I’m also a parrot-head, a big fan of Jimmy Buffet and have been to quite a few of his shows.

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.

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July 2013 : issue 53

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
July 2013 – Issue 53
In This Issue
The Cazenovia Triathlon
CNY Tri Club Annual Summer Picnic
Member Profile
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Unless otherwise noted, our Board Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at the Winter Training Facility in Shoppingtown Mall in Dewitt.  Times will vary depending on the time of year.

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!

Club Discounts
Advanced Cyclery 

 

Multisport Physical Therapy

 

T2 Multisport

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

Letter from the President 

Dear Fellow Tri Members,

This year the World Triathlon Corporation, also known as The Ironman, has put together a competition for the Tri Clubs across the country.   It is known as the Ironman Triclub Competition and for every club member who participates in an Ironman race we as a club will earn points.  So if you are participating in Ironman Lake Placid; Irongirl; any 70.3 Ironman races; National Championship races or ironkids we will earn points for the club and the overall competition.

 

For example we had 143 club members participate in the Syracuse 70.3 race as individuals, as relay teams and in Ironkids and because of the points we racked up there we were able to win the Division I championship for that race.  The points we earned there also put us into 7th place overall behind the likes of San Diego, FCA Endurance, Houston, LA, Rocky Mountain and Las Vegas tri clubs.

Here are ways that you can earn points for the club.

  1. You can earn points just by racing Iron Girl races, IRONKIDS fun runs, contributing to the Foundation, volunteering or having relay’s race.
  2. The Top 5 clubs in each Division at the end of the year achieve IRONMAN TriClub Podium status and with that comes lots of goodies e.g. guaranteed entries (50), free 70.3 entries, VIP passes, champion’s patch that can put on your websites and kits, etc.
  3. The top pt. getting club in each Division will be named the 2013 Global TriClub Champion. A special set of goodies goes with this distinguished award
  4. We give bonus points to clubs who race in our regional championships. We have three regional championships left this year: IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Stevens (WA); Maytag IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead (MI); IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka (Ontario, Canada).  Please note:  Muskoka also has 100 slots for the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Besides having the clubs compete against each other the WTC puts on a great social gathering for the clubs at the Ironman races.  As club members we have been invited to the TriClub Social on Friday, July 26th from 3-5 PM at the Lake Placid Convention Center on Main Street.  If you plan to be in Lake Placid that weekend you will find the invitation on our Facebook page to RSVP to attend.  The only requirement to attend is to be a member of the club you do not have to participate in the Ironman.

 

If you are participating or volunteering up at Lake Placid make sure you register as a CNY Triathlon member.  You can do that at race registration/packet pickup; at the volunteer check-in or at the Social on Friday evening.

 

Also if you are planning on participating in any other Ironman races i.e Irongirl or 70.3 races this year make sure you register as a CNY Tri Club member.  I think we have it in us to pass the six clubs ahead of us and prove to the world we are the best TRI CLUB AROUND!!!

 

Happy Training!

Maura

 

PS: Good Luck to our club members who will be participating in the Musselman Triathlon on July 14th!  We are all cheering for you!!

Board Meeting
The June Board of Directors meeting will be held

at 3:00 PM at Winter Training Facility, Shoppingtown, DeWitt

on Sunday, July 14th.

If you are interested in attending, email the board at: executiveboard <at> cnytriathlon.org

The Cazenovia Triathlon

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Join us for the most exciting race of the year

In the beautiful Village of

Cazenovia, NY

The CNY Triathlon Club’s

Premier Event

 

The Cazenovia Triathlon

Sunday, August 11th

8:00 AM Start

Lakeside Park on East Lake Road

The day includes both sprint and Olympic distance courses

Don’t Miss out!

Register today at

http://www.active.com/triathlon/cazenovia-ny/8-11-cazenovia-triathlon-and-aquabike-13th-annual-2013

CNY Tri Club Annual Summer Picnic
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013 (rain or shine)8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

RSVP at http://bit.ly/2013ClubPicnic

DEADLINE: AUGUST 16th.

There will be giveaways and raffles!

 

DINOSAUR IS BACK!  They will bringing out the smoker to cook us up some ribs and chicken! YUM!!!!

Members:           $10.00

Guests:                $16.00

Children 16 and under are free!

 

Mail checks no later than August 16 to: CNY Triathlon Club, PO Box 434, Dewitt NY 13214.

 

*Adult Tri begins at 8 a.m.

**Kids Tri race begins at 10 a.m.

***Picnic begins at 11 a.m.

Member Profile

Name: Jackie Egle Capella

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

I have been involved in Triathlon for about seven years.  Like many things I do it all started with a dare.  My friends know I am a sucker for a well placed dare.

 

Who is your hero?

Wow, that is tough.  I know so many people who have overcome huge obstacles in their lives.  There is no way I could pick just one.  Wake up everyday and be thankful, be kind, do the best you can – my definition of a hero.

 

What is your athletic background?

Mostly skiing, gymnastics and track (I was a sprinter.  I know – seems improbable, right).  But really you name it – my dad and grandfather made sure we experienced as many sports as possible.  I cannot really cook but I can ice skate, fish, horseback ride, throw a baseball, sail….and drive a standard.

 
What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

I love to run.  I do not love to bike.  Enough said.

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

My first triathlon was Cazenovia.  I remember standing on the lake shore the night before the race with a friend of mine and saying “This is the stupidest thing I have ever done.”  I have since said that same thing a million times – rock climbing, participating in a fireball eating contest (see dare statement above) and learning to shoot a shotgun come to mind.

What is your favorite race and why? 

My favorite race is the Finger Lakes Tri.  It is a beautiful course and a well run race.

What was your worst race and why?

Great timing on the worst race question.  It has to be this year’s Syracuse 70.3.  The run was a death march.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2013?

Behind me are; Columbia Tri, Green Lakes and Syracuse 70.3.

Still in front of me are; Cazenovia, Skinnyman and Finger Lakes.

What are this year’s goals?

This year, like every year, my foremost goal is to have fun.  Ok, who am I kidding… people who know me would call me a liar if I did not include a goal of doing well – I can be a bit competitive.

 

In five years you hope to … :

In five years I hope to have launched my children (Alex, 19 and Abby, 17) to wonderful, purposeful lives. And then I am buying a really cool sailboat.

 

Something most people don’t know about you…:

  • I love old school disco music.  And tend to sing it while I am riding.
  • I love to camp in a tent.
  • I have a group of the best friends a person could ask for.  Wait, maybe that does not belong in this category, because if you know any of them then you know that about me.

About the CNY Tri Club
CNYTriLogoNY
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…
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 Syracuse, NY
$100 Off Advanced Bike Fit
MultisportPT 
Multisport Physical Therapy
 Liverpool, NY
10% off 
T2Multisport 
T2 Multisport
Manlius, NY 

www.t2multisport.com

We will provide a free consultation (30 min.) for CNY Tri members.
Veloved 
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10% off repairs, bike fits and tune ups. 
CNY Triathlon Club | Box 434 | Dewitt | NY | 13214