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September 2014 : issue 66

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | DeWitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 

September 2014 – Issue 66  
In This Issue
Letter from the President
CNY Tri on the Podium
Member Profile
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Monday, September 8, 7:15 p.m., WTF, Shoppingtown Mall.
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
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 Club Members,

 

I would like to start this letter with an apology. Last month when I was thanking our site directors for their time and dedication I omitted one name, Pete Winkler, from our Jamesville site. Pete, I am sorry and I would like to thank you for all of your help this past season and to let you know that we all appreciate you.

 

The Kids Triathlon Club completed their training August 24 with a fabulous triathlon. Our young club members worked very hard and all did amazing. Thank God they aren’t in my age group! Congratulations on a job well done. And thank you to four amazing women who went above and beyond the call of duty. These four coached these young triathletes and we could not have done it without them: Caryl Kinney, Christine Wilbur Brown, Denise Napoli and Renee Williams.

 

I would also like to thank our members who volunteered and participated in the Cazenovia Triathlon on August 10. We appreciate your support.

 

Finally, congratulations to all of you. This week I received a surprise email from the Ironman Club Program, announcing that we took second place at the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Timberman! Competing against other tri clubs across the country in the Tri Club Program we took second place.

 

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Timberman and thank you!!

 

Safe training and have fun!

Maura Donovan

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

This is far from a complete list, but to compile more, I need to hear from YOU!

 

Corporate Tri, Jamesville, August 21: Rabin Law Firm(Ben Rabin and Tanya McGuire) were the second place team overall (not co-ed).

Cazenovia Triathlon, August 10: Ben and Jocelyn Rabin both took third in their age groups.
Oswego Sprint Triathlon, June 14: In the Women’s 50-54 age group, Lynn Douglas took first place, Molly English-Bowersfinished second and Mary Ryan placed third. A sweep for the club!

Henderson Harbor Sprint Triathlon, July 12Mary Ryan

placed first in the 50-54 age group. Woot!! Also at Henderson,Jocelyn Rabin  placed first in her AG, and Ben was third in his.
 
If you want to be recognized for your podium finish, please send details to newsletter@cnytriathlon.org.

Member Profile

 
Joslyn MacDougall

 

Tell us about yourself. I am 36 years old, a wife to a great guy and mom of two amazing kids who are 9 and 11. Originally from Long Island, I came to Oswego for college where I met Kevin (my husband). We moved to Boston for a short time and when it was time to raise a family we moved back to Central New York. I teach water fitness part time at the North Area Family YMCA and occasionally yoga there as well. I also teach yoga at Tai Kai BJJ and Mixed Martial Arts in Liverpool, and a few other places locally.

 

Who is your hero? Honestly this is not something I have put much thought into. There are many people I look up to in many ways because they invoke in me a feeling of inspiration and WOW. When I see someone doing something they never thought they could do, that they did what they set their mind to do–that is to me what makes a hero.

 

What is your athletic background? Ha! Athletic background! Me! NOT! I was one of the least athletic people ever growing up. I have been trying to remember my best mile running time in high school, and I honestly believe it was over 19 minutes. I can almost guarantee that I didn’t run the entire thing; I walked most of it. I was a theater/music girl in school.

 

What are your triathlon strengths and weaknesses? I feel my strongest event in triathlon is the swim. While I may not be the fastest swimmer, I am confident in the water and I just keep pulling. Now if I could only swim straighter. As for weakness, the run. I hated running! Never, never, never thought I would do a triathlon because of that. But once I began running with a good friend (Maria Bradshaw, you know it’s you), I realized that it wasn’t quite as bad as I thought. Though it is something I still mentally struggle with (as my coach and husband will attest to when it comes to certain run workouts, I get the look or get lectured for whining….which I really try not to do…but…).

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most? My first triathlon was a Y not Tri put on by the North Area Family YMCA over at the Cato Recreation Center in the summer of 2010. I had run my first 5K a few months before and had a friend who was participating in sprints and I thought, well if she could do it and I can swim and she has a difficult time in the water, then I can at least try this triathlon thing. It was a 400-yard pool swim and a nine-mile hilly ride and 1.5-mile track run. There are two things I remember most about this event–having the other participants and coaches and family members cheering everyone on! After I had finished and was talking with my family and friends I saw the last few people out there and the gal who got me into triathlon and running has gotten it into my head we are much like the Marines, NEVER leave anyone out there alone. So, with Maria in my head, I went out there and ran along the wonderful woman I now know to be Mary Moore to keep her moving forward to finish her first triathlon too!

 

What is your favorite race and why? Hands down my favorite race is mini-Musselman. I have participated in the sprint since 2011 and the past two years have volunteered in the water during the half ironman distance the following day. It is well organized. The support from the local community and the racers is outstanding and the Finger Lakes area is just so beautiful. This was my first sprint race and so it holds a special place in my heart because I felt so supported and welcomed by all the athletes in my age group and the volunteers and just everyone I encountered there. This is my go-to race every year. One day I will do the Double Mussel.

 

What was your worst race and why? Worst race would probably have to be Cayuga Lake Olympic Tri last year (2013). Not for the race itself, because it is a beautiful course and very well run, but for bad fueling and mechanical errors. There is a good size climb right out of T-1 so you don’t really have any momentum to get up the hill with much speed. Not to mention that I had not really been training on hills and wasn’t very proficient in where my gears should be. I dropped my chain about five miles into the 25-mile ride. It wasn’t just dropped, but I jammed it in the crank. So I was off my bike, “attempting” to get it out with a stick, when the neutral support truck came up and got me set. They even held my saddle and gave me a push back onto the course. After grumbling through and trying to get a decent ride in, I had a great T2 and pushed too hard on the first loop of the run. As I came back in toward transition my husband was there cheering me on and just as I hear him my quads start to cramp! The kind of cramp that you can barely walk let alone run. Regained some composure, but was not happy with how I felt the rest of the race. So my takeaway from that race was to train some more hills, gain confidence climbing and better pacing on longer runs. And how to fuel properly!

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014? Syracuse Half Marathon (pictured at left), Green Lakes Tri, Syracuse 70.3 (my first 70.3), Mini Musselman, Cayuga Lake Olympic, Corporate Triathlon, Dave Parcells Madison Triathlon (Conn., an ocean water sprint triathlon), Wineglass Marathon (my first 26.2).

 

What are this year’s goals? Finish strong at Syracuse 70.3 was goal No. 1. (This was achieved and exceeded!) Have no issues at Cayuga Lake. (This too was accomplished! Huge PR even if I subtract my estimated time off the bike from the previous year). Finish my first full marathon (currently questioning my sanity with this training).

 

In five years you hope to … Just be happy and healthy. Not setting too many long-term goals right now. Just trying to be the best me I can be.

 

Something most people don’t know about you. I was a zookeeper. I worked at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston for a few years before moving back to Central New York.

 

What triathlon has taught you. To endure. Physical pain, mental struggles, they will always be there. It is how you face and push through them that make the outcome better or worse. Keeping positive through that struggle to endure and strive and survive. My motto this year has been Suffer, Sweat, Smile, Succeed! In life and in triathlon.

 

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

 

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

P.O. Box 434
DeWitt, New York 13214
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August 2014 : issue 66

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

 

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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | DeWitt, NY 13214

www.cnytriathlon.org 

August 2014 – Issue 65 
In This Issue
Board Meeting Date Change
Kids Tri
IMLP Race Report
Member Profile
Quick Links

Board Meeting
Change in date!

 

Monday, August 25, 7:15-8:30 p.m.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
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 Members,

Mark your calendars. The annual CNY Triathlon Club’s picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 24. I hope you all can make it. The day will be filled with the Kids Tri Club’s triathlon as well as the adult triathlon followed by a great picnic served by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The price for our members is $15 and guest cost is $18; children 16 and under are free.
The adult triathlon will start at 8 a.m.; the kid’s triathlon race will start at 10 a.m., followed by the picnic from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to relax and hang out with your friends. Click on the link below to find out more and to register for the picnic.
Link to register for the picnic: http://bit.ly/CNYPicnic2014
Let’s also remember our club’s triathlon, Cazenovia, is Sunday, August 10. Encourage everyone to register for the race or to volunteer. This event is a great race and I would suggest everyone try it out. I always tell people if I can do this race (twice) anyone can do this race. This is a great opportunity for you to participate in a great race and support your club. Sign up!!
And finally as a reminder the last Wednesday Night Training is August 6. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our site directors, Bridget Lichtinger, Stacey Keefe, Mindy Lu 

Gaffney, Tom Stern, Eric Prager and Mike Gasparek. Your dedication to the club and the sport of triathlon is inspiring. On behalf of the club I want to let you know that you are appreciated! I would also like to thank all of our members who donated their time to the club and volunteered on a Wednesday evening. We could not do this without you.

Safe training!

Maura Donovan
President
CNY Triathlon Club

August Board Meeting
The August board meeting will take place on Monday, August 25, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Winter Training Facility at Shoppingtown Mall.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Board atexecutiveboard@cnytriathlon.org.

Kids Tri is August 24
At the end of the season we will have an official KIDS TRIATHLON RACE in conjunction with the end of the year CNY Tri Picnic on August 24. The race is run just like an adult tri–it has swim waves, t-shirts, race numbers, body marking, swim caps and a medal after crossing the finish line.

 

Children and parent(s) MUST be current members in order for the child or children to participate in the Kids Tri Club program. You can register under the family membership–see membership page to register.  **When registering for family please make sure to check the box on the Active.com registration form that YOU (as the person registering) are a member of the team…then add team members.

 

IM Lake Placid Race Report
By Lauren McIndoo Knight

 

This was my fourth time at Ironman Lake Placid, and each time has been a unique adventure! After months of training and preparation, I planned for everything to come together on race day, July 27. This year, I felt better trained than ever, and was ready to have a personal best time. I showed up in Lake Placid a few days ahead of time, to get settled, do some light swimming, biking and running, and gather with my family and friends as I got ready to give it my all.

 

When race day arrived, my entire family popped out of bed at 4 a.m. (not an easy task!), enthusiastically got dressed and headed out the door. When I arrived for body marking, I hugged my daughter goodbye and she wished me good luck as she headed to her volunteer position as a lifeguard. Pump tires, check! Fill water bottles, check! Last potty stop, check! After all, I’d done this before, so it felt like a smooth routine. A long line of weepy hugs and good luck wishes, then we headed to the beach and my family sent me on my way.

 

I barely felt nervous before entering the water. I was well prepared to head for the cable and have a strong swim, and that’s exactly what I did. Got out of the first lap right about when I planned to, and headed out for the second, feeling great. So far, so good….

 

Well, it was shortly after this that Mother Nature decided to throw a few curve balls.

 

On the way out for the second loop, the thunder started to rumble. By the time I had rounded the second buoy and was heading for the beach, the lightning was getting more noticeable. I was pushing as hard as I could, but soon met a wall of kayakers, ordering me to head left to the shore immediately. Yes, I did try to sneak around them, but they were having none of that. To the shore I went, extremely frustrated. Was I disqualified for not finishing? I was so close, at 2.22 miles….

 

At the shore, it was very chaotic. We were being pulled from the water as quickly as possible, with each athlete turning to grab the next couple of people behind them. I don’t remember much about running barefoot down Mirror Lake Drive in the thunder and lightning–other than watching the lake and seeing the people still coming in, and the lifeguards helping everyone–wondering if my daughter was safe. Ironman requires one kind of toughness that I know I can tackle, but throw the “mommy worry” into the equation and I wasn’t sure I had enough in me. I had to trust that the same volunteers and athletes keeping me safe were taking care of her, too.

 

Lucky for me, my own mommy was volunteering in the transition tent! After a quick pep talk, and another by my buddy Tanya as she handed me my bike, I was off to ride 112 miles–wondering how long this storm would last. Having what amounted to my own pit crew certainly helped!

 

The first 20 miles or so on the bike were some of the scariest I’ve ever experienced. I was not prepared for the Keene descent (which I usually LOVE!) with wet brakes, and rain that felt like bullets. Freezing, barely able to open my eyes, feeling like I was dodging lightning bolts and holding on for dear life, I wondered if this ride was courageous or stupid? I eventually made it safe and sound, and the rain even stopped! The sun came out, and everyone on the course started to smile….I was safe and, fortunately, I did not see anyone take a spill on the treacherous roads. At the next rest stop I learned that my daughter was safe, and then I was relieved and ready to get down to business!

 

The rest of the bike ride was largely uneventful, and I felt better and better as the miles wore on. One last storm on the way back to town on the second loop, just so Mother Nature could remind us she was in charge, and we were done. Oh yeah, except for the issue of the marathon….

 

With so many great spectators and volunteers everywhere you turn, the marathon miles seem to click away at a steady pace. As that finish line gets closer, the euphoria (delirium?) sets in, you can hear Mike Reilly and the crowd and it’s a wonderful, exciting feeling. I know my family and friends are all waiting right at the finish line, in what seems like the biggest cheering section of all. I was about to not only have a personal best, but meet my own “stretch goal” (in real time, not just in this silly “adjusted time” that Ironman has to give us), and I couldn’t be more excited after everything that had happened. As I passed through the arch and the catcher grabbed onto me, he asked me if I was OK. I told him that I felt like I had won.

 

This year’s  Ironman sure felt a lot more insane than it is even designed to be, but everything came together for me in a spectacular way. I owe a huge thank you and hugs to my amazing family and friends for all of their support along the way and, especially, on race day! And, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers that I don’t know by name but help to make this event safe, smooth and fun! Time to rest for a few days and recover, but then I will be thinking about 2015, and what great things and new lessons that will bring! I love hearing Mike Reilly call my name!

Member Profile
Ruth Ripley

Tell us about yourself. I am 67 years old and have resided in Pennellville my whole life except while I was in Massachusetts obtaining my nursing degree. For 43 years I worked nights (7 p.m.-7 a.m.) in the Emergency Department at Crouse Hospital as the Permanent Charge Nurse. Last June I retired but continue to work per diem in the department. I have been married for 46 years to my husband Larry and have two children, Matthew and Amy, and four grandchildren.
How long have you been involved in triathlon and what made you take it up? This is my fifth year of competing. One of my good friends at work, Diane Goode, was doing triathlons and having so much fun that she talked me into entering the triathlon world even though I could not swim. One quiet night at work I gave her my credit card to order what I would need to do triathlons and the UPS man was making daily deliveries. There was just no turning back at that point.

 

Who is your hero? I have many heroes but I will tell you my top two. First, my husband Larry, who has given me his unconditional support first in all the running that I have done and now in the triathlons. He is continually checking my equipment and traveling with me to the triathlons. Of course, he likes some of the benefits such as the wonderful buffet at the Keuka Lake Tri and encourages me to do this race each year. My second hero is Jill Walsh, who never ceases to amaze me in all she does despite her multiple sclerosis. One of her recent adventures was Escape from Alcatraz and she is now training with the American Paralympic bike team for the world finals. Go Jill!!

What is your athletic background? My athletic career did not start until I was 40 years old. I started running and have never stopped. This is truly my favorite sport. After five years of running I tried my first marathon in Washington, D.C. I trained very hard and finally qualified for the 100th running of the Boston Marathon in 1996. I read about running a marathon in all 50 states and thought I would give it a try. I was in the middle of my 50 states when cancer struck, but I remained determined to complete my dream despite the advanced stage of the cancer and the surgery and chemotherapy. It forced me to take five months off but I quickly returned to my marathon dream. I ran a marathon in all 50 states and the nation’s capital, the second woman from New York State to accomplish this. I could not believe that I was still alive, so I ran another 50 marathons for a total of 100, and then said “100 is enough.”
What are your triathlon strengths and weaknesses? Of course, running is my greatest strength with all of the marathons I have run over the years. My severe weakness is swimming. I have come a long way, however. I couldn’t even swim half the length of the pool when I started. Last year I signed up for Escape from the Judge in Skaneateles, which is a mile swim, and placed first in my age group. But I’m still working very hard on the swimming with continuous lessons. My biking has improved since the purchase of my new bike and riding longer miles.

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most? My first completed triathlon was the Iron Girl in 2010. Everyone was so very nice and so very supportive. This is such a wonderful triathlon to have as your very first. Even though I had only just started triathlon, I finished third in my age group but only because of running.

What was your worst race and why? My first triathlon attempt was at Green Lakes in 2010 and was my very worst. The swimming did not go well, as hard as I tried, and I went to the kayak and asked to be taken to shore because I could not stop hyperventilating. I knew all of the medics in the tent and did not want them to cut off my brand new wetsuit and then have them take me to the Crouse Emergency Department where everyone would have laughed. This is when I decided I really needed expert help with the swimming.

What is your favorite race and why? My favorite race was the second Iron Girl triathlon in 2011. My swimming had improved along with my biking. There were 25 in my age group for this event. I had no real aspirations for the race and just wanted to do the very best that I could. To my surprise, I placed first in my age group and was just elated. This only happened because I passed my competition, who up until that point had been the leader in the age group, in the last half mile of the run.

What races are on your race calendar for 2014? I really enjoy the sprint distance and will continue to race it. So this year I signed up for seven sprint triathlons. I have completed the Green Lakes Triathlon, Tri Oswego, Henderson Harbor, Delta and Cayuga, with Old Forge and Skinnyman left on the calendar.

 

What are this year’s goals? My goal is always to the do the very best I can in all the triathlons and just have fun.

In five years I hope to. . . Still be able to enjoy this sport and encourage others to stay active and treasure each day of life as much as I do.

Something most people don’t know about you. I was raised on a dairy farm. My father and brother would go back out into the fields in the evening and leave me to milk the cows. I had my own calves that I raised and would show at the local fair and also the State Fair.
What triathlon has taught me. I have learned that you cannot become a triathlete overnight. It takes a lot of hard work and you have to be very patient to build the skills needed to complete a race. I also have learned to not only accept the support others give you, but to always give encouragement and support back. Some of the nicest people you will ever meet are runners and triathletes. I have made many wonderful, long-lasting friendships during my athletic career. But above all, just have fun.

 Club Discount

 

HITS Endurance is offering club members a 50% discount on registration to the Hunter Mountain Triathlon. When you register, enter the following code to get your discount:CNYSAVES. The code is good through Aug. 9.   

Be there when HITS Triathlon Series returns Sept. 13-14 for theHunter Tri, an epic race with new “athlete-friendly” bike and run courses! Athletes will enjoy a swim in the pristine waters of South Lake and then bike and run through the majestic Catskills.  The roads are perfectly suited for speedy aerodynamic descents with turns while, on the other hand, rolling enough to sit up and enjoy the gentle beauty of the Catskill Park.For more information, visit: http://hitstriathlonseries.com/hunter-mounta-ny/

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

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

 

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

P.O. Box 434
DeWitt, New York 13214
T2Multisport 
T2 Multisport
Manlius, NY 

www.t2multisport.com

We will provide a free consultation (30 min.) for CNY Tri members.
CNY Triathlon Club | Box 434 | Dewitt | NY | 13214

July 2014 : issue 65

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | DeWitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 

July 2014 – Issue 64  
In This Issue
Announcements
Kids Tri
Cazenovia Triathlon
Member Profile
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
Multisport Physical Therapy

 

T2 Multisport

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

Letter from the President 
Dear CNY Triathlon Members,

Congratulations to all of our members who completed theIronman Syracuse 70.3 June 22. That course is not easy and completing 70.3 miles is something to be very proud of. I would also like to thank all of our members who volunteered throughout the race weekend. As the local chapter, it was fun to welcome athletes from across the country and the world to Central New York. Just my opinion but I think we impressed them. And finally a special shout out to Kenny Hammond, the race director, who once again put on a fabulous event from start to finish.
For those of you who haven’t heard the CNY Triathlon Club won the Ironman TriClub Program for Division 1 Champion Club for the second year in a row. This is just one step closer to winning the overall annual award, which would be awesome. If you volunteered or participated in the 70.3 this past weekend, please let me know so we can turn the list in to gain points toward this annual award. We can also earn points at Ironman Lake Placid and Irongirl. If it is your plan to volunteer or participate in any of these races let me know. You can email me at president@cnytriathlon.org and we will keep a tally of all those participating and volunteering.
And on a final note, we are less than two months away from theCazenovia Triathlon. The Tri will be held on Sunday, August 10and this event is hosted by your triathlon club! It is time to sign up and complete this event. Challenge yourself and support your club. Enjoy all the beauty that this course has

to offer. You will not be disappointed!!

Enjoy your training and be safe!

Maura Donovan
President

Announcements
No Drop Rides The CNY Triathlon Club is hosting “No Drop Rides” on the Cazenovia Triathlon course. This is an opportunity to ride the course with a bike leader and, no matter what your riding level, you will not be alone. Our bike leaders, Sam Sampere, Ben Rabin and Tanya Woldbeck Gesek, will help you with the climbs and your gears. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

This is the remaining “No Drop Ride” (begins at 6 p.m.):

Wednesday, July 16 – Swim & Bike

Open Water Swims The following are the dates for our open water swims during the 2014 season. Please remember that registration for the open water swim is required and we are limited to 100 spots per date. Registration opens two weeks prior to the swim dates. And as a reminder, we also need volunteers for all of these dates.

July 5 – Green Lakes

July 12 – Jamesville Beach

August 3 – Twilight Swim at Green Lakes

Important Information
Keep in Mind
For the Wednesday night trainings, please remember there are no signups this year, but each site can only allow 200 members to participate. Why? Safety reasons and neighborhoods. It isn’t the OWS (open water swims), but having 200 cyclists and runners out on the roads that limits the number of members that can participate.As we approach Irongirl (on Aug. 3), we remind participants at Oneida Shores that 200 is a strict cap, entirely done for your safety. With no early signups this year, it is first come, first served. Keep this in mind through the month of July.
Also, we strongly urge each member to volunteer one Wednesday during the summer. It’s vital for athlete safety and important to build club camaraderie. The site directors are volunteers and are out there every Wednesday for three months. One Wednesday per member isn’t a lot to ask.

Kids Tri is Coming
Starting July 21, the Kids Tri Club is geared for children ages 7 to 13 and takes place at Jamesville Beach. Your child must know how to swim and be able to pass an open water swim test before being able to participate. Kids are divided into three different categories depending on what they are most comfortable with: Mini, Sprint and Olympic distances. Kids will learn how to set up a transition area to make for smooth transitions, fuel the body before and after racing, along with other tips. But the best part is that they will have fun while doing all of it.At the end of the season we will have an official KIDS TRIATHLON RACE in conjunction with the end of the year CNY Tri Picnic on August 24 (details to follow). The race is run just like an adult tri–it has swim waves, t-shirts, race numbers, body marking, swim caps and a medal after crossing the finish line.

 

Children and parent(s) MUST be current members in order for the child or children to participate in the Kids Tri Club program. You can register under the family membership–see membership page to register.  **When registering for family please make sure to check the box on the Active.com registration form that YOU (as the person registering) are a member of the team…then add team members.

 

Children need to bring their own swim cap, goggles, bike, helmet, running gear, transition towel and a water bottle for the training sessions.

 

IMPORTANT: Parents are required to be volunteers for this event and MUST be present on site the entire time. Your kids see you train and race all year long. It’s time to get them moving too!!!

 

July Board Meeting
The July Board meeting will take place on Monday, July 7, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

Member Profile
Jude BurkeTell us about yourself. I am 47 years old and married to Karen Burke. We have two kids, 11-year-old Casey and 8-year-old Sierra. I grew up in Auburn and went to school at CBA, Le Moyne College and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where I received my

Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. I am in general private practice in Baldwinsville and have a special sedation permit, which allows me to treat highly fearful patients. My professional interests include computer-guided implant surgery and adult cosmetic orthodontics.

IMLP finisher.

How long have you been in triathlon, and what made you take it up? I have been involved in triathlon since 2004. I was a licensed amateur bike racer for almost 15 years before I became a triathlete. After “retiring ” for a year I got tired of just mowing the lawn and decided to gi

ve triathlons a try. I have probably done about 250 bike races and about 30 triathlons. In bike racing you race almost every weekend from March until October.

Who is your hero? I really no longer have any sports heroes. I respect them, but I took down my Lance Armstrong poster a couple of years ago. I would now say my heroes are the veterans of the Iraq an Afghanistan wars.

 

What is your athletic background? I ran cross country at CBA, but was nothing special. I did the Great Race in Auburn a few years as the runner. One year I lost a coin flip and had to be the biker. I passed a lot of women and children in the race and found my new sport :-). While at the University of Michigan, I joined the cycling team at age 23. I was team captain by my senior year of dental school. I was definitely the only dental student traveling around the Midwest doing bike races every weekend when I should have been studying. It’s a miracle I graduated! I kept bike racing and eventually became a licensed Cat. 3 rider, which allowed me to do a lot of Pro-Am racing where I was the “Am.” On occasion, I got to race against U.S. domestic teams like Saturn and Motorola. I even did some one-week stage racing like the Tour of West Virginia and Super Week in Wisconsin. One day back in 1994 Frankie Andraeu rode in 60 miles from his home in Detroit, kicked everyone’s ass in a 50-mile race and then rode back home. I won some local smaller races like the Oswego Tour de Loop back in ’97 but I am a shadow of my former self on the bike. However, I can now swim.

 

What are your triathlon strengths and weaknesses? My strength in triathlon is the bike although I was more of a sprinter than a time trialist. My one piece of advice is that triathletes need to learn how to “hit the apex of the turn.” Start wide, hit the apex and then finish wide all while holding your line. It will allow you to carry more speed through the corners. My weakness is the swim, although lately it has gotten better. I will never be confused with a fish though.

 

What was your first triathlon, and what do you remember most? My first triathlon was Green Lakes in 2004. I remember lining up right in the front row for the swim. Almost everyone in the wave proceeded to swim over the top of me. My family thought I drowned. I almost had to grab a kayak, but managed to flounder around to the finish. I was hooked.

 

What is your favorite race and why? My favorite race is Ironman Syracuse 70.3. I don’t know if people realize how great it is to have that kind of race right in your back yard. There are not a lot of sports where everyday people can share a course with pros from around the world.

 

What was your worst race and why? I don’t believe in “worst” races. You learn the most when you fail. Every race teaches you something. I guess IM Lake Placid was my most difficult race. When they say hydration is more important than eating they are not kidding. I got so dehydrated it hurt to pee for two days after the race. My recommendation for anyone doing IMLP is to get a coach even if you think you know what you are doing. Placid is no joke and should be respected.

 

What races are on your calendar for 2014? Last year I finally qualified for Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee. I honestly don’t think I would have made it if not for my coach, Kristen Roe at T2 Multisport. So I will be at Delta Lake for a tune up and then to Nationals in August.

What are this year’s goals? At Nationals the goal is to kick a bunch of old guys’ asses and represent the 315. No, seriously, there are a lot of fast people there. If I finished in the top 50% of AG, I would be ecstatic.

 

In five years you hope to… still be above ground and still doing triathlons. I just got a camp on a Finger Lake so I may chill out a little more, but I will always be doing some kind of sport if I can.

 

Something most people don’t know about you. I am probably a borderline extreme skier and can ski any double black diamond chute in the Rockies. My family and I love to surf behind our boat on a surfboard. We are inventing a new sport.

 

What triathlon has taught me. Triathlon has taught me that family and friends are actually the most important thing in the world. Triathlon, however, is a way of life. It brings balance to my life and teaches me something new every day.

 

 Club Discount

 

HITS Endurance is offering club members a 50% discount on registration to the Hunter Mountain Triathlon. When you register, enter the following code to get your discount:CNYSAVES. The code is good through Aug. 9.   
Be there when HITS Triathlon Series returns Sept. 13-14 for theHunter Tri, an epic race with new “athlete-friendly” bike and run courses! Athletes will enjoy a swim in the pristine waters of South Lake and then bike and run through the majestic Catskills.  The roads are perfectly suited for speedy aerodynamic descents with turns while, on the other hand, rolling enough to sit up and enjoy the gentle beauty of the Catskill Park.For more information, visit: http://hitstriathlonseries.com/hunter-mounta-ny/

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

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

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

 

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

P.O. Box 434
DeWitt, New York 13214
T2Multisport 
T2 Multisport
Manlius, NY 
www.t2multisport.com

We will provide a free consultation (30 min.) for CNY Tri members.
CNY Triathlon Club | Box 434 | Dewitt | NY | 13214

June 2014 : issue 64

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

 

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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | DeWitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 

June 2014 – Issue 63 
In This Issue
Announcements
Cazenovia Triathlon
Member Profile
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
Multisport Physical Therapy

 

T2 Multisport

 

Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

Letter from the President 
Dear CNY Triathlon Club Members,

Throughout the past few years I am sure that you, like me, have noticed that every weekend you could sign up for a different race. You have so many choices–whether it be a full or half marathon, a 5k, a full or half triathlon or a sprint triathlon. There are so many–how do you decide?

 

Today I am asking you to choose one, the Cazenovia Triathlon. The Cazenovia Triathlon, which is hosted by the CNY Triathlon Club, is held on Sunday, August 10.
This race is Central New York’s premier triathlon, located in beautiful Cazenovia, NY. This race offers something for everyone, sprint and Olympic distances, as well as aqua bike courses and a relay for the team players. How can you say no?
What is holding you back?
It offers a great bike course with fantastic views that challenges you. And if this is holding you back, we are offeringno drop rides throughout the summer to get ready for the race. Take advantage! Sign up and support your club!
I have done this race twice and it is one of my favorites. It is a well run and organized event. It is held at a great location. Sign up, what are you waiting for? And as an incentive, if you sign up between today and Father’s Day you have the opportunity to win a Polar HRM.
Support the Cazenovia Triathlon, it’s our tri!
Maura Donovan

President

Announcements
No Drop Rides The CNY Triathlon Club is hosting “No Drop Rides” on the Cazenovia Triathlon course. This is an opportunity to ride the course with a bike leader and, no matter what your riding level, you will not be alone. Our bike leaders, Sam Sampere, Ben Rabin and Tanya Woldbeck Gesek, will help you with the climbs and your gears. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

The following are the “No Drop Ride” dates (they begin at 6 p.m.):

Monday, June 9 – Swim & Bike

Wednesday, July 16 – Swim & Bike

Open Water Swims The following are the dates for our open water swims during the 2014 season. Please remember that registration for the open water swim is required and we are limited to 100 spots per date. Registration opens two weeks prior to the swim dates. And as a reminder, we also need volunteers for all of these dates.

June 14 – Jamesville Beach

July 5 – Green Lakes

July 12 – Jamesville Beach

August 3 – Twilight Swim at Green Lakes

OCC Bike Ride The Onondaga Cycling Club is hosting a ride on the 70.3 course starting at Jamesville Beach after our open water swim onSaturday, June 14 at 9 a.m. The cost of the ride is $20 and it includes lunch. To register, go to onondagacyclingclub.org or bikereg.com/occ-ironman-70.3-warmup.
Syracuse 70.3 Homestay The Syracuse 70.3 organization is looking for volunteers to host professional triathletes over the June 22 Syracuse 70.3 weekend. This is a great opportunity for CNY Triathlon Club members. If you are interested and you agree to host an athlete you will coordinate with Tim Taber (host captain) to determine the athlete’s needs. Outside of a place to stay, nothing out of the ordinary is required. If you are interested in this great opportunity, email Tim Taber at timtaber@gmail.com.

Important Information
Keep in Mind
For the Wednesday night trainings, please remember there are no signups this year, but each site can only allow 200 members to participate. Why? Safety reasons and neighborhoods. It isn’t the OWS (open water swims), but having 200 cyclists and runners out on the roads that limits the number of members that can participate.
Also, we strongly urge each member to volunteer one Wednesdayduring the summer. It’s vital for athlete safety and important to build club camaraderie. The site directors are volunteers and are out there every Wednesday for three months. One Wednesday per member isn’t a lot to ask.

June Board Meeting
The June Board meeting will take place on Monday, June 9, from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

Member Profile

Name: Lynn Douglas

  

 

Tell us about yourself.

I’m 51 and reside in Camillus. I am a Vermont native and moved to the Syracuse area in late 1995, from Connecticut. With 28 years of tenure, I work for Verizon as a Service Manager. My team provides contract governance and technical support for 17 worldwide healthcare clients. Locally, I’m proud to be on the Mountain Goat committee and board. I was probably one of the first 30 members of the CNY Tri Club and a club officer for a few years. I’m a dog lover and I’m destined to get another dog in my life, perhaps in 2014……

 

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

I’ve been involved with triathlons since 2002. Close friends of mine had just started doing triathlons and they were having a ball and feeling the benefits of cross-training. With my running background, I decided to join in the fun, and added swimming and cycling to my training. I was confident I could swim, with work, having grown up on Lake Champlain and having ridden the hills of Burlington, Vermont, on a 10 speed bike when I was a student at the University of Vermont.

 

Who is your hero?

My local hero is Samuel Clemence, age 75. Sam is a soulmate Lake Placid Ironman training partner. Ironman pal Rich O’Neil and I went to Sam’s retirement party recently as he retired as a Syracuse University Meredith Professor within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. I was deeply touched to hear firsthand about his enthusiastic transfer of knowledge, inspiration, passion, critical thinking and integrity to his student base over the years. He has shared this same positive spirit and tenacity through his accomplishments with his triathlon “students” and family.

What is your athletic background?

I was the captain of my small high school cross country and track teams. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many sports including skiing (my passion), cross-county skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, waterskiing and scuba diving in addition to swimming, biking and running. I would love to try winter hiking in the future. I’ve enjoyed building on distance over the years. You all know that once you do your first 5K run, your interest and crazy aspirations turn to the next goal and others often inspire you or talk you into more. I’ve run 11 marathons (excluding Ironman), including a couple of Boston marathons, and have completed numerous triathlons, including Lake Placid Ironman twice. Some of my PRs are: 10K, 45:37, Auburn Great Race; half marathon, 1:40, Tucson; marathon, 3:43, Mohawk Hudson; half Ironman, 5:27 Tupper Lake; Ironman, 12:35, Lake Placid.

 

What are your triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

I’d have to say running is my strongest sport, not because I am fast but because I’ve been through so many miles that I’ve learned what my body can and can’t do. Furthermore, I have thoroughly enjoyed the mental outlet, cardio value and social benefit of the sport. I’m excited that I still have plenty to learn and to improve with my cycling and swimming.

 

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

My first triathlon in 2002 was the St. Croix VI sprint triathlon on a rented mountain bike. I remember the island-start swim and large waves with tropical rain pummeling my back. I was thrilled that I wasn’t doing the slick-road half Ironman course, including the “Beast.” I also had a ball when I met and chatted with pro Joanna Zeiger’s husband out on the bike. He was doing his first tri too.

 

What is your favorite race and why?

Ironman Lake Placid 2005. I had massive butterflies in my stomach as I arrived in Lake Placid. I vividly remember hitting the point that I knew I was ready for the race–I had gone to Placid Planet around 5 a.m. the day prior to the race to get my derailleur tweaked and I cycled out onto Mirror Lake Drive alone to work through my gears when I saw the fog lift on Mirror Lake to reveal the red tetrahedral buoys at the swim turn. What a pure, unexpected and glorious fog-lift “sign” to know I was ready! Also, I burst out laughing on race day when I was in the water with the helicopter overhead and the swim was so tight my first strokes were the dog paddle. I knew my family would laugh at me if they saw me on TV. Lastly, after the race I was so amazed and fulfilled by the athletic goals set and results accomplished by other people after I shared my Ironman journey story with them.

 

What was your worst race and why?

Thankfully, I haven’t had many bad race experiences. For my first marathon, the Vermont City Marathon, after having been encouraged by Lindsey Reider and Eric Prager to run the event, I gratefully ran 22 miles with Bobby Angotti. I crossed the finish line happily only to have my entire thighs and calves seize up with cramping. I had to be carried away; I quickly learned about electrolyte replacement.

 

What races are on your race calendar for 2014?

Nationals, Olympic distance in Wisconsin; Henderson Harbor tri (love this one); Skinnyman and others.

 

What are this year’s goals?

I am focusing on Olympic distances, speed work and perhaps a half Ironman, which is in tune with my training buddy Monique Cuyler. Professionally, I am working on my PMP (Project Management Professional) certification by year’s end, which is a large commitment.

 

In five years you hope to… :

I hope to enjoy great health and new athletic accomplishments with varying locations and venues, as part of a balanced life. Another Ironman may be in the future…2015? I’d like to continue to inspire and assist others to achieve memorable athletic accomplishments, at any level.

 

Something most people don’t know about you:

I once roller skated for 24 hours for a charitable cause when I was a teenager. That might have been my first endurance experience.

 

What triathlon has taught you:

Triathlon has brought thorough enjoyment to me alongside great friends! The triathlon journeys have been such an important part of my life and balance. The hard work, laughter and memories have been amazing. Triathlon buddies over the years include Sam Clemence, Rich O’Neil, MJ Reinhart, Karen Allen-Turner, Lynn Festa, Monique Cuyler, Robin Cottrell, Ann Haley, Marlene Cleary, Sue Shopiro, the Ginny and Bob Burton cellar cycling crew and my Camillus neighborhood running ladies.

Club Discount

 

HITS Endurance is offering club members a 50% discount on registration to the North County Triathlon in Hague and the Hunter Mountain Triathlon. When you register, enter the following code to get your discount: CNYSAVES.

 

For Hague, since we’re within 30 days of the June 20-22 events, the code will only be good through Friday, June 6.

This event is tucked away in the rugged Adirondacks, making it a perfect location for all Northeast area athletes. HITS North Country will be the setting for a breathtaking race unlike any other, which will begin in beautiful Hague, NY and encompass several local communities. It features one of the greatest open water swims in stunning Lake George, making HITS North Country a race to remember!

For Hunter, the code will be good through Aug. 9.

 

Be there when HITS Triathlon Series returns Sept. 13-14 for the Hunter Tri, an epic race with new “athlete-friendly” bike and run courses! Athletes will enjoy a swim in the pristine waters of South Lake and then bike and run through the majestic Catskills.  The roads are perfectly suited for speedy aerodynamic descents with turns while, on the other hand, rolling enough to sit up and enjoy the gentle beauty of the Catskill Park.For more information, visit these links:

http://hitstriathlonseries.com/hunter-mounta-ny/

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

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

Training Opportunities

Click each poster to get to the website and find a larger version.

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
T2Multisport 
T2 Multisport
Manlius, NY 
www.t2multisport.com

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

May 2014 : issue 63

Monday, May 5th, 2014
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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | DeWitt, NY 13214
www.cnytriathlon.org 
May 2014 – Issue 62
In This Issue
OWS Schedule
Cazenovia Triathlon
Triathlon Training Camps
Member Profile
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
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,

 

At the end of April the CNY Triathlon Club hosted two “new member orientation” classes at the WTF. We talked about everything from Open Water Swims to Wednesday Night Trainings to safety on the road. So I decided to share some of the highlights with you.

Please remember these important rules for our Wednesdaynight training sessions:

* All members must sign in and out each Wednesday.

* All members must sign out by 8 p.m. (at all sites).

* NO HEAD PHONES

* You must wear a bike helmet, strapped, when riding your bike.

* Ride your bike with traffic, single file.

* Announce “on your left” when passing some on your bike.

* Run against traffic, on the shoulder of the road.

* Do not run 3-4 people across.

* In the event of cancellations due to inclement weather, the site director will post an announcement on Facebook.

* If one site is canceled for the evening due to inclement weather, don’t assume all sites are canceled. Look for a Facebook posting for the site you plan to attend.

The three Wednesday Night Training sites are Gillie Lake, Jamesville Beach and Oneida Shores. You can find the training maps for these locations on our website under club training. The CNY Triathlon Club is very lucky to have some incredibly dedicated and passionate site directors that are there to help you and to make sure thingsrun smoothly. Our site directors are as follows:

Gillie Lake: Mike Gasparek and Eric Prager,GillieLake@cnytriathlon.org

Jamesville Beach: Tom Stearns and Pete Winkler,
Jamesville@cnytriathlon.org

Oneida Shores: Bridget Lichtinger, Stacey Keefe and Mindy Lu Gaffney, Oneidashores@cnytriathlon

Open Water Swims: Sam Sampere

As stated above, in the event of cancellations due to inclement weather, an announcement will be made on Facebook. The only people who can cancel a site are Mike Gasparek, Eric Prager, Tom Stearns, Pete Winkler, Bridget Lichtinger, Stacey Keefe, Mindy Lu Gaffney, Sam Sampere or Maura Donovan. If someone other than those individuals cancels a site it is purely a rumor.

For our new members and those individuals who are new to the sport of triathlon, don’t be nervous; take advantage of theWednesday Night Trainings and ask questions. We are a club, we are team and we are friends. We are here to support one another and to help each other succeed.

Be safe and aware on the roads and happy training!

Maura DonovanPresident

Training Opportunities

Mark Your Calendars

Green Lakes State Park 

500M-800M. You MUST wear a wetsuit at Green Lakes. Meet at the Boathouse.

Saturday, May 31 , 9 a.m. Check in no later than 8:45 a.m.

Saturday, July 5, 9 a.m. Check in no later than 8:45 a.m.

Sunday Twilight Swim, August 3, 7 p.m. Check in no later than6:30 p.m.

Jamesville Beach County Park 

2000M/1.2 mile. You must be able to swim this distance to participate in this OWS. Park in the upper parking lot.

Saturday, June 14, 8 a.m. Check in no later than 7:45 a.m.

Saturday, July 12, 8 a.m. Check in no later than 7:45 a.m.

Find details on our website.   

Joint Ride with Onondaga Cycle Club and CNYTriathlon ClubJamesville Beach County Park

Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. (following the open water swim)
There will be two distances: 22 miles or 56 miles on the Syracuse 70.3 course.
Cost is $20, which includes the ride, lunch and some other fun prizes along the way

May Board Meeting
The May Board meeting will take place on Monday, May 12, 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.

Triathlon Training Camp

Training Opportunities From The Right Fit
Women’s Overnight Beginners’ Triathlon Retreat 

June 27-28
To be held at the Tailwater Lodge in Altmar, N.Y., 45 minutes from Syracuse. All-inclusive retreat includes great meals, triathlon workshops, skill sessions, open water swimming, yoga and even a two-hour fly fishing lesson on the Salmon River.
  

Open Water Swim Clinics

Jamesville Beach County Park

Beginners’ Guide to Conquering the Swim. Aimed at beginners or less experienced swimmers. Capped at 16 participants per class.
Open Water Swim Skills. Aimed at athletes looking to improve their open water swimming. Perfect also for those doing the 70.3. Capped at 20 participants per class.

 

Member Profile

Name: Mary Ryan

 

 

Tell us about yourself. I have resided in the village of North Syracuse since 1988 with my husband, Shawn. We have three daughters ages 22, 20 and 18, and one son age 16. I have been an Exceptional Education teacher for 30 years. My life has been centered on young people. I have been active in the schools I have taught in, church and community with emphasis on many years of service to Girl Scouts. I absolutely love to be outside and take every opportunity I can to be there.

 

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up? I had never heard of triathlons until 2010. A PE teacher at one of the schools I taught at told me about triathlons and that piqued my interest right away! I have been active my whole life and have enjoyed all three sports. In my formative years it was simply play, yet as a high school student I became competitive and was on swim team and track, events which are totally different than any triathlon leg. In 2010, I learned of Iron Girl and thought what better way to put my love of all three sports together than to sign up for the event and train for it! I learned of the CNY Tri Club and became a member, taking advantage of the Wednesday evening spring and summer training sessions at Oneida Shores. I didn’t know a soul nor had any clue of what to do. The people within our club are phenomenal and sooo supportive that I felt very comfortable growing into my training and tri-ing different triathlons. I have made many friends through the club and met many others during events. I believe it is one of the best things that has ever happened in my life!

Who is your hero? My dad. He has taught me so many things! He is the kindest, hardest working person I have ever known. I grew up with five brothers close in age (God bless my mom). She remained at home taking care of all the household tasks while my dad worked several miles away as a steamfitter in construction. When there was work it was very good but sometimes things got tight. My dad’s work ethic and devotion to family are astounding. He has a keen sense of nature and would spend hours with my brothers and myself walking through the woods behind our home telling us all about the animals, fauna and forest wonderland. During the hot summers he would take us to the beach or the local pond on Fort Drum to swim. His dedication to and appreciation of the little things in life, with the most congenial attitude, make him my hero for all his life stories he has gone through.

 

What is your athletic background? I believe I was born to move! I have difficulty remaining motionless. I am a bit adventurous and like to challenge my skills. I swam in high school with the backstroke as my event. I was a team member for track and field in high school with the 880 relay and 220 sprint being my running events with discus and high jump as my field events. (Those of us of a certain age will remember running these distances before the advent of the metric system.)

What are your triathlon strengths and weaknesses? My strength in triathlon is my passion for all three legs. I absolutely love each sport although I am not good at any of them. I thought that running was my weakest so I have tried very hard the last year to improve that. My time has not really improved although it certainly has helped my endurance. There is just so much technique involved in each leg, far different than anything I have ever experienced, that even with my swim and running background there simply is no comparison.

 

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most? My first triathlon was Iron Girl 2010. I remember the empowerment that this event gave to beginner triathletes like me to complete three physical events and the sense of accomplishment that it gave me to venture forth to give back by volunteering at other tris and expand my races with the knowledge that support is available through the tri community.

 

What is your favorite race and why? This is a hard question because each tri I have completed has been fabulous for so many reasons but I must admit that Henderson Harbor is my favorite because it is in my beloved North Country on beautiful Lake Ontario. Moreover, community service and support are very important to me and I love most of all that this event supports Credo and the Watertown Children’s Home.

 

What was your worst race and why? My worst race was Delta Lake in 2013. I experienced very poor sportsmanship on the swim. My leg was actually pulled and tugged on to pull me back and I was also dunked next to a buoy by other swimmers. Fortunately I love to swim but this set off my race; I also had a new bike and was new to clipping in and out. The event itself is fantastic; however, my experience for that particular day was not.


What races are on your race calendar for 2014? 
My first race is Oswego followed by the swim leg of the Syracuse 70.3. I also have Henderson, Gillie Girl and Cazenovia on my race list. I am currently registered for the new sprint Incredoubleman in Sackets Harbor in September but if things go well for me I may bump up to my first 70.3.

 

What are this year’s goals? I plan on riding 62 miles for Tour de Cure and the swim leg of the 70.3. If all goes well I would like to do my first 70.3. I would also like to run my first full marathon–I am registered for the Empire State Marathon.

 

In five years you hope to … : Keep going strong, God willing.

 

Something most people don’t know about you. I have a twin brother.

 

What triathlon has taught you. Have faith in your skills and trust in your training.

 

CNY Tri on the Podium

Podium

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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 thetriathlon 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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April 2014 : issue 62

Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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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
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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

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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
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Manlius, NY 
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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

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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

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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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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

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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
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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.

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