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January 2013 : issue 47

Published: January 1, 2013 •

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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214 
January 2013 – Issue 47
In This Issue
CNY Tri Event Calendar
Speed “Meet-a-Coach”
Calling All Coaches
Member Profile
Quick Links

Board Meeting

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

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

Board Meeting

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

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

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Letter from the President 

Happy New Year!!!


We are starting off the New Year with a bang!  The club has a lot of events going on in January and February so be sure to check out the events section of the newsletter. 

For many of our members, January 1st starts the training for the upcoming triathlon season. We will be spending hours in the pool and even more on the bike trainer.  We all know how exciting it is to be on the trainer at home (insert sarcasm here).  That is why you should take full advantage of the Winter Training Facility (WTF) in Shoppingtown Mall. We have classes and opportunities to train with fellow members. If you haven’t used or been to the WTF then please mark your calendar for February 2nd because the WTF IS MOVING and will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE.

It was clear to us when classes started this season we needed more room.  We were packed in the WTF like sardines!  After a few inquires we found out that the old Dewitt Library (just below the current WTF) was available.  Once we saw the enormous space we knew it was perfect. It is over 8,000 sq ft (double what we have now) and has TWO bathrooms! That was the selling point for me. 

We will be moving the weekend of January 26th. In the meantime, classes will continue in the old space, while we try to get the new location ready to open on Saturday, February 2nd.  

On February 2nd from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. will be an OPEN HOUSE.  If you have never been to the WTF or are new, please come out to Shoppingtown to see the new facility! We will show you how to use the bike trainers and answer questions.

Since we are making this big move, we would like to ask for some help from our members.  The club works very hard to make membership worthwhile and reasonable because we all know this sport is not cheap, but we need some help.

We are looking for sponsors for the facility.  There are great advantages to being a sponsor of the club besides getting that warm fuzzy feeling. If you would like to be a sponsor OR know of anyone that would like to be a sponsor email me at president <at> 

We also need strong backs and arms to move from the old place down to the new space the weekend of January 26th.  We will even provide food, drinks and lots of laughs! Send me an email if can help out at president <at>  

Lastly, we will be holding our Annual Banquet and Elections on Friday, February 8th at 6 p.m. at the Budweiser Plant in Baldwinsville.  We will have a lovely dinner catered by Tabitha’s (they make AMAZING cupcakes), hold our annual elections and give an update on what is happening with the club.  Cost is $10 per person.  RSVP by January 31st to membership <at> 

Happy training!


Board Meeting

The January Board of Directors meeting will be held

at 6:00 PM at Panera, Cicero

on Sunday, January 13th.  


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

CNY Tri Event Calendar
Mark your calendars, because there are a lot of events coming up that you might be interested in:

Get the Most Out of Your Garmin with Kelly Covert of T2Multisport
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Winter Training Facility in Shoppingtown Mall

Where Do I Start: In Search of the Perfect Bike with Andrew Schmid of Veloved 
Sunday, January 20, 2013
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Winter Training Facility in Shoppingtown Mall

OPEN HOUSE of the WTF at the new and BIGGER location
Saturday, February 2, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Speed “Meet-a-Coach” (See details below)
Sunday, February 3, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Winter Training Facility in Shoppingtown Mall 

Annual Banquet and Elections
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. 
Budweiser Plant in Baldwinsville
Cost is $10 per person (catered dinner)
RSVP by January 31st at membership <at> 

Shifting Clinic by Kelly Covert

Saturday, February 9, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Winter Training Facility in Shoppingtown Mall

Fix A Flat Clinic with Bill Tamiso of Advance Cyclery
Friday, February 22, 2013 
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at ADVANCED CYCLERY
$5 per person (pay at clinic) 
LIMITED to 15 people — RSVP early because this clinic fills up quickly.
RSVP by February 18th to membership <at>

Speed “Meet-a-Coach”
Looking for a coach? Want to learn more about what training and fitness resources are available for you in central New York? The CNY TRI Club has just the answer!

The clubis sponsoring two “speed meet-a-coach” events where coaches, organizations, and stores that sponsor training, coaching, fitness, and well-being sessions of different types will be on hand to meet you, so that you can learn more and, if you like, engage them for helping you with your season!

The first session will occur on Sunday February 3 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the new WTF. The second will be a weekday evening later in February. More details are coming!

If you are a coach, trainer, sports massage therapist, or other entity wanting to take part, email Dave Knaebel at davek <at>

There is no cost for attendees or for coaching entities.

Calling all Coaches!
Are you a triathlon coach ?  Would you be interested in writing an article for the club newsletter?  If so, contact Debbie Sindone at
newsletter <at> with your ideas.

Member Profile

Name:  Kimberly Kedenburg

Tell us about yourself.  

I’m a 30 year old physical therapist.  I graduated in 2005 with my masters, and finished my doctorate in 2008 (although my friends jokingly call me Doc, I prefer just Kim or Kimmy J). I currently work full-time in a geriatric setting for PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) and per-diem for Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse.  When I’m not working or training, I volunteer (and play) adaptive sports with a group called “Move Along” which raises money for people with physical disabilities to play adaptive sports.



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

I began racing triathlons in 2011, though I had wanted to do a triathlon for several years prior to this from watching my friend Greg compete.  I liked the variety triathlon offered as well as the challenge of completing three events instead of just one, though I never thought I would be able to complete one having asthma. One night after a basketball game, a friend of mine said she wanted to do a triathlon-but wanted to train with someone. I said I would, thinking she would forget all about it. Then, a month later, I got a text saying she was ready to sign up on New Years Eve! Not wanting to back down from a challenge or a promise, I signed up!

Who is your Hero? 

Each of my family members (mom-Margaret, dad-Thomas, and brother-Scott) have sculpted who I am today, however, my dad is my biggest hero!  I look up to him all the time for advice and support! Although at 6’5″ tall, his State Trooper commanding presence would intimidate most people, he’s the most humble, down to earth person I know with the kindest heart.

What is your athletic background?

I was definitely a “tomboy”, always involved with sports growing up and I loved competing against the guys. I mainly followed what my older brother Scott did-and then some…track (competed in hurdles, pole-vault, discus, shot-put, javelin, triple jump, 4×100 relay, pentathlon), cross-country, baseball, golf, fast and slow-pitch softball, power-lifting, swimming, soccer, powder-puff and flag football, broom-ball, volleyball, dancing (salsa and step are my favorites), basketball, and if you count skydiving as a sport-yeah I’ve done that too! I love all sports!

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

My strength, I would have to say, would be overcoming the mental and physical training/racing with asthma. I found a passion for the biking over swimming which surprised me with my love of water-being on a swim team and life guarding. Weakness…well…if you can imagine a woman pushing a baby-carriage WALKING faster than I run…then you can definitely see how running would be such! 



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

My first triathlon ever was Iron Girl. I remember how painful it was during the race-swearing I would not be able to tolerate that again…only to say the next day “that wasn’t so bad! What’s next?!” I remember my friends and family coming to cheer me on and how amazing it felt to finish something I had worked so hard for and that I never thought I could do!

What is your favorite race and why? 

My “favorite” race was in Clayton, NY. I swore up and down that I would NEVER do a duathlon since I am so terrible at running…however a hurricane hit land the day I was supposed to race the River Rat Tri! With the winds pushing the current in the opposite direction than it usually flows-the race director declared a cancellation of the swim. I was so fired up that I remember a man passing me running and chatting about loving having to run twice…I caught up with him on the bike-and passed him in my lowest gearing on a flat stretch of road with high winds driving us back and 45 degrees sideways…joking with him I said “on your left…I will hopefully pass you by next Tuesday!” And being the only one still in the aero position, he nicknamed me “Aero Girl” (little did he know I was gripping my bars so tight I couldn’t let go to sit up!) But even with the wind being so bad, and the hills being bigger than my previous races, I finished with my best time! Not only did it show me I could persevere through something so tough, it opened up the idea of purposely signing up for a duathlon in the future….maybe!

What was your worst race and why? 

My worst race was probably the relay I did for the Syracuse 70.3 half ironman. I was asked to do the swim portion of the race-and I love swimming…unfortunately, the 45 degree air temperature that day caused me to have an asthma attack about 200 meters into the race and I was without an inhaler. I was bound and determined not to give up and let my team down-though I was sure I was going to drown if I continued. I finished…though I was disappointed in the time. So if anyone sees me with a nutrition pouch strapped to my waist while I’m swimming, it’s for my inhaler! Although I seriously can eat every 20 minutes, I’m not that desperate for food while swimming!

What are your goals for this year/in the next 5 years?

I have a lofty goal of surviving…I mean, completing an Ironman…with the support of my coach Jamie Campbell and friends! I want to have fun competing and hope to continue getting better and enjoy meeting new people along the way!

Something most people don’t know about you:

My favorites are cookie dough ice cream, lady bugs, roller coasters, and Batman. J I am a closet geek (was in marching band and musicals along with doing sports)! Oh, and before I gave up power lifting for triathlon training, I was able to bench-press 285 lbs (granted it was with a power-lifting shirt)! 

About the CNY Tri Club


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>  


Debbie Sindone
Publisher & Editor
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 434
Dewitt, New York 13214


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