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October 2012 : Issue 44

Published: October 1, 2012 •

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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214 
October 2012 – Issue 44
In This Issue
Kona Viewing Party
CNY Tri on the Podium
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!

Our Sponsors!

Advance Cyclery
Advance Cyclery



Bella Domani Logo
Bella Domani
Catering & Banquet Facility


The Bike Loft


The Bikery


Endurance Monster

Finger Lakes Running &
Triathlon Co.


Fleet Feet Sports Syracuse

Lake Effect Run Club

Lake Effect Run Club

Lake Effect Run Club Website

Physical Therapy & Fitness


National Aqua Service
National Aquatic Service


Onondaga Cycling
Onondaga Cycling Club



Syracuse Bicycle

T2 Multisport

Tiffany 2

3 Treasures Therapeutic Massage


2012 Board Members

Bridget Lichtinger, President


Deborah Armstrong, Vice President


Jill Poniros, Treasurer


John Ricker,  Secretary


Deborah Armstrong, Vice President

Volunteer Director


Stacey Keefe



Dave Knaebel

Equipment Manager


Jim Mirra

Jamesville Event Co-Director


Kristin Mullally

Oneida Shores Event Co-Director


Andy Degati

Oneida Shores Event Co-Director


Rich O’Neil

Race Volunteer Coordinator

Sean Severance

Board Member 


Mike Gasparek

Board Member


Debbie Sindone

Newsletter Editor

All members of the Executive Board can be reached at:


Letter from the President 

Thank you to everyone that has taken our end-of-year survey.  Your feedback is extremely important to us.  The survey helps the executive board address issues, create new programming, etc.  If you haven’t taken the survey, please take a few moments to do so! 

We are excited to announce that the Winter Training Facility (WTF) located in the Shoppingtown Mall will be opening November 5, 2012.
The CNY Triathlon Club Winter Training Facility is available for use free of charge to current members of the CNY Triathlon Club.
The CNY Triathlon Club Winter Training Facility (WTF) provides a unique venue for winter time training. The WTF is located in the corridor between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sears in Shoppingtown Mall. The space is equipped with 50 Kurt Kinetic trainers, sound system, two large screen video monitors, CD/DVD player and even a disco ball (not kidding).  Bring your bike, mat, towel and water bottle for an awesome workout!
We will be updating the calendar and website this month as we confirm classes.  Classes and times are subject to change.  However, here is what is scheduled so far:
Monday 6:00 p.m. –  Sam Sampere will take you through your paces in his cycling class.  Be ready to sweat. A lot.


Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – Bridget Lichtinger is back to teaching her unique yoga/strength class. It is beginner friendly and fun!

Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – Rich O’Neil will guide you through the Spinerval’s program!  We have great Spinerval DVD’s that give a great workout.
Thursday 6:00 p.m. – Maureen Kenyon is a cycling instructor at Aspen and will be doing a kick butt class on Thursday’s for members!
For more information on the WTF and classes go to
If you would like to volunteer to lead a class let us know!
Look forward to seeing you at the WTF!
Bridget Lichtinger

Board Meeting

The October Board of Directors meeting will be held

at 6:00 PM at Panera Bread, Dewitt on Sunday, October 14th.  


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

executiveboard <at>

Kona Viewing Party

Come join us to watch the most exciting race on the planet! Kona!

The event will be held at Laci’s Tapas Bar on October 27 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.  You MUST RSVP to by October, 22nd.  This event is open to current club members.  A max of 30 people can attend and spots are filling fast, so RSVP quickly if you are interested in attending.

Food will be served, but bring some cash for drinks.


CNY Tri on the Podium!

Podium  img>


If you have a result that you would like included here, please email your results to 

secretary <at>


    • Randy Hadzor
    • 2012 Powerman Zofingen, Long Distance Duathlon World Championships : Zofingen, Switzerland 
    • 5th in 25-29 M, 13th overall in open (10k 150k 30k : 07:21.55)
2012 Standard Distance ITU Duathlon World Championships : Nancy, France 5th in the 25-29 Male AG race (10k 40k 10k : 01:56:02)
First US finisher of all age groupers in both of these worlds races
Bob Hadzor
70.3 World Championship, Las Vegas
6th in 60-64 M

Member Profile

Name:  Mimi Satter 



Tell us about yourself.  

I moved to Syracuse in 1980 to work for a law firm.  I met my husband, Terry Mundy, and we had three daughters, all of whom are now adults, although somehow still in school.  (Julia is a PhD student at Cornell; Lily is in med school in NYC; and Rosa will get her BA in Dec.)  We live on Frank Long Rd in Pompey, known to really serious bikers, which is just off Sweet Road and one-half mile from the 70.3 bike route.  I am no longer with the firm I moved here to join, now practicing labor and employment law on the union/employee side in a small, athlete/family-friendly firm I helped create.

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

I did the swim leg of Green Lakes in 1998 at the request of a neighbor. For the rest of the story, see the section below on my real first race. 

Who is your Hero/heroine?    All the women who have done Iron and Gillie Girls as first timers, accomplishing far more than they ever dreamed possible. 


What is your athletic background?

I grew up in the pre-Title 9 era, with no scholastic sports teams for girls. I swam during the summer on a town rec team until I was 14 and that was it.  I have always ridden a bike and started bike commuting (due to lack of a car or public transit) when I went to law school in DC.

What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses?

I say often that my greatest strength is being old.  There are just not that many women in the 60+ age group.  In fact in the 2012 Syracuse 70.3, I could say I won and lost, as the only woman in my age group.  I am also a confident swimmer.  I am slow compared to my Masters group, but pretty decent among triathletes; and I trust I can swim almost any distance in open water.  I used to say running was my weakness, but I think I have become pretty even in running and biking.

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most? In 1998 my neighbor Kim asked if I would do the swim leg of Green Lakes.  She would bike and Susan would run.  I trained as if for the Olympics, fearful I would be the weak link of the threesome.  After doing my piece and while waiting for Kim and Susan to finish, I decided to do the full race the next year.

Five months later I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I had three operations and was well into chemotherapy when, because I participated on a team in 1998, I received a registration form for Green Lakes.  Initially I thought it was one more thing I could not do because of the cancer – but then it occurred to me that I had the perfect excuse for being slow. So I registered, hoping I would feel up to it, and I started to train.  I ran/biked early in the AM around my neighborhood for 2 weeks, took off a week for chemo and to recover somewhat and then started over on the training.  The chemo ended 3 weeks before the race.  I have no idea what my time was nor if I was really last.  I know only that a kind woman talked me through the run and I finished – proud, strong and feeling totally victorious. 

What is your favorite race and why?  The Syracuse 70.3 in 2010 because I did it with my sister.  It was a real challenge for both of us.  Janie lives in Chapel Hill, NC.  All summer we exchanged training emails and anxiety.  She came up for the race and more anxiety.  Janie is a much faster swimmer, but I caught up with her in Fabius. (After all, we were biking “my” hills and neighborhood.)  We biked the final 40 miles and did all the run together, literally crossing the finish line holding hands.  Then we collapsed.   

What was your worst race and why? 

A women’s half marathon in Central Park several springs ago.  I trained all winter here – in snow, cold and ice.  It was 90 degrees for the race.  I am totally heat-phobic when it comes to running and had a miserable time. It also did not help that I tripped in the first mile, trying to run too fast.  Moral: Always run your race at your pace.

What are this year’s goals?

To finally do some weight training.


In five years you hope to …

Still be racing and having fun.


Something most people don’t know about you:

I am pretty domestic.  I have a large vegetable garden and grow as much as possible of our food.  I can tomatoes and raspberry jam, grow sprouts and make my own yogurt and granola (my race morning breakfast!).  I make a fabulous raspberry pie, quite tasty apple pie and all our ice cream.  I knit and sew.

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

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