Triad Triathlon Team Newsletter
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It's the "OFF" season! Time to reflect back on this year's races and indulge in some comfort foods. It's also the time to think about next year and identify which aspect of your training you want to improve or focus on. Look for news about upcoming TTT clinics. Same as last year, we hope to provide multiple clinics early in the new year with the aim of giving you the best start to the 2016 season as is possible.



As you may be aware, the TTT had more than 24 members racing or supporting at the beach2Battleship Half and Full Iron distance triathlon. It was a spectacular day with PR's all around! This also includes more than 12 people completing in the first half or full distance event. It was amazing to see almost 25% of the TTT gathered together for such a monumental event and I hope that we can continue to grow as a team in the upcoming year with even greater participation in the following TTT destination races.
 
IRONMAN 70.3  AUGUSTA - Registration should open early December
This race is also a perennial favorite.  With a downstream swim (like Chattanooga), rolling bike course, and BONE FLAT run, this race attracts one of the largest # of participants on the Ironman circuit.
 
IRONMAN 70.3 CHATTANOOGA -Sold out! Foundation slots still available
We have at least 16 TTT members registered for the Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga race next May. Registration is still open with the next price increase 2 weeks away... In addition, the TTT has organized a 16 week coached group program to help get our athletes to Chattanooga. Details about the program  are available by clicking here.Feel free to contact triadtriteam@gmail.com for additional details.
 
IRONMAN CANADA - Plenty of room left!
Registration is also open for this EPIC destination race. Located on the West Coast of Canada, this race is a true family destination race. Currently have 5 TTT members registered for this event! If you are thinking of signing up for a full distance Ironman race, please give this race serious consideration. The venue is simply amazing as it is located in a ski resort. You can ski/snowboard, mountain bike, and go to the beach all within a 5 minute walk from the hotel!
TTT CHRISTMAS PARTY & BOARD ELECTIONS
Christmas party invitations are about to go out. The party will take place on Saturday December 12 th. As with years past, we will be sending the invitations to all members (and spouses) who are current on their dues. New members or members who need to renew their memberships are welcome if they agree to renew their membership at the party. (Contact Kerrie Ribando or Laurie Pelletier confirm your desire to attend and renew your membership) One of the reasons for this is that we plan on providing A LOT of door prizes. These prizes come from our awesome sponsors as well as friends of the TTT and we want to ensure they benefit TTT members.
 
This year, we also plan on having TTT board elections during the party. If you would like to be more involved in the behind the scenes operation of the TTT and have fresh energy/idea's on how to grow the TTT, please consider throwing your hat in the ring! Elections will be held for all positions; President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Membership Coordinator, Activities Coordinator (x2), and webmaster. We currently have vacancies  for the webmaster and one of the activities coordinator roles.Our world famous TTT Christmas Party will take place  the evening of Saturday December 12th. Please be on the lookout for an email invitation. We will give out LOTS of gifts and prizes and therefore the party is only open to TTT members. All registered members current on their membership dues will recieve an email invitation later in the month. We will also post reminders on our Facebook page. If you are not a member who wishes to join the team and attend and/or need to re-up on your dues please contact TTTmemberships@gmail.com

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH!

This month's AOM is Pete Barusic.  Pete is new to triathlon, as in he just started in the spring. Yet, he has already accomplished so much and has been a very inspirational member of the TTT since the day he joined. Pete just completed the Beach2Battleship Half Iron distance triathlon, as well as many other triathlons over the summer in honor of a dear friend battling stage IV breast cancer.   In fact, Pete is the founder of Teamindure (www.teamindure.com).  The mission of teamindure is to provide a place for athletes to come together as a community to raise awareness and fundraise, as they honor those individuals that are running their own health marathons or triathlons with long-term illness.     I encourage you to click here to read a short Q&A about Pete.


NEW TTT  HEADSWEATS!!!
Our TTT branded caps and visors have finally arrived!  These embroidered caps/visors are made by head sweats and will last a long time! Available for $15, you can get these at our team meetings or by completing the form from our website. (Click here for more details)


NOVEMBER TEAM MEETING
This month's team meeting will take place at EarthFare in Greensboro on Friday November 13th. Pete Barusic, TTT member and founder of teamindure will be discussing his journey in triathlon, the role teamindure played in its members lives, as well as sharing the story of the friend for whom Pete has dedicated so much in order to support her and raise awareness for her illness.  Meeting starts at 6:30 with food/socializing, and the program starts at 7:15 pm. EarthFare has an awesome hot/cold buffet so come enjoy a bite which getting to know your fellow triathletes. Open to all.
TRAINING
Track Tuesday:
 
5:30 AM @ Greensboro Day School Track: Interval focused running. We provide the workout which typically lasts 45-60 minutes. We all turn in circles, so no one gets dropped and you can modify the workout to suit your fitness level.   {Please note that due to some scheduling conflicts, these workouts may move to Wednesday PM for 4-5 weeks - Consult our FB page for timing}
 
5:30 PM @ NC A&T Track: Join Fleet Feet's coach Carl for an intense AND rewarding track workout. Free of charge and lighted track. See Fleet Feet Greensboro's website for additional info.
 
Thursday Trainer Nights:
 
Starting Thursday November 12 th, bring your bike, indoor trainer, water, and a few towels to participate in High Intensity Interval Training. This is the best way to get a great cardiovascular workout while significantly boosting your power and speed on the bike. Be on the lookout for our FB posts confirming location and time.
 
Friday Swim:
 
6 AM @ Greensboro Aquatic Center: We'll provide the workout which typically lasts 60 minutes. Focused on drills to help improve your technique. All level's and abilities welcome. .  {Please note that due to some scheduling conflicts, these workouts may move to the afternoons for 4-5 weeks- Consult our FB page for timing }
 
As with all workouts and events, consult the TTT Facebook page for any last minute changes.

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