Triad Triathlon Team Newsletter
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
September was a month of many "firsts" with an extraordinary amount of TTT'ers pushing beyond their comfort zones and reaching new horizons. We had several members do their first open water swims, or first ocean swims. We also had several members set PR's and complete their first Olympic distance Triathlon during the 4 th race of the TTT Race Series at Ramseur Lake. Just last weekend, we had more than 10 TTT members competing at the Ironman 70.3 Augusta and Ironman Chattanooga Races. 
 


I hope that everyone on the team realizes just how lucky we are to have such vibrant and inspirational team members. Talk to your fellow TTT'er and get to know their incredible journey to better health and fitness through triathlon. Most importantly, don't let self-doubt and naysayers set your limits.  Pick a goal, define a plan, and go for it.
 
The list of TTT members signed up for one of the 2016 TTT Ironman destination races is growing.
 
Ironman 70.3  Augusta - REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!
This race is also a perennial favorite.  (Just take a look at the pictures posted on our FaceBook page to see why) 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 
We have at least 16 TTT members registered for the Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga race next May. To help prepare for the race, a TTT exclusive group coaching package will be rolled out. Details were provided in a previous newsletter. The 16 week program starts in February.  Email  triadtriteam@gmail.com for additional details.
 
Ironman Canada
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
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 Betsy Miles.  Betsy represents what is great about the TTT. She has been very enthusiastic and supportive of the team as a competitor, as well as through volunteerism at local races. Betsy's love for triathlon stems from a strong desire to continuously challenge herself and beat back boundaries. A great ambassador for the team, I encourage you to click here to read a short Q&A about Betsy. Look for her at our TTT Race Series events and if you see her,  please give her a slight nudge to sign up for Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga ;-)
 
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)


OCTOBER TEAM MEETING
This month's team meeting will take place at EarthFare in Greensboro on Friday October 9 th. Our topic will be a discussion on nutrition with Heather Colleran, a Registered Dietitian Sports Nutritionist  and top level endurance athlete at Healing Hands chiropractic.  The meeting starts at 6:30 with food/socializing, and the program starts at 7:15 pm. Come ready to have fun and ask Heather your questions about nutrition. EarthFare has an awesome hot/cold buffet so come enjoy a bite which getting to know your fellow triathletes. Open to all.

UPCOMING EVENTS
1)      October 3 rd - TTT Race Series #5: NC State Sprint Triathlon Championship
2)      October 4 th - TTT Beach2Battleship Half Long bike Ride. Open to all. Plan is to leave from Fleet Feet in Greensboro and head out for a 56 (ish) mile ride on a course that is as flat as possible. Cue sheets will be provided. Expect an average pace of 16 mph but we can split up into smaller pace groups depending on who shows up. Will try to include 2 water stops along the route. Ride leaves Fleet Feet at 1:30 PM.
3)      November 27 th - TTT invades the Black Toenail Friday Relay race! If you haven't heard about this race already, check it out on Trivium Racings website. Taking place the day after Thanksgiving, this 5 or 10 hour relay race is going to be EPIC. The TTT is looking to organize as many relay teams as possible for the 5 (or the 10) hour event. While some may be looking to set a blazing fast pace, our goal will be to make this a party. Sign up with family members or training buddies. Bring your families, chairs, games, and even grills.  Feel free to contact triadtriteam@gmail.com for additional details or to confirm your desire to participate.
 
All races in the TTT Race series will be supported with the TTT Tent. We will have additional refreshments and recovery foods. Bring your lawn chairs and hang out before/after the race J . Don't forget that you can get TTT Race series points by either racing or volunteering at those races. The TTT member with the most points at the end of the season gets an unspecified but incredibly awesome gift!
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES


 

We continue to look for opportunities to provide our members with valuable training.  Here is a quick summary of regular workouts that we have this time of the year. Please note that there are many more workout opportunities on our Facebook site. Also, if you have a regular workout and are looking for some training partners to join you, send an email to Triadtriteam@gmail.com and we can add it to the calendar.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

As with all regularly scheduled workouts, consult the TTT Facebook page for any last minute changes.

 

BEACH TO BATTLESHIP TRIATHLON


 

This year's edition of the B2B is Saturday October 17th in Wilmington, NC. The TTT has a LARGE contingent of members signed up for either the Half or Full Iron distances. (Currently ~20!). This is the PERFECT race for anyone new to the distance or seeking a PR. The swim course is in the intercostal water way and is known to have a very generous... last year saw a 2.4 mile swim in as little as 33 minutes! The bike course is flat to gently rolling with no significant elevation changes... other than a bridge. The run course is fast and flat. Check them out and join our delegation. This will be a fun event!


 

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