Letter from the President
Hi TTT,
Thank you for continuing to hang in there with us.

We are hoping to start planning and having in person events as soon as we are able. We have started some organized rides (see FB posts) and will start posting some runs happening in the community as well.

Registration for the TriNow Clinic will open June 15 th , so be on the look out for that. It will be limited to 16 participants this year. We have taken last year’s comments into consideration and have made it even bigger and better for this year. Dates are August 28-30 at Ridgewood again. More information coming!

Let the sunshine in us and around us! Stay healthy and stay safe.

Also, please reach out to any board member if you need anything, even if it’s just a listening ear.

We miss you all!
Melissa Roberts

NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
We have a few new members this past month!
Welcome to the team:
Cary Gentry, Mark Medendorp, Ryan Ellender and
Olivia Romine

We now have 144 full members on the Triad Tri Team!
A.O.M
Athlete of the Month

Dustin Givens
Say "hi" to Dustin!
Dustin has been into triathlon for three years now, and has taken off with it!

He started with the Sampson County Super Sprint in 2018, where he had learned to swim 2 months before and had purchased his bike one month before.
Dustin says, " I barely made it through the 250 yd swim and thought I was going to die on the short bike. It was one of the more humbling experiences of my life. I was hooked instantly."

He then went on to make 2019 his year,by completing his first full Ironman!

When asked, who inspires you, Dustin wrote, " Volunteers at races. By the end of a lot of races I'm feeling pretty rough. It always seems like the energetic folks in the last miles give me a boost to keep going that is more powerful than any snack or gel I could have."

When training with Dustin, you will always see him smiling and being super friendly to new and old friends.

Congratulations Dustin!

If you see Dustin, be sure to congratulate him on being our AOM!

COACHES TIP OF THE MONTH
-Coach Matt Clancey
Returning to Form
Sometimes, it seems, when you lose something it is gone forever. Or in the case of this quarantine, and even some injuries, things aren’t necessarily lost...they just are no longer practiced.  So, when we do return to practicing, what steps would be best to most quickly return to previous form.   
 
Three Factors to Consider : Form, Duration and Intensity 
 
FORM  – Begin with the best possible “form” you know.  If you don’t believe your previous/current form to be of value, now would be the perfect time to incorporate, or implement, a different form. This is usually the case when bad form leads to injury, it is essential to change form post injury. The change in form usually results in a much more effective performance long term.   
 
DURATION  – Begin with shorter distances. This is key to maintaining proper form, or mechanics. When we extend our duration, or distance, it is easy for our form to breakdown. When we continue with bad form, we begin to create bad habits and solidify those the further we go after breaking down. Go as far/long as you can hold good form, rest, then repeat, as many times as you can with great form.   
 
INTENSITY  – Intensity is a great way to improve fitness quickly, but it’s not always a great tool to use when you don’t have that current fitness. Returning to form requires returning to fitness first. Once you start practicing that form, and extending your duration, the final step would be to add intensity.  Think of intensity as power, speed, and/or duration.  80-85% intensity is a more appropriate beginning when adding intensity opposed to going “all out” or max effort! 
 
Knowing that many members of the TTT are most likely signed up for a full Ironman or 70.3, it is understandable that when things return to normal, we will want to return as quickly as possible. Just like long-course triathlon, it’s a “long, long road” and not a “sprint,” so think of your re-entry into training for them in the same context! 
 
Happy Training! 
Coach Matt 
E3 Endurance/Triad Tri Team Ironman Club Team 


RECIPE OF THE MONTH
From Chef Keith Gardiner
Spinach Berry Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
 
Ingredients:
 
For Salad
1 lb. fresh baby spinach washed well
1.5 cups assorted fresh berries
¼ cup toasted almonds
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
¼ cup Julienne Carrot
 
For dressing:
½ cup salad oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup fresh strawberries
Juice and zest of one orange
2 Tbsp. honey
Pinch Kosher salt
Pepper to taste
 
Method:        
1.       Arrange all ingredients for salad on plates, or in a large bowl
2.       Combine all ingredients for salad in a blender and blend till smooth
3.       Drizzle dressing over salad or toss together and serve immediately


 
MONTHLY TEAM MEETING

No team meetings until further notice.

Check our Facebook group page under events.
We will also send out an email of monthly events once planned.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TriadTriTeam/


OPEN WATER SWIMS

At this time, Hal is hosting open water swims for paid members only.
These are on a first come basis, through facebook posts.
Check our facebook page for details.
*for now, this is the best way to manage these swims.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Volunteers are still needed for Carolina Brewsfest Half Marathon & 5K on  Saturday July 18, 2020 ! Please share our sign up link with friends, family and neighbors! 

Volunteers receive free food, t-shirts (must sign up by July 8th to receive a shirt), discount to a future race with us (we have 5ks' and more!), free admission to festival (21 and up only) and 2 FREE BEER TICKETS (21 & up only)! 

Please share link below and enjoy the day together!

Sign up below:
TRI TEAM RACE SERIES 2020
Northeast Duathlon - 2/22/20
N.E.S.T. - 4/25/20 canceled
Belews Lake Triathlon - canceled
Tritown Sprint Triathlon - canceled
Buckner Mission Man Sprint - 7/25/20- canceled
High Point Triathlon - 8/8/20
Tri for Hospice - 9/5/20
Nat Greene’s Revenge Triathlon - 9/20/20

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors below.
Please support them when you can.
Triad Tri Team
Greensboro, North Carolina
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