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PR's are Born in November
Exercise in the morning before your brain figures out what you're doing
Upcoming Events
BSE Events/Clinics

11/1 - MADE 2 MOVE Physical Therapy is moving in to BSE! Make your appointment now:

11/4 Run10Feed10 at BSE, 8am

11/16 Training and Nutrition Teleconference, 5:30-6:15pm, sign-up necessary! Dr. Rick Katouff (see more info below)

11/18  Power Hour Swim Clinic with Kayla , Ion Club pool, 7am

Group Ride   - DATE AND TIME CHANGE  Now Saturday morning at 7:30am -check Meetup and FB for additional changes as needed
Group Run - Thursday 6:00pm - bring your blinkie light!

Referral Program: Don't forget about our ongoing referral program--with every customer referral, YOU get a FREE pair of socks!

Need to get in a long run, ride, or swim this winter? Check out our Meetup group or FB page:
Training and Nutrition Teleconference and Q&A
When? Thursday, November 16 th, 5:30pm-6:15pm EST.

Blue Sky Endurance Coaching powered by TeamKattouf® will be hosting a teleconference and Q&A. The teleconference will be led by 2x best-selling author and CEO/Founder of TeamKattouf®, Dr. Rick Kattouf II. We will be discussing training and nutrition and we will get all of your questions answered about endurance training, strength training, racing and nutrition. If you are a runner, triathlete, cyclist, etc., this Teleconference and Q&A is for you. We want to help assist you in putting together the best winter training ever so that 2018 will be amazingly productive. No matter what your goals and no matter what your fitness level, join us for this exciting Training and Nutrition Teleconference and Q&A.

-There is no fee to join this Teleconference. There are only 20 spots available, so be sure to contact Blue Sky Endurance today to reserve your spot!

Monthly Spotlight
Winter riding is oh so much fun
Brr it's cold outside...okay not really here in the Lowcountry, but it's definitely 'colder' than it was a few weeks ago. And even though winter will be here before we know it, we're lucky we can ride our bikes all winter long. Yes, you heard me, all winter long. Now is not the time to take the 'off-season' as a totally off-of-doing-everything season. There are a lot of options available to keep you on your bike, either outside or inside, so you can continue to work on your cycling skills and be ready to crush race season next year.

What to wear?
When thinking about winter riding - or really riding any time of year - the first thing you should consider is the weather condition -- cold, hot, raining, or windy --You will need different types of clothing for these very different conditions. In general when it's cold it's important to keep your chest, knees, hands, and feet warm. Keeping these areas warm will help keep the rest of you warm.
*if it's cool and dry best to have layers and things you can remove easily

Here are our clothing must haves:
1. A vest is the most versatile piece of clothing especially if it is a convertible vest where you can take off the sleeves when you start to warm up
2. Knee warmers - this is another versatile piece of clothing that can be taken off when the temps start to warm up as you ride. It's important to cover you knees as you start a chilly ride, especially if you're older. I know another ding of us old folks.
3. Toe covers - these are a great addition to your cycling gear as they are great almost all winter here in South Carolina. That added bit of protection against the wind and cold will hep you enjoy you ride and not focus on that warm up of coffee waiting for you at the end of the ride.
4. GOOD cycling gloves- full gloves will keep you help you feel you fingers and hand the entire ride and not want to cry from the intense pain from the cold. The best gloves are wind resistant too. We want you smiling, not crying as you ride around the low country. It looks better for all the tourists and keeps us high on those awesome city lists.

Temperature Based Clothing Recommendations:
55-60- will warm up quickly
-feet usually first to get cold
-cover hands
-wool sock good to keep feet warm
-wear a shell or vest
-arm warmers a good option

50-55 – time to get warmer midweight gloves
-toe warmers good

Below 50 – heavy weight gloves, wind resistant best
-headband for ears
-long sleeved warmer jacket
-consider base layers

Happy Riding all! Unless you're reading this and you think "No way am I ever riding outside when it's cold". Luckily we have a solution for you too. Get a great indoor bike trainer and you'll stay on top of your game all winter. Come in to the store and try out our Wahoo bike trainers like the KICKR or the SNAP.
YOU Wear It Well Award
Each month we're going to scour the internet to see who 'wore it best'. We're looking for people training and racing in Blue Sky Endurance gear. That means YOU! Did you snap a selfie on a morning run? Did you get an awesome race photo last week? Post it on our FB page or your FB page but make sure to tag us, or #blueskyendurance on instagram. You post it, we'll find you. Why should you care?? Because you will win something!! And who doesn't like free stuff?!

Dan Dan he's our man, if he can't win it nobody can! The winner winner this month is DAN JONES. Dan trained through the hot, soupy Charleston summer to have a great race at the Kiawah Olympic Triathlon, THEN turn it around 2 weeks later and PR by almost 3 minutes at the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon! He also won 2nd in his age group. Holy cow. Congratulations. You are our star for the day. Don't forget to stop by and get your free prize.
The Athletes' Plate 
You CAN run it off

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we're here to help you manage all those T-day overindulgent calories. What to do, what to do?? THIS is what you can do if you prefer running:

1 piece of - Apple Pie = 4.1 miles vs. Pumpkin Pie = 3.2 miles - No, not the whole pie! Focus people
1 cup of - Stuffing = 3.6 miles vs. Mashed Potatoes = 2.4 miles vs Sweet Potato Casserole = 2.6
1 Beer (light beer!) = 1 mile vs. 1 glass Wine (small...sorry...) = 1. 2miles

Not a runner? No problem, we have you covered too!
Gravy = 50 burpees -- you'd better enjoy it!
Cranberry Sauce = 3 sets of 20 pushup..yikes
1/4 Cup Green Bean Casserole = 40 mins'll be the hit of the family gathering or never invited again (win-win)

If you want to burn it all off at one time -- approximately 4,500 calories (gulp), here is your plan:
7+ hours of running
10+ hours of swimming
15+ hours of cycling

And there you have it. It looks like you're going to be busy on Thanksgiving! Have fun.
Featured Product
Matt Bagnal - He's Our Bike Guy
No, you can't buy Matt, but he's here for you when you need him! And boy do you need him! He raced Mountain Omnium at the collegiate level and has 10+ years of experience in the industry, including 5 years full time in service management. And get this, he is United Bike Institute CERTIFIED - a true rarity I'm told. I'm also told that's a big deal. I do as I'm told (no I don't, who am I kidding). But I do what Matt suggests when it comes to taking care of my bike. You really need to come in and get your bike serviced. We offer general bike maintenance as well as a basic and deluxe bike tune ups. Can't wait to see all those fancy bikes come rolling in to our store!
Whether you are new to the sport of triathlon or a seasoned triathlete, we are all time crunched individuals with overflowing inboxes. With our monthly Blue Sky Endurance e-news, we will strive to keep it truly monthly, just the facts, but filled with nuggets of quality information to help us all as we strive to improve at the sport in some way or other. Our e-news will keep you in the loop, in the know and spiked with motivation to keep you reaching for Your Sky. Your Limit.  
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