June 2019
TTC monthly news & updates
President's Message
Ever wonder what the pink bands on our club kit and the hash tag #PinkforLori are about? We have over 200 club members. Some are new and some are long time members. So, some of you may not know that in 2016 one of our club members, Lori Cove, was hit by a drunk driver while riding her bicycle. She was severely injured and is still in long term care. Lori still faces many challenges on her road to recovery. Her care is very expensive, so we are donating a portion of the proceeds of kit sales to Lori’s care. 

BTW, Lori has a birthday coming up on  June 17th. She LOVES opening all her mail. So, if you have a minute please drop her a birthday card and make her smile!
Please send your cards to: Lori Cove 600 Fullwood Lane, Mathews NC 28105

Fred Arnold
Please support our 2019 Sponsors
TTC 2019 Clothing Store - Reopened
We have selected Pactimo as our vendor for Triathlon, and Cycling gear. Use the link below to order your clothing. The clothing will ship directly to you.

We encourage all of our club members to race in club gear. It helps us find you on the course, cheer you on and take your picture.

It also helps support our sponsors.

The Pactimo store will CLOSE June 16th. It may re-open later in the season if there is sufficient demand.

Please note the following instructions from Pactimo:
  •  All order have a $9 shipping fee plus 2% for handling fees.
  • All sales are final.
  • We cannot make any changes to an order once its placed.
  • All custom garments ship 4 weeks after we close your store.
  • Try not to use a handheld devise when ordering as this can cause issues in the ordering process

Pactimo Site Password:  
TTCkitorder2018   (case sensitive and yes, same PW as last year)
TTC 50/100 Mile BS* Squared Bike Ride
June Ride
Date: Sun, June 16th, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Type of event: Bike

BOTTLE REV Chapel Hill
3130 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC

A TTC monthly (April-October) 50/100 mile bike ride sponsored by BASE Salt and ButtShield. The ride starts/ends at Bottle Rev Chapel Hill, an awesome beer & wine store that sponsors TTC. There are several food options available for purchase post ride.

1) Please park on Prestwick Road to avoid being towed from the retail shopping parking area in front of the store.

2) ButtShield samples will be available

3) TTC will have an aid station with water and BASE Nutrition approximately halfway on the routes.

4) Cue sheets will be available at the start of the ride. You can download the route into your bike computer by using the links above. You can also download PDF by clicking on the route name above, under "Cue Sheets".

5) One free pint from Bottle Rev CH for participating TTC members post ride.
News from T3 Tri Coaching

The first 2 sessions of the TTC Beginner Triathlete Program are gearing up for their June races at the Triangle Sprint and 3 Little Pigs Sprint. Our third session sold out and we added a few more from the wait list for our August Rex Wellness Sprint race. We’ve had great participation at our group swim sessions at the Cary YMCA and now have also been enjoying the NW Cary YMCA pool as the team works on their stroke mechanics and endurance. We’ve been out riding, running, and practicing our transitioning skills for the June races crew. The August team is getting ready to go out riding and running as well. And everyone is practicing their heat management techniques and nutrition (especially those liquids). And most importantly, they have been practicing their high fives, fist pumps, sweaty hugs, and big smiles as they prepare to cross their own finish line. We’ll be out at the Triangle Sprint on June 1 st and 3 Little Pigs on June 15 th so if you are racing those, give our beginning team a big shout out, cheer them on, and continue to welcome them into the TTC family. 

If you are racing a full or half IRONMAN this year or need help with shorter distances outside of the Beginner Program, please give me a call or send me a note. 

Learn more at www.t3tricoaching.com . I look forward to seeing you out training and crossing the finish line.
Brain Tucker
Speed and Run Form Series
WHAT:  One hour sessions working on drills to improve your run form, speed and fitness
WHERE:  Dorothea Dix Park
WHEN:  June 28 th , July 12 th , July 26 th and August 9 th
TIME:  We are offering 2 sessions: one at 7:30 am and one at 8:30 am; you need to choose a session as we WILL CAP AT 10 PEOPLE PER HOUR
COST:  $75 for the series
Based on the teachings and research of Chloe Lanthier of X-Training School, this clinic will focus on run specific drills and exercises to improve running biomechanics, form and overall speed. Each week will be a progression for the runner as they train through the summer getting ready for the fall season. 
You will learn how to push off your feet, open your hips and project your body forward with efficiency. You will also be taken through a series of dynamic warm-ups that you can apply to your daily routines. 
To sign up:
E-mail Brian Lesesky at brian@runraleighpt.com to reserve your spot.    Again we will cap this at 10 people per hour so please specify which time slot is your first choice. Also let him know your average mile pace so we can group people during the workouts. 
Open Water Swim Practice
Date: Wed, June 12, 19, 26 6PM-7:30PM
Type of event: Swim

Seaforth Beach Pittsboro

Open Water Swim practice
Personal buoys are MANDATORY.

Note: You may have to pay to enter the park $7 or buy an annual pass for $75

Please be on time. Since this is a group activity, everyone MUST exit the water before we can conclude the activity.

The club has an extra kayak available
Did you try your ButtShield sample?
Included in your club packet were samples of SportShield and ButtShield, if you have not tried them out now is the time.

This year you can get discounts on Amazon.com and Medi-Dyne.com (10% and 20% respectively). TTC members also get a 20% discount at Inside Out Sports.

They have created a COUPON CODE that is good through 10/31/2019. They are also giving a SportShield and ButtShield sample in each bag for our expo!

The discount codes are listed in the Members Only section of the TTC website.
Check out the reviews for yourself! This stuff has been top rated by Canadian Running Magazine, Ultra Running Magazine, Slowtwitch, and Cycling Weekly to name a few. To top it off, they do 100% satisfaction guarantee. Stays on longer, last longer, and it’s waterproof. Roll-ons for general chafing or handy wet wipes available for portability and “down there” you know what I’m saying!?
Go longer. Finish stronger.
New discount opportunities for TTC Members
Adding more value to your TTC membership!

We have arranged for a 30% discount on Blue Seventy wetsuits and Tifosi Glasses. This discount is only available to current TTC members at I nside Out Sports.

Please note, discounts are not available at Expos. These discounts are available in the store or online when you login with your credentials.
Second Tuesday Post Run Social
Join us for a run starting at Rex Wellness in Garner - 5:30PM RSVP and details here

Then join us for :

The second Tuesday of the month (April-September) we have a post-run social at Krafty Burgers and Brew in Garner. Tuesday night special is $10 Burger & Beer of your choice.

The club will buy the first beer for all members in attendance.

The official on course bar for the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 North American series.

Base Performance has just received a new shipment of bars, we want to get them in the hands of Triangle Triathlon Club members.

This special 40% discount is valid until, Friday, June 14th at Midnight. On any of our Real Bar options (either 12 bar box, or sampler packs).

The discount code is listed in the private portion of the TTC Website: https://triangletriclub.com/rc/dealpage/

  • These bars were literally made this past week. So they are extremely fresh. They do not expire for a year
  • If your friends have questions about how healthy they are, you can state these high points
  • Certified Organic, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Non GMO, Certified Kosher, Dairy Free and Soy Free

As a reminder, only one code can be used at a time, so you can't get free shipping and the 40% off discount.
Here is a video that Matt made up as well about the announcement with Ironman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7dPCOtwWOI&feature=youtu.be

Reminder: TTC members always receive 20% on all nutrition items when you use the TTC discount code.
I’d like to be your mortgage coach
One of the things I love about my work as a mortgage lender is the flexibility with my schedule.  Since I’m often working for my clients at night and on weekends, it is acceptable when I need to take time out of my work day to train.  It was a shock the first time a text message popped up on my bike computer, from a client who needed a preapproval letter.  I had no idea my Garmin linked to my phone - but that text message was motivation to ride harder to get home from that long Sunday bike ride and write that letter!
As a triathlete, you may have a coach guiding your training for a goal race.  I’d like to propose that you think of me as your mortgage coach.  Everything we talk about will always be 100% confidential.  I’ve worked with many local triathletes, but you’ll never hear me mention a name.
My favorite part of this career is coaching my clients through this process and solving what may seem like a challenging issue so they can become a homeowner, particularly if they thought they couldn’t before. For example, A TTC member recently asked how to qualify to buy a home as soon as possible, due to a pending divorce.  This is a sensitive topic, and mortgage financing can be tricky.  But I was able to offer ideas and provide guidance, so they knew what was going to be required, understood the necessary timeline, and we created a plan to make this happen.
There is no fee for my services until I close a loan for you, and those closing costs will be the same whether I preapproved you yesterday or we’ve been working together for months.  I love puzzles, and I see every mortgage scenario as a puzzle, with the solution being the right mortgage for my client.  I’ve worked with thousands of clients since 2005, and I’d be thrilled to have a chance to work with you, or simply give you some guidance gleaned from my extensive experience. Oh, and BTW First person to read this and call me gets one of my new “no whining, just mortgages” corkscrews.)

Frank Rexford
Senior Mortgage Banker
Corporate Investors Mortgage Group
Triangle Sprint Triathlon - Pictures
Thank you to all of our volunteers! and congratulations to all of our race finishers.

Here is a link to some great photos, thanks to Cash Coyne for taking these pictures

The Five-0 Memorial Ride - $5 off for TTC Members
10th Annual Five-O Memorial Bike Ride to benefit the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation
Sunday, August 18, 2019 

Price with discount before June 15, $29.75
Price with discount after June 15th, $35.00

$45 day of the ride - No discount day of ride

Begins/ends at Life Time Athletic, located at 8515 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh

50K or 100K option – cycling the beautiful open roads of Northern Raleigh and Wake County
100K: On-site registration at 6:30 am – 100K begins at 7:30 am
50K: On-site registration at 6:30 am – 50K begins at 8:00 am
– SAG vehicles and mechanical support on both routes
– Fully stocked rest stops
– Breakfast and Lunch options available
– Helmets required and rules of the road and safety apply
T-Shirts guaranteed for those that register by July 31st.  
Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation and Law Enforcement United "Road to Hope" Bicycle Ride
Stronger and Faster Durham
DURHAM, N.C.—Eight Triangle-area residents and an estimated 50 virtual participants squared off in the Fourth Annual Bull City Squat Challenge Saturday, May 18. Hosted by The Choice Performance Center of Durham, N.C., the event benefited The Duke Cancer Institute and the nonprofit Erika’s Lighthouse and raised $7,000 for the charities. 

This year, the challenge featured a series of three rounds; in each set, participants compete for maximum number of repetitions within a two-minute time period. In the first set, known as the original barbell challenge, women squat with 95-pound barbells and men with 135-pound barbells. The second round is tailored to each person with participants barbell-squatting the equivalent of their own body weight. In the final challenge, known as the “heavy squat,” barbell weights increase to 205–250 pounds. Each participant has the option to engage in one, two, or all three of the sets.

“Squatting is one of the most basic human movements. Adding a barbell changes the dynamic of the movement along with the complexity,” says Tyrone Irby, owner of The Choice Performance and one of the participants.

In addition to the on-site competition, the event also includes the 2019 Virtual Bull City Squat Challenge presented by CEP Compression.  This year, local sponsors include Fleet Feet of Carrboro and Durham, CEP Compression (Whitsett, NC), and Triangle Chiropractic. (Durham and Cary locations). The five women and three men competing on-site had been training for weeks in the lead up to the challenge. An estimated 90 percent of participants in the Fourth Annual Bull City Squat Challenge are local runners including one 15x IRONMAN.

“We train for this event for three months, and the challenge itself is a great time,” Irby says.

Since 2015, the Bull City Squat Challenge has raised more than $25,000 for various charities including Girls on the Run of the Triangle and Book Harvest of Durham. This year, fundraising efforts benefited two new organizations. As part of a world-renowned medical center, the Duke Cancer Institute brings cutting-edge research to virtually all outpatient cancer services in a state-of-the-art care facility. Based in Illinois, Erika’s Lighthouse is a nonprofit working to foster greater awareness and understanding of childhood and adolescent depression.
“We opened the training studio in December 2015 with the idea of offering a different training experience along with supporting our local community,” Irby says. “There are so many charity running events in the area that we wanted to create a different challenge as a fundraiser.”
Yours in health,
Tyrone T. Irby, NASM-CPT, CES
Owner, The Choice Performance Center
Office: 919.237.2173
Mobile: 919.384.5590
The Choice Performance Center strives to be the recognized leader in the personal fitness and sports performance industry by providing creative, challenging and innovative training programs in addition to the highest level of customer service inside a state-of-the-art facility. We are dedicated to achieve the goals of each and every client we proudly serve.
Change in USAT Insurance Program
New for 2019, all club members are required to have a USA Triathlon annual membership in order to be covered as part of the Club Insurance Program.

Please note, this change was initiated by USAT, not by TTC.

This supplemental insurance covers you for scheduled TTC Club activities. Scheduled activities are those activities listed on the official club calendar.

The annual cost of a USAT Membership is $50. Go here to join / renew

IF you have never been a member of USAT use this link to save $5 off registration:
TTC Gear
Trucker hats are in!

We also have TTC Sweatshirts and a few visors.

There are a few race kit items as well.

Let us know what other TTC logo items you would like to wear.

You can purchase these items in the TTC online store.
TTC Discount Codes
TTC discount codes are posted in the Members Area of the TTC website. Go here

Why not post them here and on Facebook. Our newsletter has a wide distribution beyond current club members. The discount are for current paid club members, so we only list them in the password protected portion of the website.
Swim - Bike - Run - Community - Fun
IRONMAN TriClub - Are you affiliated with TTC?
We need everyone doing an IRONMAN branded race to be affiliated with the Triangle Triathlon Club USA (there is another Triangle Tri Club in Ireland).

Go here   to create an account and/or affiliate with TTC USA .

Program Details:
Priority Bike Racks   the top five clubs with the highest number of registered members will receive priority bike rack.   Members must be affiliated and registered 45 days out to event date. Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

VIP Passes -   At all events, the top three clubs with the highest number of registered members will receive (2) spectator VIP Passes.
Members must be affiliated and registered 45 days out to event date. Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
Race Entries -  Earn 1 free entry for every 20 affiliated members registered to race for the same event!   Does not apply to sold out events.     Max 5 entries  .  Does not apply to RELAY registrations.    
Members must be affiliated.  Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.  

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