The list of TTT members signed up for one of the 2016 TTT Ironman destination races is growing.
Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga
We have at least 12 TTT members registered for the Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga race next May. Registration is still open with the next price increase only 2 weeks away... In addition, the TTT has organized a 16 week coached group program to help our athletes train for Chattanooga. Details about the program were provided in the last newsletter. Feel free to contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
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!
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
This race is also a perennial favorite. With a downstream swim (like Chattanooga) and rolling bike course, this race attracts one of the largest # of participants on the Ironman circuit. Registration is expected to open on September 28th
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH!
This month's AOM is Neala Jones! Neala is relatively new to triathlon however she has already accomplished a lot. Having participated in numerous sprint and olympic distance events, she is currently training for her first 70.3 which will take place in October at the beach to battleship triathlon in willmington NC. Get to know her a little more by reading her Q&A here.
This month's team meeting will take place at EarthFare in Greensboro on Friday September 11
th and will feature a dry land swim clinic to; discuss swim stroke technique, cover various swim drills, and also cover important pointers for open water swimming. The 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.
1)August 30th @ 8AM - Ramseur Olympic Brick Training. Will ride the bike course and run one loop (or more if people want) of the run course. All paces welcome. Will provide cue sheets and post workout snacks.
2)September 12th - TTT Race Series #3: Belews Lake Sprint Triathlon!
3)September 19th - TTT Race Series #4: Ramseur Lake Olympic Triathlon!
4)September 26th @ 2 PM - NC State Sprint Triathlon Brick Training At Bryan Park. All paces welcome. Will ride the bike course and run the run course. Will provide cue sheets and post workout snacks.
5)October 3rd - TTT Race Series #5: NC State Sprint Triathlon Championship
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 raceJ. 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!
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.
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.
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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