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Train Hard, Train Smart and…”Don’t Sweat the Swim!”

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Swim Performance Training for Triathletes

-with Tracy Hendershot      

The Traditional Fall 10-Week

Oct 1-Dec 13

(a.k.a. the Swim Distance Challenge Prep)

PURPOSE AND FOCUS

A great off-season focus-on-the-swim opportunity! This session combines a strong emphasis on technique PLUS a focus on conditioning! Train for the Swim Distance
Challenge while you’re at it! (no practice Thanksgiving week)

When: Advanced: Tuesday, Thursday @ 545am-715 am

Novice: Always on Wednesday, Friday 545 am-715 am

Cost: $380

The Winter Swim Distance Challenge

DECEMBER 15, 8AM-Noon, $30

5,000/8,000 & 10,000 yards!

Aquatic Adventures Ohio

A FUN EVENT TO TEST YOUR OFF-SEASON METTLE!
(Workout format or straight swim– the 4 hrs is YOURs to hit your goal!)

Late Season Tune Up Sept 3-Oct 24

PURPOSE AND FOCUS
Fine tune your conditioning and taper for late season races such as GBC, Rev 3, Deer Creek, Mid-Ohioan…OR x-training for the Cols Marathon!

When: Advanced- Tues,Thurs   @ 545am-715 am

Novice- Wed, Fri @545-715 am

Cost: $260

 

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New Albany COP Ride – Thursday, August 29 – 2013

Hello riders –

THIS WEEKS RIDE DETAILS

Thursday, August 29 will be the 19th ride of the New Albany COP Thursday ride season @ 6:00pm.

Your ride leader is Mark Wilson for most of the remaining rides as I’ll be out of town. His great blog is here. If you have not checked out Mark’s blog I encourage you to do so. He’s a very witty writer that brings a great narrative to every ride.

New Albany COP August 29 – 2013

More about this ride:
New Albany COP Thursday Ride
6:00pm Ride Start at New Albany Elementary (87 N High St, New Albany, OH)
Here is a link to the start/finish location.

A, B and C groups. A = 22mph+, B = 18-21mph, C = 17mph & under
Distance:
A Group – 35 to 50 miles
B Group – 30 to 45 miles
C Group – 15 to 25 miles

Rolling to sometimes hilly terrain in and around Licking County.
Longer rides head toward Granville and do feature some significant hills. Color maps provided.

Questions:
Contact Shannon Kurek at Shannon.Kurek@hfpracing.com.

Great Buckeye Challenge Race Weekend FINAL Confirmation

Buckeye ChallengeThis is your final communication from HFP Racing before we leave on Thursday, August 29 for Buck Creek State Park in Springfield, Ohio. Please bring any last minute questions or changes to the park with you as our customer service staff will be on location. Not registered yet? [REGISTER NOW] Closes 8-29 (Thursday) at Midnight!

EVENT SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 31 — HFP Course Talk and Preview
(5:30pm–6:30pm) for all weekend courses and races

Sunday, September 1 — Great Buckeye Challenge
Women’s Only Triathlon: 250y Swim — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run
Half: 1.2mi Swim (5k Run) — 56mi Bike — 13.1mi Run

START TIMES
Sunday
7:30am — Women’s Only Triathlon* & all Women in Mini Triathlon*
7:40am — All Men in Mini Triathlon*
7:50am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half)
7:50am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
7:50am — Men 29 & Under, Elite Men
7:52am — Men 30-49, Clydesdale
7:54am — Elite Women, Women 39 & Under
7:56am — Women 40+, Athena, Women Aquabike
7:58am — Men 50+, Sprint Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
8:00am — Olympic Triathlon Waves
8:00am — Men 29 & Under, Elite Men
8:02am — Men 30-49, Clydesdale
8:04am — Elite Women, Women 39 & Under
8:06am — Women 40+, Athena, Women Aquabike
8:08am — Men 50+, Olympic Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
8:15am — Half Triathlon Waves
8:15am — Men 29 & Under, Elite Men
8:17am — Men 30-49, Clydesdale
8:19am — Elite Women, Women 39 & Under
8:21am — Women 40+, Athena, Women Aquabike
8:23am — Men 50+, Half Relay Teams, Men Aquabike
*Dual time trial start – two at a time

NUTRITION ON THE COURSE – VERY IMPORTANT
On the bike: For those competing in the Half distance duathlon or triathlon there are three (3) aid stations located at Mile 15/Mile 36 & Mile 45. These aid stations are “neutral” aid stations and will offer refill (Infinit Nutrition or Water) for your bottles OR you may provide a “SPECIAL NEEDS” bag (ask for bags during packet pick-up) with your specific drink (no glass) or other nutritional requirements. There will be granola bars, bananas and pretzels available too. Special Needs bags will not be accepted after 7:00am on Race Day.
On the run: There will be Infinit Nutrition and Water in cups at Transition Exit, Mile 1, 2 & 3 of the run course. Runners will pass by each station twice. Additionally, there will be granola bars, bananas and pretzels at Transition Exit & Mile 3. There will be a Special Needs table at the Transition Exit aid station for your own nutrition.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP
Buck Creek State Park Beach Area
Saturday, August 31 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
Sunday, September 1 from 6:00am–7:30am
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

DIVISIONS
USA Triathlon Rule 3.2a. All age group athletes must participate and compete in the age group division corresponding to the athlete’s age on December 31 of the year of the event.
Age Group — 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Elite Open* — Amateur 15-39 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
Elite Master* — Amateur 40-49 years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
Elite Grand Master* — Amateur 50+ years old, has chance to finish in top 10 overall
Clydesdale — Males racing weight groups in two age groups:
-under 40 & 200+lbs
-over 40 & 200+lbs
Athena — Females racing weights group, not age group — 150lbs+
Aquabike — racing only the swim and bike portions only (no running)
*The elite divisions are only for the sprint, Olympic & half distance triathlon or duathlon participants. Those competing in these divisions are not eligible for age group awards.

RELAYS
For those who prefer to race one element of the triathlon or duathlon we offer a relay division for our sprint, Olympic & half distance triathlons and duathlons. Relay teams consist of three (3) members (1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner), each member will complete one segment of the race (2 members for duathlon teams). Each team member will exchange their timing chip bracelet at their assigned bike rack. There are NO age groups in this division.

AWARDS
All finishers will receive a handsome finisher medal and the top three in each division will receive custom awards (including relay teams).

Wounded Warrior/Team RWB follow-up

Clifton2There are many great stories from the July 27-28 “10 TV Commit to be Fit Multisport Celebration” but very few of them are many years in the making.  If you’re watching the video, or if you were at the finish line with us, you saw many athletes from TEAM RWB finish the triathlon carrying a giant American flag as they crossed the finish line.  This is but one of the stories under that flag.

Meet Master Sgt. Sean Clifton: U.S. Army Green Beret, Special Forces soldier, and Team Leader who served tours in Afghanistan and other unfriendly places.  Sean has held a special place with us at the” 10 TV Commit to be Fit Multisport Festival” since last year, when he competed but didn’t complete the race.  A severe bike crash took him out of the race and out of action for more than a short while.  Of course this is not Sean’s first time dealing with something that takes him out of action for a while.

Clifton BMay 31, 2009 Sean was a number of Special Forces team in Afghanistan whose mission was to take out a Taliban stronghold.  As the “breecher” he was first to the door, and first in.  He was also the first to catch incoming Taliban fire.  From the Survive and Thrive website: “Two of the rounds were critical; one hit his left arm, shattering the wrist and rendering his left arm useless.  Another round hit just under his body armor, entering his left waistline, critically wounding 5 major organs.”  He was a mess, and they barely kept him alive on the battlefield. He has since endured more than 20 surgeries to repair his body, but his spirit was never broken.  After months at the US Army Walter Reed Medical Center, he returned to central Ohio and to his family, including his triathlon family.  A member of TEAM RWB, a veterans group dedicated to “transforming the way that America supports its veterans” Sean and his RWB teammates encouraged each other to train, and race, and never give up.  Fast forward a year, and more than a dozen members of TEAM RWB completed the “10 TV Commit to be Fit Multisport Celebration” Triathlon on Sunday, each one carrying that huge American flag the last 100 yards.  There was a definite cheer from the crowd as Sean rounded the corner to come under the arch and down the finish chute, and to anyone watching, it was just another very fit athlete completing another tough race.  That is, until we were reminded that just a few years ago he was bleeding out in a doorway halfway across the world, that he has earned a Purple Heart Medal, 3 Bronze Stars, 4 Army Commendation Medals, and 5 Army Achievement Medals, and he continues to serve his Country today as an advisor to the Department of Justice and Homeland Security operations.

Master Sergeant Clifton can now add one more medal to his collection, the finisher medal from the “10 TV Commit to be Fit Multisport Celebration”.  We only hope it means as much to him as his service and his efforts mean to us.  Great to see you at the finish line Sir, and we’ll try to say thank you for all that you did and continue to do, we just can’t find words that match the weight of your efforts.

See you on race day!

For more information on Sean, TEAM RWB, or the Wounded Warrior Project, see:

www.surviveandthrive.ws

www.teamrwb.org

www.woundedwarrior.com

New Albany COP Ride – Thursday, August 22 – 2013

Hello riders –

THIS WEEKS RIDE DETAILS

Thursday, August 22 will be the 18th ride of the New Albany COP Thursday ride season @ 6:00pm.

Your ride leader is Mark Wilson for most of the remaining rides as I’ll be out of town. However, this week I’m back for a VIP visit and autograph signing ;-). Mark’s great blog is here with a report from last week. If you have not checked out Mark’s blog I encourage you to do so. He’s a very witty writer that brings a great narrative to every ride.

New Albany COP August 22 – 2013

More about this ride:
New Albany COP Thursday Ride
6:00pm Ride Start at New Albany Elementary (87 N High St, New Albany, OH)
Here is a link to the start/finish location.

A, B and C groups. A = 22mph+, B = 18-21mph, C = 17mph & under
Distance:
A Group – 35 to 50 miles
B Group – 30 to 45 miles
C Group – 15 to 25 miles

Rolling to sometimes hilly terrain in and around Licking County.
Longer rides head toward Granville and do feature some significant hills. Color maps provided.

Questions:
Contact Shannon Kurek at Shannon.Kurek@hfpracing.com.

New Albany COP Ride – Thursday, August 15 – 2013

Hello riders –

THIS WEEKS RIDE DETAILS

Thursday, August 15 will be the 17th ride of the New Albany COP Thursday ride season @ 6:00pm.

Last week was a rain out so this week is the same course as last week. Your ride leader is Mark Wilson for most of the remaining rides as I’ll be out of town. His great blog is here. If you have not checked out Mark’s blog I encourage you to do so. He’s a very witty writer that brings a great narrative to every ride.

Sorry I’m away from office and don’t have the links to the map.

More about this ride:
New Albany COP Thursday Ride
6:00pm Ride Start at New Albany Elementary (87 N High St, New Albany, OH)
Here is a link to the start/finish location.

A, B and C groups. A = 22mph+, B = 18-21mph, C = 17mph & under
Distance:
A Group – 35 to 50 miles
B Group – 30 to 45 miles
C Group – 15 to 25 miles

Rolling to sometimes hilly terrain in and around Licking County.
Longer rides head toward Granville and do feature some significant hills. Color maps provided.

Questions:
Contact Shannon Kurek at Shannon.Kurek@hfpracing.com.

Linwood Park Race Weekend FINAL Confirmation

ImageThis is your final communication from HFP Racing before we leave later today for Linwood Park in beautiful Vermilion, Ohio. Please bring any last minute questions or changes to the park with you as our customer service staff will be on location. Not registered yet? [REGISTER NOW] Closes 8-15 (TODAY) at Midnight!


IMPORTANT START TIMES FOR LINWOOD PARK
In order to get folks through the bike courses with the least amount of traffic interruption the Linwood Park Sunday races start at 7:00am – 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the FIT Family Series presented by Go Fast Multisport.  ALL participants MUST be out of transition by 7:00am on Sunday. With over 650 participants anticipated for Sunday’s race PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY – there is NO parking inside Linwood Park, follow the parking signs and parking volunteers instructions on race morning. Once the first race starts at 7:00am – NO ONE will be permitted into the transition area to set up for their race. Please plan accordingly.

Here are the start and weekend schedule times:
RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 17 — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon*

  • (Ages 10 & under) 100y Swim — 5k Bike — ½mi Run
  • (Ages 11–14) 200y Swim — 10k Bike — 1mi Run

*Duathlon starts with a ¼mi Run (Ages 10 & under) or a ½mi Run (Ages 11–14)

Saturday, August 17 — HFP Course Talk and Preview

  • (3:30pm–4:30pm) for Sunday courses and races

Sunday, August 18 — Vermilion Harbour Triathlon & Duathlon

  • Women’s Only Triathlon: 250y Swim — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Mini: 250y Swim (2mi Run) — 7mi Bike — 2mi Run
  • Sprint: 750m Swim (5k Run) — 20k Bike — 5k Run
  • Olympic: 1500m Swim (5k Run) — 40k Bike — 10k Run

START TIMES

Saturday

  • 8:00am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 11–14)
  • 9:10am — Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon (Ages 10 & under)

Sunday

  • 7:00am — Women’s Only Triathlon & all Women in Mini Triathlon
  • 7:10am — All Men in Mini Triathlon
  • 7:20am — Sprint Triathlon Waves
  • 7:20am — All Duathletes (Mini, Sprint and Olympic)
  • 7:30am — Olympic Triathlon Waves

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Linwood Park Beach Area

  • Saturday, August 17 from 6:00am–7:45am (Kidz Only)
  • Saturday, August 17 from 12:00pm–5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 18 from 6:00am–7:30am

There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION — packet pickup ONLY!

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

Make sure to go to http://www.hfpracing.com/events/fit/linwood/course.htm and print off a course map if you need one. There will be NO course map copies at the race site. We will only have the maps on our race results monitors at the registration area.

OTHER QUESTIONS?????
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/faq.htm for most of the important questions pertaining to the event.

FIRST TIMER OR JUST UNFAMILIAR WITH THE USA TRIATHLON RULES?
Go to http://www.hfpracing.com/race-rules.htm for more information.

ALSO CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR A HANDY CHECKLIST

http://www.hfpracing.com/checklist.htm

GOOD LUCK AND SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND.

Sincerely,

Shannon Kurek, Race Director
HFP Racing