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October 20th Meeting Recap

For those of you that missed the meeting last night, here is what we covered:

 
Race Results:
  • U.S. Open (Regionals Championship)
    • Team: Men were 1st, Women were 2nd, Combined 2nd
    • Men: Michael Arishita took the overall win and our top 5 guys were all top 10 in collegiate.
    • Women: Lauren Lewis was the first female overall.
  • Try Andy's Tri
    • Team: No team award given but we would have won first for both men and women!
    • Men: Each age group (15-19, 20-24, 25-29) had a zebra on the podium and Ben Forrest took 1st in 25-29.
    • Women: Each age group (15-19, 20-24, 25-29) had a zebra on the podium and Karyn Stern and Sarah Pledger took 1st in 20-24 and 25-29, respectively.
Shout-out:
  • Next time you see Ryan Morse be sure and thank him for driving the trailer to every race!
Bike Time Trial:
  • Sunday, November 9th around 2:00 PM
  • Central Baptist Church parking lot: Northeast of Campus via Harvey Rd.
  • It's free, but that goes without saying.
  • More info to come, just mark it down in your calendars. 
Aggieland Cycling:
  • Group Rides: Tuesday/Thursday meet at 6:30 am at the new shop on Valley View, Women's only ride Wednesdays at 7:00 am
  • Clinics: This Wednesday Aggieland Cycling is having a clinic on chain breaking from 6:00 - 7:30 pm for $10 which includes a 'master-link' for your chain.
Spring Race Schedule:
  • We will have 1 duathlon (run-bike-run) in February
  • Mean Green (sprint tri w/ pool swim) is TBA but always in March
  • Team Time Trial (free race put on by ourselves here in C-Stat will be sometime in March)
  • Nationals is April 23/24 (Draft-legal/Non-draft)
  • If you have suggestions for our 5th race, please bring them to the next meeting.
Group Order Info:
  • BlueSeventy (Best Wetsuits around + misc. swim gear)
    • See Michael's email
    • If you missed Michael's email, I can forward it to you.
  • Gu (Energy gels, drink mixes, nutrition)
    • See Michael's email
    • If you missed Michael's email, I can forward it to you.
  • Long Sleeve Team Tech T-Shirt (super comfortable AND cool looking)
    • Mackenzie will be sending out a form for you to provide your size and preference (Something along these lines: 1=Maroon, 2=Grey Only, 3=Grey and if not, Maroon is fine)
Good luck to all the Zebras racing Austin 70.3 this weekend!
 
If you borrowed a uniform, RETURN it asap, especially if you borrowed someone's borrowed uniform... you know who you are and if not, Andre will find you.
 
Practice: 
  • I apologize for any confusion, practice will continue as usual this week. I just meant to say that taking some time off if you are feeling fatigued from race season is a good idea!
Check out our Facebook Page to see who won the Pumpkin Carving Competition! Maybe give us a "Like" while you're there!
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Regionals Recap (US Open Triathlon)

This past weekend we had our Regional Championship at the US Open Triathlon at Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, Texas.
  •  Results:
    • Women: 2nd as a Team to the University of Texas. 
    • Women: Lauren Lewis won the Collegiate Division and was the second Female overall!
    • Men: 1st a Team with 4 guys top 10 overall!
    • Men: Michael Arishita won the Overall division and therefore the Collegiate Division!
    • Combined: Our men and women combined team took second to UT by just 3 points.
  • Great job to all of you who raced their first Olympic distance race and I hope you enjoyed the weather!
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10/6 Triathlon Meeting Recap

**UNIFORM ORDERS DUE THURSDAY (10/9/2014) WITH CA$H/ CHECK, see additional info below** 
 
  • New Partnership with Peloton!
    • They will be providing us with money for team equipment in the amount of $5,000.00
    • With this donation we will be purchasing additional Team Trainers and a set of Team Wheels!
    • The trainers will be able to be rented out on a weekly basis for free and over Winter/Summer breaks for a reasonable rate
  • Social Media:
  • Katy Triathlon Results:
    • Women place 1,2,3 in collegiate and take Team Win!
    • Men place 2,4 in collegiate and take second to U.T. but…
    • Colin McCatharn and Grant Meloche took 1st and 3rd overall (raced in the elite division)!
  • Last Two Races!
  • TRNG 101:
    • Michael Arishita spoke about some basics when it comes to training and getting faster!
    • The following is a quick summary, don't be afraid to ask how to improve!
    • Focus on your weak sport, you are a TRIathlete now!
    • Adding a minute on your swim/run time because you improved your bike or another discipline by 5, 10, 20 minutes is what is important! 
  • What do I NEED to do a triathlon?
    • General: USAT membership ($10 one-day, $45 yearly), Race entry fee (Varies), race number belt ($8 - $12)
    • SWIM: Goggles, swimsuit, wetsuit (Recommended for certain races and to make you faster)
    • BIKE: Bike, helmet, padded shorts (for training), saddle bag WITH flat kit
    • RUN: Shoes, short running shorts to get rid of cycling tan lines!
  • What do I WANT for triathlons?
    • General: GPS watch to monitor workouts, compression gear for recovery, sunglasses are a great investment and make you look awesome (most used piece of equipment).
    • SWIM: Not much to make you faster, skin suit (don’t worry if you don’t know), training fins, buoys and other gear
    • BIKE: In this order -> Clipless pedals and compatible shoes, aero bars OR TT/Tri bike, aero helmet
    • RUN: Like swimming, not much, heart rate monitor and watch will help train on bike and run
  • UNIFORMS!
    • Uniform order sheet (see attached) AND money (cash/check) are due THURSDAY at latest!
    • FOR races: We recommend you buy a one-piece suit (Zebra colors!) or a bottom and top 
    • FOR training purposes: We also have bike and swim gear 
    • THIS ORDER will arrive in time for a team picture and of course, spring races. 
    • The spring order will NOT be in time for Nationals.
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Team Meeting Tonight!

We will have our 3rd team meeting tonight in Rec 281 at 8:00 PM

We will be covering the following items:

  • Uniform Orders! (Try them on and make an order with cash/check)
  • How to Get Faster! (Both with training techniques and equipment purchases)
  • Pick up your free T-Shirt (If you have paid dues)
  • Katy Triathlon Results
  • Upcoming Races (Regional Championship and Try Andy's)
  • Other stuff!

See you all there!

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Katy Triathlon Quick Recap

We had some great weather at the Katy Triathlon this morning! Our ladies took first as a team in the collegiate division and had the podium all to themselves. Our guys were just behind the Longhorns in collegiate and are eager for a rematch two weeks from today. Great job Zebras!

In total we had over 35 Zebras compete and for many it was their first triathlon!

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