• Weekend Preview: Calling Race Directors

    Submitted by 303Triathlon on January 14th, 2016

    Looking for something beyond the Broncos vs. Steelers game this weekend? Check out these options.

    Race directors symposium going on this weekend in Colorado Springs. Certainly some great folks talking about some important topics

    Race #2 in the Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series.

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    • Tri Coach Tuesday: Layering for Winter Running

      Submitted by 303Triathlon on January 12th, 2016

      For many of us, running on the treadmill during the winter is a gloomy prospect.

      USA Triathlon Coach of the Year Mike Ricci, founder and head coach for D3 Multisport has some important tips on dressing properly for winter training.

      Winter training can be rough going if you don’t have the proper gear or know how to layer your clothes.

      There’s an old saying that says, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear.” And to some degree, that makes sense to us endurance athletes. There are times that you just have to get your workouts in, no matter what the weather is doing, and being prepared with your gear will help ensure a quality training session.

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      • What We Learned From Andy Potts

        Submitted by Nicole Odell on January 11th, 2016

        On Friday, January 8, 2016, close to 40 people spent a good portion of their evening at Criterium Bicycles in Colorado Springs to see Andy Potts. Andy is a local favorite with an impressive race result resume. Most recently he came in 4th at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona.

        When I walked into the shop, there was a guy on one of the computrainers completely focused on the task at hand. Nic Ponsor, the owner of Criterium, had set up a time trial challenge that was about 3 miles in length.

        The fastest male and female throughout the weekend would take home some prizes. That person on the computrainer was Andy, and when he finished, he had to date the fastest time (though he wasn’t in the running for the prizes.) Read more

        • Weekend Preview: Don’t Miss Out

          Submitted by 303Triathlon on January 8th, 2016

          Great opportunities all over the Front Range.

          Andy Potts in Co. Springs
          Swim Clinic in Longmont
          Indoor Tri Series begins in Ft. Collins

          Check it all out and don’t miss a thing! Read more

          • Aquathlon on Steroids: ÖTILLÖ-inspired SwimRun comes to U.S.

            Submitted by 303Triathlon on January 8th, 2016

            From Slowtwitch:

            Portland, Maine will host the first ÖTILLÖ SwimRun-inspired event in North America, so you best organize a teammate, swim paddles and pull buoys.
            ”SwimRun has had an explosive growth in Scandinavia and Europe over the past few years. From the humble beginnings in the Swedish archipelago 10 years ago, there are now thousands of participants and over 50 races in Sweden annually.” said Jonas Colting, 3-time winner of ÖTILLÖ and the only person to complete in all ten editions of the SwimRun World Championships.
            Consisting of multiple alternating swim and overland running legs (island roads, trails, and shoreline scrambles) between 8 islands in Portland’s spectacular Casco Bay, this adventure will test competitors with run legs across nearly 10 miles of varied island terrain and a combined 4 miles of open water swimming… Read more