In just 50 minutes you’ll learn techniques for specific skills:
++Get Your Mind Right—planning for a great swim
++Breathe easy—key insights from physiology for comfort in the water
++The Warm up—how to have a great start and finish
++Wee (and not so wee) Besties—what is in that water anyway, and how to regard the marine life
++Feet and Elbows—overcoming getting touched by other swimmers
Don’t just endure the swim—learn to love it.
Presenter Will Murray is our Team’s mental skills coach, a USA Triathlon certified coach, and co-author of The Four Pillars of Triathlon: Vital Mental Skills for Endurance Athletes.
It’s almost May and the triathlon season is about to start. How can you get the most out of your training with the limited time we have left? BTC Sponsor and multi-sport coach Eric Kenney of EK Endurance Coaching will give you helpful answers to that question and help get you ready for the upcoming season.
CU Triathlon’s Inaugural Silent Auction
By Paisley Sheehan
The CU Triathlon team would like to invite you to join us this Friday, March 9th at 6pm at Colorado Multisport for our inaugural auction!
This event is the work of many local businesses and team members, and we’ve brought together an impressive array of items to be bid upon. Entry is $10, and refreshments and door prizes will be part of the fun.
The University of Colorado Triathlon Team is a club made up of about 75 student athletes. We’re open to every level of triathlete – from first-timers just learning how to swim to athletes who race at the pro level. Our training keeps us together six days a week, and if that weren’t enough we still manage to find time to spend together as friends. Workouts are created by our three inspirational coaches, Brad Seng, Leigh Dodd, and Dave Sheanin, who lead practices and provide insight about anything and everything triathlon. The team is run by elected members who are responsible for fundraising, race travel, and so much more. We take pride in being a part of the local triathlon community and volunteer at many races throughout the year.
The Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference (MCTC) competes annually at local races like Boulder Sunset and Oktoberfest, as well as the Pumpkinman Triathlon in Boulder City, Nevada. The CU Triathlon team attends all of these races, culminating in the MCTC Championship race in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. All of this is in preparation for USA Triathlon Collegiate Club Nationals, taking place this year in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from April 27-28. All together, the University of Colorado Triathlon Team has taken home 18 national titles, including the last 8 consecutive years. As a competitive team, we train as hard as we race, but we also enjoy spending time together and sharing our passion for triathlon. As Coach Dave says, “Common suffering builds great teams” – and that has been our mantra for at least as
long as I’ve been on the team.We take pride in our team’s accomplishments, however, our focus is on working hard and having fun.
When my teammates talk about the team on social media or with prospective teammates, it is very common to hear the word “family” used. I can attest that the team feels like my second family, as many of best friends are on the team. One of my best decisions in college was to join the CU Triathlon Team, and every practice reminds me how grateful I am to be surrounded by so many amazing teammates.
Our team is mostly student funded. Every athlete is responsible for paying their own club dues, but our officers work hard to ensure the team has enough fundraising opportunities to subsidize expenses for teammates. As a key part of this effort, the University of Colorado Triathlon Team will be holding an inaugural silent auction at 6pm this Friday, March 9th at Colorado Multisport. We have worked with our team sponsors and other local businesses to bring together items that will make for an exciting auction. Products from companies including RŌKA, Boulder Running Company, and Honey Stinger with be featured. Also, you can enjoy a presentation given by local pro triathlete Cam Dye. We would love for anyone in the triathlon community and beyond to come and support us. All proceeds will benefit our journey to nationals by making it possible for more of our team to travel to Alabama.
To follow us on on our journey to Nationals, find us on Instagram @cutriteam, Facebook @CUTriathlon and our website www.cutriathlon.com.
he University of Colorado Triathlon team is hosting our first ever silent auction to benefit our journey to nationals! Numerous Boulder businesses as well as our sponsors have donated items to help us raise money for our cause.
In addition, we’re excited to announce that professional triathlete Cam Dye will also be in attendance to speak on his experience in the sport and answer any questions from the audience.
Admission will be $10 at the door (cash or check only made out to University of Colorado Triathlon Club) for refreshments and door prizes! Come by to bid on our items or just to mingle with our community!
As the fifth Ironman Boulder approaches, about 40 people gathered at Colorado Multisport for the unveiling of a new bike course. There are many changes from last year. In general this course should be a little bit faster with about 500 less feet of climbing and longer stretches of uninterrupted straight roads than last year.
The course is also two loops instead of three and very little of Highway 36 will be used. The notorious false flat of Jay road has been eliminated and riders head west on Neva road and east (downhill) on Nelson road, the steepest part of the course the last couple of years. There is an uphill section on St. Vrain road and an out and back on Hygiene road both of which aren’t as steep as Nelson.
The biggest change came by utilizing Hwy 119 (the diagonal) which is a divided highway. By working hard with transportation officials, Race Director, Tim Brosious was able secure the entire southbound lanes for a 12 mile, straight, out and back start to each loop before heading west toward the foothills. By having this road open only to racers, athletes should see good time splits with ample room to get into a good rhythm on this flat stretch of newly paved road
Race courses need to provide a fun, challenging and safe experience while impacting the community as little as possible. It would appear that in its fifth bike course version, those goals are being met better than ever. Longtime Ironman race director, Dave Christen said, “this is my favorite course so far and I think we will have a good chance at keeping it for a while.”
Please keep in mind that the course outlined in the video is not the full course as the last few miles in to town are being finalized at how it will connect to the run. The run is anticipated to stay basically the same and utilize Boulder Creek.
With IRONMAN Boulder just a mere 143 days away, It’s time to reveal the bike course.
CMS will be hosting this special reveal party. IRONMAN Boulder Race Director, Tim Brosious and his staff, have been working hard with the City and County of Boulder to develop an exciting and challenging course that keeps the safety of athletes, spectators and community a priority.
Bring your friends and questions and join 303Triathlon and IRONMAN Boulder at CMS on Friday evening.
You did it. You bought your first bike and you have been enjoying riding it all up and down the front range. But when it comes to actually taking care of your bike, much less knowing what to do when you get your first dreaded flat, you are a bit paralyzed. Let us take the stress out riding and arm you with the tools you need to keep biking longer and more confidently.
Learn the basics of care, maintenance, and safety from CMS’s own Caitlin Standifer and D3’s Alison Freeman. They will be teaching you everything from what are the basic parts of your bike to how to efficiently and confidently change a flat tire. Have more advanced questions? Our mechanic will be standing by to answer any and all questions you may have as it pertains to your bike and you. Food and beverage will be provided.
Join CMS for a presentation by Chris Lee, AJ Baucco, Cameron Dye and Rebecca Suckow on how to make the most out of your offseason while still keeping it fun. The key to your next season starts in the offseason.
The evening will include a fun, interactive presentation about common biomechanical issues for triathletes, how to identify these issues, and how to overcome these issues through functional movement targeted training programs. You will get insight from a strength & conditioning specialist, phyiscal therapist, and pro tips from 2 top professional triathletes.
We will conclude the evening with a happy hour style Q&A and free raffle.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
– Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
– Corrective Exercise Specialist
– Functional Movement Systems Lvl. 1
– B.S. Exercise Science & Physical Education
– Former Head Coach University of Colorado Swimming
– Stages Cycling Certified
– Triathlon Coach
– Professional Triathlete
– Triathlon Coaching Systems Developer
– Triathlon Coach
-2017 Lake Geneva Escape Series Olympic Tri 1st
-2017 Boulder Peak Tri Olympic 1st
-2017 NYC Tri Olympic 1st
-2017 St.Anthony’s Olympic 1st
-2016 Island House Triathlon 2nd
– Doctor Physical Therapy
– Former NCAA Soccer Player