Rachel Joyce & Dana Platin Run Clinic

Boulder

 

Run Stronger: Hit your targets, personal best and stand on the podium of life

Running: it’s as simple as putting one foot in front of another.  We all know it doesn’t always feel that easy.

 

Full Clinic series:

Swim Braver May 20th

Bike Bolder June 3rd

Run Stronger June 24th

 

Do one workshop for $149 or all 3 for $399

For more details and registration please email braveboldstrong@gmail.com

Rachel Joyce & Dana Platin Bike Clinic

Boulder

Bike Bolder : Become more assertive ascending and descending on the bike, expand your comfort zone, live in your courage zone.

 

Skill and technique are often overlooked on the bike in favor of finding fitness and hammering out the miles.  this workshop is designed to maximize your fitness with a focus on cornering, climbing and descending.

Full Clinic series:

Swim Braver May 20th

Bike Bolder June 3rd

Run Stronger June 24th

 

Do one workshop for $149 or all 3 for $399

For more details and registration please email braveboldstrong@gmail.com

Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit

FOR RELEASE MAY 1, 2018

Announcing the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit Presented by Triathlete Magazine

First-Ever Women in Triathlon Summit Gives Athletes, Coaches, Race Producers, and Industry Leaders the Tools to Help Make Triathlon a More Inclusive Sport

Boulder, Colorado, USA — May 1, 2018 — Triathlete Magazine, the world’s #1 triathlon resource, will present the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit this fall, a partnership between Live Feisty Media and Shift Sports. The summit will bring together amateur and professional triathletes, coaches, industry professionals, race organizers and members of the media to discuss the past, present, and future of gender equity in triathlon. The ultimate goal of the summit is to create a vision for the future of women in triathlon, develop leadership skills, and foster meaningful connections amongst attendees. Attendees will hear from leaders on the state of gender equality in triathlon today, coaching and mentoring women athletes, supporting entrepreneurship and leadership, advocacy and activism, and how to empower the next generation of female triathletes and sports leaders. Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit will take place November 30th through December 2nd at the AC Marriott in Tempe, Arizona. To learn more and register, visit outspokensummit.com.

“Over my 12-year career as a professional triathlete, I saw many opportunities for women just beginning their triathlon journey,” said Dr. Sara Gross, cofounder of Outspoken and CEO of Live Feisty Media. “But what’s missing is the next level: industry leadership roles, more women coaches, and equality at all levels of racing. To create the next generation of women triathletes, we must first push the boundaries of the sport itself and by working with Triathlete, the Outspoken Summit will kick off that conversation.”

“For 35 years, Triathlete magazine has been the mouthpiece of the sport,” said Erin Beresini, Editor-in-Chief. “This partnership with Outspoken will bring our message of inclusivity to life. It will also give a voice to an integral part of the triathlon community that traditionally—as in many other sports and businesses in general—has not been included in decision-making positions of power.”

The Outspoken Summit will span three days and include keynote speakers from across triathlon as well as sessions geared to consider triathlon’s history of inclusion, where the sport should head, and how attendees can help effect positive change. Summit and Shift Sports cofounder Dr. Lisa Ingarfield said, “One key reason women are underrepresented in endurance sports leadership is that the conversation stagnates. The Outspoken Summit will go deeper to consider the roots of the problem. This partnership will break down the silos, deepen the dialogue, and create lasting change for all triathletes.” Panel discussions will look at triathlon’s past participants, check in with the present demographics and trends, and describe a more inclusive version of the sport’s future. Summit attendees will also enjoy coached morning workouts, networking sessions, and a variety of smaller breakout sessions to tackle specific topics.

The two-year partnership between Outspoken Summit and Triathlete includes advertising and editorial support from Triathlete and Women’s Running magazines. “The issues of equality and inclusiveness go deeper than just triathlon,” said Rob Wood, Chief Revenue Officer for the publisher Pocket Outdoor Media. “Women are the future for endurance sports. Bringing more voices to this conversation will only help the industry succeed. We are proud to be leading this initiative with the Outspoken Summit founders and we invite other brands to join us this November in bringing more women into our sports.”

About Pocket Outdoor Media

Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading publisher in endurance sports. Pocket Outdoor Media’s brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of 44 million runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. Our brands include VeloNews, the authoritative voice of cycling; Triathlete, the world’s #1 triathlon resource; Women’s Running, the world’s largest running magazine for women; Competitor.com, the most trusted website for runners; and VeloPress, the world’s leading publisher of books on endurance sports. Pocket Outdoor Media is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and has an office in San Diego, California. See more at pocketoutdoormedia.com.

About Outspoken Summit
The Outspoken Summit is a partnership between Live Feisty Media and Shift Sports. Live Feisty Media produces the IronWomen and If We Were Riding podcasts, hosts written content at livefeisty.com and provides live video coverage at numerous triathlon events in North America. Shift Sports is dedicated to assisting triathlon organizations, teams, and events in initiating and sustaining inclusive practices by looking beyond participation numbers alone.

Media, Sponsorship and Partnership Inquiries: Outspoken Summit
Dr. Sara Gross, Cofounder, sara@livefeisty.com
Dr. Lisa Ingarfield, Cofounder, info@shiftsports.org

Media Inquiries: Triathlete Magazine
Erin Beresini, Editor-in-Chief, eberesini@pocketoutdoormedia.com, (858) 768-6740

Advertising, Sponsorships, and Partnerships
Gordon Selkirk, Triathlete Publisher, gselkirk@pocketoutdoormedia.com, (949) 444-1086
Rob Wood, Chief Revenue Officer, rwood@pocketoutdoormedia.com, (303) 245-2102

Pocket Outdoor Media
3002 Sterling Circle, Ste 100
Boulder, CO USA 80301
pocketoutdoormedia.com

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Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit

Tempe, Az

 

What is Outspoken?
Outspoken is an opportunity for women in triathlon to connect with like-minded women, hear from industry leaders, and develop leadership skills related to their role in triathlon. The summit will provide a rich forum that will help develop strong voices, inspire others and advocate for change in the sport you love. Together, summit attendees will work to elevate women’s triathlon and women in the business of triathlon through partnership, community, a focus on solutions, and skill development.

Why Outspoken?
There is a noticeable gap between triathlon and women: women are still underrepresented in the sport and in the sport’s leadership positions. We decided something should be done about this continued inequity. We want to bring together women’s voices in triathlon to engage in discussion, learning, and strategy development. The Summit will provide women with both individual leadership skills as well as drive a coordinated approach to gender equity in triathlon. Our voices are stronger when woven together. The Summit strives to amplify our voices and to enact real and sustained change in the sport.

Event details here

Women’s Learn to Race Club Info Night

Boulder

 

This is where the rubber hits the trail. Sports Garage’s all new Women’s MTB Learn to Race Club will be taking up to thirty beginning racers confidently to the starting line of the 2018 Beti Bike Bash in Lakewood, Colorado.

Absolutely no prior race experience is needed. Our program is designed for women registering in the “Beginner” or “Never Ever” categories. We will introduce female mountain bikers to the camaraderie and challenge of participating in the nation’s largest all-women’s mountain bike race, as well as provide:

— 60-day training plans
— Team registration
— Custom MTB jersey
— Education on race day “need to knows” and nutrition
— Tech talk and maintenance clinic
— Pre-race social events and shop discount night
— Scheduled group rides
— Guided race course pre-rides with coaches
— Race day neutral support and post-race snacks
— On-course support

 

Event details and registration here

Criterium 101: Presented by ALP CYCLES RACING

Boulder

 

Want to try bike racing and don’t know where to start? Already racing and want to learn how to be more efficient? Want to hang out with some really cool women and have fun on bikes? Then this clinic is for you!

USA Cycling certified coaches, Alison Powers (2014 National Criterium Champion), Patricia Schwager and Jennifer Sharp (Current Colorado State Criterium Champion) will teach you what you need to know to race your first criterium. Specifically, we’ll be discussing cornering in a
group, sprinting, race tactics, safety and have a couple of practice races.

Event details and registration here

Women’s Wednesday: Colorado’s Sarah Thomas – the woman who swam a century and made history

Sarah Thomas © Ken Classen

 “…only three athletes active today have finished ‘current-neutral’ swims of 63 miles or more — all three of them women.”

Unnoticed and unfeted, a US swimmer is breaking the sport’s boundaries

From Financial Times

Last week Sarah Thomas got up at 5am and drove the 25 miles from her home to the swimming pool in Lakewood, Colorado, as she does most mornings. There she completed her 6,000-yard workout before heading to work as a healthcare recruiter. She was untroubled by autograph hunters; no TV crews stopped her to seek an interview.

And yet Thomas is, according to Steven Munatones, founder of the World Open Water Swimming Association, “an outlier, a once-in-a-generation athlete, and a motivator who is showing others how far they can push themselves”. In August she completed what must rank as one of 2017’s greatest achievements in endurance sport, swimming further than anyone — man or woman — has swum before without the assistance of currents: a scarcely believable 104 miles, nonstop, in three days and nights in the water.

“The record wasn’t really the big incentive for me,” Thomas tells me from her home in Denver. “It was about finding and pushing my personal limits.” What could be a weary trope coming from many athletes rings true from Thomas. She swims without sponsorship — fitting her training around her full-time job. Her achievements have received little media attention; her record-breaking swim has not, to date, even been mentioned in a national newspaper.

“Sarah herself doesn’t seek out publicity,” Ken Classen, her coach and training partner, tells me. “If it wasn’t for her friends and mother-in-law she’d probably have no publicity and quite frankly I don’t think she’d care either way.”

Last year Thomas swam a record 82 miles nonstop in Lake Powell but felt she could go further — the 100-mile barrier beckoned. In choosing the current-free Lake Champlain for her swim, Thomas was attempting something no one of either gender had previously done. “A few people have swum over 100 miles before,” explains Evan Morrison, co-founder of the Marathon Swimming Federation, that adjudicated Thomas’ swim, but only with the assistance of strong, predictable currents.

These include a 139.8-mile effort by the late Croatian swimmer, Veljko Rogosic, in the Adriatic. “His swim was very impressive, but it belongs in a separate category,” explains Morrison. According to his records, only three athletes active today have finished “current-neutral” swims of 63 miles or more — all three of them women.

Beat Knechtle, a Swiss doctor and endurance athlete who has studied female performance in open-water swimming, offers two possible explanations for this dominance. “Women have an advantage due to their higher body fat, which provides insulation against the cold and better buoyancy.” As wetsuits may not be worn for official open-water swims, this could be an important advantage. Then there is the mental side. “In open-water swimming women have learnt that they are able to beat men and therefore expect to compete at a higher level,” says Knechtle.

Thomas agrees. “Women have a long history of swimming: it’s been socially acceptable for us to be athletes in the pool and open water for much longer than in other sports. I think having that strong foundation has really helped women to compete and train at a high level.”

Read the full article

Outdoor Diva Women’s Triathlon

Longmont

 

The 11th annual Outdoor Divas on July 29th, awarded best women’s event in Colorado by Competitor Magazine, is the all women’s triathlon you’ve been waiting for!  We intentionally keep the race cap low at 600 women to create a fun, festive, yet intimate racing environment.  Great goodie bags, one of our biggest expos of the year, a ton of raffles, and a completely closed race course are just some of the highlights.  Due to the low cap we’ve sold out the past 10 years.  In 2017 we reached capacity on June 11th so please take advantage of the early registration.

“This was my first triathlon in five years since my professional racing career ended. I had no idea what to expect and the last thing I wanted to experience was insecurity in terms of the course and safety. Thanks to Without Limits and Outdoor DIVAS, I was able to put my best foot forward on race day, with incredible support along the way. It was a blast to mix it up with a great group of inspired women  I’m so happy that Skirt Sports chose the Outdoor DIVAS Triathlon as our first-ever Team Triathlon. We’ll definitely be back next year!”   Nicole DeBoom

Event details and registration here

TriBella Women’s Triathlon – SOLD OUT

Cherry Creek Reservoir

 

The TriBella Women’s Triathlon, presented by Coeur Sports, is the perfect all women’s triathlon for first time triathletes looking to try the sport out, or seasoned veterans looking for a fun season opener to compete alongside friends and family! We’ll be offering two distances; the traditional sprint distance (1/2m Swim, 10m Bike, 3.1m Run), plus a super sprint distance (/14m Swim, 8m Bike, 2m Run).  Women’s cut technical t-shirts, great goodie bags, one of our biggest expos of the year, a ton of raffles are just some of the highlights.  This race is capped at 450 athletes to maintain a fun, yet lively, and laid back feel.

Due to the low cap we expect to be sold out by Mid May!  This race will be held at the Smoky Hill Beach (East Side) of Cherry Creek Reservoir!

 

To get set up for the season please be sure to visit the TriBella Retail Store in Denver.  TriBella can take care of all your triathlon needs; wetsuits, bicycle fitting, bicycle repairs and tune-ups, and so much more!  1060 Bannock St. Denver, CO 80204

Event details and registration here

Women Run the World

Boulder

 

Join us for our bimonthly (every other month) Women Run the World Events at Skirt Sports Boulder Store!

These are fun, inspirational nights of fitness & networking with other cool chicks in the community, while listening to powerful people give TESS talks on a message they want to share with the world. We are providing pizza and dessert. Vegan & GF options available!

WORKOUT FIRST! TBD – we promise a good body-movin workout!

Speakers
Hannah Krieger – Director at Alliance of Women Coaches – speaking on Empowerment through Sport
Jenni Skyler – founder of The Intimacy Institute: Sex and Relationship Therapy – speaking on Sex & Fitness

BYOC – Bring your own chair if you want guaranteed seating!
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Event details here