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March 25, 2010
- Santa Barbara Training Camp
- Hawaii-70.3 Training Program/or Season 1 Peak Event
- Epic Ride
- Fearsome Triathlon
- Catfish Crawl East Bay-Open Water Swim
- Wildflower Triathlon Festival
- Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon-(Formerly known as Uvas)
Santa Barbara Training Camp
The Santa Barbara Training Camp is only 2 weeks away. I am very confident that this camp will be one of the best camps we have ever produced. The beaches, mountains, roadways, trails, and pool are all world class and lend themselves to excellent training grounds. Santa Barbara is dubbed as the West Coast Riviera and lies on the fringes of the Los Angeles basin so the air is crisp, clean and clear.
The lodging is the responsibility of the athlete and there are several options to choose from all in a one block radius of each other and all are across the street from the beautiful Los Banos Aquatic facility situated in the Santa Barbara Harbor.
Santa Barbara is 300 miles from Menlo Park and is approximately a 4.5 hours drive.
Our Friday evening meal will be lighter in fare since our training runs later in the day due to our noon start. Our Saturday evening meal will offer Steak and Seafood choices at the restaurant at the end of the pier.
Each day will include swimming, cycling and running. The distances are never extreme, and there are plenty of opportunities to increase or decrease volume and distance, but the volume of activity is the key training element we will be addressing at this camp.
Sig will of course offer his first class camp support on and off the bike. Registration for the camp will close on Wednesday March 31.
Hawaii-70.3 Training Program/or Season 1 Peak Event
Just to clarify, here at Team Sheeper we break the triathlon year into two parts, Season 1 and Season 2.
The premiere race for Season 1 is Ironman Hawaii-70.3 on June 5. The premiere race for Season 2 is Ironman Miami-70.3 on October 30.
The training outline for Hawaii is as follows:
1. January-30 runs and/or 30 strength training sessions in 30 days for 20 minutes minimum
2. February-50,000 yards of swimming
3. March-Epic Ride including 2 long build up rides+1 combo bike to run workout
4. April-2 combo workouts with increasing amounts of run time plus a 3 day training camp
5. May-Wildflower as a tune up race and Morgan Hill Triathlon for an infusion of high intensity.
6. June-Hawaii focus race or local Silicon Valley International Triathlon as an alternative.
7. 1-2 week training relaxation phase before the beginning of season 2.
With more beautiful days like we had this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday, in the future the Epic Ride may just to be known as the "Pleasant Ride." Congratulations to all who endured the distance and enjoyed the countryside. Only one fearsome test remaining.
Tina Lount Pretre
On Saturday April 3, we will host the final event of the Fearsome Foursome Series: the Fearsome Triathlon.
This triathlon includes:
1. Cycling up to Skyline via Kings Mountain Road
2. Descending down the Purissima Trail (if you are on a mountain bike)
3. Descending down Tunitas Road (if you are on a road bike, much longer bike section)
4. Transition 1 will be at Burleigh Murray Park on Higgins-Purissima Road.
5. Run to the pacific ocean and return to Burleigh Murray Park (6 miles)
6. Ride and retrace your path back to Burgess Pool.
7. Swim 2000 yards, with 10 push-ups on the deck after every 500 yards.
8. Prevent yourself from cramping.
The entire event will take about 4-5 hours and will conclude with
refreshments on the picnic tables under the Oak trees at the completion of
Catfish Crawl East Bay-Open Water Swim
On Sunday April 25, our team workout will be a swim event at the Catfish Crawl East Bay at Shadow Cliffs Park in Pleasanton. This event is a great tune-up for Wildflower which is the following week.
Menlo Masters and Team Sheeper have partnered with USA Productions in hosting this event. A portion of the events proceeds will be donated to our Building Futures Now Foundation.
We will have a team run scheduled at the completion of the one and two mile swims.
You can register yourself at:
Wildflower Triathlon Festival
Team Sheeper will be at Wildflower in full force. We are 5 weeks away from the biggest race on the West Coast. Wildflower is a perennial highlight for our team where our athletes demonstrate great enthusiasm and early season fitness as we attack and attempt to tame the beast of a course. The race day temperatures are the largest unknown, they have ranged from 45-105 degrees. You just never know. Hope you can join in on this unique mixture of triathlon and celebration. May 1-2, 2010.
http://www.tricalifornia.com/index.cfm/WildFlower2010-main.htm The events are still open for registration.
Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon-(Formerly known as Uvas)
The Morgan Hill Triathlon will be held on May 16, and is a team focus race. We have a great time going fast at this local favorite.
Team Sheeper has partnered with USA Productions for this race and we will be offering a triathlon clinic the Sunday before the event on site at Uvas Reservoir and a portion of the proceeds will go to our BFN foundation.
We would like to have as many people as possible support this event and local triathlon community. If you would rather volunteer at the race that would also be greatly appreciated.
To do list:
1. Register for our team race Morgan Hill Triathlon on May 16
2. Be informed of the Triathlon Clinic the week before the event that we will be hosting-(Excellent for all Level 1 athletes)
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Sep 20: 2011 Dynamic Duo Results
Aug 27: Hot Sheet
Jul 15: Hot Sheet
May 25: Hot Sheet
Feb 24: Updates
Feb 4: Hot Sheet
Jan 3: Hot Sheet
Dec 15: Hotsheet
Sep 28: Update
Aug 2: Hotsheet
May 27: Update
May 17: Hotsheet
Apr 1: Update
Mar 25: Hotsheet
Mar 19: Epic Ride
Nov 5: Hotsheet
Sep 18: Update
Sep 15: Update
Sep 10: Update
Sep 4: Hotsheet
Jul 30: Hotsheet
Jun 19: Hotsheet
May 22: Hotsheet
Apr 29: Hotsheet
Apr 9: Fearsome Tri Logistics
Mar 26: Epic Ride 2009 Wrap Up
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Feb 12: Hotsheet
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Dec 31: Update
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Dec 5: Hotsheet
Dec 2: Xmas Relays
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Oct 28: Grinder #4 - Hamilton
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Oct 2: Hotsheet
Sep 23: Grinder #3 - Madonna
Sep 16: Update
Sep 10: Mike Fero Swims Catalina Channel
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Aug 14: Hotsheet
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Jul 1: Hotsheet
Jun 11: Sierra High Altitude Camp 2008
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May 26: Update
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Apr 21: Update
Apr 18: Hotsheeper
Mar 24: Epic Ride
Mar 21: Update
Feb 4: Hotsheet
Jan 28: Hotsheet
Dec 17: Hotsheet
Nov 5: Hotsheet
Oct 19: Updates
Oct 19: Hawaii 70.3 Status Report
Oct 12: Hotsheet Update
Oct 5: Hotsheet
Sep 21: Hotsheet Update
Sep 20: Hotsheet
Jul 6: Hotsheet
May 7: Hotsheet
May 3: Wildflower 2007 Update
Apr 23: Updates
Apr 6: Hotsheet
Feb 7: February Can Do Team History
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Jan 25: Hotsheet
Dec 22: KIng Series Update
Dec 19: King Series News Flash
Dec 8: Hotsheet
Nov 17: 2007 Season Plan
Nov 10: Swimmer with a Cause
Oct 19: Hotsheet
Oct 9: Dynamic Duo 2006
Sep 21: Updates
Aug 30: Hotsheet
Aug 21: Recap of 8/19 Meeting
Aug 11: Team Meeting Saturday August 19
Jun 21: Long Course Champs - Santa Cruz
Jun 9: Ironman Meeting
Jun 2: Hotsheet
May 12: Burgess Pool Update
May 2: Wildflower 2006 Update
Apr 27: Updates
Apr 20: Swim Meet Update
Apr 18: Hotsheet
Apr 17: Menlo Masters Meet Update
Apr 14: Meet Update and Burgess Update
Mar 29: Richard 'Dick' Bennet
Mar 24: Hotsheet
Mar 3: Updates
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Oct 10: Dynamic Duo Results