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Recap of 8/19 Meeting
August 21, 2006
by Tim Sheeper
In this edition:

Recap of 8/19 Meeting

I would like to thank everyone in attendance this past Saturday for your interest and input into team development.  It was great to see the high turnout and the passionate feelings about prized events and training sessions.

I have attempted to write a recap of what I heard stated and then I started in on a rough draft of our upcoming months of training.

Recap of athlete requests and statements:

1.  Many requests to race short and local triathlons
2.  Boston Marathon in 2007 is desirable
3.  High interest in intramural team events
4.  High interest in bicycle tours
5.  Increase bike/run combo training sessions
6.  Trail races requested
7.  Would like fee reduction for whole team for events
8.  Late IM race if possible, but not a big team focus, could be every other year
9.  Volunteers for committees Kristian, Mimi, Elspeth, Kirsten
10. Fall run focus is favorable
11. Half Marathon run events in fall is favorable
12. More coaching support at workouts
13. Merging rec and moms team into one tri team is positive
14. Mid morning workouts at least three days per week
15. Wednesday mid morning bike is a must

Committees:

1. Event Fee Reduction Committee-Mimi Winsberg, Elspeth Farmer
a. once events are solidified team promotion to race directors and community

2. Specific Event Logistical Team Planning-Kirsten Kempe, Kristian Neergard
a. best travel arrangements
b. lodging, food, transfers
c. team gatherings at events

Mid Morning Workouts:

The mid morning workouts will resume in September and remain unchanged for
2006. 

Tuesday-Combo 9:30 am-Burgess
Wednesday-Bike 9:15 am-Burgess
Thursday-Run 9:30 am-Burgess and off-site

Please continue with feedback and suggestions.


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Tentative Fall/Winter 2006 Event Schedule

Tentative at the moment, but there is a strong possibility that there will be a strong team presence.

Sept. 15-17 Sierra  Tour
Sept. 24 Sentinel Triathlon-Santa Cruz

Oct. 8 Rock and Roll Half Marathon-San Jose
Oct. 13-15- Santa Barbara Tour

Nov. 5 Treasure Island Tri-SF
Nov. 20 Clarksburg 20 miler and Half Marathon-Delta (superb prep for Cal Marathon)

Dec. 3 California International Marathon-Sacramento (Boston Qualifier)
Dec. 17 Christmas Relays-SF (4x4.6 miles, 4 to a team)


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Tentative 2007 Event and Training Schedule

Jan-General Strength Training -low volume
Feb-Base Training-increase volume
Mar-Base Training-high volume

April 15 Boston Marathon
April-Specific Triathlon Training for Olympic and 70.3

May  Wildflower Olympic
May 21- Ironman 70.3-Baja? (more investigation necessary)

June Ironman 70.3-Honu? (more investigation necessary)
June Tahoe Run Relay-Team Building
June-Olympic Tri-TBD

July-Olympic Tri-TBD
July-Vineman 70.3

Aug-Team Building-Trail Endurance Event-TBD

Sept.   IM Wisconsin-(If interested, sign-up for 2007 as soon as possible after the Sept 10, 2006 race.  Lake Placid sold out in 90 minutes.  There will be a training structure through the summer of 2007 to prepare the IM athletes.  I will not discriminate against the long distance athlete even though they were not heavily represented at the meeting.) Sept. Olympic Tri-TBD


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