Happy Thursday Team!
It has been a rainy few days but I am sure that has not put the damper on our training.
AND THE RESULTS ARE
David Lyons placed 3rd in the mixed relay
division for Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
Jodie and John Boduch had a time of 1:05:46 for the 3rd
place spot for Mixed Relay at Sheriff’s Sprint Pool Triathlon
Pat Lambert and Joan Clifford placed 1st for All Female Relay at the Sheriff’s Sprint Pool Triathlon with a time of 1:05:10
NEW TEAM UNIFORMS
The design is finalized and if we do say so ourselves …. It
is wicked cool! (ok Elaine said very cool look …. But I could not help the
wicked part … gotta love MA).
The color combination will be celeste green with a little
bit of purple and pink.
We will be offering the following items based upon team member input. Please remember that there is a minimum of 6 pieces. We are a little below that minimum for a number of the pieces that will be available in the online store this go around. So feel free to do your holiday shopping early for those special people in your life. I know many people who would love some new items J Nothing quite says 'I love you' like a pair of men's giro bib shorts, for example.
In future store openings, we can add more items to the online
store if there is sufficient demand for those pieces.
The current selection of Items:
- Men's ZX1 Tri Top
- Men's ZX1 Tri Short
- Women's ZX1 Tri Top
- Women's ZX1 Tri short
- Men's Giro Bib
- Men's Giro Jersey
- Men's Tech Tee
- Women's Vneck Tech Tee
This week--Try on the fit kit for the uniform at the triathlon center
Friday, May 4, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM or 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Monday, May 7, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Online Store Open--Friday May 4 to May 15
Orders ship 4 to 6 weeks after the online store is closed
Sizing Info (In case you can't try the items on)
The Zoca rep says that from personal experience the Zoca apparel is truer to size than some of the European companies. He's 5'10, 150 lbs and a medium in his other preferred brand, Pearl Izumi. However in Zoca he typically downsizes to a Small. He's a small in DeSoto and almost a small in Louis Garneau.
RACES AND TRAINING
5/5/2012 - 100K for
MS Martha's Vineyard Alex Buko, Monique Hager
5/6/2012 - Sudbury Sprint Triathlon Sudbury, Ma Jen Goff;
Kitsa; Amy Bell (relay)
5/12/12 – 75 to 90 min endurance pace ride led by
Elaine. Start time 7:30 am …. Elaine
needs to get her daughter to lax at 9:00 am
5/13/2012 Lions Sprint Triathlon Marlboro, Ma Joe Hamilton; Kitsa
Fund Raising Event
for fellow Team member Erich Manser
Mark your calendars
for next Monday night (may 7th), 7:30 pm for a fun Mini-Meet to
benefit our friend and Paralympic athlete Erich Manser. As you
might have heard, Erich has qualified for the Paralympic Trials final to be
held this June in Bismark, ND. With a strong showing, he will make the
swim team and participate in the Paralympics in London this
summer. Our fundraiser meet will benefit Erich
by helping him cover the many expenses enroute to his goal.
Thanks and hope
to see you at the Quest for the Gold meet next Monday at the
If you want more
information on this awesome fund raiser please email Erich at mailto:email@example.com
Find people to train with at a time and location that meet
your needs by scheduling a workout in the team workout/event document.
Check out the current schedule to see what's in store so far
Open Water Swims at Lake Chauncy will start at the end of
this month. Please know there are no
life guards at this swim. We encourage
you to swim at these open water swims …. However, know that at times people get
separated. You can choose to swim closer
to the shore or swim the 1 mile triangle.
You need to know your own swim abilities.
CLICK HERE to visit the workout/event doc
Do you see your name on the list below? These people have registered for the 2012
Vmps triathlon Team. If your name is not on this registration list
and you would like to remain on the team, please register online this week;
next week the names of people not registered for 2012 will be removed from our
SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT –
PR RUNNING in WESTBORO
PR Running is Metrowest's only specialty running store. We carry a wide variety of running shoes to fit every customer's need from the high school athlete to the avid marathoner.
PR Running is committed to the highest level of customer service. Each customer can expect a unique experience including a gait analysis. Our store has a treadmill where we will watch you run and help you determine the proper level of support for your biomechanics.
We will not pick your shoes for you, but we will help you decide which
category of support you should be wearing for your running or walking routine.
You will also have an opportunity to try out a variety of shoes on our
treadmill. Nothing is more frustrating than buying a pair of shoe that feel
great while standing in them, but feel awful within the first mile of your run.
Remember as a VMPS Triathlon Team Member you get 10% off
your regularly priced merchandise. Just
mention us to the sales person!
You can find more about them at their website ….. http://www.myprrun.com/
Update on Alex Buko
Alex Buko, got hurt this weekend. He tore his patella tendon and cracked his knee cap when he tripped while hurrying down wooden stairs in cycling shoes while on a training ride in NH. Alex is having knee surgery on Friday, May 4. His tendon is completely torn from his patella so it's going to be a long road back for Alex.
Did you know?
Sun Multisport is offering a competition at Whaling City for triathlon teams
CAUTION – CONSTRUCTION
Sources tell us that there is some construction going on
some of our favorites roads to bike or travel.
Rt 70 from Clinton (you know the Dam Hill) towards Boylston
is having drain work and tree removal done.
So there are many areas of a 1-lane road. This
is still under construction …. The last time I drove the road there were 1 lane
spots and bumpy areas. Please be
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