September 29, 2010 on 3:51 pm | In Product Information | No Comments
The Compex SPORT Muscle Stimulator was the first muscle stimulator cleared by the FDA for sale in the U.S. and is used by elite triathletes and sports enthusiasts. Utilizing four training programs and two special programs the Compex SPORT Muscle Stimulator will help improve muscle strength, muscle size, and promote faster muscle recovery.
Compex SPORT Muscle Stimulator training programs can be tailored to your triathlon training program. Training programs include Potentiation, Endurance, Resistance, Strength, Explosive Strength, and Active Recovery. The Petentiation program helps your muscles to warm up faster for competition or physcial activity. The Endurance program helps to enhance your muscles fibers’ ability to better utilize Vo2. Increasing resistance to muscle fatigue is utilized in the Resistance Program while the Strength and Explosive Strength programs help to increase sheer muscle strength and increase explosive strength for short bursts of power. Finally, the Active Recovery Program helps to increase local blood flow through the fatigued muscles to help promote recovery.
The Compex SPORT Muscle Stimulator comes with a Trainer CD and Planner to help optimize your workouts and training program. Replacement Compex pads are available.
September 28, 2010 on 12:26 pm | In Employee Adventures, Sponsorship | No Comments
Elephant Man Triathlon is no joke. It is a race for those triathletes who are willing to push themselves on a challenging course to see what they are made of. Throw in a little wind and a hot run, and you have Sunday’s race. Let me paint a little picture for you…
The swim, 1 mile: Elephant Butte Lake is wonderful; it was perfect temperature and had nice clean water. Last Saturday it was windy which left athletes fighting the white caps on two of the three sides of the triangle swim course. Upon exiting the swim athletes ran up a sandy quarter mile hill into transition.
The bike, 26.5 miles: The bike course takes you on a picturesque ride through the town of Elephant Butte and along the lake. The first 18 miles of the ride are pretty much all up hill and challenges you with a doozey climb with a 19% grade around mile 13. Ouch. Did I mention that athletes fought a head/cross wind for those first 18 miles? The ride back to the park we all caught a break with a tail wind and slight down hill.
The run, 6 miles: If I hadn’t been an out and back I would have said the run was up hill both ways. The run starts and ends with a mile on a sandy trail with a short but very steep hill that there is no point in running up. The run is on a windy closed and paved road that takes you along the lake and over the Elephant Butte dam.
TriSports.com employees and athletes had a great time out there. The race is incredibly well organized by race director Kori Mannon who gets pretty much every person from the town of Elephant Butte out there volunteering. Two bottle hand offs on the bikes, 6 aid stations and a mister tent on the run, great food at the finish line, Elephant Man beer for awards, and volunteers with cow bells cheering you on along the whole course.
A big congratulation to Sarah our marketing director who took the women’s overall win and whooped product manager Steve in the Employee Show Down Challenge by about 15 minutes. Better luck next time Steve. Team TriSports.com athlete Kara Middendorf was right behind Sarah snagging second place, and Amy Regan took fourth overall and first in her age group. Brian Stover was 6th overall and first in his age group, less then a minute behind him was Rance Irvin who finished his first Olympic distance race taking 7th place overall and first in his age group, and Mike Montoya won his age group as well. Jeff from the warehouse had a fantastic race and finished second in his age group.
Thank you to Kori and all the volunteers for putting on a wonderful race! This is seriously a race you don’t want to miss out on next year.
September 24, 2010 on 2:27 pm | In Employee Adventures, Life at TriSports.com, Sponsorship | 1 Comment
It’s time for a TriSports.com employee show down! This weekend Sarah, Marketing Director, and Steve, Product Manager will battle it out in majestic Elephant Butte, New Mexico at the Elephant Man Triathlon. The race consists of a 1 mile swim, a hilly 26.5 mile bike, and 6 mile run.
The challenge was thrown down back in July over a few beers and some World Cup soccer. Steve thinks he can win, and we all know Sarah can kick some serious butt. Sarah’s impressive race resume includes numerous top 10 amateur overall finishes including first place overall at Antwerp Ironman 70.3 in 2009, second place overall at Elephant Man in 2009, fourth place overall at Vineman 70.3 in 2007, and first place overall at Mountain Man in 2006. Steve’s resume is sprinkled with some age group podiums, a division 1 collegiate baseball pitching career, and has a solid run to back up his race.
So, who would you put your money on, Sarah or Steve? My money is on Sarah…
September 24, 2010 on 1:09 pm | In Product Information | No Comments
If you need complete and accurate workout data – the Garmin Forerunner 110 HRM is definitely the fitness watch you’ve been looking for. The GPS-enabled 110 makes recording a short run around the block or race to the finish line a breeze.
The Forerunner 110 is Garmin’s simplest training device. It features “HotFix” satellite prediction which quickly locks onto satellites, so you can get out and run without having to wait. And, it uses Garmin’s ANT+ proprietary wireless technology.
Simply put on the included heart rate monitor, and it collects and stores your heart rate information. When you’re done – just download it to your computer and analyze. Or, upload the data to Garmin Connect and fully explore your activities.
Find out more about this amazing device at TriSports University.
September 22, 2010 on 2:47 pm | In Product Information | No Comments
Triathletes have three times the gear to haul around than a single sport athlete and the Zoot Tri Bag is perfect for carrying all your triathlon gear!
Features include a molded, expandable helmet protection compartment that is capable of carrying an array of helmets including aero helmets such as the Gray Aerodome. WetZoot compartments keep things dry and a separate sealed wet compartment keeps all of your swim gear. Large separated pockets allow for easy packing and mesh cargo pockets allow for easy access to gear. An external frame system with an adjustable should strap accommodate different torso lengths and ensures proper load distribution.
September 17, 2010 on 12:50 pm | In Product Information | No Comments
Raising the bar on trail running shoes – the Newton Terra Momentus blows the doors wide open. These trail guidance trainers are made for runners who want to take natural running off the beaten path and deep into the wilderness.
Terra Momentus is Latin for “earth momentum.” And, that’s exactly what these shoes are engineered to do – control all foot types over different types of terrain. Newton created this off-road guidance trainer for people who are committed to running more naturally.
Whether that run is down a smooth meandering path or highly technical mountain trail – the Newton Terra Momentus gets there faster and more efficiently. Find out more and get the latest buzz on these shoes at TriSports University!
September 15, 2010 on 3:10 pm | In Product Information | No Comments
Trainer season is fast approaching but the CycleOps Fluid2 Trainer will keep you and your tri-bike spinning through the off season.
Utilizing CycleOps exclusive Power Band technology the Fluid2 trainer offers the industries widest resistance range. Other features include a large flywheel that improves road ‘feel’, a quick load cam lever for resistance unit attachment, infinite resistance curve, and a self cooling mechanisms to keep the unit performing better and longer.
Power varies from less than 20 watts to over 725 watts – ideal for specific heart rate training.
September 14, 2010 on 11:18 am | In Sponsorship, TriSports.com/Eclipse Racing | No Comments
Over the weekend the TriSports.com Cycling/Eclipse Racing team headed to Arizona City for the Arizona State Individual Time Trial Championship. TriSports Cycling/Eclipse Racing walked away with four state championship titles including Victor Riquelme and Kathryn Bertine winning the Cat 1 titles, Michael Radcliff winning Cat 4, and Carolyn Carbone taking the title for the masters 50-54 age group. The team also had outstanding performances by Justin Orkney (2nd place Cat 2), Kristen Hetzel (5th place cat ½), Chloe Black (7th place cat ½), Edgar Perea, Saul Perea, Jorge Perez, Jeff Capara, and Matthew Pobloske.
Victor reflects on his race:
The course was a 40 kilometer out and back, with a healthy dose of false flat and crosswinds. I had local Cat.2 TT strongman Dave Swanson(Taser/Kenda), who I considered the man to beat, starting only 60 seconds ahead of me. I knew that if I could take time from him on the outbound cross-headwind leg and get him in sight, that I would have a chance to match his speed, which was a big threat. I did the first 20k very fast, and was pushing a HUGE gear (54×12) on the false flat, with a headwind. I saw Swanson coming the other way after the turnaround, and I knew from the split time that I had taken at least 20 seconds out of him. I was able to see him for the rest of the race, and I focused on his silouhette on the horizon. I managed to keep him in sight all the way to the finish, and I knew I had won. I was 1st in the Pro/1 race with a time of 52:49, and was the 1st placed Arizona man over all in the 40k discipline. Dave Swanson(Taser/Kenda) won the Cat.2 race in a time of 53:33 with our own Justin Orkney(TriSports/Eclipse) in 2nd at 54:17. David Glick(RideClean) finished at 53:44 and Nicholaus Schreiber(Landis/Trek) filled out the Cat.1 podium at 55:02.
Kathryn Bertine’s victory was a long time coming and everyone here at TriSports.com is very excited about her deserving win.
After three years of finishing 2nd place in the Arizona State TT Champs, I finally broke through for the win in 2010 with a 58:53. It was wonderful to sport the Trisports colors on top of the podium, as I’m very proud to represent this team and company. With great teammates, a new coaching program, and getting myself ready for World Championships in Australia on Sept 29 (where I will represent St. Kitts and Nevis…and of course, Trisports:)), I was very happy to have the state time trial title prove that things are right on track. Thanks Trisports for all you do for me.
Great job to everyone out there racing in the TriSports red, white, and blue!
September 10, 2010 on 11:05 am | In Product Information | No Comments
Take your training indoors to the gym or outdoors on the road with the Garmin FR60. This super sleek fitness watch not only looks great, but gives you all the slick workout features that Garmin could muster.
The FR60 collects tons of data…heart rate, calories burned, distances, lap times, averages, and much more. This slim package boasts advance tools like training alarms and “Virtual Partner.” Actually improve your performance by racing against a virtual training partner!
Built with ANT+ seamless wireless technology – the FR60 works with the included heart rate monitor, the optional Garmin Foot Pod, and other compatible fitness equipment and accessories. Making data collection from all your cross-training events a breeze.
And, transferring all that data is a snap – done automatically and wirelessly when in range of your PC or MAC. So you’re ready to analyze, scrutinize, categorize, and share those great activities via “Garmin Connect” an online community for fitness enthusiasts just like you.
September 8, 2010 on 3:33 pm | In Product Information | No Comments
Balega is a Zula word meaning “to move with speed!” I don’t know if they will make you run faster but they will sure help your feet stay more comfortable. All of Balega socks utilize a hand linked seamless toe which eliminates abrasion across the top of the foot. Fit is aided by an extra deep heel pocket that will keep the sock from sliding down and out of the heel cup. Mesh construction ensures good ventilation and cushioning for impact comfort.
Available in Quarter, Lo Cut and Hidden.