St. Anthony’s Weekend (6 days left) – USAT Florida Regional and Paratriathlon Championship

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Just six more days before the USA Triathlon Florida Regional Championship and Paratriathlon Championship is going to be held at St. Anthony’s Triathlon in St. Petersburg, FL. Very excited for all of the Top 33% on each age group the will qualify to participate at the National Championship in Milwaukee, WI. This weekend will be full of events, please visit our calendar of events at . We will be also raffling TYR Transition bags at our Membership meeting. Make sure you pass by our tent and meet our council members. #USATAGNC14. (http://www.usatriathlon.org/events/usat/2014/08/olympic-distance-national-championships.aspx)

Schedule of USA Triathlon Florida Region Events

  • 9am -12pm: Officials Clinic-By: Thomas Reilly at the Hampton Inn, 80 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 1:00 pm -Club Clinic-By: Shaelyn Haag at the Hampton Inn, 80 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2:00 pm – USAT Florida Region in person meeting at the Hampton Inn, 80 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 3:00 pm – Women’s Specific Tri Clinic:  “Tips for a Fast and Fabulous Race Day”, Hosted by Jennifer Hutchison, USA Triathlon Level 3 Coaches
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Paratriathlon Regional Championship and Florida Regional Championship-St.Anthony’s Triathlon

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Hello Athletes
Our Regional Championship and our Paratriathlon Regional Championship are fast approacing!Just a week away and we will be in St. Petersburg Florida at this years St. Anthony’s triathlon. There will be a lot going on that weekend available to all USAT members. New officials will be in training, Club summit meeting, Women’s specific Tri clinic and much more. For more information visit the link below. It’s not too late to sign up for the race!

Schedule of Events

  • 9am -12pm: Officials Clinic-By: Thomas Reilly at the Hampton Inn, 80 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 1:00 pm -Club Clinic-By: Shaelyn Haag at the Hampton Inn, 80 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2:00 pm – USAT Florida Region in person meeting at the Hampton Inn, 80 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 3:00 pm – Women’s Specific Tri Clinic:  “Tips for a Fast and Fabulous Race Day”, Hosted by Jennifer Hutchison, USA Triathlon Level 3 Coaches

 

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Talent ID Winner March 22, 2014

Congratulations to Talent ID #1 winners Nic LeBlanc and Ciara Hopkins 16-19 and Luis Ortiz and Emma Stock 13-15.  Be sure to check out their Facebook page and like to receive the latest news happening Youth/Youth Elite, Junior/ Junior Elite, U23/ Collegiate athletes from the Florida Region.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/USAT-Florida-Athlete-Development-News/272060718790?ref=hl

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Transition, the fourth discipline……

The transition part of the triathlon experience is mostly overlooked by the athlete even thoughyou do that part three times compared to only once for the swim, bike and run. This aspect of the race should be practiced and visualized as well for a successful race.

In transition the key word is simplify. Have with you only what you need. How many times have I not seen people bring everything but the kitchen sink. Also, be organized. This takes time and practice. Get to transition early. It avoids a lot of stress, especially if you arrive and find that you have a flat. It happens. Pump your tires, put your nutrition/water on the bike. Take up as little space next to your bike as possible for your gear. It is simple courtesy and you avoid people running over half your stuff. If you wear socks put them in your shoes and have them rolled open. If you use powder for your feet put it in your socks. Put your helmet on your bike shoes with your glasses in the helmet. For the run put your visor or hat on top of your run shoes, if you wear headware, along with your run belt that has your race # attached to it. For the swim put your goggles in your swim cap. Keep it simple and together.

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In your transition bag have a can of ant spray, especially in Florida, and spray underneath your bike and transition towel on which you are putting your shoes etc. You do not want those fire ants on your feet or equipment.  Pack some Tush Wipes, too. You might laugh now, but you won’t when you are using a porta potty that has run out of toilet paper. Another reason to get to transition early…..avoid those pesky lines for the facilities.

I prefer to wear a triathlon race uniform. They are very comfortable, dry quickly and saves you the time and nuisance of changing clothing between segments. With that in mind never race with shoes, clothing, equipment etc. that you have not already trained in or with. That avoids those blisters, chafing, overheating etc. that can certainly put a damper on your race experience.

While in transition before the race make sure you know where your bike is. Look for landmarks or count the bike racks. Site where the different exists and entrances are. Do a walk through. Know where you need to go before you need to be there.

Finally, after the swim when you get to the bike put your helmet on first and strap it provided you have taken your swim cap and goggles off. Don’t laugh. A swim cap underneath a helmet is a sure fire way to sweat like crazy on the bike and goggles make for uncomfortable eyeware. Practice putting on the helmet on first and strap it right away. Make it a habit. One last thing, don’t forget to take your helmet off before you start your run. I know from personal experience how embarrassing it is to have spectators yelling at you to take your helmet off while you are running. I wish I was such a fast runner that I needed a  helmet!

Keep in mind to keep it simple, be prepared, be organized, be early and, above all, have fun!

Carl Knutsson

USAT Florida Region Council Member

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Top 100 Triathletes and Top 50 Duathletes-Revised

Hello Athletes!

Below you will find the revised list.  We apologized for the confusion.  Please CLICK HERE to fill out the form in order for you to receive your Top Athlete Shirt.  Thank you for your patience! :)

Sincerely,

Ana Howard 
Florida Region Administrative Assistant 
anato21@gmail.com

 

Female Duathletes

FirstName LastName Gender Age Age Group State Region Sport
1 Lianna Farnesi F 16 16-17 FL Florida Duathlon
2 Erin Waterman F 19 18-19 FL Florida Duathlon
3 Anabel Rodriguez F 24 20-24 FL Florida Duathlon
4 Debora Casandra F 28 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
5 Kellie Way F 29 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
6 Joan Williams F 28 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
7 Yelena Maloney F 33 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
8 Adriana Luke F 32 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
9 Kelly Lichter F 34 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
10 Kerri Dienhart F 38 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
11 Estela Ortiz F 38 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
12 CARRIE CHIN F 36 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
13 Lisa Buohler F 44 40-44 FL Florida Duathlon
14 Celia Dubey F 41 40-44 FL Florida Duathlon
15 Laurie Rose F 48 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
16 Susan Abbott F 46 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
17 Kristina Varner F 47 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
18 Deb Botta F 52 50-54 FL Florida Duathlon
19 Mandy Miller F 52 50-54 FL Florida Duathlon
20 Nancy Gribble F 55 55-59 FL Florida Duathlon
21 Florence Swaim F 55 55-59 FL Florida Duathlon
22 Judith Shepard F 62 60-64 FL Florida Duathlon
23 Sandy Meneley F 66 65-69 FL Florida Duathlon
24 Virginia Poyner F 69 65-69 FL Florida Duathlon
25 Willy Moolenaar F 72 70-74 FL Florida Duathlon

Male
26 Jacob Hernandez M 18 18-19 FL Florida Duathlon
27 Jaelin Funk M 20 20-24 FL Florida Duathlon
28 Tyler Hunter M 20 20-24 FL Florida Duathlon
29 Nick Miehe M 25 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
30 Anthony Guarini M 27 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
31 Michael Ashworth M 31 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
32 SALVATORE MANCINI M 34 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
33 Victor Lavinsky M 37 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
34 Julius Kinkle M 38 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
35 Charlie St.Cyr-Paul M 42 40-44 FL Florida Duathlon
36 Gerardo Bernal M 41 40-44 FL Florida Duathlon
37 Dan Bergeson M 48 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
38 Joe Livorsi M 45 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
39 Tim Nicholls M 54 50-54 FL Florida Duathlon
40 Doug Reimer M 50 50-54 FL Florida Duathlon
41 Bob Brown M 55 55-59 FL Florida Duathlon
42 Roger Travis M 55 55-59 FL Florida Duathlon
43 David Morrow M 60 60-64 FL Florida Duathlon
44 Christian Poirier M 62 60-64 FL Florida Duathlon
45 THOMAS MCALLEN M 66 65-69 FL Florida Duathlon
46 Bob Bailey M 69 65-69 FL Florida Duathlon
47 Frank Nicolosi M 73 70-74 FL Florida Duathlon
48 Bruce Hildreth M 73 70-74 FL Florida Duathlon
49 Donald Ardell M 75 75-79 FL Florida Duathlon
50 Donald Moore M 75 75-79 FL Florida Duathlon

 

Female Triathlon
FirstName LastName Gender Age Age Group State Region Sport
1 Summer Kanstoroom F 15 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
2 STEPHANIE HERNANDEZ F 13 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
3 Emma Stock F 14 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
4 Caroline Condon F 17 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
5 Amber Kailea Blazek F 17 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
6 Victoria Nelson F 17 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
7 Kayla Pratt F 18 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
8 Sarah Sykes F 18 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
9 Mackenzie Koth F 18 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
10 Ashley Shiver F 22 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
11 Kailand Cosgrove F 23 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
12 Savannah Dearden F 20 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
13 Brittany Pierce F 29 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
14 Isabel Olivas F 29 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
15 JESSICA CRATE F 28 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
16 Jennifer Vogel F 32 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
17 Rebecca Thome F 31 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
18 KATIE Robinson F 32 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
19 Kimberly Grogan F 34 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
20 Seeley Gutierrez F 37 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
21 Julia Worden F 38 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
22 Julie Jerue F 35 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
23 Julie Rosa F 39 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
24 Kristin Schwieger F 40 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
25 Julia Wreski F 42 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
26 Jessica Koelsch F 44 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
27 Evelyn Salama F 40 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
28 Karen Paxton F 46 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
29 Kerry Simmons F 47 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
30 Linda Robb F 49 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
31 Sara Weaver F 49 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
32 Erminia Favale F 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
33 Karen Blamick F 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
34 Cathy Friedel F 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
35 Karen Tamson F 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
36 Linda Musante F 59 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
37 Gail Norman F 55 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
38 Kathleen Kaye F 55 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
39 Carol Hassell F 60 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
40 Suzette Trainor F 61 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
41 Gail Lohman F 62 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
42 Susan Wallis F 61 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
43 Sandy Meneley F 66 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
44 Nancy Downs F 67 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
45 KATHY CURTIS F 65 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
46 Lois Leon F 71 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
47 ANNETTE FRISCH F 73 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
48 Kathleen Bauer F 70 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
49 Betty Lou Tucker F 76 75-79 FL Florida Triathlon
50 Jackie Yost F 85 85-89 FL Florida Triathlon

Male
51 Mitch Irwin M 15 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
52 Samuel Shaffer M 15 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
53 Lachlan Hovius M 12 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
54 Samuel Geiman M 17 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
55 Blake Lowery M 16 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
56 Tristan Rhodes M 16 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
57 Alejandro Rodriguez M 18 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
58 Austin Cox M 19 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
59 Luke Jeske M 19 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
60 William Vann M 24 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
61 Vincent Hahr M 24 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
62 Bradley Bachand M 20 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
63 Alexander Schilling M 25 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
64 Steve Jackson M 27 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
65 Buddy Verderber M 25 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
66 Charlie Johnson M 34 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
67 JESSE COOKSON M 34 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
68 Eric Graveling M 32 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
69 JON NOLAND M 39 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
70 Christopher Miller M 38 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
71 Joseph Perez M 35 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
72 Anton Van Zyl M 40 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
73 Flint Brady M 40 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
74 John Reback M 43 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
75 Kay MARSCHKE M 47 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
76 ALBERT COMAS M 46 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
77 John Macedo M 48 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
78 Patrick High M 51 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
79 S Blain Peerson M 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
80 Gary Bushey M 51 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
81 Nathan Nevid M 56 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
82 Larry Black M 55 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
83 Frank Green M 55 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
84 Arthur Halttunen M 63 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
85 David Morrow M 60 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
86 James Mayer M 60 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
87 Harry Barnes M 67 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
88 Don Utsinger M 66 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
89 JOHN STRAIT M 67 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
90 Thomas Balzer M 67 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
91 Sam Nall M 70 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
92 FIDEL ROTONDARO M 72 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
93 Jerry Magliulo M 70 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
94 Thomas Paquette M 71 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
95 Donald Ardell M 75 75-79 FL Florida Triathlon
96 Bill Ryals M 75 75-79 FL Florida Triathlon
97 Bob English M 75 75-79 FL Florida Triathlon
98 Larry Yost M 83 80-84 FL Florida Triathlon
99 WINSTON ALLEN M 83 80-84 FL Florida Triathlon
100 DEAN DAVIS M 84 80-84 FL Florida Triathlon

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Top 100 Triathletes & Top 50 Duathletes 2013

My sincere apologies to all of the athletes. There was a discrepancy on the file and the wrong names were selected. We are making the adjustments necessary and will post by 12n today.

Sincerely,

Hector L Torres
USAT Lv 2, USAC Lv 2, USAS and USATF & MS

USA Triathlon Florida Region Chair
Florida Paratriathlon Development Coordinator
617 Virginia Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801

“Written by: Ana Howard-Florida Region Administrative Assistant”

Female Duathletes

FirstName LastName Gender Age Age Group State Region Sport
1 Lianna Farnesi F 16 16-17 FL Florida Duathlon
2 Erin Waterman F 19 18-19 FL Florida Duathlon
3 Anabel Rodriguez F 24 20-24 FL Florida Duathlon
4 Debora Casandra F 28 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
5 Kellie Way F 29 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
6 Joan Williams F 28 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
7 Yelena Maloney F 33 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
8 Adriana Luke F 32 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
9 Kelly Lichter F 34 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
10 Kerri Dienhart F 38 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
11 Estela Ortiz F 38 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
12 CARRIE CHIN F 36 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
13 Lisa Buohler F 44 40-44 FL Florida Duathlon
14 Celia Dubey F 41 40-44 FL Florida Duathlon
15 Laurie Rose F 48 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
16 Susan Abbott F 46 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
17 Kristina Varner F 47 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
18 Deb Botta F 52 50-54 FL Florida Duathlon
19 Mandy Miller F 52 50-54 FL Florida Duathlon
20 Nancy Gribble F 55 55-59 FL Florida Duathlon
21 Florence Swaim F 55 55-59 FL Florida Duathlon
22 Judith Shepard F 62 60-64 FL Florida Duathlon
23 Sandy Meneley F 66 65-69 FL Florida Duathlon
24 Virginia Poyner F 69 65-69 FL Florida Duathlon
25 Willy Moolenaar F 72 70-74 FL Florida Duathlon

Male
26 Jacob Hernandez M 18 18-19 FL Florida Duathlon
27 Jaelin Funk M 20 20-24 FL Florida Duathlon
28 Tyler Hunter M 20 20-24 FL Florida Duathlon
29 Nick Miehe M 25 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
30 Anthony Guarini M 27 25-29 FL Florida Duathlon
31 Michael Ashworth M 31 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
32 SALVATORE MANCINI M 34 30-34 FL Florida Duathlon
33 Victor Lavinsky M 37 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
34 Julius Kinkle M 38 35-39 FL Florida Duathlon
35 Charlie St.Cyr-Paul M 42 40-44 FL Florida Duathlon
36 Gerardo Bernal M 41 40-44 FL Florida Duathlon
37 Dan Bergeson M 48 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
38 Joe Livorsi M 45 45-49 FL Florida Duathlon
39 Tim Nicholls M 54 50-54 FL Florida Duathlon
40 Doug Reimer M 50 50-54 FL Florida Duathlon
41 Bob Brown M 55 55-59 FL Florida Duathlon
42 Roger Travis M 55 55-59 FL Florida Duathlon
43 David Morrow M 60 60-64 FL Florida Duathlon
44 Christian Poirier M 62 60-64 FL Florida Duathlon
45 THOMAS MCALLEN M 66 65-69 FL Florida Duathlon
46 Bob Bailey M 69 65-69 FL Florida Duathlon
47 Frank Nicolosi M 73 70-74 FL Florida Duathlon
48 Bruce Hildreth M 73 70-74 FL Florida Duathlon
49 Donald Ardell M 75 75-79 FL Florida Duathlon
50 Donald Moore M 75 75-79 FL Florida Duathlon

 

Female Triathlon
FirstName LastName Gender Age Age Group State Region Sport
1 Summer Kanstoroom F 15 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
2 STEPHANIE HERNANDEZ F 13 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
3 Emma Stock F 14 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
4 Caroline Condon F 17 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
5 Amber Kailea Blazek F 17 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
6 Victoria Nelson F 17 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
7 Kayla Pratt F 18 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
8 Sarah Sykes F 18 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
9 Mackenzie Koth F 18 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
10 Ashley Shiver F 22 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
11 Kailand Cosgrove F 23 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
12 Savannah Dearden F 20 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
13 Brittany Pierce F 29 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
14 Isabel Olivas F 29 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
15 JESSICA CRATE F 28 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
16 Jennifer Vogel F 32 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
17 Rebecca Thome F 31 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
18 KATIE Robinson F 32 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
19 Kimberly Grogan F 34 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
20 Seeley Gutierrez F 37 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
21 Julia Worden F 38 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
22 Julie Jerue F 35 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
23 Julie Rosa F 39 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
24 Kristin Schwieger F 40 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
25 Julia Wreski F 42 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
26 Jessica Koelsch F 44 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
27 Evelyn Salama F 40 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
28 Karen Paxton F 46 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
29 Kerry Simmons F 47 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
30 Linda Robb F 49 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
31 Sara Weaver F 49 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
32 Erminia Favale F 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
33 Karen Blamick F 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
34 Cathy Friedel F 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
35 Karen Tamson F 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
36 Linda Musante F 59 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
37 Gail Norman F 55 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
38 Kathleen Kaye F 55 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
39 Carol Hassell F 60 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
40 Suzette Trainor F 61 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
41 Gail Lohman F 62 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
42 Susan Wallis F 61 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
43 Sandy Meneley F 66 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
44 Nancy Downs F 67 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
45 KATHY CURTIS F 65 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
46 Lois Leon F 71 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
47 ANNETTE FRISCH F 73 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
48 Kathleen Bauer F 70 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
49 Betty Lou Tucker F 76 75-79 FL Florida Triathlon
50 Jackie Yost F 85 85-89 FL Florida Triathlon

Male
51 Mitch Irwin M 15 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
52 Samuel Shaffer M 15 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
53 Lachlan Hovius M 12 0-15 FL Florida Triathlon
54 Samuel Geiman M 17 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
55 Blake Lowery M 16 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
56 Tristan Rhodes M 16 16-17 FL Florida Triathlon
57 Alejandro Rodriguez M 18 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
58 Austin Cox M 19 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
59 Luke Jeske M 19 18-19 FL Florida Triathlon
60 William Vann M 24 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
61 Vincent Hahr M 24 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
62 Bradley Bachand M 20 20-24 FL Florida Triathlon
63 Alexander Schilling M 25 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
64 Steve Jackson M 27 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
65 Buddy Verderber M 25 25-29 FL Florida Triathlon
66 Charlie Johnson M 34 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
67 JESSE COOKSON M 34 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
68 Eric Graveling M 32 30-34 FL Florida Triathlon
69 JON NOLAND M 39 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
70 Christopher Miller M 38 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
71 Joseph Perez M 35 35-39 FL Florida Triathlon
72 Anton Van Zyl M 40 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
73 Flint Brady M 40 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
74 John Reback M 43 40-44 FL Florida Triathlon
75 Kay MARSCHKE M 47 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
76 ALBERT COMAS M 46 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
77 John Macedo M 48 45-49 FL Florida Triathlon
78 Patrick High M 51 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
79 S Blain Peerson M 50 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
80 Gary Bushey M 51 50-54 FL Florida Triathlon
81 Nathan Nevid M 56 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
82 Larry Black M 55 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
83 Frank Green M 55 55-59 FL Florida Triathlon
84 Arthur Halttunen M 63 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
85 David Morrow M 60 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
86 James Mayer M 60 60-64 FL Florida Triathlon
87 Harry Barnes M 67 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
88 Don Utsinger M 66 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
89 JOHN STRAIT M 67 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
90 Thomas Balzer M 67 65-69 FL Florida Triathlon
91 Sam Nall M 70 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
92 FIDEL ROTONDARO M 72 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
93 Jerry Magliulo M 70 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
94 Thomas Paquette M 71 70-74 FL Florida Triathlon
95 Donald Ardell M 75 75-79 FL Florida Triathlon
96 Bill Ryals M 75 75-79 FL Florida Triathlon
97 Bob English M 75 75-79 FL Florida Triathlon
98 Larry Yost M 83 80-84 FL Florida Triathlon
99 WINSTON ALLEN M 83 80-84 FL Florida Triathlon
100 DEAN DAVIS M 84 80-84 FL Florida Triathlon

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Florida Collegiate Triathlon Conference: Re: Championships

On a cloudy morning on March 23, 2014, the Florida Collegiate Triathlon Conference (FCTC) held its conference championships. Over 90 collegiate triathletes from within the Florida region (even a few collegiate triathletes from Iowa University) braved the chilly waters of Clermont. The race was fast and exciting. When it was all said and done, the conference crowned its champions. The results are as follows:

Team:
1. University of Florida – TriGators
2. Florida State University – TriNoles
3. University of Central Florida – TriKnights

Female:
1. Kailand Cosgrove – FSU
2. Amber Griffith – Webber University
3. Abby Garner – UF

Male:
1. Anthony Angello – UCF
2. Dustin Beler – UNF
3. Luke Jeske – UF

Best Regards,

Chris Myers, M.S., TSAC-F
Doctoral Student
Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences
College of Human Sciences
The Florida State University
Email: cmm13c@my.fsu.edu

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Some pointers on pool swimming……

In a previous article I discussed the importance of learning and practicing open water swimming (ows). I had mentioned how different that kind of swimming is to pool swimming. Now is the time of the year again when our triathlontraining starts to rev up for a fun season ahead. This means we are going to the pool more often, so I thought this would be a good time to either learn or refresh our memory of proper pool etiquette.  IMG_9675

First and foremost, as professional triathlete and swim coach Sara McLarty says, when you arrive at the pool pick a swim lane that reflects your speed and capabilities. Know how fast you can comfortably swim, i.e. 100 yds., then ask a coach or lifeguard which lane is appropriate for you if you don’t know. Also, remember that a swimmer that is too fast for a particular lane is just as annoying as someone who is too slow. Leave your ego in the locker room.

If you are two people in a lane decide who will swim on what side of that lane. Communicate. If you are three or more you need to circle swim. That means you will be swimming on the same side of the lane and when you push off to swim back you swim on the other side of that lane. That is between the the black line on the bottom and either the lane line or wall, whatever the case may be. If you need to pass a swimmer you can gently tap them and make sure that no one is coming towards you on the other side.

When you take a break or switch swim equipment that you are working out with, do it at the end of the lane and move into the corner away from any oncoming swimmer. Make it clear to that swimmer without stopping them that they can continue. It is so important to communicate with each other, before, during and after. Do not enter the pool lane either until the other swimmer or swimmers are aware that you are joining them.

A great way to improve your swim is to join a swim club or a Masters program in your community. It is a fun way to learn and a wonderful way to meet other swimmers with similar ambitions. Out of the three disciplines swimming is the only one where you can do less and still improve. In cycling and running you have to put in the miles. In swimming it is all about technique. Learn the proper technique from a qualified person. Practice it relentlessly and then swim, swim, swim…..You can not win a triathlon on the swim, but you can lose one.
Whether you are a triathlete who wants be on the podium or just wants to finish, do not neglect the swim. Enjoy the open water and the pool. The rewards go way beyond the sport of triathlon.

Carl Knutsson
USAT Florida Region Board Member

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For improvement in performance RECOVERY means everything……

 Athlete Resting
Among athletes and, in particular, triathletes there are many Type A personalities. There are also some big egos and macho attitudes even among the female triathletes. The more the better. There was a time when back in the 80′s and 90′s that the more miles you did swimming, biking, and running the more you should do. The more the better with little regard to recovery. It was almost a badge of courage to see how much more you could do with little rest.
Fortunately, those predominate attitudes have changed. Medical science has shown us what economists have always known that there is a law of diminishing returns. The longer you workout the weaker and slower you get. A person develops micro tears in the muscles and micro cracks in the bones. It is a natural process.  Now after the workout(s) if you fuel your body with proper nutrition and give it rest, it heals itself. The body’s healing process will now make your body stronger and fitter. You become a better athlete and now you will be able to perform at a higher level for a longer period of time the next time you train or race.
A key is healthy nutrition with lean proteins, leafy greens, nuts and plenty of fruits and vegetables. And lots of water. Preferably give your body some protein and carbohydrates within 30 minutes after exercise.

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Another key is rest. Try to get 8 hrs. sleep and if that is not possible see if you can get a short nap in. If your body feels tired or worn down take a day off from working out. Your body will thank you. By doing this you will also avoid injuries and those micro cracks from becoming stress fractures.
What is great about being a triathlete is that you can swim one day, ride your bike the next and then run on another day. By doing this you automatically give specific muscles and bones some rest even while continuing working out. Don’t forget to give yourself a day or two of strength training, too, in particular your core. This form of training will help you stay injury free, also.
Recovery is a very important component in becoming a better triathlete. Cross training helps in recovery, too.  It is active recovery. Play some tennis or basketball. This way you work your latitude movements, too, instead of just the linear training triathletes do. Yes, rest and recovery is good. You avoid, not only injuries, but also burnout and overtraining.
Relaxing and enjoying accomplishments is not only rewarding, but it is healthy.
Carl Knutsson

USAT Florida Region Board Member

Posted in Athlete Development, Latest News, Training

USAT Florida Region January Woman of the Month!

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Helena hails originally from London, England. A proud Londoner, she moved to Florida in 1998 to marry her American husband and subsequently became the mother of two feisty daughters.

Her journey from spectating year after year with her Mum at the London Marathon to running it, tackling the other majors and various running distances, completing a half

Ironman and becoming known in the South Florida running and biking community as ‘the Running Mermaid’ (badass Mermaid, no less) after she learned to swim at the age of 40 is colorful and inspiring.

As an athlete she is a regular in gymnasia, bike training centers and on local roads running or clipped onto her distinctive black and white Quintaroo bike affectionately called ‘Nola’. Helena ran the London Marathon in 2009 after being successfully treated for Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) a potentially life threatening and debilitating heart disorder. She said that she ‘just winged’ the race as she knew nothing about running back then. For her, seeing the finish line was a memory that will ‘live with her forever’. She raised $6,000 for the British Heart Foundation and then decided to run New York. After this race she realized she could run all the world ‘majors’. In her own inimitable words ‘Coz why not?’.

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To date she has run the Chicago and Berlin marathons with only Boston and the newly minted ‘major’ in Tokyo, to go. She started sprint triathlons in 2012, completed the HITS series Olympic distance triathlon, then completed the New Orleans Half Ironman in 2013 and has the Texas Ironman in her sights for 2014.

Possibly her greatest achievement has been be the founding of The Mermaid Club in 2013. This online global community for women who aspire to ‘think big, make things happen and inspire others’ is beautifully described in the hash-tag she coined ’Live Life, Make Waves”. The club links women all over the world, many of whom are working mothers, who in Anais Nin’s words, ‘have a great fear of shallow living but no fear of depths’. They share their achievements, knowledge, athletic journeys and support for each other via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a website: http://livelifemakewaves.com/. Inspiring women to ‘show your fins’ and take the first step of a journey that will fulfill them in so many ways is the foundation of the rapidly growing success of the club.

Helena is a member of the North West Broward Road Runners Club in Parkland/Coral Springs, Florida, the Boca Raton Triathletes Club and an avid rider at Doghouse Cycling. She started her biking journey with G2 Cycling among others. She also loves to knit, drink a nice cup of tea (with milk of course), be ‘brilliant’ and avoid cooking wherever she can unless she can throw it in her blender. She is a regular woman, mother and competitor who simply lives by a simple mantra: do it and don’t quit, ‘coz why not? Fins up!

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Posted in woman's initiative
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