EXTENDED until 9/25 – Open Water Clinic Series at Lake T – Wednesdays 6:30pm

UPDATE:
Jeff will continue the Lake T series until the last Wednesday in September.  The water is still nice so come join Jeff.

Come on down, rain or shine, thunder or lightning, don’t worry, we have a Pavilion to stay dry and safe, and plenty to offer. Consultations, stretching, strengthening, plyometrics, season and event planning, etc.  If we don’t get in the water, don’t worry about the fee, but Coach Jeff still welcomes one and all despite what the weather may bring . Let me know if that’s something you can get out there ASAP or for the future.
What:
Open Water Tactical Series for Swimmers/Triathletes
Why:
Are you nervous about swimming in the open water?
Does the crowded start of a triathlon freak you out?
Do you want to improve your overall swim time and endurance for triathlons?
Who:
Novice to Expert/Elite: everyone benefits from this tactical series
Beginners should contact Coach Jeff first (860-416-0638 or email: stumax96@gmail.com)
Dates:
May 29th through August 28th, 2013 – 6:30 pm
Cost:
HEAT Members – $12 per session, 10 sessions for $100
non-HEAT Members – $15.00 per session, 10 sessions for $125

10 Session Pass can be purchased online at the HEAT STORE

You choose any Wednesdays you want to attend.

PARKING:
Parking passes are mandatory.  Cost of pass is $25.  They can be purchased at the Parks & Rec Dept in Marlborough, Fleet Feet in West Hartford, Newington Bike, or at the Lake T tri series registration.

Coach:     Jeff Stuart
Coach Jeff has over 25 years of coaching experience.  Qualified for Olympics1980 (boycott year) in Butterfly
1996 World Champion 5K – Sheffield, England
Current National Champion in 5K & 2 Mile Cable Swim
3rd overall 2012 Kingdom Swim 10 miles – Northeast Kingdom, VT
3rd overall 2012 Hudson River upstream 5.85 miles – Little Red Lighthouse

Pool Experience:
1996 World Record Holder: 100m & 200m butterfly
1997 National Record Holder: USMS 1-hour Postal Swim
2012 USMS 1-hour Postal Swim – top 5
2013 USMS 1-hour Postal Swim – National Champion 50-54 age group *******************************************************************************************
Directions:
From Rt. 2 West:  Exit 12. Straight off exit to 3rd left (Park Road) Blish Park is on the right.
From Rt. 2 East:     Exit 13. Left off exit. Drive ½ mile to Main Street.  Take right onto North Main.  Go 2 miles (Lake T will be on your right) to 3rd right (Park Road).  Blish Park is on your right.

We will guarantee that you will improve your confidence in the water!  You will not be disappointed!
Friend us on Facebook (Fungus Flyers) for updates on water temps at Lake T

Questions?
Call Coach Jeff at (860) 416-0638 or email: stumax96@gmail.com

Jeff’s enthusiasm is contagious! Play the video for a look at Lake T…

Happy Swimming!

 

 

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HMF – $5 discount for 2013 Events-extended to 4/30/13

The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) will continue to support HEAT this season by offering active members $5 off the following events:

  • Shamrock Du – 5/19
  • Litchfield Hills Olympic – 7/14
  • Niantic Bay Sprint – 8/4
  • Coast Guard Tri – 8/25
  • Womens Tri – 9/8HMF will also offer a special 20% discount como deal for those who register for both the Litchfield Tri and Coast Guard Tri.  Those indivduals will need to Nancy Loughlin (via email to to: registration@hartfordmarathon.com
    after they complete their first registration (either Litchfield Hills or the Coast Guard Tri).  Nancy will provide you with a new code for the 20% discount for the 2nd event.The $5 discount code is posed in the HEAT foum.  If you do not have access to the MEMBERS ONLY forum and need the discount code please send me an email – membership@ctheat.orgDeadline for race registrations is April 30, 2013.

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Check out the new 2014 Heat Calendar – Includes all CT events!

HEAT 2013 Race, Event, Swim, Bike, Run Training Calendar

Here you’ll find upcoming races, training opportunities and club events. Never miss an event–add items from the HEAT calendar to your Outlook or Google calendar.

All CT Tri’s and distance event are listed as well as some other major events that HEAT members will be participating in this year (Boston Marathon, Lake Placid).

Please let me know if there is a local tri or event you’d like to add to the calendar.

Send email to membership@ctheat.org

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HEAT Holiday Party • December 7th

HEAT Holiday PartyJoin us for food, awards and camaraderie at the annual HEAT Holiday Party at Wood N Tap in Hartford.

The party is free for current members and guest/significant other.

Please RSVP to president@ctheat.org by December 1.

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Congratulations Jon!

Congratulations to HEAT member Jon Reik, who won his age group at the ITU World Sprint Triathlon age group championships in Auckland, New Zealand.  Results are on the official ITU site.

Jon Reik at wins at Auckland

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National Challenge Competition – FREE – HEAT members sign up

It’s that time of year again.  The NCC is coming.  Competition starts Dec 1 and runs until Feb 28.  As usual there are some new rules:

7 day time limit to enter mileage (no more waiting until the end of the month to enter everything)
You can enter your own mileage directly to the NCC race tracker
Cross Country Skiing counts this year (weighted the same as elliptical miles: credited 1 mile for every 3 you do)

For those new to the club or the competition, see the complete set of rules, but here are the basics:

You must be a current HEAT member.  If your membership has expired or you want to be a member go to the JOIN link on the website.

You must have a current USAT membership number

Track all your mileage from workouts (swim, bike, run, elliptical, cross country skiing) beginning December 1 2012 until Feb 28 2013     Enter your numbers on the race tracker website either daily or weekly (you will be given a password)

Those that want to participate this winter send an email to David Dyson at dysman9@yahoo.com.  Please include your Name,  USAT #, and your age (these are needed to enter you onto the competition website).

If you have any questions about the competition just post a message or email me.

Look for group workouts planned during this time period.  I believe Aubrey’s Raffle Run is scheduled for Sunday December 1 at Fleet Feet.

Looking forward to another winter of good training.

Your Winter Inspirator David

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2014 HEAT Spins at Winding Trails • Reserve Your Bike Now

Sharon’s HEAT Winding Trails spin sessions will start in January in the basement of The Lodge.

Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm running from January 7th through April 3rd.
Cost is $96 with a discount for 2 sessions for $180.   Checks should be payable to Winding Trails and can be submitted at the first class, but you need to contact Sharon to confirm and reserve.

Don’t forget to bring H2O bottle, towel, and spd compatible shoes.

For more infomation/questions please contact Sharon McHale at sym624@comcast.net or text at 860-307-6296.

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Dean of the World…

At the Nationals this year, founding HEAT president Dean Bolt qualified for the World Sprint Championships.

When asked if he could provide words of wisdom to HEAT members at all levels, here’s what Dean had to say…

Everyone should try to go to a regional or national caliber race at least once for the experience. Big races have a different feel to them, and the excitement level is really amped up. The level of nerves and butterflies is always higher and it is tough to put in your best performance because of this. My success in Burlington came in my 4th national level competition. My first three were all marked by underperformance due to nerves, so for me it took that long to get to a national race relaxed and ready. This phenomenon also applies to folks who focus on a specific big race such as Placid and end up getting too amped to perform up to expectations. Treating the “big one” as just another race worked this time. Trust your training and taper properly.

After falling while trimming a tree a week before my race, I had no choice but to completely stop any training. Complete inactivity and mostly bed rest felt very tough to me but I had no choice. However, once I got going race day, I realized that I was more rested than I had been in any race I could remember. The lesson learned is that tapering works.

Despite the nerves and underperformances, I loved going to all of the large events and learned from each. The top performers in the country are folks who are just as friendly and approachable as everyone else in the Tri community. Watching the best perform is really a treat. The races are set up so you start with your specific age class and know exactly where you stand, particularly in the case of Duathlon Nationals which start with a run. Having multiple team members at the race in VT was awesome and made it more comfortable and relaxing.

Congratulations, Dean, and best of luck!
Past HEAT President Dean Bolt

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Members Renewing This Month

Welcome back renewing members this month – DECEMBER.  Shirts are in the mail.
Pam Sullivan, Rebecca Doucette, Steven Scott, Lisa Courtemanche, Jodi Polsgrove, Gary Danforth, Kurt Bauer

Members – don’t forget to keep your membership current and continue with all the great HEAT benefits.   Renewal notices will be sent each month but you can renew at any time.  Membership is good for a full 12 months.   Go to the JOIN page for details.

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HEAT Members – $10 Discount for Hogsback 1/2 Marathon – Saturday 9/22

Hogsback Half Marathon
Dear HEAT,
As some of you may know September of 2012 marks the Hartford Track Club’s 50th Anniversary.  To mark this milestone, the Hartford Track Club is hosting an anniversary celebration in conjunction with the Hogsback Half Marathon.  I would like to formally (not sure that that’s the right word) invite HEAT to the celebration.  In addition, if any HEAT members would like to run in the Hogsback Half Marathon they can get a $10 discount.
See the members only forum for the code or send an email to membership@ctheat.org

Here’s the schedule of events:
All activities will be taking place at the Goodwin Dam, Durst Road in Colebrook Connecticut.

Hogsback Half Marathon9 a.m. The half marathon will begin at 9 a.m. and the course will be open for three hours.  Both the race shirts and the finisher medals will be special “50th Anniversary” editions and all runners are invited to our post-race 50th anniversary celebration.  Runners can register online here or can down load a paper application here.

50th Anniversary Celebration Begins10:30 a.m.   As the first half marathon finishers cross the finish line, our 50th Anniversary Celebration will begin.  We’ll have a catered lunch (baked chicken, red potatoes, salad, apples, apple pie, cider donuts and the traditional post-race bagels and bananas), music, raffles (every runner, guest and volunteer will receive 5 tickets for free) and give aways of Hartford Track Club apparel.

Family 1/2 Mile Race11:15 a.m.  There will be a 1/2 mile fun run across the Goodwin Dam.  No registration is required and all children who participate will receive a special finishers award.

Awards & Recognition Ceremony11:30 a.m.  The Hogsback Half Marathon awards ceremony will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.  In addition to awards for the overall and age group winners of the half marathon, we will also be recognizing and presenting awards to the Hartford Track Club’s founding members and individuals who have been members for 25+ and 10+ years.

Raffle12 p.m.  After the awards ceremony, we’ll have some great prizes to raffle off.  If you or someone you know would like to donate a raffle prize (you’ll receive recognition on our website, Face Book Page and at the event) please contact me at kaburns1214@gmail.com.

Let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you on September 22, 2012.

Kelly

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