Hey guys, below is the registration link for the FCTC Training Camp January 11th-12th. Please disregard the dates on active.com if they do not align with what I just posted. After registering shoot me a quick email so I can keep a list of all DEFINITE attendees.
I will also be sending out an email soon with a link to a training survey. PLEASE do not push-off this survey. It is important we get an idea of when to schedule practice hours for the upcoming Spring semester and I need YOUR input more than ever. All surveys will be sent to member’s UNF email accounts.
Lastly, we are still (technically) competing in the USAT Challenge. If you would like to send me your weekly/daily mileage and USAT number so I can add you to our challenge roster, please do so.
It’s been about a month, but I have some news to share…finally!
Our last Fall semester meeting will be this coming Friday, December 6th at 6 PM. We will be meeting at the UNF Starbucks by the library. To see the meeting agenda and RSVP please email me (email@example.com) or click on the Facebook event link. https://www.facebook.com/events/235261136633796/.
NCC Starts Dec. 1st!
We are also now registered to participate in the USAT National Challenge Competition. Luckily this competition involves 0 travel, 0 physical group meet-ups, and is a fun way to bring the team together while sticking to our own plans. So, you have 0 EXCUSES to not participate! Weee!
Starting tomorrow I expect everyone on Triswoop to start logging their miles in the pool, on the bike, and on the run. There are two ways to enter results:
1.) You give me your mileage at the end of the week and I enter the reults on the USAT NCC site.
2.) If you are added to the roster, you will be able to sign-in individually and update results through the USAT NCC site.
For more information visit the site here: http://www.race-tracker.net/usat/index.cfm. I’m attempting to add a widget to the top-right side of the website to track our progress but….no promises.
We will be discussing this more at the December meeting, so please come and join us!
And to everyone who follows our site and supports UNF Triathlon, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Hey Triswoop, we will be having our monthly meeting at 5 PM this Friday at the campus Starbucks.
Please note the earlier time for this one seeing as we are going to attend the JRC cycling seminar at 6:30 right after the meeting.
Hope to see everyone there!
24 Hour Challenge
Congrats to everyone who participated Thursday/Friday at the 24 Hour Challenge! I will be posting the results and winners in the next few days.
Also a special thanks to the Law Offices of David P. Grigaltchik, Scott Lowery, and Tossgreen for supporting UNF Triathlon and our annual event!
UNF Zombie 5K
If you are a student and still have not registered to volunteer with UNF Triathlon at the UNF Zombie 5K, what are you waiting for? Starts Thursday at 4:30 PM (volunteers) and you sign up at the Health Promotions office.
November Meeting and Practice Tri
We will be holding an informal practice triathlon and Q&A at 4 PM Friday, 11/8/13. Set-up and discussion will take place outside the fountains by the pool area. Feel free to come by 4-5 PM.
Our November Meeting will be that evening at 6 PM. The event will be held at the UNF Starbucks. Really important that all members make this meeting. Some of us will head over to the OR First Friday party afterward.
The event page is here:
As many of you may know, our first FCTC race was Saturday and Triswoop made a solid debut in our new Kiwami suits.
Quick Race Report:
Retired Triswoop competitor, Josh A. took 1st overall and a UNF alumni, Teale B., placed 1st overall women.
Also, a big congratulations to Tripp Prevatt and Warren Hess who competed in their first triathlon at the Rez and placed in the top 50% male collegiate!
We will be traveling to St. Pete this coming weekend to race again at Suncoast.
24 Hour Challenge
The annual UNF Triathlon 24 Hour Challenge is just around the corner (Oct. 24-25). If you are part of the club and have not given me your availability yet, please do so. If you are a student, alumni, faculty, or athlete and wish to participate please check out the event FB page by going here:
Not only can people support UNF Triathlon by participating, but we are also fundraising for Nationals through this event. If you would like to help us raise money to race in Arizona this year, check out the fundraiser document under the 24 Hour Challenge tab.
Really excited about some upcoming events.
First of all, we were able to reserve the spin room for our planned trainer workouts. This Wednesday (9/25) will be our first time being in the Wellness Center for a biking workout. Remember to bring your Osprey 1 card for access to the gym and try to get there 15 minutes early to set-up.
All M/W workouts can be found on the right hand side of the website under Upcoming Events along with the location we will be meeting at. I update it every weekend.
This Sunday many of us will be at Camp Blanding (not Miami) for the HOT race! I will be there volunteering/setting up a UNF Triathlon tent for all Triswoop competitors. If you would like to go and spectate or volunteer please let me know ahead of time.
Lastly, I really need everyone to be signing waivers to participate (waivers can be found in the Recreation office) and I need to complete a roster of who is racing at what. If you have signed up to race at Tri the Rez, Suncoast, or Beat the Heat please email me/facebook/text me your full name, N number, and phone number.
So glad to have such a great group of people to train with!
I just want to remind everyone of a few important details that members need to be aware of:
1.) You must fill out a waiver to participate in group workouts. I try to have waivers on me at practices, but it would be much easier if people could go to the Recreation office (which is in the Wellness Center next to Jamba Juice) and ask to complete a waiver right then and there.
2.) Everyone planning to race must be signed up for Suncoast and the Rez race already. There still may be time to register for Beat the Heat, but everyone should know that it is almost impossible to wait until the last minute to sign up for FCTC races.
3.) Race suit money is due by THIS TUESDAY (10th). I will have a collection folder with me at Monday’s morning workout. Remember, the Trinamik is 75, Tops are 50, Bottoms are 45. Suits are also available for non-members/ those not competing FCTC at an increased price. If you have a comp. suit from last year that is also acceptable for the time being. I will work on making another discounted order available possibly next semester.
4.) Due money must be turned in by our first meeting in October (10/4) for competitive members. Dues are 25 a semester and help cover race travel fees (gas, lodging) amongst other things FCTC related. Those who are non-competitive and pay dues will receive a t-shirt next semester and a UNF Triathlon water bottle.
5.) Our morning workouts will remain at 7 AM, however I will start promptly at 7… so it would be a good idea to get to training early. Our Friday social group run will remain at 6 for now (for work related reasons) I will try to come up with different routes to run that are safe considering the setting sun. I will mass text reminders every Saturday of what kind of workouts we are doing/if there are any cancellations/what you need to bring. These workouts will also be added to the Upcoming Events widget on the upper right hand corner of the website. If I find a workout to be particularly important or “special” I will create a facebook event for it.