Monday, October 31, 2011

Desert Triathlon and Duathlon Training

March 3 and 4, 2012
 Sign up by Nov 3rd to get the early bird fee. We are offering a awesome training package.
You will automatically be entered in the drawing for a new Cannondale Triathlon bike!!!

 The Desert Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon and RelaySaturday March 3rd
7:30 a.m.

Triathlon: 500 meter swim -- 14 mile bike -- 3 mile run
Duathlon: 1 mile run -- 14 mile bike -- 3 mile run
The Desert International Distance
Triathlon and Relay

Sunday March 4th
7:30 a.m.

Triathlon: 3/4 mile swim -- 24 mile bike -- 6 mile run

Thursday, October 27, 2011

psst New Changed Course Preview For Xterra this Sunday.

Hi everyone!

This weekend OC Trail Tales will be hosting a group run on Sunday at 8am at Coastal Peak Park. We will meet in the parking lot and start our run from there. I hope your all excited to be running this new course! (map link) *pending ranger approval

If you are training for this awesome race, please join us for a preview of the course, fun with friends and goodies after the run. Please be prepared, and bring water to carry (hydration packs and or handhelds best), nutrition, and dress appropriately for the weather. It is supposed to heat up again, so please wear layers. Please RSVP so we know who to look for and or wait for.

See you Sunday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Desert Tri March 3rd and 4th

Hi everyone! You are receiving this email because you have once expressed an interest in training for a Triathlon, and or we have talked about you doing Desert Tri. Desert Tri's registration goes up on October 31st, and the deal i have with him is to register my people before that for a discount. Your training will include this registration, but for the discount, i need to register my people now, so if i could get a headcount of everyone doing or not doing this training series, that would be great. Just send me a yes or no, and if at all possible if you do plan to do this training with us, if you could put down a deposit now so i can start getting registration, jerseys, goody bags,training books, etc...that would be awesome! We can split the payment up and i do take credit cards, but there is a 3% fee on top of the credit card that they charge me. Email me back for details, and also, we still need to do swim evaluations, and such this month and next. Desert Tri is March 3rd and 4th, 3rd is the Sprint and the 4th is the International which is what Sue and I are doing.

Also there is Relay Option for your consideration.

Regarding starting from scratch when it comes to the BIKE:
You want a bicycle that fits you and is in good working order. This can be a road bike, a mountain bike or a hybrid. You can use a TRI Bike if you have access to one but not necessary.

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Getting back to trail running!

It seems like forever that i have seen anyone, and i know its only been like a week or so, but i am dying to get back out on the trails with you! First of all, congratulations to everyone on their Long Beach Marathon finish's! YAY! I am so proud of you. :) We had some experienced full marathoners and half marathoners, and we had brand new half marathoners! So congrats! I hope you are recovered from that hard road, and ready to hit the dirt this weekend!

Saturday we will meet at El Moro at 8am up at Ridgepark for a 4 to 9 miler or so. You have never done lizard, and it is a fun one, so lets have the longer mileage folks go out bommer to lizard down to the other ranger station and up willow back to bommer and the cars. The shorter mileage folks can go out bommer down lizard to the intersection and up willow back to bommer to the cars. Please remember to bring plenty of water and some nutrition for during the run. Hydrate the day before, and it is probably a good time to start wearing layers. It does get cold in parts of the canyon, and if you need to stop and wait for anyone, you could get chilled. :)

Sunday lets get a 20 miler in or so and meetup again in El Moro for a couple of fun loops. Lets do the 12 mile loop over to the ranger station at Nix center, and then decide on the next loop. :) I am thinking the 8 miler. Lets meet at 7am with plenty of water and nutrition. You can meet us for 1 or both loops, please come prepared. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

OC Trail Tales- Triathlon Edition

Over the past few months we have had a growing number of our trail runners express a interest in the sport of Triathlon. It is a amazing sport that has many benefits. To name a few Lose Weight, you will look and feel years younger, have more energy, improve your health, strengthen your weaknesses, inspirational benefits and social benefits.

So here is the deal.
We will be running concurrent training programs for Trail and Triathlons from Nov thru March. This will be a pilot program we will offer.

How much?

What does this include?
Deep Race Discounts, Discounted OC Chili Race Entry, Training Shirt, Awesome Swag Bag 13 Week Training plan, Personalized coaching ,Bike Clinics, Swim Instruction. Weekly group rides and swimming.

Has offered our group a great price program- we also have several demo suits to try.

What is the Training Path?
Starting in Nov- Dec we will have various assessments on Swim, Bike, Run we will develop your personalized Goal.

Starting Jan 2012 we will execute and manage your plan, this will include OC Chili Run Series, Desert Triathlon.

What is the first step?
Fill out the race entry form.

email us

Monday, October 3, 2011

Trails and more trails!

You guys have been busy busy running I hope! The last few weeks have been a bit crazy, and it does not seem to be letting up much at all with upcoming races for everyone! Last weekend we had a great new race called San Juan Capistrano Trail race, and Pete and I had our Snails class do this for their goal race.  Everyone did an outstanding job! Some Trail Tales were there as well to represent, great job Kimmy!  We had our booth, and saw lots of familiar faces, and Pete and I took home some hardware! Pete got 3rd place in his age group, and I got 2cd place in my age group and 3rd woman overall!  :) YAY! I am liking the smaller trail races! :)

Since the Snails group has ran their first trail race now, and we dont have class on Saturday for Snails, I have invited them to our Trails on Saturday morning in El Moro.  They can do a short easy loop (4 miles), and you veterans can do a nice 8 to 12 miles!

Sunday is Long Beach Marathon, so that is were we will be that morning.  No Trails class that morning, maybe Sunday afternoon or evening we can get together for a quick 10 or so.  :)

Dont forget to come out Mondays with us at the Community Center for some road, Wednesdays with us at El Toro track for a track workout, and pretty soon for swimming and biking to gear up for Desert Tri! We will start doing evaluations on a 1 on 1 basis to see where you are and what we need to do for you individually.  Email us to let us know your time availability for a swim session.  :) We have wetsuits provided Xterra for you for you to try on. We are looking forward to working with everyone.

Have a great week!