Team Vo2 Multisport Wins Ironman Triclub Award, 2013

The results are in! Team Vo2 Multisport takes 2nd place in the 2013 Ironman Division IV Triclub Competition. Congratulations! Now bring on 2014!

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Last year IRONMAN announced its unique new Tri Club Program, designed to help clubs drive their membership, provide networking opportunities and a sense of friendly competition. A key aspect of the program was pitting national clubs against one another in a friendly fight for points, which clubs could earn through overall participation and individual performance at IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races through 2013. The program launched its event-based competition at IRONMAN 70.3’s in Oceanside and Galveston, and now, months later, the results are in. In addition to bragging rights, the top five clubs in each division get an award identical to what the winning age groupers receive.

Read more: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon-news/articles/2013/12/year-in-review-ironman-tri-club-program.aspx#ixzz2q8PKHsGK

Navin Singh Interview on KOMO News Radio

Hi All,  I was asked to do an interview with KOMO New Radio last week to talk about my journey to become an Ironman. What a wonderful opportunity to reach more people with my story in hope to inspire them. I though I would share it with you.  –Navin

Click here to listen: Navin-Singh-KOMORadio

Singh crosses the line at Ironman Cozumel

Singh crosses the line at Ironman Cozumel

Vo2 Multisport Team Slideshow, 2014

Another year and another fabulous Team Vo2Multisport Holiday Party! Thank you to everyone that attended, I can’t tell you how excited I am for 2014, what an amazing group of people we have!

Enjoy the show! (Special thanks to Daniel Flahiff for putting this together, Molly Larson for gathering photos and Jeremy Kalmus for rocking that hi-tech projector at the party!)

Navin Singh: Anything is Possible

Many of you here at Vo2 may already know Navin and his incredible story of courage, determination and his bid for a Kona Inspired slot this year, but for those of you who don’t, here it is in his own words.

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When I was 18 years old I contracted Guillain Barre Syndrome and my life changed forever. I was a very healthy, athletic person and in a matter of days I was paralyzed from the neck down and totally dependent on others to live. Guillain Barre Syndrome is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous system. What happens is the person’s immune system malfunctions and attacks the healthy nerve cells which enable the communication between their brain and muscles. This destruction caused by the attack results in paralysis.

Faced with an uncertain future, I decided to fight to turn things around rather than wallowing in my misery and asking, “Why me?”

I turned to an athletic mindset that was ingrained in me from martial arts and playing competitive sports from a young age. I worked hard training as I had done in sports to overcome these new obstacles. I did not listen to estimates of how long it would take to recover nor the negative thoughts from some that I would not have much improvement at all.

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Team Photo and Spring Clearance Event

The temperature is starting to climb and the sun is showing up on a regular basis which can only mean one thing— tri season is nearly here!

Join us at the Performance Center this Saturday, April 6 at noon, for a fun and informal season kick off!

TEAM PHOTO – NEW KIT
The all new team kit is in and we’d love to get a great team picture with everyone sporting the new colors! Pick up or purchase one at the event and get an edge on the competition (the Vo2 kit is rumored to give uncanny powers of speed and endurance to all who compete in it.)

‘EVERYTHING’ MUST GO SALE
You will also have the chance to pick up some great gear at clearance prices! Stock up on Vo2 water bottles, swim caps and tons of other gear at rock-bottom prices!

Approximate schedule:

  • 11:45 – noon – Meet and greet
  • noon -12:30 – Unveil new kit, team photo
  • 12:30 – 2pm – The ‘everything’ must go sale cash/checks preferred.
  • 2 – 2:30pm – Raffle off some prizes tickets $1 all proceeds to CAF
See you Saturday!

Vo2 Junior Team Launch + Clinic

Don’t forget to drop by the Vo2 Performance Center tomorrow, March 16th for the Vo2 Junior Team Launch and Clinic. There are two sessions to choose from: 9 to noon and 1pm to 4pm.

There will be opportunities for juniors (age 11-19) to practice some transitions, hop on the CompuTrainer and treadmill, and learn about the exciting world of junior triathlon from some great Vo2 coaches.

You can sign up here. Hope to see you there!

Zoot Special Event

CANCELLED: sorry folks. We’ll reschedule asap.

I am excited to announce that Zoot Sports will be offering team members 35% off compression and footwear at a special event hosted by Vo2 Performance Center Thursday , Feb 28th at 7pm.

The regional sales rep will present the product line to us all and then you are all free to use the discount code at your leisure.

Vo2 Performance Center will also be using this opportunity to clear out all old inventory at crazy prices so save some pennies to take advantage of some significant savings on Trigger Point, Pactimo, TYR, Sugoi, Endurance Conspiracy, and Cobb Cycling products amongst others.

For those that are free we will gather at Bai Tong afterward for food and drinks at 8:30pm so mark your calendars and save the date –

Thursday , Feb 28th at 7pm

Training Zones Explained

photo by AngryJulieMonday, (CC BY 2.0)I think it is time to give you all a little more insight into how I establish training zones and the purpose of each training intensity (level or zone). I won’t bore you with physiology but will get the salient points across as clearly as I can without using too much jargon, so here goes:

General: The cardiovascular (hearts, lungs, delivery system) and muscular system will improve if given sufficient stimulus to create a response or adaptation. The body though is very smart and will only adapt to a level of efficiency sufficient to cary out your bidding. If you cease to change the stimulus you will cease to improve your fitness.

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Partay! Vo2 End of Season Celebration

MaggianosThanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the 2012 triathlon season.

The night was filled with good food, great conversation and just enough smack-talk to get Team Vo2Multisport psyched for 2013!

“The goal of the evening was simply to offer a setting conducive for everyone to have a drink, meet new members, catch up with friends and enjoy each others company. I think we succeeded.

“A big thanks to our wonderful new wine sponsor Precept for providing free product for the event and to Mike Sellmeyer for helping me plan the evening. Also thanks to David Kornfield for getting the beer mile organized and awarding the prizes.” -Ben

 

Don’t forget to check out the winter training schedule to get a jump on next year!