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!)

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

Mathieu Signoretty: Vo2 Bike Fit Technician

Meet Mat. Actively working in the bicycle industry since he was 16 years old, Mathieu Signoretty is a Specialized® Body Geometry certified bike fit technician. Utilizing a range of techniques,  Mat uses a measured scientific approach to look at power and efficiency while considering your range of motion, pre existing conditions and your athletic goals.

His goal is to ensure that no matter what bike you ride (MTN, Road, or Tri) or what race course you are on, you will be in the fastest, most powerful, and comfortable position.

Mat has been racing Mountain Bike events and Triathlons since 2007, he was introduced to Xterras two years later and quickly made them his specialty.

He has competed in three National Xterra Championship events (2011 national age group champion), and two Xterra AG World Championships.

Actively racing and competing ensures Mat knows first hand the demands of bike racing and the fine line between comfort and aerodynamics!

Make an appointment today to have Mat get you dialed in this season!
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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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Train Slow, Go Slow

I have been working with athletes in a coaching capacity since 1992 when I was studying for a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in Leeds, West Yorkshire.  I was fortunate enough to have a great pool of athletes to work with and some amazing professors who could explain and rationalize why some methodologies worked and some didn’t.  In short this foundation gave me an enquiring mind and allowed me a certain amount of freedom to ‘experiment’ with many different training protocols and a wide range of individuals.

So what did I take away from all this?  Well over the last twenty two years since I started racing and training for Triathlons I have seen and committed many training errors, although never was I guilty of the title of this article, in fact quite the opposite.

I did my first triathlon aged 16 years and 7 months.  Like many sprint triathlons in the UK it was a pool based swim (600m), followed by a short (16km) bike and run (6km).  It was approximately an hour effort and yes it was a full on effort from start to finish.  After that I continued to race sprints and the occasional longer races (yes as long as Olympic distance or ‘standard’ distance as it was known back in the day!) and never did I really even think about stepping up to middle (HIM) or long distance (IM) racing.  In essence I served my apprenticeship and mastered the skills necessary to be a successful triathlete.  Having these skills made me proficient technically, biomechanically and physiologically.  So time to cut to the chase.

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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!