March 2012 Newsletter
|BRAD'S CORNER||2012 SEASON KICK-OFF RACE - APRIL 29TH|
Kick off the 2012 Season!
Since our last club update we've had our February and March club meetings. Our kick-off meeting at The Sport Factory was a huge success. We had over 35 people attend and had several of our sponsors there to go over the amazing discounts they are giving our members this year. If you haven't checked out the discounts, make sure to visit our member discount and race discount pages for all the savings members will enjoy. The discounts alone are worth the membership! We had fun meeting new people and are very excited about the 11 new members that joined!
We held our March meeting at Roswell Bicycles and were fortunate to get access to their annual Spring Tent Sale before anyone else! Also at the meeting we began taking orders for our first order of club gear. If you need new club gear, make sure to place your order now as it takes 6-8 weeks to receive the items. See the article in this newsletter about ordering your club gear. After a short discussion about the club, we took advantage of the tent sale and one member even bought a bike! Now that's taking advantage of an opportunity!
Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon
2012 Registration Available
What do you want from your club in 2012? Send me your comments at any time because this is your club!
Mark your calendars and sign up for the West Point Lake Olympic or Spring Fling Sprint on Sunday, April 29th in West Point, Georgia! This race will be our kick-off club race of the year! Georgia Multisports is offering $10 off for the first 15 members to register for either race. Register at active.com and use the NAMC specific discount code to receive your $10 discount.
Let's go down to West Point and show them how loud NAMC can get!
This year we are having a little competition to see who can rack up the most "race points." It's easy to earn race points , you just have to race! And if you race in NAMC gear, you get double points! Here is the breakdown of the points by distance:
Cycling Events (Organized)
Running Events (Organized)
All other types of organized events will be considered by the club officers and award points upon request. In order to get your points, submit your results to me and we'll keep track of the points on the website.
At the end of the year, the members with the most race points will receive gift certificates!
|ORDER YOUR NAMC GEAR TODAY!||VOLUNTEERS|
We are placing an order for club gear! In the past we have ordered NAMC tri tops, tri shorts and cycling jerseys. However, Champion Systems offers much more and you can check out their full line up by visiting their website. You can check out the awesome designs, sizing info, and price on our website by clicking here. If you'd like to place your order, please send me an email with the details. Don't forget that you get double race points if you are wearing club gear! 1st place prize is more than enough to repay you for the gear you order! We also have a few items still left in stock from our last order and are listed below. Don't wait to get your gear, order today!!
Club Gear In Stock
Thank you to everyone that has volunteered over the past month! We had a great showing of support at the SEE-ME Expo and The Sport Factory's Free Tri Clinic. Volunteering is such an important part of the success of NAMC because it shows how much we care for our sport. We also get to be out in the community talking to others about how great being a part of NAMC can be! As races begin to get ramped up, we will have more opportunities and need for volunteers. If you have a particular race that you would like to volunteer at, let me know and I will help you get involved.
NEW VOLUNTEER POINTS PROGRAM
Similar to earning race points, this year we are also rewarding our members who volunteer. It's simple - the more you volunteer, the more points you earn! Here's how it works:
At the end of the year, the members with the most volunteer points will receive gift certificates!
Check back on the website soon for the current standings.
Adam Teja is looking to conquer Ironman 70.3 San Juan for the second year in a row on March 18th! Adam is using this race as a tune up for his first Ironman later this year in Florida. Also, if you're going to travel for a race, Puerto Rico isn't too bad!
Good luck Adam!!
|NO NONSENSE GUIDE TO RACE PREPARATION||MEMBER DISCOUNTS|
Reprinted from thesportfactory.com
Fall marathon season is upon us. Runners across the USA are cutting back on mileage, increasing their carbohydrate intake, and building up insane stores of both physical energy and, for better or for worse, nervous energy. Excitement builds. Tension increases. Drama abounds. You feel an ache here and a twinge there and you think, ‘‘Oh *&%$! All those months of training I won’t be able to run the marathon!’’ just to find out that the tweak disappeared the next day.
Alright, enough of the hullabaloo. If you are running a half or full marathon this fall, here is your no-nonsense guide to race preparation.
The race that you have trained so hard for this year with sweat, tears, sacrifices, great training moments, and even a few new PRs is quickly approaching!
You are already trained and READY. Be confident. If you aren't yet 100% confident in yourself, know that your coach, your training partners, your family, friends and others who care about you and who have been involved in your training are confident in you.
Little fitness benefits can be gained in the final few weeks and days leading up to the race, but much can be lost. Tapering is key, but not to the point where you are not doing anything. Approximately four weeks before the race you will hit your peak weekly mileage for your training cycle. At that point, begin to cut back each week so that you are at about 50% of your peak mileage for race week. For example, it could go something like this counting down: week 4 - 100% weekly mileage, week 3 --- 75-80%, week 2 - 65-70%, week 1 --- 50-55%.
Lauren Tomory is a Running Coach with The Sport Factory and is also a rep for Mizuno. A two-sport athlete at Furman University, Lauren graduated in 2009 with a degree in Business Administration. Lauren is dedicated to helping others achieve their running and fitness goals, and she is excited to co-coach The Sport Factory’s Junior Runners Program with Head Coach Matt Russ. Lauren is also very passionate about her marketing effort for The Sport Factory. Coached by Head Coach Matt Russ, Lauren’s dream is to qualify for the Olympic Trials in the marathon / half-marathon distance. Growing up in a military family overseas, Lauren enjoys traveling back to her hometown of Vicenza , Italy whenever she has the chance!
One of the best values of your membership is the discounts you receive. Whether you're buying a new bike, ordering nutrition supplements, or signing up for a race, be sure to check out the Member's Discounts page on the website. In order to access the page, you have to be registered on the website. In addition to the many discounts our sponsors and partners offered last year, we will be adding even more. Don't miss out on these discounts! Below are a few that we've highlighted.
Massages for triathletes! 15% off all services, including their tri specific massage.
20% off all Yankz! products except for custom triathlon bags which you'll receive 30% off!
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Recognizing a need for a club serving endurance athletes on the North side of Atlanta,
a small group of athletes formed the North Atlanta Multisport Club in January of 2006.