Here’s the March meeting recap. Some of the coordinator updates include events that have now already passed, but some will be relevant and upcoming. We’ll hopefully be quicker with future recaps so that there isn’t too much outdated info.
Featured Speaker/Topic – Dr. Matthew Lytle, Precision Health Group
Dr. Lytle presented on Knee Pain. Aside from overuse and injury, the often suffered patellofemoral pain syndrome aka “runner’s knee” and illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS) can also be due to imbalances or weaknesses in the hips or ankles. It’s all connected.
Remember that first visit consult fees are waived for club members. Go see Dr. Lytle if you have any issues with muscle adhesions!
The first of the Club Challenge races will be April 17th – Racemaker Productions Try Tri in Edwardsville, Illinois. Rules of the club challenge remain the same from previous years. Visit the Club Challenge page for the list of races and all the details.
St. Louis Triathlon Update
Race director, Rich Adams, was on hand to give club members an update on the race and ongoing preparations for the May 22nd race.
Club member, Scott Hanten, gave us a brief introduction to Team Red White Blue(RWB), an organization made up of both civilians and veterans whose mission is to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their local communities through physical and social activity.
Volunteer Series points are updated through the first two events. Self-report any missing events using the self-report form. Thanks to all the club members who volunteered at the Honduran Street Party Run!
Next up is the GO! St. Louis water station on April 10th. The club will be manning the water station at miles 16 and 23 (out and back portion of the course) on Forest Park Parkway just west of Euclid. Approximate time frame is 7:30am to 12:30pm. Instructions for how to sign up are on the volunteer page.
We are over the 400 member mark already! New members – come by the monthly meetings to introduce yourselves and pick up your shirt, water bottle and new member packet.
Digital member ID cards: these are being phased out in 2016. Big Shark and Big River have member rosters they can double check to confirm your membership for retail discounts.
Don’t forget to RSVP for your races. This helps us determine destination races and where to allocate club funds and equipment to support our members at the races. Remember to log in to the website first, then visit the Who’s Racing list of races. Find your race and rsvp your attendance. It’s that simple!
Here’s a summary of cycle 2 winners and a grand recap by Icy coordinator, Dianna. Grand total mileage for both cycles: 41069.42 miles!!
Next up is a Gear and Equipment clinic on April 3rd at Big River West County. For those who can’t make it to the clinics, but still have questions about the topics, visit their AMA‘s (Ask Mentoring Anything) and leave your question. Thursday night rides out of Forest Park are back. Meet at 6 pm in the visitor’s center parking lot. Rides are no-drop. Route distance will vary from 15-25 miles. The first weekend Mentoring ride designed to introduce you to the various areas of the Metro area to ride in and around will be a ride at the Madison County Trail (MCT) system on April 16th.
Interested in learning how to do a flip turn? Attend the flip turn clinic on April 17th.
LG orders are expected to be in just before the April meeting. They should be available for pickup at the meeting. TriFlare orders are expected to be delivered by the beginning of May. Sport Kilt orders are expected to be delivered by the end of April. More information on pickup dates and locations will be announced after the orders have arrived. If you need to contact our Clothing coordinators, use our Contact Us form.
March social was a fun post-race gathering at Bar Louie following the Honduran Street Party Run.
With daylight savings now in effect, weekday evening group rides are starting. As always, rides are subject to cancellation for inclement weather. Please check the club’s Facebook group page for any cancellation announcements. Unless otherwise indicated, rides are no-drop.
Tuesday evening bricks at Creve Coeur Park start at 6pm, route will vary from week to week anywhere from 15-30 miles total distance. All paces and average speeds are welcome. Meet in the Sailboat Cove parking lot off Marine Ave. Enjoy post-ride discounted beverages at nearby Standard Brewing.
Wednesday evening rides roll out from Kirkwood Park on non-club meeting weeks. During club meeting weeks, the ride will roll out from the Heights and will return in time for the meetings.
Thursday evening rides out of Forest Park will be organized by the Mentoring Crew.
Saturday morning rides rolling out of New Town have now begun. The route goes from New Town to Portage Des Sioux, roughly 31 miles total. Rides will begin at 9am. When the New Town open water swims begin, rides will roll out at 9:30am.
Whispering Hills pool has reopened starting April 1st so Sunday morning swims are back on! Pool is open from 8-10am for club members.
April 20th at the Heights, doors open at 6:30pm, meeting gets underway at 7 pm. Coach Samantha Murphy of Evolve Coaching Systems will be our featured speaker with a topic of “How not to walk the run.”